Response to Evidence of Mr. Haddad, Director General Dept of Planning
The evidence given by Mr. Haddad to the Legislative Council Inquiry on the NSW Planning System regarding the relative virtues of the standard form Liverpool LEP using a land use zoning format and the parcel/place formatted Warringah LEP which is modeled on the South Australian system may have unwittingly mislead the Committee. It is understood that in comparing the two LEPs Mr Haddad held up the two documents and noted their relative length. The issue of the relative length of control documents was also referred to in written answers to question 11. In his answers it seems that Mr. Haddad has unintentially mislead the Committee. As my response will explain, the comparisons he made were not like with like.