NSW planning roadshow heads to the hills

Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, AND Member for Castle Hill, Dominic Perrottet, today announced the NSW Planning Consultation Process will include an extra session dedicated to residents of the Hills District.

Mr Elliott said the extra sessions give Hills residents an opportunity to be heard.

“These sessions will give Hills residents the opportunity to express their thoughts on issues concerning the planning process in a location close to home,’ Mr Elliott said.

“All ideas and issues raised will be held in the strictest confidence, with the forum organisers taking all submissions on an anonymous basis to ensure transparency.

“Overdevelopment and inappropriate development has been an issue within my electorate, particularly in the Baulkham Hills Town Centre, for many years, and this forum is a great chance for residents to have their say after 16 years of being ignored by Labor.”

Mr Perrottet said the planning laws in NSW were burdensome and extremely technical, which led to a need for a complete overhaul.

“When a planning system allows for developments to be approved without community consultation, there is a major need for the laws to be reviewed,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This is the first consultation on planning laws to be undertaken in 31 years, and demonstrates how serious the O’Farrell Government is about making NSW number one again.

“I am delighted that residents of Castle Hill will get to have their say in a forum where consultation is the priority and the community gets to have their voices heard.”