Hundreds protest State planning laws

NSW environmental and community groups have called for change to the State's planning laws which they say allow uncontrolled development.

In a rally at Sydney's Hyde Park, hundreds of people called for the protection against development of sites from the Hunter region to the North Coast.

They carried banners with slogans including, “Only a nong would approve Currawong”, “High rise lies”, and “State gov: Pirates of Pittwater”.

The protesters want to scrap Part 3A of the State's planning legislation, which gives the planning minister power to take over significant developments.

Opposition planning spokesman Brad Hazzard told the crowd a Liberal government would abolish the legislation.

“From Morrisset to Mudgee from Currawong to Catherine Hill Bay, this government is going to hear a very loud message and that is, we have had it with your planning laws.”



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