Keeping Local Councils Local

Scrap the DAP

PMAT Submission – Position Paper on a proposed Development Assessment Panel Framework

The Tasmanian Liberal Government proposes legislation to empower the Minister for Planning to remove assessment and approval of developments from the normal local council process and have it done by Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) i.e. planning assessment panels.

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PMAT Submission: The Future of Local Government Review Stage 3

Rather than undermining local Councils with the effective State Government takeover of Planning and Local Government, via the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, removing Councils as a PlanningAuthority and forcing amalgamations, we should be strengthening the role of local Councils and ensure that they are in good health.

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