Section 94 and 94A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 , enables local councils or other consent authorities to levy contributions for public amenities and services required as a consequence of development. Development Contribution Plans and Policies are the mechanism used to apply Council’s development charges. The levy ensures that new development contributes to the cost of providing new facilities and services, and ensures that the level of services provided in the Local Government Area (LGA) is maintained. Development contributions (monetary or in-kind) can be used to help provide for public assets such as parks, local road improvements, town centre improvements, and community libraries.
Council's Section 94 Contributions Plans are detailed below and may be viewed or downloaded by selecting the relevant link.
It should be noted that Section 94 Contributions also apply to complying development, whether lodged with Council or a private certifier.