Does it matter?.... you tell me.

In February 2020, I submitted the following Question on Notice:

On its website, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW describes itself as "the leading industry body representing the interests of the NSW property development sector." 

At the Public Forum of the Council meeting held on 8 July, 2019, the Chair of the UDIA Central Coast indicated that Council sits in on their regular monthly meetings.

How many monthly meetings of the UDIA Central Coast have planning staff attended between June, 2017 and December, 2019 – and what other stakeholder group meetings have planning staff attended on a monthly basis during that period (excluding Council Advisory Committees and external committees coordinated by government entities)?

The answer that came back was that there were a total of 22 meetings attended - but this was not not inconsistent with staff attendance at regular meetings of other community stakeholder groups. (click here for the question and response). 

In March 2020, I asked a further question regarding how many meetings planning staff had attended of those other community stakeholder groups during that same period.

The answer came back on 27 April 2020 (click here for the question and response):

Planning staff from the Environment and Planning Directorate have not undertaken regular attendance at any meetings of the above-mentioned agencies during the period of June 2017 – December, 2019.



 The poll is open until Friday, 8 May 2020