Tuesday, 18 October 2016

PUBLIC MEETING: Statewide Planning Scheme

The Hodgman Government is 'reforming' Tasmania's planning laws to make it easier for developers to gain approvals by weakening protections, watering down assessment rigor and winding back public engagement and opportunities to appeal.
This is complex, detailed and happening right now.
One day it will affect you; when a development is built in your favourite national park or reserve, when apartments are built overshadowing your backyard or the character and amenity of you neighbourhood is altered for good.

Find out more at an upcoming public meeting.
Date      Tues 8 Nov 2016 (World Planning Day)

Time     1.10 pm – 2 pm

Venue    Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Speakers to include Michael Buxton Professor of Environment and Planning at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.
More speakers to be announced soon.

1 comment:

  1. L Mckenzie and RT18 October 2016 at 18:17

    This statewide planning scheme idea is the kind of nasty thing that will be in place by the time they want to push the ridiculous university relocation (from its current scenic, specifically chosen location, with its purpose-built layout and purpose-designed traffic access) to the tidal flat with all the associated problems - traffic, flood risk, site below high tide level, sewerage problems, major problems for SES in cases of emergency evacations etc etc.

    Combined with the earlier sneaky watered-down changes to heritage significance levels for buildings and places to 'local', 'state' or 'national', which has meant the de-listing of hundreds of heritage buildings, the state planning scheme is a recipe for the destruction of Tasmania's reputation as liveable, clean, green, a place worth visiting, etc.

    It must be that members of the state government missed the results of the last federal election. perhaps they think they are immuned. No wonder members of the public turn to independent candidates and funny parties either seeking a change or out of sheer frustration.