Submission on Local Government Electoral Transparency Bill

The Property Council has provided a submission on the Local Government Electoral (Transparency and Accountability in Local Government) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 raising the industry’s concern with proposed planning and building amendments contained in the Bill.

Concerns have been raised by the Property Council on the bringing forward of provisions within the new planning legislation for the retrospective commencement of temporary local planning instruments. The submission has also opposed the removal of the Court’s discretion to award costs and re-introducing pre-determined criteria for how costs are - or are not – awarded.

The Property Council’s full submission can be accessed below.