Better Planning Network (BPN) is a state-wide Not for Profit, grassroots volunteer-based organisation. Founded in 2012, today BPN has a network of nearly 500 affiliated groups across NSW.
Our aim is for a robust and visionary planning system for NSW - one that fosters best practice environmental, heritage, social sustainability and design outcomes; and make sure best practice planning is achieved through a colloborative and authentic community partnership engagement approach.
This follows the NSW Government's attempt to introduce planning reforms that priortise economic growth at the expense of the environment, our heritage and proper community participation in strategic planning and local assessments.
Together we successfully succeeded in stalling the Planning Bills in 2013. However, the Government has since pushed ahead with many of its controversial reforms.
In response, the Planning for People Charter A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW was developed by a coalition of community and environmental peak bodies - including Better Planning Network, the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, the Total Environment Centre, the Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, Australia International Council for Monuments and Sites, Our Land Our Water Our Future and the National Parks Association of NSW.
We invite individuals to become a BPN supporter by joining this site. Membership is open to community groups and organisations. To contact us, email us at email@example.com.
Our postal address is: PO Box 137, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012.
Note: This site replaces our previous website, with new material in the process of being added.