Simon Corbell has announced a new bill setting out the hoops developers need to jump through to show the community doesn’t hate their plans.
“The proposed laws require community consultation before development applications are formally lodged and will also require signs to be displayed on building sites to let the public know more about proposed building projects,” Mr Corbell said.
The Planning and Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 No 2 which was tabled in the Legislative
Assembly today, will require developers to consult with the community before they lodge some development applications.
“This important requirement for pre-development consultation will ensure the community is aware of larger multi-unit developments before a development application is lodged, which includes projects that are three storeys or higher, with 15 or more dwellings,” Mr Corbell said.
“The Government is also introducing a requirement for licensed builders to display signs on building sites with information about the builder, the certifier and the type of work being done.
“The Government has listened to the community and the building industry on ways to improve communication and, in the case of the new signs, making publicly available information more accessible.”
An industry information package and consultation guidelines are being developed with the community and industry, for release in 2012.