Planning laws

Free planning forum on Tuesday, 14 May

There is an open invitation to a community forum on the governments new planning system for NSW at the Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

The Department of Planning is presenting the free discussion session which will give you an opportunity to provide feedback on the new planning laws.

important Better Planning Network media release

Good planning should have good consequences for people and the environment.

It’s exceedingly obvious that the main consequence of the new planning laws will be the removal of any requirements for developments to demonstrate good outcomes for both people and the environment.

image of Dodgy Brothers selling real-estate

Dodgy Brothers planning laws – building approvals – fast and cheap – credit ABC

The laws are so fundamentally flawed that it would allow defective developments to be built without any impartial scrutiny. For example:

  • Environmental assessment will not occur on up to 80% of developments, putting threatened species, populations and their habitats at further risk.
  •  Some areas currently zoned ‘Environmental’ are proposed to be re-zoned as ‘rural’ and ‘residential’.
  • And there is insufficient environmental knowledge and mapping to even enable evidence-based strategic planning – and the Government is not committing any additional resources to fill this gap.

Good planning should have good consequences for people and the environment

For Wamberal, this means that more defective developments could be built within the Wamberal Lagoon Catchment Zone creating the potential to turn the Wamberal Lagoon in to a putrid, stinking mud pond affecting thousands of property owners and residents.

You can book using the online registration form.

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