Withdraw the NSW Government’s Planning Bills!
  • Petitioning Ron Hoenig
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Member for Heffron
Ron Hoenig
Premier, New South Wales
Barry O’Farrell
Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Minister Assisting the Premier on Infrastructure NSW
Brad Hazzard
Greens member
David Shoebridge
See response
Christian Democratic Party member
Fred Nile
Christian Democratic Party member
Paul Green
Independent member
Greg Piper
Independent member
Alex Greenwich
Deputy Leader of the Opposition - Legislative Council
Adam Searle
Deputy Premier
Andrew Stoner
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Housing
Sophie Cotsis
Mike Baird
Minister for Transport
Gladys Berejiklian
Member for Penrith
Stuart Ayres
Member for Hawkesbury
Ray Williams
Member for Marrickville
Carmel Tebbutt
Shadow Treasurer
Michael Daley
Member for Toongabbie
Nathan Rees
Shadow Minister for Healthy Lifestyles
Tania Mihailuk
Shadow Attorney General
Paul Lynch
Shadow Minister for Ageing
Barbara Perry
Attorney General
Greg Smith
Leader of the Opposition
John Robertson (Leader of the Opposition)
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Linda Burney (Deputy Leader of the Opposition)
Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
Luke Foley (Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure)
Shadow Minister for Transport
Penny Sharpe (Shadow Minister for Transport)
Minister for the Environment; Minister for Heritage
Robin Parker (Minister for the Environment; Minister for Heritage)
Minister for Local Government
Don Page (Minister for Local Government)

Withdraw the NSW Government’s Planning Bills!

    1. Petition by

      Better Planning Network

In a few weeks’ time, the O’Farrell Government will introduce new planning legislation to the NSW Parliament that will primarily benefit the big end of town. If adopted by Parliament, this legislation will result in the most significant reduction in community participation, environmental and heritage protection in over 30 years.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker David Shoebridge responds:

      David Shoebridge

      Thank you for your support in this important campaign.

      Pressure has grown on the Government in the last few days to withdraw this drastic legislation with traction growing in the media about the impact that this proposed legislation wi...

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Decision-maker David Shoebridge responds:

      David Shoebridge

      This is Australia, not some 3rd world country with an undemocratic regime. Community consultation is a vital part of any planning otherwise Developer Jo Bloggs could buy house next door, demolish the house & build a block of high rise apa...

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Decision-maker David Shoebridge responds:

      David Shoebridge

      Slash, burn mentality akin to Mongols - not a modern day government whom I voted for and now pay the price for my stupidity.

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. 13-Aug-13: Director-General of Planning admits misleading NSW citizens

      In news today Sam Haddad, the Director-General of Planning and Infrastructure admitted that:

      "...a proposed overhaul of planning laws has ''gone further than the government intended'', reducing the community's ability to fight bad decisions".

      He "also conceded department staff may have unintentionally spread ''inaccurate or misleading information'' about the changes, touted as the biggest overhaul of the state's planning system in more than 30 years."

      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/top-official-admits-errors-over-draft-planning-laws-20130812-2rsht.html#ixzz2bsrz6oBe and also at http:///www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/53324/

      We need to ensure that this legislation never reaches the parliament!

      Top official admits errors over draft planning laws

      Concerned: Planning and Infrastructure Director-General Sam Haddad. Photo: Kate Geraghty The state's top planning bureaucrat has said a proposed overhaul of planning laws has ''gone further than the government intended'', reducing the community's ability to fight bad decisions.

    9. If you wish to donate to the Better Planning Network....

      Visit http://betterplanningnetwork.good.do/nsw/pages/donate/ to donate to the Better Planning Network. Remember, BPN is a non-profit, apolitical organisation.

      Join me in supporting the Better Planning Network Campaign

      Thank you for your support. Every voice shows the NSW government that resident rights are just as important as the rights of developers


    Reasons for signing

    • Robyn Milsted AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Parramatta has a lot of history, and it is a shame our developers are greedy and want to destroy the little bit of history left. I see this on a day to day bases, while driving around for work I see an older style home and think that would be lovely done up, then you drive past a week later and it is flattened. Homes are not built like they use to. I have clients that tell me the history on there home and there husband built the home after war or migrating to Australia. The ones that migrate to Australia don't care about our history and see an old house that they flatten and build these huge wog mansions.

    • Tegan Gregory AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because I have seen beautiful historical buildings destroyed by greedy developers.

    • Angela Beresford AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Its in the interest of our people

    • Byron Reynolds AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Protection of the environment is critical. The principals of ecologically sustainable development should continue to be followed.

      We are all at risk of losing with the new bill being passed.

      Does Barry have any idea how many people could also lose there jobs with this Bill?

    • Kelli Haynes SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Those closest to the impact of of choices made need to have a key say in decisions made about them, their lives, and what is left for future generations.


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