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Law in limbo, debate over planning continues

The O’Farrell government’s new state planning laws, which will continue to be debated when parliament returns at the end of February, will not include an environmental protection framework, which environmentalists say could significantly impact on threatened species and vulnerable ecosystems. The Australian National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development defines ESD as “using, conserving and enhancing […]

Planning laws set to pass

The state government’s Planning Bill was expected to pass the Legislative Council on Wednesday night. City News understands more than 160 amendments were being discussed, with the government focused on those from the Labor opposition, the Christian Democrats and the Shooters and Fishers. On Wednesday, government MLCs were in negotiations with key crossbenchers. Labor was […]