Tag Archives: NSW Planning Bills

Planning Bills pass in Lower House

As expected,  the Government used its majority in the Lower House to push through the Planning Bills. So what’s next? The Bills will be debated in the Upper House in mid-November.  To get its Bills through the Government needs to get the votes of the Greens and/or the Labor Party and/or both the Shooters and Fishers and the Christian […]
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O P P O S E the redrafted Planning bills

It is now clear that the re-drafted bills won’t provide adequate heritage protection won’t return planning powers to local communities won’t increase certainty and transparency in our planning system won’t provide adequate environmental protection won’t improve housing affordability. Check this summary of the changes to the Planning Bill Phone Anthony Roberts  and voice your concerns THIS WEEK:  9817 […]
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the revised NSW Planning bills

The revised Planning Bills are online:  http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/nswbills.nsf/0/33e72ad6ea1238b5ca257c0c0014134d/$FILE/b2012-088-d31-House.pdf Planning Administration Bill 2013 – http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/nswbills.nsf/0/19d9239956c232b7ca257c0c00143b11/$FILE/b2013-028-d23-House.pdf Department of Planning & Infrastructure’s factsheets about the Bills: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/en-au/policyandlegislation/planningforourfuture/resources.aspx . The legislation will be debated in the Lower House next week and introduced to the Upper House in mid-November where it is uncertain whether it will go through or not.
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Better Planning Network General Meeting

Pro-development lobbies the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia (a key player influencing and supporting the NSW Government’s planning ‘reforms’), have accused BPN of ‘an aggressive and often one-sided approach to advocacy’, ‘mis-communicating the facts’ and threatening ‘good planning’ .  Both Minister Hazzard and Mr Sam Haddad, Director-General of Planning, have hit […]
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Developer-driven planning

While Minister Hazzard’s recently announced changes to the planning legislation are welcome, the majority of the State’s communities have not been adequately briefed on these changes.   The Hunters Hill Trust is still gravely concerned that the intent of the new legislation will remain “developer-driven” and place the Government’s stated imperatives for the economy ahead […]
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the Minister’s changes have NOT ‘fixed’ the Bills!

W h a t   a r e   t h e   c h a n g e s? On 19 September 2013, Minister Hazzard announced the following changes to the NSW Government’s planning reforms: Councils will be allowed to modify the state-wide codes to better reflect their local area Code assessable development will […]
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Get your own HaZZard tape

  Use the tape now to keep the pressure on politicians and/or get ready for the introduction of the Planning Bills to Parliament!  Cost: $30 per roll (or less for part of a roll).  Order through Frances Vissel at vissel@bigpond.net.au    
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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 . No 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. […]
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Analysis of 3,000+ submissions made to NSW government about the proposed planning laws

The Better Planning Network has reviewed more than 3,000 submissions that were made to the NSW Government’s White Paper and Draft Exposure Planning Bills 2013.  Read more:  Independent review of community concerns BPN is supported by Hunters Hill Trust, Paddington Society, Glebe Society and NSW Conservation Society
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Take a stand at Kelly’s Bush

 
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