The Hawkesbury Development Control Plan 2002 (DCP) contains guidelines for applicants, as well as others involved and interested in the development of the city. The DCP compliments the statutory provisions contained in the Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012.
Section 7.11 (previously S94) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 permits Councils to require persons developing land to pay monetary contributions and/or dedicate land to meet the increased demand for public services and amenities generated by development.
Section 7.12 (previously 94A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 authorises a Consent Authority to grant consent to a proposed development subject to a condition requiring the applicant pay a levy of the percentage of the proposed cost of carrying out the development.
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