Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith said today the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) decision to cut a WA federal seat in light of new population figures, is another example of WA being deprived of necessary political representation.
Upper House Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith rejected the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 in Parliament today, stating the move is an attempt to grant developers unprecedented power at the expense of residents and local government.
Western Australia Party MP Charles Smith said Labor’s plan to streamline planning approvals to spur property development amidst the COVID-19 lull, aims to stifle public consultation periods making a mockery of democracy.
The McGowan Government will soon introduce new laws set to simplify the application process for projects valued over $30 million with the WA Planning Commission given power to approve developments for 18 months.
Public consultation periods would not occur under this law.