It's time to take a stand against the most significant changes to our state's planning and environmental laws in a generation.
Recently, the NSW Government released its planning White Paper together with a draft Planning Bill.
The sweeping planning reforms proposed in the White Paper signal a significant backward step for public participation and environmental assessment.
The White Paper proposes applying a fast track ‘code assessment’ approach to more than 80% of developments, including commercial buildings, apartment blocks and land subdivisions. Local councils will not be able to refuse proposals which comply with relevant codes.
The White Paper and Exposure Bill can be downloaded from the Department's website.
Submissions on the White Paper and Exposure Bill can be made until 28 June 2013.
NCC has prepared a Submission Guide to assist members and supporters in preparing their own submissions to the White Paper. The submission guide, and other useful information, is available to download below.