New planning unit draws fear of laxer oversight, support from business

Sydney Morning Herald –

A move by the Berejiklian government to “unblock planning projects stuck in the system” has drawn concern about a reduction of scrutiny but also praise for efforts to speed up the nation’s slowest approval rate.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes last week announced the creation of a Planning Development Unit staffed by as many as 30 people that will become the “central point of escalation” to resolve issues holding back big projects.

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