The Department of Planning and Environment recognises the need for planning and development decisions to be made in an open and transparent manner, without any undue influence, or the perception of undue influence, by external parties.
The Department has replaced the Lobbyists and Business Contacts Protocols with the Engaging with Lobbyists and Business Contacts Policy and a related Procedure which provide a framework for managing interactions with lobbyists and business contacts.
The Lobbyist Contact Register records meetings between the Department and Third-Party Lobbyists and is kept in accordance with the Engaging with Lobbyists and Business Contacts Policy and Procedure.
All contact with registered lobbyists is recorded using the Lobbyist and Business Contact Meeting Request Form and is published on the Register, which is publicly available through the Department's website.
The Register is maintained in accordance with the Policy and Procedure, which provide a transparent and accessible system for lobbyists and business contacts.
Third-party lobbyists who wish to meet with a staff member of the Department must complete and submit the Lobbyist and Business Contact Meeting Request Form at least seven calendar days in advance of the proposed meeting date.
Page last updated: 09/08/2018