Pragmatic curtailment of participation in planning in Victoria

Murray Raff

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The approach taken by the Kennett Liberal government to the interrelated issues of planning and environment distinguishes it not only from its Labor predecessors, but also conservative governments which have preceded it. There are many politically
contested issues in Victoria which display an uncompromising attitude to citizen objection: for example, construction of a Formula 1 motor racing track in Albert Park with planning and environmental law constraints dissolved, and the extension and procedures was a general pattern. Indeed, the statistics
expansion of the Eastern and Tullamarine freeways. Unwillingness to negotiate with objectors appears to be viewed as an efficient way to go about things, and the problem that some citizens might be hurt in the implementation of policies is the price of progress.' The Premier views this style as a management technique which he "... learnt first in the army and then as a small businessman"
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes


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