Planning System Needs to Look at the 'Big Picture'

<p>Officials in Melbourne, Australia, are so frustrated with the city's lackluster planning process that they are pushing for the creation of a new planning authority -- one they hope will look at the "big picture".</p>
May 6, 2008, 1pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Two separate government inquiries are about to call for a new metropolitan planning body, which would involve both the State Government and local councils ceding some planning control."

"The findings are a response to a widening view in property, planning and architectural circles that both the Government and councils struggle to take a metropolitan-wide view of planning when under pressure from either big developers or powerful resident interests."

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2008 in The Age
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