Contribution Plans and Planning Agreements

New Development Contributions Plans commenced on 1 January 2022.

Council supported new Development Contributions Plans on 26 October 2021. The Plans commenced on 1 January 2022 and have replaced the former Section 7.12 Contributions Plan (2020). Note: there are no changes to the Section 7.11 Western Corridor Development Contributions Plan. Please refer to new Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan (PDF) and new Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan (PDF) and the fact sheet (PDF) which includes responses to frequently asked questions, to understand what this means for development.

See current Section 7.11 (indexed) rates (PDF) and Section 7.12 levies (PDF) and updated cost summary reports (PDF).

Note: A new Regulation commenced on 1 March 2022, refer to Environmental, Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.

Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan

The Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan became effective on 1 January 2022. This plan applies to all land in the Local Government Area except for land to which the Section 7.11 Western Corridor Development Contributions Plan applies. This Plan applies to residential development which would result in the creation of additional private lots/dwellings.

Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan

The Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan became effective on 1 January 2022. The plan applies to the entire Local Government Area for all other development not relating to the creation of additional private lots/dwellings.

Section 7.11 Western Corridor Development Contributions Plan

The Section 7.11 Western Corridor Development Contributions Plan (Update February 2020) become effective on 27 February 2020. The plan applies to land in Minmi, Fletcher and Maryland and is identified in the plan. Refer to the PDF for current rates.

Repealed Contribution Plans

Planning Agreements Policy

On 15 December 2009 Council adopted a policy that became effective on 4 January 2010 and was updated in May 2014. The current version became effective on 25 May 2021 and is supported by a Procedure.

In February 2021, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment released a Planning Note on Planning Agreements. The Practice Note provides detailed guidance on the negotiation, administration and making of planning agreements.