In the lead-up to the NSW 2011 State election, Nicole Gooch and I published a number of stories about the notorious Part 3 A leglislation which took power of planning decisions away from Local Council and gave it the Minister for Planning and panels appointed by the Minister. After the election, the new Liberal and National Party government is repealing Part 3A but it is not yet clear what form its replacement will take.

In this article we focus particularly on Rose Developments and its proposals for the NSW heritage coastal town of Catherine Hill Bay and commercial marina at Kendall Bay on the Parramatta River in Sydney.

Read the full article on New Matilda.