Development contributions

The Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 sets the statutory framework under which Council can obtain contributions from new development toward funding the cost of additional infrastructure required as a result of this growth.
 
Council levies new development under Section 7.11 (formerly Section 94) of the Act and may also enter into a Planning Agreement with a developer under Section 7.4 (formerly Section 93F) of the Act.

 

Development contributions

Council can levy a contribution from any development that will, or is likely to, require the provision of or increase the demand for public infrastructure and services.

The contribution may be either cash or in-kind and may be allocated to the cost of new infrastructure or those already constructed in anticipation of demand.