Have your say NSW Government Planning Review

Posted: August 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues

The NSW Government has released its Green Paper on 14 July outlining its position and proposed approach to the overhaul of NSW planning laws and processes.

This important to everyone as it will guide how planning will be governed in the future, how development applications will be asssessed and reviewed and our rights as individuals and a community to ‘have a say’ in development in our area.

We don’t want a repeat of what happened with the planning process in the Mowbray Precinct – planning studies being conducted AFTER the area was re-zoned for high density and forced zoning onto the Council by the State Government.

The SBCRA is currently preparing our response to this Green Paper, you can too.

Have your say by sending a response to the government on the proposed planning changes. You can down load the Green Paper by going to http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/newplanningsystem

This document is open for public comment until Friday 14 September 2012.

Read more about the SBCRA’s involvement in the NSW Planning Review

The NSW Government’s Planning Review and proposed overhaul of the NSW Planning system has been one of the most extensive processes undertaken by any government in Australia.

There has been various levels of community consultation to date and the SBCRA has been keeping tabs of exactly what is planned.

In fact, we were part of a Lane Cove commnity delegation that met with or local MP’s Anthony and Gladys Berejiklian several times in June expressing our concern about the Planning Review and outlining that principles we believe are important to the future for planning in NSW which are

  • Protect and enhance our natural environment
  • Guarantee genuine and meaningful public participation
  • Embrace a whole of government approach and
  • Ensure that decisions are accountable

If you want to learn more about the process for the NSW Government’s Planning Review, more information can be found at http://planningreview.nsw.gov.au/