Monday, 12 September 2011

Have your say: NSW Planning System Review coming to a town near you!

The most comprehensive review of planning legislation in three decades is about to hit the road – the Government appointed review panel is embarking on an exhaustive two-month road trip to ensure the people of NSW are heard. 

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard says the ambitious agenda includes 43 open forum sessions in towns from Broken Hill to Bankstown, Murwillumbah to Merimbula, and all those in between!

“For the first time in 31 years the Government is putting the entire NSW planning system up for debate, and the community will have its say on how planning should be handled in NSW,” Mr Hazzard said.
“This road show will ensure consultation is front and centre of the review process. City and country alike – we are all impacted by NSW planning laws – it’s time to let the Government know what is frustrating, formidable and failing.”
The Planning System Review is being led by former Environment Minister Tim Moore and former Public Works Minister Ron Dyer.

Following the consultation period the following will be prepared: 

- Green Paper (outlining reform options) 

- White Paper (detailing draft legislation) 

The road show begins on today at Broken Hill. There will be two sessions at each location with the tour concluding in Sydney on November 14. An updated schedule is available online at  

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