Opinion

Is local government 'under attack from all sides'?

By Stuart Kelly
Updated April 8 2024 - 6:39pm, first published April 6 2024 - 4:30am
Is local government 'under attack from all sides'?
Is local government 'under attack from all sides'?

For years, developers and political parties have pushed for more planning matters to be decided by the state government in the guise of 'lessening red tape' and providing housing - a move which would bypass local democracy to streamline planning processes for developments at the expense of local councillors and local objectors.

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