New Design Review Panel a case of the Nanny State gone too far!

Australian Property Journal – 

OPINION: THE NSW government needs to take a step back from its quest to “improve the quality of the built environment” through the appointment of “100 leading design experts” to look at State Significant buildings and precincts (which already go to the Independent Planning Commission for determination).

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet should be overseeing this new Design Review Panel. At last, someone who is prepared to stand up to the industry of architects which have for too long held Sydney back by adding complexity, cost and causing delays to those prepared to invest in creating new homes and employment in our great State. Surely the architectural community is mature enough to sustain some honest critical feedback. Our Treasurer has shown the way.

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