Section 7.11 and 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 enables Councils in New South Wales to levy contributions on a development where that development generates an increased demand on Council's services and facilities.
This is intended to ensure that the existing ratepayers are not required to meet the whole cost of providing new infrastructure in the Local Government Area.
Contributions including monetary payments, works in kind or works as part of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), are made to Council to upgrade infrastructure and facilities to cater for demand generated by development. Larger scale developments may also need to dedicate land to Council for open space and/or other facilities.
Contributions and Development Servicing Plans are for the embellishment of public open space, community facilities, carparking for commercial developments, water supply, sewerage headworks and roads impacted by heavy vehicles.
The Contributions Plans listed below that pre-date the Clarence Valley Council Contributions Plan 2011, were adopted by Councils that were amalgamated to form the Clarence Valley Council in 2004. Not all the provisions within these earlier plans remain in force and each should be read in conjunction with the Clarence Valley Council Contributions Plan 2011 as it lists the parts of each plan that were revoked.
Please note that reforms are currently proposed by State Government and future changes may occur: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Infrastructure/Infrastructure-Funding/Improving-the-infrastructure-contributions-system
The following practice note should also be read: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/-/media/Files/DPE/Practice-notes/practice-note-local-infrastructure-contributions-january-2019-01-21.pdf?la=en
Section 7.11 contribution rates for the current Financial Year can be found along with Council’s other current fees and charges
Clarence Valley Council contributions Plan 2011
Clarence Valley Council Carrs Dr West Yamba Contributions Plan 2020
Clarence Valley Council James Creek Roads Contributions Plan
Grafton City Council s94 Contributions Plan 1993
S94 Extractive & Other Heavy Transport Dependent Industries 2001
S94 Access - Roads & Bridges (Amended 1992)
S94 Road and Traffic Facilities 2001
Ulmarra Shire Council s94 Contributions Plan 1993
Ulmarra Shire Council s94 Extractive Industries 1995
Maclean Shire Council s94 Rural Road Upgrading Crisp Drive Ashby 1994
Maclean Shire Council s94 Street Trees in Urban Subdivisions
Maclean Shire Council s94 Rural Roads 1994
Maclean Shire Council Maintenance of Quarry Roads 1994
Maclean Shire Council Rural Road Upgrading Patemans and Harvey Roads Ashby
Maclean Shire Council Gulmarrad Stormwater Management 1997
Maclean Shire Council Yamba Urban Bypass and Urban Intersections 2000
Maclean Shire Council Yamba Drainage Catchments 1997