Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 (EP&A Act) enables consent authorities (usually local councils) to levy developer contributions, as a condition of development consent, towards the cost of providing local public infrastructure and facilities required as a consequence of development. The power to levy a contribution relies on there being a clear nexus between the development being levied and the need for the public infrastructure or facility.
In order to be able to levy developer contributions, the EP&A Act requires councils to prepare and exhibit a Section 7.11 (previously Section 94) contributions plan.
We have a number of Section 7.11 contributions plans across our city that apply to specific areas. Some of our plans are still named 'Section 94 contributions plans'. As these plans are formally reviewed their names will be changed to 'Section 7.11 contributions plans'. To find out which contribution plan applies to your development please refer to the section below.
Which Section 7.11 contributions plan applies to my development?
A map showing the approximate catchment boundaries of each contributions plans can be downloaded here(PDF, 872KB).
Please note: not all contributions plans are included in this map. For further inquiries you should email the contributions team at the email address on this page.
A description of each Section 7.11 or Section 94 Contributions Plan can be found below in the drop down menu.
The plans can also be downloaded in the related information section on the right. Hard copies may also be purchased from our Civic Centre at 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown.
Are Section 7.11 contributions levied on Secondary Dwellings (granny flats)?
Secondary dwellings (granny flats) create a demand for public amenities and services. As such, they are levied Section 7.11 contributions in most circumstances. Further information on secondary dwellings (granny flats) and the applicable Section 7.11 contributions charges can be found here.
Why do granny flat levies differ for different locations in our local government area?
Whether your development is a 150 lot subdivision, a dual occupany, or a secondary dwelling (granny flat), your contribution will be different depending on your development's location and the relevant Section 7.11 contributions plan. In our new north west release areas, Riverstone, Schofields and Marsden Park etc. we need to purchase land and provide new sportsfields and playgrounds for open space and recreation purposes, often at residential values.
As granny flat developments create a demand for these facilities, the contributions in these areas are higher than in our older established areas of the city, which had their facilities provided many years ago.