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Fast-track planning bill withdrawn

By Canfan - 9 May 2014 5

The ACT Government has bowed to local pressure and withdrawn a fast track bill for development, according to the ABC.

The Project Facilitation Bill was due to allow major projects to gain rapid development approval, bypassing many planning laws.

As discussed on The RiotACT, the plan was proving controversial.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher decided to withdraw the bill, for further discussion.

“All we can say is that we’ve heard what the community has said in the post-tabling stage and we’re trying to respond to that,” she said.

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5 Responses to
Fast-track planning bill withdrawn
dungfungus 1:40 pm 13 May 14

curmudgery said :

So, the developers/builders/real estate bloc has suffered a setback. How sad. There’ll be meetings and representations over this . . . mark my words.

It will also give the Labor portion of the minority Labor/Green government an “opt out” strategy for the financially unbackable light rail project. It may have been “ironclad” just after the 2012 election euphoria but it’s starting to get big streaks of rust on it now.

curmudgery 11:55 am 13 May 14

So, the developers/builders/real estate bloc has suffered a setback. How sad. There’ll be meetings and representations over this . . . mark my words.

dungfungus 9:20 pm 11 May 14

This bill needed support of The Green MLA Shane Rattenbury so he must have withdrawn support. This can be the only reason because when has this government ever backed down before due to “local pressure”?

Masquara 5:51 pm 11 May 14

“… in the post tabling stage” – why didn’t they consult beforehand? They “consult” till the cows come home on every other major topic! (And some minor ones)

miz 2:39 pm 11 May 14

Good. It was a stupid, shortsighted idea in the first place and the fact that it actually got as far as it did is a sign that the government is not operating as it should.

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