Government draft SEPP retains old planning problems

Submissions closed last week for comment on the NSW Government’s Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). Listen to David speaking on the radio about the  need for planning reform in NSW. State Environment Planning Policies (SEPPs) are environmental...

Concerns about Summer Hill and Lewisham developments

Residents of Sydney’s Inner West  are concerned that the two developments, and their combined 730 new residential units, will dwarf nearby homes and generate an unsustainable increase in traffic in and around the two sites. Unfortunately, The Planning Minister...
Barangaroo and Planning

Barangaroo and Planning

Read David’s adjournment speech on the Barangaroo Development delivered by David in the NSW Upper House on 9 August 2011. When this Government announced the review of the processes surrounding the Barangaroo development, Minister Hazzard’s press release...
Greens welcome Local Planning Panel

Greens welcome Local Planning Panel

The Greens NSW have tentatively welcomed Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s announcement of the establishment of a Local Planning Panel to examine the best way to approach Local Environment Plans (LEPs). Greens NSW MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge...
Huntlee Developer claims untrue

Huntlee Developer claims untrue

Claims made by LWP Property Group about the merits of the Huntlee planning decision in the Land and Environment Court have been labelled as misleading by Greens NSW MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge. “The developer’s claims that the merits of...

Part 3A Repeal Bill 2011

The Coalition Government recently moved through Parliament the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Part 3A Repeal) Bill 2011. The Bill partially satisfies the Coalition election commitment to repeal Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment...