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Donations and Gift Disclosure

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals. This law is designed to improve the transparency of the planning system.

The laws set out disclosure requirements for individuals or entities with a relevant financial interest as part of the lodgement of:

  • various types of development proposals
  • requests to initiate environmental planning instruments or development control plans.

These disclosure requirements apply at the time of lodgement to councils or the NSW Government. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they have met the requirements specified under the Act. Disclosure requirements also apply to individuals or entities lodging submissions in objection or support to these types of proposals.



Disclosure statement forms

Public access to disclosures

Disclosures associated with State significant applications are available with the relevant project page on the major project register.

Other development assessment systems include: