Catherine Carter, the Property Council’s vuvuzela (loud, monotonal, obnoxious), along with the Master Builders’ John Miller, are (predictably) staunchly defending their good mate, Neil Savery. They claim that the ACTDAA (ACT Development Approval Authority) is just following the rules when assessing development applications.
Oh that they were! They have so much discretion built into the planning act that they can, and do, allow developers to push and exceed every planning boundary. And we also know that the ACTDAA provides every possible assistance to developers prior to DAs being submitted, and then the planners simply ignore any and all comments made by adversely affected neighbours.
The PCA/MBA/HIA/ACTDAA cartel has development all wrapped up in this territory.