Disclosure of Political Donations and gifts in relation to Planning Matters

On October 1 2008 amendments were made to the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979to require the disclosure of relevant political donations or gifts when planning instrument proposals or development applications are made to minimise any perception of undue influence by:

(a) requiring public disclosure of the political donations or gifts at the time development applications (or public submissions relating to them) are made, and

(b) providing the opportunity for appropriate decisions to be made about the persons who will determine or advise on the determination of the development applications.

A factsheet and the Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure statement can be downloaded from this page.

Contact Details

Harden Shire Council
Phone: 02 6386 0100
Fax: 02 6386 0105


Form (PDF 84KB)

Political Gifts and Donations Disclosure Information (PDF 110KB)