Current arrangements regarding land zonings, appeal rights and local and state heritage protection in New South Wales will no longer be changed as the state government seeks to assuage community concerns over what the government claims is the biggest shake-up of planning reforms in 30 years.

In his latest statement, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazard says the government has listened to community concerns and in response was drafting up a number of changes to the Planning Bill 2013, the introduction into Parliamant of which has been delayed accordingly. “The NSW Government wants to make…