The review of NSW’s 33-year-old planning system has involved unprecedented consultation, receiving just under 5000 submissions on the White Paper and Exposure Bills.
Executive Summary: In April 2013, the White Paper and Exposure Bills were released for consultation, building on the outcomes of the earlier stages of engagement in the development of a new planning system for NSW. The process resulted in many voices being heard, including residents, community groups, local Government, business and industry, environment groups and planning and legal professionals. These groups did not always agree on the way forward, but we have listened carefully, and have considered all views in the changes to the Bill and policies set out in the White Paper.
This report is a snapshot of the big issues that were consistently raised by the community and other stakeholders in their submissions and during the various participation processes. The issues raised are not in any order of importance and the table does not include all issues raised. Each issue is described in more detail later in this report.