I have been appointed to review DA fees, providing input to the 2017 Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation Review.
The Report will idenfify and provide a rationale for the actions during the DA process that should attract fees. The project builds on previous work undertaken by the Department (and others) on the issue – Deloitte on fees that were to be accompany the ill-fated Planning Bills, IPART on the cost burden to councils of State requirements and a series of Business Process (DA) Mapping exercises undertaken by the DP&E. As well as peer reviewing theses document I am also interviewing five councils. This has commenced.
An interesting job for me given my backgroung with DA processes over the last 30 plus years