Development Assessment Implementation And Cross Border Applications

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which may possibly affect the neighboring LGAs. JRP Panel will also concentrate on the rural areas where the LGAs are large spatially and have isolated population. Councils had to focus on the development happening in their LGAs and also assess the impact of the development in neighboring LGAs. JRPP is another decision making level in the Planning and Development assessment process. Council authorities in urban areas welcomed the JRPP which will encourage and aid in establishing large projects in their LGAs. But in rural areas JRPP will have less relevance as rural areas do not attract large development projects (Ruming, 2009). Increased cost and Time delay due to JRPP So it was the perspective of the local councils that the JRPP will be…show more content…
Meanwhile the state authorities saw JRPP as a way to have more efficiency in planning by eliminating the participation of the local council members. The presence of political members of the council in urban areas may become a hurdle in a move towards positive growth in planning and development of the city. So in such instances, JRPP will be surely beneficial for better planning of the city. The council argued that JRPP will be only pave way for time delay. They have highlighted that JRPP is just a replica of the prevalent structures and regulation in the council level. In few LGAs, Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAP) were formed to have independent view or observation on the development projects and these observations will be counted for the approval process. Council members mentioned that such a system is already present in the previous system and the JRPP will be just a mirror of it and be a cause for time delay (Ruming, 2009). Planning Assessment Commission and Planning Arbitrators Reforms and Amendments in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 recommended inclusion of Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) and Planning Arbitrators (PA). The main aim of forming PAC and PA was to improve the NSW Planning Systems reforms and amendments. As per the study done by Ruming (2009), the PAC and PA had analogous functions as JRPP and Part 3A.
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