The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy. The EDO appreciates the opportunity to comment on the revised Planning and Design Code ( the revised Code). The EDO has followed and contributed to the process from the start with a focus not only on how the changes impact environmental issues but also the impacts on community rights.