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Legislating the Green into planning

By johnboy - 22 February 2012 5

The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has added to a busy week of Green announcements (in contrast to the very quiet Liberals as they watch their leader bleed out) with the announcement of an exposure draft for a Planning and Development (Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets) Amendment Bill 2012:

“If we are going to address greenhouse gas emissions in a cost efficient way, then we must make sure that developments are consistent with our reduction targets and don’t need retro-fitting down the line.

The Greens Bill requires:
— larger scale development plans which cover the layout of suburbs to be compatible with the greenhouse gas reduction targets. These plans affect issues such as transport planning and building orientation.
— climate change impact assessment to be undertaken for larger scale impact track development applications. (does not cover individual building approvals)
— ACTPLA to revise the Territory Plan by December 2013 to ensure that it is compatible with the greenhouse gas targets. The Territory Plan would also need to be revised every 5 years after that with the same aim.
— ACTPLA to report annually on greenhouse gas emissions expected from approved developments

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5 Responses to
Legislating the Green into planning
Ben_Dover 9:34 am 24 Feb 12

Diggety said :

“If we are going to address greenhouse emissions in a cost effective way…”

Then we get the Greens as far away from it as possible.

Gold!!

chewy14 7:59 am 24 Feb 12

Grail said :

Wow … no comments yet claiming that legislation to enforce greenhouse gas targets is going to drive people out of homes due to the Greens making everything more expensive and letting their ideology get in the way of affordable housing or some such nonsense?

Guess everyone’s just too involved in that three ring circus act of Rudd, Abbott & Gillard.

I didnt think it needed saying because it will obviously have the effect of increasing prices for everyone. Do you disagree?

milkman 7:38 am 24 Feb 12

Grail said :

Wow … no comments yet claiming that legislation to enforce greenhouse gas targets is going to drive people out of homes due to the Greens making everything more expensive and letting their ideology get in the way of affordable housing or some such nonsense?

Guess everyone’s just too involved in that three ring circus act of Rudd, Abbott & Gillard.

No-one really expects the Greens to make sensible suggestions any more, so people are now ignoring them.

Diggety 1:56 am 24 Feb 12

“If we are going to address greenhouse emissions in a cost effective way…”

Then we get the Greens as far away from it as possible.

Grail 10:48 pm 23 Feb 12

Wow … no comments yet claiming that legislation to enforce greenhouse gas targets is going to drive people out of homes due to the Greens making everything more expensive and letting their ideology get in the way of affordable housing or some such nonsense?

Guess everyone’s just too involved in that three ring circus act of Rudd, Abbott & Gillard.

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