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2017 Media ReleasesWilloughby Council responds to draft amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act
28 March 2017
Willoughby Council last night (meeting of Monday 27 March 2017) endorsed a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment regarding draft amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act), 1979 - highlighting key concerns around the unknown full impact of the changes, and potential for increasing the range of development to be assessed as Complying Development.
The State Government has proposed the amendments to promote confidence in the planning system with the underlying objectives of enhancing community participation; promoting strategic planning; increasing probity and accountability in decision-making; and to promote simpler, faster processes for all participants.
Council’s submission supports these intentions, as well as:
However, Willoughby Council has concerns that:
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