REDWatch have created a petition requesting that the State Government suspend the exhibition of the Strategy until the NSW Planning Review is complete:
Under the proposed new planning system, the ability to comment on Development Applications will largely be lost. In theory, there will be a period of consultation on the rules that future Development Applications will have to comply with.
However, even though the new planning system is not yet in place, the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure is already exhibiting the Draft Metro Strategy for Sydney. This is the document which will become the new Regional Growth Plan for Sydney.
The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has formally refused requests by BPN (the Better Planning Network) to suspend the exhibition of the Strategy until the new system is in place and community engagement can be adequately resourced and conducted.
Please consider signing this petition. For the government to proceed with this exhibition without the opportunity for proper community consultation would be to express contempt for the very legitimate concerns residents have.