Following revelations made as result of the Independent Commission Against Corruption throughout the past two years, a collection of community organisations have developed a Community Charter for Good Planning.
The charter has been endorsed by a range of peak associations, including the Better Planning Network, Total Environment Centre, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and National Parks Association of NSW, and will be launched on Thursday 18 September at 1pm at the Domain behind NSW Parliament House in Sydney.
Attending will be Luke Foley, ALP spokesperson for Planning; David Shoebridge, Greens NSW Spokesperson on Planning; Alex Greenwich, Member for Sydney and Better Planning Network Spokesperson Corinne Fisher.
“This is a powerful coming together of a wide range of community organisations.” Ms Fisher. “Planning was a key issue in the 2011 election. It will be an even bigger issue in the 2015 election!
“Following the launch we will be asking the candidates in every electorate in NSW to consider endorsing the Charter and help move NSW into a new era of better planning which is corruption free and based on ecologically sustainable development.”
Ms Fisher said the Charter represented “the bottom line” for planning, and would deliver fair outcomes for the community, future generations and the environment.
TEC chief executive Jeff Angel said: “It’s time to put planning on a firm footing that respects the environment, delivers best practice development consistent with sustainability and one in which the community can have confidence.”