Despite extensive, responsible criticism of Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s proposed new draconian planning legislation, slated for introduction right after the Federal election, the Minister is clearly not listening to what is being said by the wider community and is pushing on with his ill-conceived laws.
When the ICAC, Heritage specialists, environmental professionals and planners tell us there is a problem, there must be a problem.
The only lobby group the Minister seems to be listening to is the big developer mob.
You, the public, are just about to be shut out of the planning process. Do not believe for one minute what you are being told about having a say. Once the laws are in place the opportunity to object will have been killed off.
There is little doubt that the planning minister is a hazard to our quality and way of life all in the name of growth at any cost. And if there is gung-ho development you can bet there will be a development bubble to follow. What a legacy for future generations.
Time to start listening Minister