Successful call for papers on Planning

On Wednesday 26 March 2014 we received support in the Parliament for a call for papers on the review of planning. This call for papers requires the Government to produce within 21 days documents relating to the review of planning, including their instructions for the drafting of the Planning Bill 2013.

1751.  Mr Shoebridge to move—

1.         That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 21 days of the date of passing of this resolution the following documents created since 1 January 2012 in the possession, custody or control of the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure including his office and staff and/or the Department of Planning and Infrastructure relating to the reform of planning laws in New South Wales:

(a)       any assessment of, memorandum regarding, or response to the Independent Review of the NSW planning system led by the Hon Tim Moore and the Hon Ron Dyer,

(b)          any document which records, relates or refers to meetings or any other communication between the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure or the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and the following:

(i)      any mining or property development business, any organisation representing all or part of the mining or property development industry, any person who has signed a General Meeting request Disclosure Form acting on behalf of any of these organisations or businesses, this includes, without limitation, The Urban Taskforce, the Property Council of Australia (both NSW and Federal bodies), the Urban Development Institute of Australia (both NSW and Federal bodies), and the NSW Minerals Council,

(ii)     any not-for–profit, non-governmental organisations or any person who has signed a General Meeting request Disclosure Form acting on behalf of any of these organisations,

(iii)      any lobbyist on the NSW Government Register of Lobbyists, and

(iv)      Local Government NSW,

(c)       any document which relates, records or refers to meetings or any other communication between the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, or the Department of Planning and Infrastructure with the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) regarding planning legislation which was created within the office of the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure or the Department of Planning and Infrastructure or forwarded by that office to the PCO, but excluding any documents that originated in the PCO, and

(d)       any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of the House.

  1. That any document captured by this order of the House which is also a document that:

(a)       is publicly available on the Planning NSW website at the time of the passing of this resolution, or

(b)       is a document relating solely to the look and feel of policy documents or “glossy brochures”, or

(c)       is a document relating to administrative arrangements for meetings such as hall bookings, is exempt from this order.

(Notice given 25 March 2014—expires Notice Paper No. 210)

 

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