Labor’s proposed amendments to the Major Projects Legislation would result in greater transparency and keep the politics out of planning.
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning, Anita Dow, said Labor’s amendments come after close consultation with the community.
“Labor has been contacted by a large number of people in the community concerned over the Major Projects Legislation and we have listened and responded with several proposed amendments,” Ms Dow said.
“We don’t believe the current planning process is perfect and therefore support the principle of the proposed reforms, but we want to see enhanced appeal rights and greater transparency regarding the political donations made by proponents.
“We also want to ensure two of the three members of the Major Projects assessment panels will be members of the Tasmanian Planning Commission and that there will be an independent review of the legislation after five years.
“While the Major Projects Legislation is valid, it is going to take a lot more than this to create jobs in Tasmania.
“Unlike the Government, Labor has a clear plan to get Tasmanians into jobs as outlined in our COVID-19 Recovery Package.”
Labor Member for Braddon