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Official Caution issued to ABC Paper and Paper Mills Pty Ltd (DA7/08, Fairfield LGA)

31 January 2020

On 31 January 2020, the Department issued an Official Caution to ABC Paper and Paper Mills Pty Ltd for failing to disclose a reportable political donation of $25,000 on lodgement of a modification application to DA 7/08 in 2010. The donation was reported on the NSW Electoral Commission website by ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd, the ultimate holding company of the applicant. Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, applicants are required to disclose all reportable political donations to the Department when making development applications. ABC Paper and Paper Mills Pty Ltd has expressed remorse and has now implemented an internal register of political donations to avoid a reoccurrence on future planning applications.