Protest at new state planning move

THE Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has hit out at State Government moves to exclude councils from the planning and approval process for state infrastructure.

The move paves the way for buildings or building extensions in schools and hospitals to be done without local government regulation.

The LGAQ says this unregulated development could cost ratepayers millions of dollars to fix.

Chief executive Greg Hallam says the decision, rammed through just before the government went into caretaker mode, cuts communities out of the decision-making process.

Tomorrow, we get Mayor Ron Bellingham's reaction.

 

What do you think? Phone 4660 1318.


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