Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 that come into effect on 3 April 2023 will require all Councils to:

  • have a Conflict of Interest Policy in place that advises how they would manage real or perceived conflicts of interest that may arise when a Council assesses a development application, where Council has a commercial interest in the outcome;
  • prepare a management statement which must be exhibited with the development application, which details the potential conflict and the way they propose to manage it; and
  • exhibit Council-related development applications for a minimum period of 28 days and record the steps taken to manage any conflicts in Council's Development Application (DA) Register.

The Council-related Development Application Conflict of Interest Policy is in addition to AlburyCity’s Code of Conduct.

The Draft Policy has been prepared to ensure consistency with the model template and the Council related Development Application Conflict of Interest Guidelines prepared and provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

We welcome your feedback on the DRAFT Conflict of Interest Policy - Council-related Development. Feedback will be received until 5:00 pm Wednesday 22 March 2023 addressed to:

City Development Team, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or

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