In 2014 a working group of community organisations published A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW.
The working group comprised the Better Planning Network, Community Councillors Network, Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, National Parks Association of NSW, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Nature Conservation Council of NSW, NSW Heritage Network, Shelter NSW and the Total Environment Centre.
The Charter proposes that good planning is governed by the following principles:
The Charter can be viewed at:thecommunitycharter.org/
A Charter Companion document details the principles, expected outcomes and the mechanisms through which the Charter could be implemented.
The expected outcomes are a planning system that:
Friends of the East Coast believes this Charter provides the most developed community based planning policies in Australia. Planning activists in Tasmania might be inspired by the efforts and the consultation processes required to prepare such a Charter.