GREENS BILL: Commencement of Planning Code Bill passes in Upper House

Today the Greens Bill allowing the Minister for Planning to postpone the introduction of the Planning and Design Code passed in the Upper House. 

Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Commencement of Code) Amendment Bill 2019

The Hon. M.C. PARNELL: I am not going to take any time in summing up, other than to thank the Hon. Clare Scriven, the Hon. David Ridgway and the Hon. Frank Pangallo for their contributions. It is clear that the bill has the support of the chamber. I am delighted about that, and I would just say that this bill does not set a new date for the implementation of the Planning and Design Code. It simply gives the Minister the ability to set one if it is required—and as the Hon. Clare Scriven has put on the record, a number of people are saying that already. The Minister can have this bill sitting in his back pocket next year and can see if he needs to proclaim it. I look forward to his letter of thanks when he decides he really does need it.

Bill read a second time.

Committee Stage

Bill taken through committee without amendment.

Third Reading

The Hon. M.C. PARNELL: I move:

That this bill be now read a third time.

Bill read a third time and passed.

You can read Mark's speech on introducing the Bill here