Planning Bulletin 72 - Child care centres

The purpose of this planning bulletin is to outline a consistent policy approach to planning for childcare centres.

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The purpose of this planning bulletin is to:

  • differentiate between child care related activities operating in existing residential area, such as family day care that takes place in dwellings, and non-residential child care activities
  • outline a consistent policy approach to planning for child care centres
  • advise of planning considerations in relation to the location and development of child care centres.

The bulletin has been prepared in consultation with the Department for Child Protection, Department for Communities, Department of Health, Department of Environment and Conservation and local government.

The bulletin supersedes Planning Bulletin 72 Child-care Centres (June 2005) and the planning guidelines included in it.

Page last reviewed 3 January 2019
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