Double standards on regional planning panels

By Angela Dorizas New South Wales councils have warned that a double standard exists in the rules underpinning the integrity of the new Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPP).  The Local Government and Shires Associations of New South Wales have called for state appointed members on the planning panels to declare their pecuniary interests up front. While the Local Government Act requires […]

State, local govt sign planning protocol

By Rob O’Brien The Local Government and Shires Association and the Department of Planning have signed a new consultation protocol agreement at the Local Government Conference in Tamworth. The Protocol is a significant step towards the strengthening of the relationship between the two authorities. President of the Local Government Association Genia McCaffery said that it […]

NSW announces councils for e-planning pilot

By Staff Writer The NSW State Government has announced a new e-planning pilot to be launched across a number of councils. 12 NSW councils are set to work with Local and State Government authorities to work on an electronic Housing Code pilot project. The Councils were announced by the Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally, at the […]


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