Friday, April 26, 2024

Leeton calls for withdrawal of infrastructure contributions Bill

Leeton Shire Council has endorsed a Mayoral Minute that calls on the NSW Government to withdraw the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Infrastructure Contributions) Bill 2021 from the NSW Parliament.

The Mayoral Minute proposed that Council make a submission calling for the Bill to be withdrawn because the Bill proposes to give the NSW Government the power to determine how and where developer contributions will be spent.

Leeton Mayor, Paul Maytom said developer contributions were valuable for improving community infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, street lighting, stormwater and drainage facilities and recreation facilities to support growth of the developed areas.

“The bill could mean that developer contributions are directed into four regional funds, with no guarantee that money would be directed to the local areas from which the funds have been collected,” he said.

“If passed, the bill could reduce the type of community infrastructure that could be funded by developer contributions.

“Council therefore calls on the NSW Government to withdraw the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Infrastructure Contributions) Bill 2021 from the NSW  Parliament and undertake further consultation with local government on any proposed reforms to the infrastructure contributions system.”

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