ACCAN recently submitted to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department) consultation on possible amendments to pit and pipe exemption criteria. ACCAN supports, in part, the proposed changes, and we further recommended that the Department:

  • Ensure reasonable consideration is given to the long-term use of a site.
  • Consider how a development may become a growth area in the future.
  • Promote community safety through supporting adequate infrastructure in locations at risk of natural disasters.
  • Ensure that commercial processes are not relied upon to determine the ownership of pit and pipe.

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