Framework risks joining long list of ignored plans

To ensure the 20-year National Planning Framework does not go down in flames, the government needs to start talking to the opposition about infrastructure

6th February, 2018
Planners believe future will be urban. Pic: Getty

This country has a history of very poor planning – and there is one very simple reason for it.

It is always very difficult to get consensus on a new plan, such as the 20-year National Planning Framework. So the plan tends to be substantially watered down for a start, so that there is 'something for everybody in the audience'. And then the plan is ultimately ignored, which allows every council and vested interest group...

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