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Submission to Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning – Inquiry into Historical Development Consents in NSW

UDIA welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning – Inquiry into Historical Development Consents in NSW. In preparing a submission we have had an opportunity to canvass a number of our members who have had practical experience dealing with Historical Development Consents.

Context
The Committee’s Media Release of 19 March 2024 noted that the Inquiry is concerned with what have been termed ‘zombie developments’ or zombie development applications (‘Zombie DAs’). The term ‘Zombie DA’ was first coined in the context of a dispute in the Blue Mountains, over the Blue Mountains Wildlife Park, that the Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc. labelled it in the media as the ‘Zombie Croc DA’.

Our full media release can be found at the download button link below.