Communities to Have Their Say on Local Infrastructure
A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will ensure people have a greater say on where and how local developer contributions are spent in their local community.
Under the plan, the Government will work with councils to allow people to provide feedback via Service NSW on how local contributions are spent and the types of community infrastructure to be built such as new parks and sports facilities. Long-term critical growth and maintenance infrastructure would not be impacted by the proposal.
State Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said that we need to ensure communities can provide feedback on local infrastructure they would like to see, such as new parks, community centres or sporting facilities.
“While councils play an important role in determining how contributions are spent, we need to make sure communities also have the opportunity to provide input in the process” Mr Henskens said.
“We want to create increased transparency between local government and the community when it comes to spending local contributions.”