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13 Nov 2008
Unit and townhouse residents in NSW will soon no longer face $5500 fines and up to a year in prison for doing the environmentally responsible thing ‘ hanging out their washing to dry on balconies. But some see the decision to drop the regulation as opening the gates to another kind of environmental sin ‘ visual pollution. Owners, tenants, agents and environmental groups were encouraged to email their thoughts and opinions on the new law to the Department of Fair Trading. The NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge is assessing their feedback. Some Sydneysiders feel the current law is warranted, and by changing it, the city has the potential to look like a shantytown. Rose Bay resident Graham Gilovitz is one of those against the proposed change.