New bill poses major threats to local communities

     

Corinne Fisher,  convenor of  The Better Planning Network explained the implications of the new Local Government Amendment (Early Intervention) Bill at the HHT’s AGM.   The Bill represents the most massive changes to planning in 30 years:

  • vastly increasing the powers of the Minister for Local Government to fast track development
  • removing community members’ rights to comment on developments that happen next door or in their neighbourhood.

Ted Mack (former Mayor and State and Federal Member for North Sydney area) says the Bill hasearth shattering implications for local communities’.  Read Ted’s recent  SMH article:   http://www.smh.com.au/comment/grab-for-power-will-put-councils-in-an-impossible-position-20130320-2gfrx.html

Read more here:  Factsheet or listen to an 2 minute introduction to the issues  here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJfrSqxpmYY.

What to do now?

Contact:  Anthony Roberts, Member for Lane Cove, Phone (02) 9228 5276, office@roberts.minister.nsw.gov.au

Contact members of the Christian Democratic Party who are in a position to influence the outcome of the Bill when it reaches the upper house:

  • Reverend The Hon Fred Nile:   F.Nile@parliament.nsw.gov.au
  • The Hon Paul Green:  paul.green@parliament.nsw.gov.au
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