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.

deal makingThe Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), the state’s top planning body which considers the largest and most controversial developments in NSW, looks like a rubber stamp.  It has no independent resources to make assessments so 95% of matters follow the Planning Department’s  recommendations.  See for yourself:  PAC’s decisions

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More information:  Government ousts community by the back door Feb 2014.