NSW planning processes and development applications will be fast-tracked in a bid to support the construction sector and maintain jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rezoning and development applications will be accelerated More decisions will be made by the minister if required.
The Planning Minister, Mr Stokes on Friday said the construction and development sectors were vital to keeping people employed and supporting economic recovery. Under the planning changes announced on Friday, the state government will also support councils and planning panels to fast-track local … development applications.
Mr Stokes said the so-called planning system acceleration program would create opportunities for more than 30,000 construction jobs in the next six months.
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Re: “Development fast-tracked”, posted on April 5, 2020:
Would these planning changes accelerate the approval by NSW Planning Dept of WCC review in 2020 of their 2017 Chatswood CBD Rezoning Strategy?
We do not believe that is what is intended but anything is possible.