Directions and technical advice

Directions by the Minister

The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, under section 94E of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, may issue general or particular directions to local councils in relation to the development contributions they can impose.

Current section 94E directions 

Technical advice

Planning circulars

Practice notes

The Department has published a series of practice notes to assist councils, applicants and the community in understanding the NSW development contributions system. They should always be read in conjunction with later advice relating to updated policies and reforms to the development contributions system. Note: These practice notes do not constitute legal advice. Users are advised to seek professional advice and refer to the relevant legislation, as necessary, before taking action in relation to any matters covered by the notes.

Superseded documents

These documents are no longer current:


Last Updated 10-Mar-2014