Sunday, February 17, 2013

Development Planning Laws Forum

The Trust has been advised of, but has no role in, the following forum on 7 March, but we believe it may be of interest to the membership:

Important forum for all residents of Western Sydney
Before the 2011 election Barry O'Farrell promised to replace the notorious Part 3A planning law. What he didn't tell us was he was going to replace it with something far worse, including:
  The proposal to remove the right of residents and communities to comment and appeal against specific developments in their neighbourhood
  The proposal to establish ‘enterprise zones’ across entire Local Government Areas with few, if any planning controls
  The removal of Ecological Sustainable Development as the overall driver of the NSW Planning System
  Downgrading the importance of good building design, open space, parks and urban bushland
  The removal of legal protection  for many environmental policies
  The omission of any reference to heritage protection
  Prioritising fast-track development ahead of community wellbeing.

Public meeting 7.30 PM Thursday 7th March
Parramatta Town Hall, Church St Mall

Speakers: Corinne Fisher   (Better Planning Network)
              Ron Hoenig              (ALP Shadow Minister for Energy
    and Shadow Minister for Ports)
              David Shoebridge      (Greens MP)

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