Corbell’s planning laws taken behind the woodshed with an axe

alistair coe

Alistair Coe.

THE Liberals’ Alistair Coe is celebrating the withdrawal of Simon Corbell’s proposed changes to the ACT’s planning laws.

“This failed bill would have made Simon Corbell the town planner, architect and developer for any site in Canberra. It’s a bill which would have given Mr Corbell and Cabinet more power,” Alistair said.

He chalks the victory up to flawed consultation process.

The Green’s Shane Rattenbury has welcomed the chance to have another go.

“I have agreed to the withdrawal of the Bill in order to redraft a version more in line with the feedback from the community. I believe it is important for the government to continue to respond to community feedback,” Shane said.

He is, however, trying to rescue the secure mental health unit which was tied up in the legislation,

“It is important that this project, which is a high priority for the community, is still able to proceed and I remain committed to supporting new legislation that applies only to the development of the secure mental health unit.”

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