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Mega developments signal business as usual on NSW planning

Back to back approvals of massive housing developments in the Tweed and Illawarra show the developer lobby is enjoying business as usual in NSW. Despite vocal community opposition and substantial environmental impacts the Kings Forest and Calderwood developments have both been green lighted by the O’Farrell Government’s Planning Assessment Commission.  Greens MP and Planning Spokesperson […]

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EVENT: Woollahra Planning Forum

The NSW Government is pressing ahead with its plans to reform planning in NSW; disenfranchising communities,pushing over-development and removing key environmental and heritage protections. There are only a few weeks to go until the O’Farrell Government introduces its new planning legislation to NSW Parliament. We all know that the current planning laws in NSW are a […]

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Planning White Paper – Cheat Sheet

This office has produced a 12 page primer on the Planning White Paper – identifying the impact of the proposed changes,  concerns about limiting consultation, and alternative ideas for how we could do planning better. Key concerns include that these reforms will: Hand over the key planning decisions on land use to unelected regional bodies […]

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O’Farrell’s planning disaster – no consultation, no money, no change

By imposing hundreds of thousands of new houses and hectare after hectare of high rise development on local communities across Sydney, without ever speaking to local residents or putting aside any funds to meet essential infrastructure, the O’Farrell government has broken its pre-election promise on planning with a re-heated metro strategy that repeats the former […]

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Adjournment Speech: Planning System in NSW

PLANNING SYSTEM Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [10.20 p.m.]: When in opposition, the Coalition made much about how it was going to do planning differently when it came to office. After belatedly joining with The Greens to rail against the now notorious part 3A of the Environment Protection Act, the Coalition promised that once in government it would […]

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