Media Releases

BPN issues Media Releases from time to time, as well as working individually with journalists on stories.

Here you will find a record of BPN's Media Releases with the most recent at the top of the page.

2017

 

Media Release 23 October 2017 - A Clear Plan for Growth but what about Liveability?

Joint Media Release 19 October 2017 - Labor Pledges to Scrap Priority Precincts

Joint Media Release 18 October 2017 - Communities gather to Discuss Sydney's Future

Joint Media Release 10 October 2017 - Battle for Sydney's Future is On

Media Release 4 September 2017 - Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal - Urgent Re-think needed

Media Release 22 June 2017 - Biodiversity in Peril 

Media Release 10 April 2017 - Greater Sydney Commission Plans Lack Ways and Means

Media Release 21 March 2017 - High Rise Priority Precincts Won't Make Housing More Affordable

Media Release 23 January 2017 - Community Seeks Planning Fair Go from Premier Berejiklian

Media Release 9 January 2017 - Planning Changes to Further Erode Communities' Ability to Shape Local Neighbourhoods

 

2016

 

Media Release 2 June 2016 - NSW Government Challenged - media release here

Media Release 1 June 2016 - Sydney's Future - 

Media Release 10 March 2016 - Sydney Tree Farce - 

Media Release 15 January 2016 - In memory of the trees: Communities mourn Campaign continues - media release here

2015

 

Media Release - 8 September, 2015 - Community left out of the equation -

Media Release - 9 July, 2015 - Planning System Gone Wrong - 

Media Release - 27 March - Alliance welcomes Rev. Fred Nile's support - 

Media Release 5 February 2015 - NSW Government gives mixed messages on planning - media release here

2014

 

Media Release 8 November 2014 - Pre-gateway process continues to sideline local communities - media release here

Media Release 10 October 2014 - State Government ignores Newcastle community in favour of GPT and UrbanGrowth NSW - media release here

Media Release 10 October 2014 - NSW Government must protect ban on developer donations - media release here

Media Release 29 August 2014 - Another Day, Another Planning Committee - media release here

Media Release 12 August 2014 - Business interests to trump Local Councils? - media release here

Media Release 5 August 2014 - Is UrbanGrowth NSW up to the task? - media release here

Media Release 18 June 2014 - Baird's Grow, Grow, Grow Budget Problematic for Good Strategic Planning - media release here

Media Release 06 June 2014 - NSW Department of Planning Engages in Politics - media release here

Media Release 03 June 2014 - Premier's Greater Sydney Commission Another Layer of Bureaucracy for NSW Planning - media release here

Letter to Daily Telegraph Editor, 30 May 2014 - media release here

Media Release 28 May 2014 - NSW Planning Minister Offered Poison Chalice - media release here

Media Release 27 May 2014 - BPN Cautiously Welcomes Review of Pre-Gateway Process - media release here

Letter to Daily Telegraph Editor, 02 May 2014 - media release here

Media Release 23 April 2014 - Better Planning Network congratulates Minister Goward - media release here

Media Release 22 April 2014 - Better Planning Network welcomes new Minister for Planning - media release here

Media Release 22 April 2014 - NSW Government defies Upper House Call for Papers - media release here

Media Release 16 April 2014 - BPN welcomes former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's resignation - media release here

Response to article, SMH 1 April 2014 - media release here

Media Release 25 March 2014 - Pre-Gateway Reviews Must Go - media release here

Media Release 10 March 2014 - Developer Lobby Gets Down and Dirty over Planning - media release here

Media Release 28 February 2014 - Government Ousts Community by the Back Door - media release here

Response to article by Leesha McKenny, SMH 25 February 2014 - media release here

Media Release 26 February 2014 - State Parliament is back on Tuesday and Planning is on the Agenda - media release here

Media Release 12 February 2014 - Government Admits Failure on Planning Reform - media release here

Response to Elizabeth Farrelly Piece, SMH 23rd January 2014 - media release here

Response to Chris Johnson Opinion Piece, SMH 11th January 2014 - media release here

2013

 

Media Release 29 November - Minister Hazzard must take responsibility for failed planning reforms - media release here

Media Release 27 November - NSW Upper House Passes Bad Planning Laws - media release here

Media Release 27 November - Cliffhanger Drama Brings Major Amendments to Planning Bills - media release here

Media Release 25 November - Can We Trust Them? - media release here

Media Release 21 November 2013 - NSW Planning Bills in Trouble - media release here

Media Release 15 November 2013 - Community Groups Call for Planning Bills to be Rejected - media release here

Media Release 14 November 2013 - Potential Scenario Under the NSW Government's Planning Bills (Part 1) - media release here

Media Release 14 November 2013 - Potential Scenario Under the NSW Government's Planning Bills (Part 2) - media release here

Media Release 29 October 2013 - BPN Welcomes NSW ALP's Opposition to Planning Bills - media release here

Media Release 25 October 2013 - BPN Survey Shows the Miranda By-Election was no Aberration - media release here - BPN Survey Totals - Questionnare Responses to Date

Media Release 22 October 2013 - Planning Minister Snubs Better Planning Network - media release here

Media Release 7 October 2013 - BPN Supports Local Government NSW Stand on Planning Bills - media release here

Opinion Piece by Corinne Fisher, BPN Convenor in Daily Telegraph 27 September 2013: ‘The last thing NSW needs is more bad planning’ - media release here

Media Release 19 September 2013 - Amendments Won't Fix Bad Planning Bills - media release here

Media Release 16 September 2013 - Stakeholder Groups Share Concerns about NSW Planning Reforms - media release here 

Analysis of Stakeholder Submissions - a report commissioned by the Better Planning Network - media release here

Media Release 11 September 2013 - Community Groups Protest to Brad Hazzard - media release here

Media Release 28 August 2013 - The Hazzard Tape - NSW Government's Planning Reforms a Crime to the Community - media release here

Media Release 20 August 2013 - Planning Law Campaign Enters the Halls of Power - media release here

Media Release 19 August 2013 - Proposed NSW Planning Laws Worse than the Scrapped Part 3A Legislation - media release here - BPN Fact Sheet - 'Part 3A' and the NSW Planning Reforms – Part 3A fact Sheet

Media Release 15 August 2013 - Independent Survey Confirms no Confidence in Government's Planning Reforms - media release here - Independent survey on the White Paper by Jo Manion and Marketinfo - independent survey here

Media Release 13 August 2013 - Community Groups Shocked as Department Admits to Misleading the Public - media release here BPN Complaint to DPI and DPI Response to BPN

Media Release 5 August 2013 - Criticism of Brad Hazzard's Planning Review Grows - media release here

Media Release 1 August 2013- Warning: NSW Planning Laws could see Corruption Repeated - media release here

Media Release 27 June 2013- Corruption Risk Remains in NSW Planning Bills Despite ICAC Warning - media release here - Read the BPN Factsheet on Corruption and the NSW Planning Reforms here

Media Release 24 June 2013-Will the Real Mr Hazzard Please Stand Up - media release here

Response to Harry Triguboff's article "Make NSW planning fast and simple" (AFR, 27 June, 2013) - media release here

Response to Jessica Irvine's article "Go up or we go down" (Sunday Telegraph, 8 June, 2013) - media release here

Response to Cassandra Wilson's article "State Tackles Density Dilemma" (The Australian, 5 June, 2013) - media release here

Media Release 26 May 2013-Consultation Conjuring Trick - media release here

Media Release 21 May 2013-Community groups appeal to Minister to act on their feedback - media release here

Media Release 14 May 2013-Community Forum analyses NSW Government's new Planning System - media release here

Media Release 9 May 2013- Community Consultation Welcome - media release here

Media Release 24 April 2013- Environment Threatened by NSW Planning Reforms - media release here

Media Release 18 April 2013-New Laws Hazardous to Heritage - media release here

Media Release 16 April 2013- NSW GOvernment's Cynical Betrayal of Community - media release here

Media Release 28 March 2013- Community Petition on Planning Laws - media release here

Media Release 21 March 2013- Developers Dictate Metropolitan Strategy - media release here

Media Release 17 March 2013- Planning? What Planning? - media release here

Media Release 6 March 2013- Community Calls For A Level Playing Field - media release here

Media Release 6 February 2013- ICAC Revelations Should Prompt Planning Law Re-Think - media release here

2012 

 

Media Release 23 December 2012- Minister Urged To Cool Down Over Summer - media release here

Media Release 23 December 2012- Premier Not Listening - media release here

Community Participation Workshop 19 November 2012 - Better Planning Network participants met with senior officers of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure in a community workshop. Find out more in the media release here

Meeting with the Planning Minister 7 November 2012 - The BPN met with the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP on 6 November 2012. Find out more about the meeting in our media release here 

Meeting with the Planning Minister 6 November 2012 - The BPN will be meeting with the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP on 6 November 2012. Read the media release here 

Inner City Planning Forum 24 October 2012 - Campaign gathering momentum at the Inner City Planning Forum. Read the media release here If you missed the Forum, you can see all the presentations here 

Media Release 22 October 2012 - Inner City Planning Forum tomorrow night. Read the release here

Interview on Stateline 19 October 2012 - See Corinne Fisher of the Better Planning Network interviewed by Quentin Dempster. See the interview here

News Article on Planning Review 19 October 2012 - Read the great article by Wendy Bacon here

Latest Media Release 17 October 2012 - Read about BPN online resources here

White Paper Workshop 11 October 2012 in Redfern - The BPN attended the White Paper workshop today in Sydney. Following the meeting we issued a Press Release. Read the BPN Press Release