The NSW Government has developed a new program to help support 14 selected councils across the state in Development Application (DA) and Planning Proposal (PP) assessments.
The $4.9 million program will enable councils to allocate additional resources and implement process improvements that will result in reduced assessment timeframes.
Each of the councils has been allocated $350,000 to enable process improvements to be made through a range of activities, such as the appointment of additional professional assessment staff and system improvements.
The Faster Local Assessment Grant Program will help councils to embed long-term changes in their assessment processes that contribute to faster processing times.
This support will result in:
14 councils were selected based on the following criteria:
The councils eligible for the program are:
For more information on the Faster Local Assessment Grant Program including the purpose, how councils were selected and the participation criteria:
Page last updated: 23/06/2022