CUTTING RED TAPE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today welcomed the NSW Government’s plan to streamline planning controls for local developments.
Mr Anderson said the proposed Inland Code will provide clearer and simpler planning rules that have been tailored to the needs of regional and rural areas.
“The proposed changes will fast-track complying development assessments which will allow low impact, straightforward projects that meet building standards to be approved without a full development application and merit assessment.
“This reform will make it quicker, easier and cheaper for residents to build a shed or a farm building without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and delays.
“When we talk about building a better region it’s not just about what the government can build for you, but also what we can do to make it easier for you to build for yourself.
“I encourage local residents to have their say on this proposal during the public consultation period which is currently underway.”
Currently a complying development approval takes on average 22 days, while approval for a development application can take up to three times longer.
Submissions can be made until 29 April 2015.
After the exhibition period closes the Department of Planning & Environment will review all of the submissions received. Any issues raised or suggestions made in the submissions will be considered before finalising any amendments to the Policy.
To view the proposal visit http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals