Interview with Financial Review

Sydney is having real pain as democracy is whittled away and soon people will have no control about what happens to next door as 80% of development will be as of right. By comparison Melbourne is democratic and Marvellous.

See what the President of SOS Sydney says below and in the FinReview.

The Government’s planning White Paper released yesterday confirms that the NSW Government is pushing ahead with alarming planning proposals and I was interviewed by the Australian Financial Review on this. The resulting article published today is attached. Community consultation will be mainly limited to overall strategic planning. You can see from the article that there will be no community consultation for developments falling into a category of “exempt, complying or code”. This will apply to some 80% of development applications. As I say in the interview, this will remove democracy from the planning system. This is contrary to the electoral promises of the government.