New regulations to ensure that creches are opened in residential developments
Minister says facilities are required under planning laws but some developers have sidestepped the rule by building a creche and then not opening it
New rules are being drawn up to ensure that creches which are built in large-scale residential developments are actually opened for business.
Under state planning laws, developers are obliged to provide a minimum of one childcare facility with 20 places for every 75 homes built.
However, some developers have sidestepped the requirement by building the creche and then not opening it. Others have claimed that not enough families will be living in their developments to ...