Public Exhibition of Draft Works in Kind Policy

Hawkesbury City Council’s Draft Works in Kind Policy is available to view and comment on Council’s community engagement website, Your Hawkesbury – Your Say at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au and at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor until Monday, 28 September 2020.

A developer may seek to construct or provide public infrastructure or amenities in whole or part in lieu of making a monetary contribution – this is known as Works in Kind. Such Agreements can provide opportunities for developers to deliver infrastructure for the community earlier than Council would be able to achieve, as they are already constructing works on site.

Council has sole discretion to decide whether it will accept Works in Kind. However, it is intended that Council and all persons dealing with Council in relation to Works in Kind will follow this Policy and Procedure to the fullest extent possible.

Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 provides that where a consent authority is satisfied that a proposed development will require the provision of, or increase the demand for, public amenities and public services, it may grant Development Consent subject to a condition requiring a reasonable dedication of land or the payment of reasonable monetary contributions towards the extension or augmentation of those amenities or services.

Section 7.11(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 specifically provides that a consent authority may accept the provision of a material public benefit in satisfaction of a condition requiring the dedication of land or payment of a monetary contribution towards the provision of public services and amenities.

If you would like to make a submission, please quote Reference: Draft Works in Kind Policy. Submissions may be made in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or by completing an online submission via Your Hawkesbury Your Say up to close of business on Monday, 28 September 2020

Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Andrew Kearns, Manager Strategic Planning on (02) 4560 4444 or email enquiries to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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