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EVENT Community Planning Forum – St Mark’s Hall, South Hurstville

St Mark’s is hosting a forum on Sunday 15 September at 3.00pm. David Shoebridge MLC will speak about the Government’s proposed planning laws and Jennie Minifie will speak for the Better Planning Network. There are concerns about community consultation on local building developments, and about heritage and environmental sustainability issues. Sunday 3.00pm 15 September 2013  […]

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Government must withdraw planning Bill after admitting deceiving the public [media]

Following intense pressure from the Better Planning Network (BPN) the head of the NSW Planning Department has admitted that key communications sent by his department were misleading and inaccurate and gave a false impression of the impacts of the O’Farrell government’s controversial new planning laws. In response to a complaint from the BPN, the NSW […]

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Submission to the Planning White Paper

We recently made a submission in response to the Government’s Planning White Paper. This can be downloaded from here: Submission on Planning White Paper.  The Greens believe that good planning protects what is precious, encourages what is good and works on a precautionary principle when it is unsure of the impact. Sadly such a vision is […]

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Government compromise on planning a testament to community response

A strong campaign from residents groups backed up by action from local councils has seen very significant improvements to the O’Farrell government’s planning law amendment Bill that passed the upper house this week. However the elements of the Bill that remained will significantly limit the ability of local councils to protect residents’ views, sunlight and […]

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Second Huntlee victory for Sweetwater Action Group

For a second time the Land and Environment Court has struck down the controversial Huntlee housing development. Greens NSW MP and planning spokesperson David Shoebridge has called on Planning Minister Brad Hazzard to respect the court’s decision and rule out this development on the site. “This is a significant victory for the Sweetwater Action Group, […]

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