Minister sued for planning backflip

For those of you who remember the Phillip Island story of last year saved by Starlet Miley Cyrus, and used as the basis by shadow planning minister Brian Tee for a Parliament step protest…

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Deep pocket litigation …Minister sued for planning backflip

January 20, 2012 – 3:00AM
VICTORIAN Planning Minister Matthew Guy is being sued over claims he failed to follow proper planning processes and succumbed to backroom pressure from Liberal heavyweights when he backflipped over a contentious rezoning of Phillip Island farmland last year.

A statement filed yesterday in the Supreme Court on behalf of the buyer of the Ventnor property, Carley Nicholls, claims Mr Guy was influenced by pressure from senior Liberal politicians rather than by proper planning considerations in reversing his rezoning decision.

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