NSW Government review of the Independent Planning Commission

October 19, 2019

The NSW Government’s review of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) is an acknowledgement of the strong concerns held by many regarding the role and processes of the IPC within the NSW planning system.

NSW Government projects allowed to bypass planning system quagmire

October 10, 2019

The NSW Government needs to explain why it has repeatedly fast-tracked its own large and controversial projects through the state planning system, bypassing the Independent Planning Commission, while expecting other major projects to endure a lengthy, uncertain and costly assessment process that is costing jobs and investment in NSW.

Infrastructure

Quality infrastructure is crucial to a strong mining industry and the economic wellbeing of the state.
 
We use the road, rail and port systems to transport and trade our minerals, which in many cases is funded by our industry. We also provide the fuel for most of the state’s electricity generation and we use this energy to support our operations.
 
Our miners contribute to infrastructure that supports people living in mining towns, such as new and upgraded roads and water infrastructure that boosts drinking supplies and has even drought-proofed towns.
 
While hard infrastructure helps keeps our economy moving, adequate social infrastructure is essential for towns and regions that expand or contract as a result of mining activity. That’s why the right policies must be in place and the right investments made by governments and business to ensure that mining towns are attractive places to live and that services like health, schools and childcare keep pace with the changing needs of regional NSW. 

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