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Media Release: Tasmanian Conservation Organisations Urge Candidates to Oppose Government’s Proposed Developer-Friendly Assessment Process for National Parks and Reserves
Tasmanian nature conservation organisations with decades of experience working to create and protect world heritage areas, national parks and other reserves have united to urge
“More than 200 submissions called on the JDAP to reject the proposal by WA Police to build a four-storey district police centre in the buffer
Sydney Morning Herald Opinion Piece: How ‘unelected faceless men and women’ keep approving NSW developments’
“Local planning panels were created to stamp out corruption, but councillors from across the political spectrum say they favour developers and undermine democratic accountability.
Opinion Piece: New Planning Proposal Removes Independent Review of Decisions and Risks, Undermining Confidence
PMAT concurs with the opinion piece, published in The Mercury on the 29 November 2023 entitled ‘New planning proposal removes independent review of decisions
Opinion Piece: Where is the Evidence that Councils are Blocking Developments and a New Process is Required?
What is the real reason why the Minister for Planning Michael Ferguson, wants to create DAPs (Development Assessment Panels) to allow property developers to bypass
PMAT Media Release: Political Overreach – Minister for Planning Wants to Remove Planning Rights & Assume Power to Make Land Use Planning Decisions
A draft legislative proposal, released last week, would enable the Minister to decide if a planning scheme amendment should be initiated – like the highly
Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s new commitment that no councils in Tasmania will be forced to amalgamate with their neighbours is a welcome development in a Local
The Rockliff government’s surprise decision to create legislation that gives developers the option to bypass local councils as the decision maker on planning applications represents
Planning Matters Alliance are continuing the rollout of public community meetings to discuss mooted changes to local government, including forced amalgamations and the removal of
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