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Labor, the Greens and their fellow travellers shamefully vote to tear planning control from councils and the community

Today in the Upper House I sought to revoke planning scheme amendments VC187 and VC190 – these amendments ripped planning controls from councils and communities giving them exclusively to Labor government ministers.

These amendments give Labor and their mates full control of every public and social housing development, exempting these projects from the need for a standard planning approval and quashing the appeal rights of residents and councils.

I strongly support more social and public housing, but do not support Labor steamrolling poor quality and inappropriate development into neighbourhoods without community approval.