CCSA recently made a submission in response to the NSW Department of Planning Draft Education and Child Care State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP).
The proposed SEPP aims to streamline the planning system for education and child care facilities including changes to exempt and complying development. It also aims to provide more relevant information to new developers and child care providers from the beginning regarding all national and state requirements for new child care services. We applaud the government for developing guidelines that endorse and align applications for new child care services with the National Quality Framework.
In addition to this, CCSA is particularly interested in how the new Child Care Planning Guidelines will interact with local council planning when conducting an assessment of local supply and demand of child care services in local government areas.