The Australia Institute made a submission to the “Rapid Assessment Framework” consultation, a process to reform parts of the NSW planning process.

The Rapid Assessment Framework reforms are a chance to improve the low standard of economic assessment in NSW planning processes. Economic assessments have become advocacy documents rather than objective research. A key improvement would be utilising economic assessment at an earlier stage in planning processes when project design can still be modified, rather than the current environmental impact statement phase when proponents are committed to a particular approach.

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