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Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council case study

Darkinjung is one of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) in NSW. It is the largest non-government landholder on the Central Coast.

In February 2019, we released a set of pioneering changes to planning laws to enable Darkinjung to better achieve its aspirations for its land.

Key steps

We prepared the Darkinjung Delivery Framework: Consultation Paper. The paper explained changes to planning laws around Aboriginal land in NSW and how they could be used to achieve planning and development goals – feedback was gathered from the community.

Darkinjung LALC collaborated with us to prepare the Interim Darkinjung Development Delivery Plan. It identifies how to best manage different sites owned by Darkinjung to meet the needs of the Aboriginal community on the Central Coast.

2022 Darkinjung Development Delivery Plan

The Darkinjung Development Delivery Plan (PDF, 12.2 MB) was approved by the Minister for Planning on 16 December 2022 under the provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021 (Chapter 3 Aboriginal land).

The delivery plan applies to 31 sites (consisting of 94 lots) in the Central Coast local government area. It considers the high-level opportunities and constraints associated with future development of the 31 sites. It supersedes the interim DDP from 2019.

Related legislation and documents

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