Tag Archives: NSW Planning Bills

Where NSW’s revised planning laws lead …

The NSW Government is proposing further amendments to the State planning laws.  The community has until Friday 31 March 2017 to comment.  Follow this link to make your submission. Worrying changes that are proposed: Weaker requirements to achieve ecologically sustainable development Poor standards for native species protection under the biodiversity legislation Department of Planning will be able […]
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Neighbours and Councils will be powerless …

The Baird Government is proposing to expand the definition of ‘code complying development’ to include Medium Density buildings.  You wont need to put in a Development Application to get approval to build townhouses, terraces, manor homes (2 up, 2 down) and dual occupancies on lot sizes of more than 200 sq. m per dwelling. Neighbours and the broader community won’t have the opportunity to […]
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Update on NSW Planning Bills

The Minister has made no announcement on what he intends to do, so it seems he hasn’t been able to make a deal with the Upper House and is unwilling to accept the amended Planning Bills.  We expect he will probably amend the existing planning system through the use of State Environmental Planning Policies. The Planning […]
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Planning Bills due back in Parliament 25 Feb

If (like me) you haven’t had time to email all the Parliamentarians before 25 February, there is a simple link here that will do it all for you!  Yes it is probably better to write a personal one, but a standard letter will help too. In November last year, the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, […]
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Shelve the planning bills

Minister Hazzard plans to continue discussing the Planning Bills that the Government has been forced to withdraw.  The government is planning to continue internal discussions about the bills on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Email Government MPs before next Tuesday to urge them to shelve the Bills.   Click here to contact Anthony Roberts Check Better […]
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Planning Bills withdrawn!

As a result of heavy amendments in the Upper House by Labor, the Greens and the Shooters and Fishers, this morning in the Lower House, Minister Hazzard withdrew the NSW Planning Bills until February/March next year. This is a very positive development, but we will need to keep on fighting to ensure that the Bills […]
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Oh dear…. the great step backwards

Voted to support the Bills in the Upper House: Labor Party, Shooters and Fishers, Christian Democrats and Government MPs Voted against the Bills in the Upper House:  Greens NSW Overall, the amended legislation still represents an enormous backward step on environmental protection and community rights. BUT the strength of community opposition to the government’s developer-driven agenda […]
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The bill is in the Upper House this week: phone or email now

The NSW Government does not have the majority in the Upper House.  It needs the vote of either: Labor; and/or the Greens; and/or the Christian Democrats and the Shooters and Fishers to get the planning legislation through.   Email or phone to  stop the planning bills becoming law:    The bills will make it easy […]
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Planning bills in trouble

The Second Reading debate have began in the Legislative Council.   The NSW ALP indicated that it would agree to send the Bills to Committee where, as Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Luke Foley, said Labor hopes to ‘improve the Bill to a point that would allow its passage’. “Luke Foley and Greens Planning […]
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Planning bills must be stopped in Upper House this week

Phone or email key Labor MPs and urge them to reject the bill when it comes to the Senate this week.  The implications are V E R Y   P R F O U N D  for quality of life in NSW. Ask your group members, friend and family to do the same.   Luke […]
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