Environmental Defenders Office Provides Advice on the New NSW Planning Laws

The Environmental Defenders Office has provided detailed advice on the proposed changes to NSW Planning Laws.

The NSW Government is proposing to amend State planning laws – updating the Act’s objects and structure, clearer public participation requirements and timeframes, reforms to state and local decision-making panels, speeding up decisions on large and small development, and putting another nail in the coffin of the former ‘Part 3A’ major projects pathway.

The community has until Friday 31 March 2017 to comment (extended deadline). The Government will then introduce a revised Bill to Parliament.

Six_significant_changes_to_the_Planning_Act_in_2017_-_with_Part_3A_update_EDO_NSW (118KB PDF)

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