planning. Key to this advocacy role is our continual interaction with more than 7000 corporate members
through a countrywide network of sector associations, policy committees and regional offices.
Our members place a high priority on the development and delivery of a viable successor to the defunct
National Spatial Strategy. A more coherent planning system will be vital to sustain our economic and social
progress as the country faces new up to new challenges.
Ibec’s policy team has been providing expert assistance to the Department of Housing and Planning on
the emerging Framework over the past 18 months. This has involved a series of stakeholder workshops
supplemented by bilateral meetings. We also sit on the NPF Advisory Group to the Cross-Departmental
The ‘Issues and Choices’ consultation paper launched in February presents a substantial body of data and
analysis, and poses numerous questions. We have consulted extensively with our membership to develop
this response and we wish to thank everyone who contributed to it. In particular, I would acknowledge the
contribution of our seven regional executive committees, as well as the members of Ibec’s Energy Policy
Committee and Transport & Infrastructure Council. In addition we value the input of several of our industry
sectors. Ibec looks forward to continuing a constructive dialogue with the NPF project team once the draft
Framework has been published.
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