Department of Planning & Environment

Darkinjung Delivery Framework Consultation Paper

The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) has released a set of planning measures to assist the Central Coast-based Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (Darkinjung) achieve better economic outcomes from its land.
The community has been invited to have its say on the Darkinjung Delivery Framework (DDF) Consultation Paper that proposes eight inter-related actions to help Darkinjung develop its land.
The DDF Consultation Paper implements Direction 6 of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 (Regional Plan) - “to strengthen the economic self-determination of Aboriginal communities”.

The Regional Plan recognises that encouraging Aboriginal people to gain economic benefit from their land will support broader regional development and environmental and social outcomes.
Darkinjung is one of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (ALR) Act 1983.

The ALR Act was passed by the NSW Parliament to establish a network of Aboriginal Land Councils to acquire and manage land as an economic base for Aboriginal communities, as compensation for historic dispossession and in recognition of their ongoing disadvantage.

The suite of proposed measures in the DDF Consultation Paper will better align the planning system to the ALR Act to help Darkinjung attain goals for the development of its land and achieve better economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal communities and the broader Central Coast community.

All interested parties are invited to make a submission by Friday 14 December 2018 on the proposed DDF Consultation Paper.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 16/11/2018
Exhibition Concludes 14/12/2018
Type Plans