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John Alexander: It’s time to stop reactive planning

A week or so before announcing the mammoth Building Up & Moving Out inquiry into the development of cities, MP John Alexander told the audience at The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland that Australia needs to stop its “reactionary” approach to urban planning.

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John Alexander Iain Walker planning tomorowland

John Alexander: It’s time to stop reactive planning

A week or so before announcing the mammoth Building Up & Moving Out inquiry into the development of cities, MP John Alexander told the audience at The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland that Australia needs to stop its “reactionary” approach to urban planning.

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John Alexander Iain Walker planning tomorowland

John Alexander: It’s time to stop reactive planning

A week or so before announcing the mammoth Building Up & Moving Out inquiry into the development of cities, MP John Alexander told the audience at The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland that Australia needs to stop its “reactionary” approach to urban planning.

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The Department of Planning & Environment LOGO

The Department of Planning & Environment: Manager, Program Delivery

Do you want to be part of NSW’s transition to a modern energy system? We are looking for talented and innovative individuals to assist the government in delivering a range of exciting new clean energy projects to drive NSW towards its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

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