STOKES DENIES A CONFLICT OF INTEREST … despite an Executive from the PCA parachuted in for Fast Tracking of Projects!


-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?

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CAAN Photo 2016 Mirvac alongside the Crescent, Glebe

To replace this beautiful Blue Gum High Forest at West Pennant Hills?

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CAAN Photo the Blue Gum High Forest … formerly the IBM Site concealed by the forest now owned by Developer Mirvac!

-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


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