“For example, some said it affected them retaining staff because they were leaving the area because they could not afford houses.
“I raised the issue of affordability, property taxation and the problems with planning with Mr Foley. The current planning system is cumbersome and there is ample opportunity for people to look at improvements in this area.
“Councils need to provide certainty when it comes to development applications. Currently planning in NSW is not yes, not no, but maybe, which is expensive and the costs get passed down to the consumer.”
Find out more about REINSW’s views on the planning system here.