Annual Report 2023

Demand for our planning advice service remains constant and groups continue to contact us for help and advice in understanding complex planning procedures, legislation and regulations as they seek to influence how proposed development will shape their communities. Our work this year included: provision of advice on a wide range of complex and detailed regional and local council planning policies; helping groups prepare statements of case for planning appeals; and advice to groups on procedural aspects of the Public Inquiry process.

We also provided advice and support to groups seeking help on planning requirements pertaining to their own community facilities including proposals to develop a community hub and nature trail; a community garden on an interface site; and converting a former bank building for community use. We advised groups on a wide range of urban and rural development proposals including men’s sheds; housing and apartment developments; community gardens; and anaerobic digesters.

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