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Labor cheers Government’s deeply undemocratic planning bill through Parliament

The Greater Sydney Commission bill has been cheered through Parliament by the Labor “Opposition” tonight despite serious concerns being raised about its deeply undemocratic and unaccountable form. The Greater Sydney Commission Bill creates a new planning body which is able to its planning decisions on local areas across greater Sydney and re-write local environment plans […]

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A little bit of truth about the Planning Bill

What on earth happened to the Planning Bill in the NSW Upper House that has got the government and big business so hot under the collar? If you believed the property developers and the miners then the sky fell in.  The big miners and their mates in the Property Council and the NSW Business Chamber […]

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What’s wrong with the Planning Bill 2013?

We have a number of continuing concerns about the direction of the Planning Bill 2013 as presented to the Parliament. Please sign the petition and join the campaign on our website here. These concerns are noted briefly below. 1. Failure to accept key elements of the Moore and Dyer planning review, especially; (a)   Having ecologically sustainable […]

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ESTIMATES ROUND UP Planning

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here. David asked questions about: The degree of consultation offered to the NSW public at various stages of the planning laws. Whether the department of planning has outsourced the reading and review of submissions to a contracted external entity. The contradiction of the Director-General stating that principles […]

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Kelly’s Bush: Inspirational past, Hazzardous future

On Saturday I had the real pleasure to host a wonderful event at Kelly’s Bush in Sydney’s north.  More than a hundred people turned up at this beautiful piece of publicly owned and protected urban bushland on the shores of  Sydney Harbour. We were moved by the music of Ecopella, inspired by the words of […]

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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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