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As the government is failing, all eyes are on the council

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA Something terrible will happen if nothing is done. That's been the public fear for a long time in response to the...

Proposed planning changes likely to hurt you

In the proposed changes, where are the clauses referring to amenity which the Development Consent Authority (DCA) must consider currently: Those things which can affect our lifestyle and the value of your property. How our streetscapes look, and how they support everyday community life and wellbeing, writes Nick Kirlew from the Planning Action Network Inc.

Government transparency? Don't ask.

 

Elected Minister passes buck to appointed authority which doesn't answer questions. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. Planning Minister Eva Lawler is pictured.

Plans to reform planning can't come soon enough

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Official knickers are in a firm knot over what the Development Consent Authority can or cannot do, as rural residents are still battling the creeping industrialisation of their living space. PHOTO: An image used by objectors to the Petrick Road planning applications. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Planning decision decimates land value

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The owners of a rural residential block say its value has dropped $65,000 as a result of their neighbours getting permission to run an industrial operation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The huge shed used by the plumbers on the formerly rural residential land, as pictured in the valuer's report.

 

Government land use regulators fragment community

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Disputes erupt as rules are either not clear or fail to be enforced by the lands department, residents claim. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Rubbish on rural residential block has tempers flaring.

See UPDATE January 26.

 

Uncertainty about rural subdivision continues

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Development Consent Authority says no. Will Minister say yes? A new application? Photo: Former owner of the rural block Bob Kessing, at its northern end, looking into Emily Valley, 10 years ago. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Kessings want land comments re-opened

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Bob and Kaye Kessing (pictured) are asking that the subdivision proposal for land they previously owned should be put out afresh for public comment.

 

Town planning: A commission for the people?

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Eight storey buildings are now officially on the agenda for Alice Springs, and the government's newest land management instrumentality is on the same page as one of the town's most outspoken high-rise opponents, heritage architect Domenico Pecorari. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Bring in open and fair planning appeal rights

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Here is an outline of what we're proposing to Planning Minister, Peter Chandler, in a bid to to have planning regulations changed in favour of open and fair planning appeal rights. He answered quickly and reassuringly that he was looking into the matter, write Diana Rickard and Greg Chapman.

 

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