16 May 2016
I introduced a private members bill to remove exemptions from planning and local government laws that allow the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust to develop its land without a public development application. The sports minister currently signs off on development behind closed doors – as he did this week for a five and a half storey training and education centre with underground parking on the Gold Members Car Park – with no opportunity for neighbours to view traffic, heritage, tree or shadowing reports and contribute to the final decision. This is unfair; home owners, developers, schools, universities, hospitals, aged care facilities, churches and governments must all submit a DA. My introductory speech is HERE.