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Political donations

Anyone lodging or commenting on a development application, Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or Development Control Plan (DCP) is required to publicly disclose any donations or gifts that are relevant to the proposal. This law has been introduced by the state government to improve the transparency of the planning system.

The disclosure requirements apply at the time the application is lodged with any Council or the NSW government, and also apply to individuals or entities lodging submissions in objection or support of the proposal.  It is the responsibility of every person to ensure that they comply with any obligations under the disclosure requirements.

 All political donations and gifts disclosure statements will be made available to the public and government agencies.  For further information, contact Council on 4221 6111.

Information is also available on the NSW Government Department of Planning website.