Section 7.11 formerly known as section 94 is a monetary contribution levied on developers at the development application stage to help pay for additional community facilities and/or infrastructure such as provision of libraries; community facilities; open space; roads; drainage and the provision of car parking in commercial areas.
The rationale for the contribution is based on the increased demand that new developments place on existing facilities and provides for expansion of facilities to cater for the demand. The contribution is determined based on a formula which is contained in Council's Section 7.11 Contributions Plan, which also identifies the basis for levying the contributions and the works to be undertaken with the funds raised. Council as part of any Development Application conditions of consent will advise if a contribution is payable. Any contribution is due to be paid prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate. The actual amount to be paid is the amount applicable at the time of payment.
|Residential Development||per Person||$11,529.18|
|Retail/Commercial Development Parking - Lane Cove West||per Parking Space||$24,761.07|
|Retail/Commercial Development Parking - Lane Cove Centre||per Parking Space||$27,079.13|
|Retail/Commercial Development |
The Section 7.11 Contributions Plan Works Schedule lists the infrastructure and land acquisition on which the contributions collected will be spent. Council at its meeting of 16 September 2013 adopted an updated works schedule, and this took effect on 9 October 2013. The contributions rate has not been altered however.
- This Works Schedule of 9 October 2013 replaces the works listed in the Section 7.11 Plan full document.
- Council has suspended the application of this Section 7.11 Contributions Plan to the St Leonards South precinct (see 19 October 2020 Council report and resolution).
St Leonards South Section 7.11 Developer Contributions Plan
As part of its plans for the St Leonards South precinct, Council prepared and exhibited a site-specific Section 7.11 Contributions Plan to provide local infrastructure required by these new developments. The Plan was prepared in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP & A) Act, EP & A Regulation and amended as an 'IPART reviewed contributions plan'.
This plan was assessed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), with Council amending the plan after receiving the Minister for Planning's requirements based on IPART's assessment.
This revised St Leonards South Section 7.11 Contributions Plan was adopted by Council at its Ordinary meeting on 19 April 2022, and came into force on 20 April 2022 following notification on Council's website.