IPART is conducting a targeted assessment of open space embellishment costs in the Marsden Park and Marsden Park Industrial Precincts.
It has reviewed Blacktown City Council’s revised costs for open space items that were included in the version of revised Section 94 Contributions Plan No. 21 – Marsden Park (CP21) assessed in 2017. This includes embellishment items such as playing fields, amenities blocks, and car parks.
Its targeted assessment aims to ensure that developers pay the reasonable cost of providing local open space embellishment required by new development.
It has assessed the reasonable cost of open space embellishment in CP21 as $148.9 million.
It has released its Draft Report on its website which sets out its analysis and draft recommendations.
IPART expects to provide its Final Report to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in February 2021.