KEY POINTS … TEN NEWS REPORT 29 MAY 2020
-Planning Minister Stokes denies there is a conflict of interest after an executive from the Property Council was asked to help lead the State Government’s response to CoronaVirus
-that response involves fast-tracking the decision making around major projects some of which are proposed by members of the Property Council
-despite the West Pennant Hills Blue Gum High Forest site being rejected by the Hills Council last year developer Mirvac has a proposal for 600 homes
–this site has been selected by the State Government to have its rezoning assessment fast tracked
-the Planning Minister said this fast tracking was to facilitate a ‘determination’
CAAN: For a MIRVAC development perhaps like this at Glebe?
To replace this beautiful Blue Gum High Forest at West Pennant Hills?
-the planning minister moved to quell concern there is a conflict of interest within his department
–Mirvac happens to be represented on the Board of the Property Council of Australia
-the Deputy Executive Director of the PCA in NSW is Mr William Power; he has taken leave without pay to become the Executive Director of the Planning Department’s Covid-19 response
-his role is described as Communications and Stakeholder Engagement; not involved in any determinative process either in terms of fast-tracking of individual projects or the determination of them
-the department’s lawyer is confident Mr Power has no role in relation to decision making
–his responsibility involves fast-tracking the decision making of major projects; some of which were proposed by members of the PCA!!
- P.S. … Is this Dracula running the Blood Bank?
SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE to find out more about:
-the Property Council of Australia (the PCA)
-Scott Morrison before entering politics wrote the Policy for the PCA
NOW … see for yourself from TenNews …