Development contributions plans

Development contributions help address the needs of a growing population.

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Local Government Act 1993, NSW councils can levy developers for contributions towards increasing public infrastructure or providing new facilities.

The contributions plans spell out how Council will assess, collect, spend and administer developer contributions.

Examples of infrastructure that can be funded by developer contributions include new or upgraded amenities, open space, community facilities and transport infrastructure.

Types of contribution plans

Section 7.11 plans

Under section 7.11 (formerly section 94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, these contributions are typically levied on new residential and employment generating developments, including new dwellings, secondary dwellings such as granny flats, residential flat buildings and subdivisions. 

Section 7.12 plans

Under section 7.12 (formerly section 94A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, these contributions apply where the construction cost is more than $100,000 and where section 7.11 contributions are not required. They are typically applied to alterations and additions, including garages, sheds, and the demolition of an existing house and construction of a new house.

Section 64 plans

Under section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993, these plans are levied to fund water and sewer infrastructure directly related to a development, such as treatment plants and pump stations.


Section 7.11 contribution plans

Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan (2009)(PDF, 2MB)

Section 7.11 Contribution Plan – Project Administration(PDF, 76KB)

South West Rocks Section 94 Contributions Plan (2008)(PDF, 598KB)

South West Rocks Section 94A Contributions Plan (2007)(PDF, 329KB)

Kempsey Town Centre Public Domain Section 94 Developer Contribution Plan (2010)(PDF, 1MB)

Section 7.11Contributions Plan for Outdoor Recreation (2001)(PDF, 688KB)

Section 7.11Contributions Plan for Stormwater Drainage(PDF, 1MB) – only applicable at  Fishermans Reach and part CBD

Section 7.11Contributions Plan for Off-Street Carparking(PDF, 581KB) – only applicable at Stuarts Point and Crescent Head


Section 64 contribution plans

Development Servicing Plans for Water Supply Services (2006)(PDF, 3MB)

Development Servicing Plans for Sewerage Services (2006)(PDF, 3MB)