This State’s Developer Driven Approval Process
After analysing 461 major project planning decisions, including 127 decisions by the Planning Assessment Commission, that have been made since the O’Farrell government came into office in 2011 the following facts emerge:
- In 97.6 per cent of cases major projects are approved by the O’Farrell government;
- The PAC agrees with the assessment of the planning bureaucrats in 96 per cent of cases;
- The PAC approves 94 per cent of all development matters it considers;
- The PAC has approved every single application for a new or expanded mine or coal seam gas project that it has considered.