COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Amendment Bill Submission

 Although we are supportive of the Bill, minor improvements could be made to the Bill to provide greater certainty. We recommend:

  • Similar to the Panel’s process, the Ministerial decision-making process should specify a timeframe in which a decision is to be made;
  • Provide greater clarity that the Minister has decision-making powers up until the two-year deadline; and
  • Remove the Ministers powers to set a specific timeframe for the Panel’s decision-making process that differs from that set out within the Bill.

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