Tag Archives | Planning

Bush fire dangers ignored for proposed aged care facility

A planned aged care facility at Sydney’s Middle Head, surrounded by National Park, represents a serious bush fire risk to any future residents, and would almost certainly be rejected if NSW bush fire safety requirements were applied.  However the real dangers of bush fire risk are not being properly considered on the site because it […]

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O’Farrell forced to effectively abandon unpopular Planning Bill

The Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard has today been forced to admit reality and effectively abandon the O’Farrell government’s deeply unpopular planning bill which had betrayed its promise to return planning powers to the community. Greens MP and Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “United opposition from hundreds of resident, environment and heritage groups, and thousands […]

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Saving Middle Head – Again

Once again the community is forced to campaign to protect Sydney’s natural and built heritage from a short term sell-off by a cash-hungry government.  This time it is the Abbott government that will make the call and it is right in the heart of the Prime Minister’s own seat. With the Environment Minister Greg Hunt […]

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Save Middle Head – 3rd Public Meeting

Save Middle Head – 3rd Public Meeting   6.30pm – 7.30pm Thursday 20 February 2014 Mosman Council Senior Citizen’s Centre Dear Community Member, Our 3rd public meeting will be held next Thursday 20 February, 6-7pm Mosman Senior Citizen’s Centre (next to Mosman Town Hall, Mosman Square, Spit Junction). We urge you to attend. AGENDA •David […]

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Development lobby chides opposition over planning – Sydney City News

Sydney City News this morning reported that developer lobby group Urban Taskforce has urged opposition parties to back the state government’s original planning bill and to oppose the government’s proposed amendments that are currently awaiting consideration by the Legislative Council.  The developer lobby group Urban Taskforce has urged opposition parties to back the state government’s original […]

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Windsor Bridge – Hidden documents reveal political interference in planning process

Documents forcibly disclosed from the NSW government by order of the State’s Upper House show high level political interference in the planning approval process for the controversial Windsor Bridge replacement project. The project has been strongly criticised for the damage it will do to Thompson Square, Australia’s oldest public square.  The documents revealed show how […]

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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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Media release: Parliament demands openness on Windsor Bridge replacement project

The NSW Parliament today supported a call for papers relating to the planned destruction of the Windsor Bridge. This order will require the Department of Planning, the Minister for Planning and the Premier to produce a range of papers and communications relating to the Windsor Bridge Replacement Project. Greens MP and Heritage Spokesperson David Shoebridge […]

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