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The corruption watchdog has warned that NSW’s new planning system could be an easy target for unscrupulous development.

The concerns were detailed in the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s submission to the planning white paper, which closed to public comment on Friday.

The impression of ‘backdoor’ approvals undermine the simplicity and overall integrity of the system.

The ICAC said the reforms, billed by the government as a simpler and more transparent planning system, were dependent on clear definitions, tight processes, the skill set of decision-makers and the role of experts.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/planning-reforms-target-for-corruption-icac-20130701-2p7l6.html#ixzz2XpRsSweA

 


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