Following on from the story, about our bi-polar Minister for Planning bypassing planning approval to the benefit of the Queensland Labor Government-owned Queensland Investment Corporation, the Canberra Times now has a lengthy report on what it’s like to try and get planning approvals if you haven’t cultivated a friend in high places.
The idea that lobbyists are being hired is very troubling, it’s a very short step to outright graft and corruption from there.
On the bright side a four-storey bar/nightclub in the old ANZ Building sounds pretty exciting. Also sounds exactly what Simon is supposed to want to achieve with his Civic West plan? Or do business have to be friends of Simon to get that work?