Labor’s Sustainability Form a Failure

16 Feb 2010 4:06 PMJann Stuckey

16 February 2010

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey says the Bligh Labor Government’s mandatory sustainability declaration form is becoming a farce with the third and still flawed version of the document released last week.

“The Bligh Government has been forced back to the drawing board after the real estate industry and thousands of Queenslanders reacted angrily to the form,” said Ms Stuckey.

Ms Stuckey said the Infrastructure and Planning Minister finally admitted that the Bligh Government had bungled the introduction of the controversial sustainability declaration, which has upset property owners and the real estate industry.

“More than 5,500 people have signed a petition sponsored by the LNP calling on the Bligh Government to scrap the mandatory sustainability declaration.  This shows that Queenslanders are strongly opposed to the Bligh Government’s over regulation. 

“All the Minister has done is to make some minor cosmetic changes to the form.  There is no incentive scheme built into it to encourage property owners to adopt more sustainable housing solutions.

“Opposition Leader, John-Paul Langbroek has pledged to scrap the mandatory sustainability declaration when the LNP win Government while the Bligh Government has again proved that their environmental credentials are a sham.”

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