Community Forum on Planning Reforms – Wed 12 June, Erskineville
Join us on Wednesday 12 June 2013 for a public forum about the State Government’s plans to radically overhaul the State’s planning laws.
Did you know?
- The State Government has released draft legislation which it hopes to have before Parliament by September this year.
- Current planning laws and plans (like Local Environment Plans) would be replaced with a new system.
- Early ‘strategic’ consultation would replace notification on individual developments. This would mean residents’ could not object to 80% of development applications, including many high-rise.
- The changes would water down current environmental and heritage protections.
- The changes would remove the ability of local Councils to set affordable housing targets for new developments.
- There is an opportunity for public submissions but this closes on 28 June 2013.
Public forums are being urgently organised across NSW by community, environment and heritage groups. Come along to the Erskineville Town Hall to hear about how these changes will affect and how to have your say!
Wednesday 12 June 2013, Erskineville Town Hall (Erskineville Rd, 5 mins walk from King St and 3 mins from Erskineville Station)
6pm Doors open
7.15pm Panel of local heritage, residents and environment groups, to answer questions and put forward their views about the proposed changes.
7.45pm What can residents do to get active in response to the changes?
8.00pm Meeting close
Find out more
- What is the Planning White Paper and where can I get a copy of the draft legislation? Visit the NSW Department of Planning’s website
- Where can I get an overview of the changes? A range of community groups have developed guides to explain the White Paper, including the Nature Conservation Council , the Environmental Defenders Office, the Better Planning Network and the Greens.
- How do I make a submission? You can make a submission online. Also see submission guides and cheat sheets by the Nature Conservation Council and the Greens.
Visit the Local Greens Planning & Heritage Page for a summary of the changes and the Greens Vision for Planning in NSW here.