Better Planning Network

Better Planning Network

This page is the Campaign site for Better Planning Network (BPN).

To view our main website go to: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au

LIke to support the work we do?  Please consider making a donation: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au/donate

If you would you like to keep abreast of planning news, please email bpn@betterplanningnetwork.org.au quoting 'Subscribe'.

For historical information held on our previous website go to: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au 

Thank You

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About the Better Planning Network

The Better Planning Network (BPN) is a volunteer-based organisation. Founded in 2012 in response to the NSW government’s controversial planning ...

This page is the Campaign site for Better Planning Network (BPN).

To view our main website go to: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au

LIke to support the work we do?  Please consider making a donation: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au/donate

If you would you like to keep abreast of planning news, please email bpn@betterplanningnetwork.org.au quoting 'Subscribe'.

For historical information held on our previous website go to: www.betterplanningnetwork.org.au 

Thank You

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About the Better Planning Network

The Better Planning Network (BPN) is a volunteer-based organisation. Founded in 2012 in response to the NSW government’s controversial planning reforms, today we have more than 470 affiliate groups across NSW.

Our aim is for robust and visionary planning system for NSW - one that fosters best practice environmental, heritage, social sustainability and design outcomes.   

Together, we succeeded in stalling the Planning Bills in 2013. However, the State Government is now using the backdoor to push through some of the controversial changes. This effectively bypasses the Parliamentary process.

In response, the Planning for People Charter A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW was developed by a coalition of community and environmental peak bodies. This includes Better Planning Network, the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, the Total Environment Centre, the Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, Australia International Council for Monuments and Sites, Our Land Our Water Our Future and the National Parks Association of NSW.

Following the appointment of Rob Stokes as the new Minister for Planning in 2015, our aim is make sure best practice planning is achieved through collaborative and authentic community engagement process.

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Email your local MP & the Members of the Upper House about the Greater Sydney Commission Bill

Take Action!  Send a message to your local MP and Members of the Upper House in response to this legislation being passed by Parliament. A sample email follows. 

 

INTRODUCTION


Last week, the Greater Sydney Commision Bill was passed by the NSW Parlliament. The Bill substantially changes the way planning is done in NSW.

 

The Bill was passed with the support of Christian Democrats, Shooters & Fishers, and the Labor Party, who ...

Take Action!  Send a message to your local MP and Members of the Upper House in response to this legislation being passed by Parliament. A sample email follows. 

 

INTRODUCTION


Last week, the Greater Sydney Commision Bill was passed by the NSW Parlliament. The Bill substantially changes the way planning is done in NSW.

 

The Bill was passed with the support of Christian Democrats, Shooters & Fishers, and the Labor Party, who put forward some admendments. .

 

Despite some amendments being accepted, overall, the legislation continues to raise concerns about governance and accountability, the lack of division of powers, and no guarantee that communities will get a proper say in planning decisions that impact them.

 

In short, the government has broken its 2011 election promise to return planning to local communities.  

 

While Better Planning Network supports the need for an integrated and coordinated stragetic approach to planning for NSW, the Bill further erodes confidence in the planning system.

 

If you likewise have concerns, please take a few minutes to let your local MP know. A sample template follows below - please feel free to change.  

 

Better Planning Network

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We have provided some wording for your email - however, you can personalise this.   This helps to make sure politicians take notice.

To read more about the proposed legislation: http://bit.ly/1MCtrwO