Monthly Archives: April 2014

Important amendment to Planning Act in a hurry

On 20 March, the Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Amendment Bill 2014 was tabled in the Assembly.  Planning fast track bill.  Although Greens Minister, Shane Rattenbury, supports the Bill, he successfully had the Bill referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services on 8 April for decision on 6 May.  On 11 April, comments were invited from the community by COB 22 April.  At 9.24 am on 14 April an email was despatched advising that the first hearing would take place that day from 11 am to noon.  The witness was the planning Minister Simon Corbell, accompanied by four members of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.  Mr Corbell described the Bill as “part of the measures to support the building industry”.  Notes on Planning Amendment Bill hearing 14 Apr.  The only other scheduled hearing day is 24 April.  FoHV lodged  a submission today.  See Friends of Hawker Village – Project Facilitation Bill.