Amending the Planning Bills: a case of sow’s ear?

Minister Hazzard has announced that the introduction of the Planning Bills to Parliament has been delayed until 15 October 2013  to address public concerns about the legislation:  http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/planning-backflip-new-laws-in-doubt-20130918-2tz9n.html .

pigcloseup1636_standaloneNo number of amendments can make this bad legislation into the sound, balanced and visionary planning system NSW needs – now and in the years to come.

The Government needs to go back to the drawing board and work with all key stakeholders to re-write the legislation, using as a basis the Moore and Dyer Report and the thousands of submissions made on the Green and White Papers.

It seems that the Government does not have the numbers to get its legislation through the Upper House but this could easily change.  Make your voice heard loud and clear by writing to the Sydney Morning Herald at letters@smh.com.au.  For further information from Better Planning Network:  Amendments won’t fix the Bills- September 2013

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