Policy

Oiling the Machine – Continuous Code Improvement

Since its State-wide implementation in March 2021 the Planning & Design Code has become a part of everyday life for many in the planning and development industry.

For the most part, the Code has been working efficiently and the intent of the planning policy it contains is being achieved.

Every good system can be improved.  This is why the State Planning Commission is undertaking the first significant update of the Code via the Miscellaneous Technical Enhancement Code Amendment.

Planning & Land Use Services has had URPS investigating several issues and perceived inefficiencies with the Code as part of this Amendment.

Some issues are complex.  Others straightforward.  All require careful consideration to avoid any unintended consequences from change to the Code.

Stay tuned for the outcomes that will ensure the Code remains a well-oiled machine.

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