Inner West Council

Political Donations

As a result of amendments to the EP&A Act 1979 and Local Government (LG) Act 1993 which commence 1st October 2008, all relevant planning applications (eg, LEPs, Section 94 Plans, DCPs and development applications or modifications) and all relevant public submissions are required to disclose information relating to all reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by any person with a financial interest in the application or submission within two (2) years before the application or submission is made and ending when the application is determined. If the political donations and gifts were made after the application or submission was made, the disclosure must be made within seven (7) days after the donations and gifts were made. The disclosure relates to:

  • all reportable political donations made to any local councillor, and
  • all gifts made to any local councillor or employee.

It is an offence if a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift is not made. Information whether you are required to make a disclosure and a copy of the disclosure form are available by clicking on the below links

Click here for Political Donations Information Sheet and Statement Form

or you may contact Council’s Development Services on 9716 1800.

Note that in accordance with the Act, your disclosure will be made available to the public via Council’s website.

Click here to see Council's Register of Planning Matters - a record of Councillor votes for and against planning decisions.

Political Donations

As per the Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008; Local Government Act 1993 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. In order to enable members of the public with access to information such as current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors with the Electoral Funding of NSW. Ashfield Council is providing the following link to the Electoral Funding Authority of NSW website.

The Electoral Commission of NSW has established a dedicated enquiry line to assist with information regarding disclosure of political donations returns and electoral legislation. Tel: 1300 135 736