North Metro Issues

Greens concerns over Planning Bill remain

The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 today passed both houses of Parliament.

The Bill provided some long overdue planning reform, but also created a new streamlined approvals process for large developments that sits outside of regular planning law.

Among a number of other concerns, this Bill allows the Minister for Planning to direct another government agency to do things that would otherwise be illegal.

Hon Tim Clifford, Greens Spokesperson for Planning:

ENVIRONMENT — NOISE MONITORING — SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCTS

2884. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the Special Entertainment Precincts Reform project, and I ask:

(a)  what ongoing noise monitoring and evidence-based assessment has been, or is currently undertaken in the proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct ‘core’ and ‘frame’ areas to inform the Government’s decision making;

(b)  could the Minister please specify the location of any and all noise monitoring stations in this area:

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