The NSW Government is shaping the compliance funding framework as part of reforms to build a faster and simpler planning system.
The key changes are:
We will continue to support councils undertaking compliance on issues relating to local development.
A compliance cost notice allows councils to recover the reasonable cost and expenses they have incurred from compliance activities.
These notices are issued alongside a compliance order to recoup costs when a builder has broken the rules.
The NSW Government has updated this framework to make cost recovery easier.
These changes ensure councils have the resources they need to ensure builders are following the rules, while minimising the impact on those seeking to do the right thing.
The new framework means councils will now:
The NSW Government acknowledges the important role councils play in ensuring compliance with planning law at the local level.
We will keep working with councils and stakeholders to ensure council compliance functions are well funded and efficiencies are realised.
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Page last updated: 02/03/2022