Draft Conflicts of Interest Policy for Council Related Development

Submissions closing on 18 June 2024, 05:00 PM

All of Council's existing policies are progressively reviewed to ensure they reflect contemporary practices and legislative requirements.

Greater Hume Council adopted the 'Conflicts of Interest Policy For Council Related Development' on 17 May 2023 in line with changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021. This Policy guides how to deal with Council-related development and/or a development application lodged by senior Council staff members.

Due to the operational requirements, Council staff have proposed a few changes to the Policy while maintaining consistency with Section 66A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 and the 'Council-related Development Application Conflict of Interest Guidelines' published by the Department and available on the NSW planning portal. 

As part of this process, Council is also required to give public notice of its intention to adopt the revised policy and allow the making of public submissions.

Have your say:

In accordance with Schedule 1 Part 1 Division 2 Section 9B of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council invites community and stakeholder input prior to Council finalise the Policy.

This policy is on public exhibition from 21 May until 5.00pm, 18 June 2024.

Submissions can be made using the Have Your Say form below.

Please be advised that submissions are not confidential and that either the issues raised in the submission, or the entire submission may be accessed by any member of the public. A person who makes a submission may also need to disclose reportable political donations and gifts made to a Councillor or employee of Council, as required by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.