PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT AMENDMENT (RECOGNISING OBJECTORS) BILL 2015
Introduction and first reading
MrWYNNE (Minister for Planning) introduced a bill for an act to amend the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to provide for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and responsible authorities to have regard to the number of objectors to permit applications in considering whether a proposed use or development may have a significant social effect and for other purposes.
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PS: The ‘content’ of the proposed new bill has just been published on the parliamentary website and is UPLOADED HERE. We fear that the bill will simply be a tinkering at the edges since it is replete with such phrases as ‘where appropriate’. Of course, deciding what, where, and when something is ‘appropriate’ will still be left up to councils and VCAT!

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