Planning Minister Names & Shames Councils Over DA Assessment Times

18/02/2012 6:54 am

The NSW Government has released the 2010-2011 Planning Report Card and Sydney councils Mosman and Leichhardt  have won the race to the bottom, for slowest  average development assessment times.

The Planning Minister, Brad Hazzard, today released the report card, naming and shaming councils that are holding developers back from developing their properties, taking far too long to assess DAs.

Average determination times across the state increased from last year, but remained under (68 days compared with 67). Eight councils took over 100 days on average to process a DA, down from 10.

The slowest Sydney councils were:

  • Leichhardt
  • Mosman
  • Botany Bay
  • North Sydney
  • Canterbury
  • Canada Bay.

The best Councils for lodging a DA in 2010-11 were:

  • Ashfield
  • Warringah
  • Bankstown
  • Hurstville,
  • Hornsby
  • Sydney City

For more information check out the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s website.