Section 94 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. Developer contributions are essential in maintaining access to the facilities and services that support the high quality of life that residents of Blacktown City Council enjoy.
Council's Section 94 Contributions Plans can be downloaded from the links listed here.
Enquiries in relation to any of these plans can be made by contacting Council's Coordinator Contributions and Economic Development, Dennis Bagnall or Council's Section 94 Officer, Jenny Rodger.
Section 94 Contributions – Granny Flat developments
In Blacktown City, contributions are levied on granny flats or developments defined in the following list, in accordance with the applicable Section 94 contributions plan:
- self-contained units of any type which have their own kitchen and bathroom
- self-contained studios
- secondary dwellings under the AHSEPP
- fonzie flats
- complying development dual-occupancies
This list is a guide only. The assessment of your development application will determine whether your type of development is subject to Section 94 contributions.
The current contributions applicable to granny flats are as follows.
* for granny flat contributions outside of these townships, (in the Riverstone and Alex Avenue Precincts) the full contributions under Contributions Plan No. 20 – Riverstone & Alex Avenue Precincts apply.
The rates on each form are applicable for payments made by C.O.B 28 October 2015. Council provides new rates each quarter in accordance with indices published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The next publication is expected on 28 October 2015, and new rates apply from the day after the publication date.
If a contributions plan is reviewed before the date above, then new revised rates will be applicable. Please check the website prior to payment.
Rates are based on a standard granny flat development & assume all other Section 94 Contributions have been previously paid on the subject lot.
Note : A bedroom is defined as a room designed or intended for use as a bedroom or any room capable of being adapted to or used as a separate bedroom (for example a study).
The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (AHSEPP) does not affect the levying of development contributions under Section 94 of the EP&A Act.
Further enquiries in relation to any of these plans can be made by contacting Council's Development Services Unit.