From The Riot Act 3 January 2018. By Paul Costigan
‘Someone needs to ask the ACT Planning Minister why his planning directorate continues to encourage local residents to form residents’ associations to oppose inappropriate developments. It has happened all over Canberra and now it is happening in Campbell.
‘The formula is simple: The Planning Directorate (Authority?) allows an inappropriate DA to progress and then up pops a residents group wanting to maintain their suburb as a livable and sustainable urban environment….
‘What has been allowed to go out for consultations has so many faults that one can only surmise that the compliance regime now depends on the residents doing the work to identify the faults, to have it amended or totally disallowed’