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.
Fight is not over yet: Better Planning Network news
Our efforts have paid off! After a 15 month, intense community campaign, on 28 November 2013, NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard announced that he would withdraw the NSW Planning Bills until February 2014. The Minister made this announcement as a result of heavy amendments made to these Bills in the Upper House by the Labor, Greens and Shooters and Fishers parties. These amendments were a direct result of the work of thousands of people like you who demanded a better planning system that protects communities, our environment and heritage. This is a very positive development but our fight is not over!
There is now another 90 days to urge the O’Farrell Government to scrap the NSW Planning Bills and demand a planning system that genuinely protects community wellbeing, our environment and heritage.
The Better Planning Network will continue fighting to ensure that the NSW Planning Bills do not become law next year and that our planning system is reformed in a way that addresses the challenges NSW faces and the persistent problems that plague planning and development in this State. But we cannot succeed without your help.
The game is now back in the Lower House and we need to keep up the pressure on MPs to ensure that the Planning Bills are shelved for good. Please help us do just that: CONTACT YOUR MP TODAY by clicking on this link: Email Lower House MPs and ask them to ensure that the Planning Bills do not become law in 2014.
Together, we are stronger.
Thank you for your ongoing support!