The Department of Planning has prepared draft Local Development Contributions Guidelines to replace the existing Practice Notes (issued 2005).

The Guidelines will assist councils and industry in understanding the implementation of the new Part 5B of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

The primary purpose of the draft Guidelines is to provide guidance to:

  • assist planning authorities in the preparation and administration of contributions plans;
  • clarify the key components of the plan preparation and implementation process for all stakeholders; and
  • assist all parties involved in the preparation and administration of planning agreements.

The draft Guidelines are currently under review.

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Last Updated 07-Jun-2010