Over the last few years, the NSW Government has introduced major reforms to the NSW planning system. All have been aimed at delivering greater transparency and efficiency, to bring certainty and trust of the planning process to the people of NSW.
The reforms are significant in that they:
It is timely after these reforms to review the integrity of decision making and undertake a holistic review of governance across the planning system. The review:
Nick Kaldas, former NSW Deputy Police Commissioner and Director of Internal Oversight Services for the UN’s Relief Works Agency, was engaged to undertake this governance review of decision-making in our planning system.
The NSW Government has accepted all 19 of the recommendations made in the review, including the creation of a new Ethics Unit, mandatory probity checks for all IHAP members including community representatives, and an infrastructure contribution audit.
Refer to the Ministerial media release and the full report for more information.
The terms of reference can be found below.
To find out more about the Review or if you have relevant information to share, please Contact Us.
The Review is to inquire into and make recommendations in relation to the decision making governance framework in the New South Wales Planning system.
The Review is to:
1. Assess the structure and governance of the planning system in NSW;
2. Consult with stakeholders and identify governance issues that they feel require consideration or which risk the integrity of the system;
3. Consider interstate and overseas planning and other administrative systems to ensure that relevant best practice options are considered for inclusion in New South Wales;
4. Consider the interactions between the NSW planning system’s governance and agencies, other government agencies, and other levels of government;
5. Consider technological solutions to governance challenges;
6. Identify actions, procedures, processes or steps that could or would:
7. Consider any other matters that the Reviewer reasonably considers should be included and that is not otherwise dealt with in the above.
The Reviewer is to provide:
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