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Please Exhibit Metro Strategy for Sydney under the New Planning System!

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Ask the Minister and Department to stop the current Metro Strategy exhibition and to bring it back once the new planning system has been agreed. Further, tell the Minister proper resourcing is needed so that the ground breaking community participation he is promising is actually delivered.

A New Planning System for NSW promises ground breaking community participation in making strategic plans like the Metro Strategy so people do not need to comment 80% of developments. But there has been little community input to the Metro Strategy and the promised “ground breaking arrangements” are nowhere to be seen because the Metro Strategy has been exhibited before the new system is in place.

The Metro Strategy locks in significant changes for the density and character of suburbs across Sydney that local plans have to follow. There will be less opportunity for people to have a say about their suburbs when the new system is in place because key aspects will have already been locked in with little community participation.

The Minister has declined a request to withdraw the exhibition and re-exhibit it once the proposed new planning system has been agreed.  Rather, the exhibition period has been extended to the same closing date as the new planning system.

Tell the Minister this is not acceptable!

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