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Planning and Design Code

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:08): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, representing the Minister for Planning, a question about the draft Planning and Design Code?

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: I understand that the consultation period for the Planning and Design Code for phase 2 is from 1 October 2019 to 29 November 2019. I have been contacted by concerned farmers who have expressed that they may miss out on the opportunity to have their say given the complexity of the code and the time constraints they face during this busy harvesting period. My question is: can the minister advise how the government is assisting farmers to have their say about the Planning and Design Code?

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (15:09): I thank the honourable member for his question and his ongoing interest in the draft Planning and Design Code. I will take his question on notice and refer it to my colleague the Hon Stephan Knoll, the relevant minister in the other chamber.