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Council resolved at its meeting on 28 February 2017 to exhibit an amendment to Council’s fees and charges for planning proposals, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993.


The Inner West area is experiencing significant development pressures which are likely to increase as a result of recently released NSW Government strategies such as the Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy and the draft Central District Plan.

Council is aware of numerous potential planning proposals for the area currently at an early or preparatory stage (before the proposal is officially submitted to Council). Planning proposals allow development to occur by changing land use zoning and built form controls prescribed in the Local Environmental Plans.

Council’s Strategic Planning team has undertaken a review of the planning proposal fees charged by the three former Councils – Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield as set out in Inner West Council Fees and Charges 2016/17.

The intent of the changes proposed is to charge consistent fees across the entire Inner West local government area and to ensure that the costs to Council of assessing and processing planning proposals are adequately covered by the fees it charges.

Have your say

  • Online using the form below
  • By post, addressed to The Interim General Manager, Inner West Council, PO Box 45, Leichhardt, NSW 2040

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

This is a period of 28 days in accordance with Section 610F of the Local Government Act 1993.

What happens next

A report on the submissions received will be prepared and the proposed new fees and charges, along with any amendments, will be submitted to a Council meeting for endorsement. Anyone who has made a submission will be notified on the date of the meeting.