Antenna masts and NSW planning law reform

New South Wales amateurs will recall that, since October last year, the New South Wales Government has been conducting comprehensive reform to the planning laws.

As this is the first review of the State’s planning laws for more than 30 years, a golden opportunity was presented to get some consideration for Amateur Radio antenna masts.

New South Wales radio amateurs have been making submissions to the planning review.

The NSW amateur fraternity responded magnificently with a barrage of submissions, wanting Amateur Radio antenna masts to be included in the laws as exempt or complying development.

In fact, so many amateurs made submissions that the NSW planning department commented about it on their website in November 2011.

Draft legislation has recently been posted on the NSW Planning website and the department has invited all interested parties to comment.