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Summary

IPART has commenced its assessment of Northern Beaches Council’s Frenchs Forest Town Centre Precinct Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan (FF CP).

The Council has prepared the FF CP to collect contributions from new residential and non-residential development. These contributions will fund upgrades to infrastructure in the area, including a new Town Centre Park, to accommodate an expected increase in population of about 4,000 people.

Our assessment will consider whether the FF CP meets the criteria as set out in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Practice Note.

We will publish a Draft Report on our assessment findings and recommendations. At that time, we will welcome submissions from any interested parties.

We will provide our final assessment and recommendations to the Minister. The Minister, or his Nominee, will advise the council on any changes it needs to make prior to adopting the plan. The council will then be entitled to charge the applicable contributions rates in the FF CP.

Key contact
Paul Hackney