Section 7.11 contributions plans

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.

Can I obtain a quote for my Section 7.11 contributions?

To obtain a written Section 7.11 contributions quote for a proposed development, please complete the Section 7.11 contributions quote request(PDF, 712KB) and email it to council@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

Quote requests can also be applied for in person at our Customer Service Centre, or by calling (02) 9839 6000.  Please note that all requests must be received by the Contributions Team in writing and quotes will not be provided over the phone.  You will receive an email containing the quote.

The Contributions Team will aim to provide the quote within 5 working days.

For Section 7.11 contributions quotes or information on Secondary Dwellings (granny flats) please refer to the section below. 

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.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure and baseline facilities within the City's 1980s Release Areas.

Within the 1980s Release Areas S.94 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Trunk Drainage

  • Flood Mitigation

  • Major Roads

  • Eastern Creek Overbridge

  • Open Space and Recreation

  • Community Facilities

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 1980.

The initial Contributions Plan for the 1980s Release Areas was approved by Council on 21 July 1993 and came into force on 4 August 1993.

This plan was reviewed in March 1999, with a further review in March 2006, coming into force on 29 November 2006.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 to the provision of local roadworks in specific areas of the City.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (the Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, (the Regulation) 2000.

The initial Contributions Plan was originally approved by Council on 1 September 1993 and came into force on 9 September 1993.

This Plan was reviewed in June 1998, March 2000, December 2003 and March 2006, with a further review in September 2007, coming into force from 4 June 2008.

This current document contains the most recent data available and is exhibited for public comment prior to being considered for adoption by Council.

The residential areas of the City where this Plan applies are characterised by existing small lots, which were created many years ago. Public amenities and services such as local roads and drainage were not provided at the time of subdivision. Specific industrial roads, which have likewise experienced fragmented development, have also been included.

It is much more efficient for Council to collect contributions for the construction of local roads than to require developers to construct half width roads adjoining the frontage of individual developments. A piecemeal approach is very costly in terms of both initial construction and maintenance. A contribution system allows Council to stage the building of longer sections of local road as contributions become available.

The contribution levied for local roadworks is determined by the length of frontage a lot has to the adjoining road and the ultimate standard of construction proposed for the road. The contribution provides for the half-width construction of the road to which a development has frontage. Where a single residential dwelling development fronts more than one road (and subdivision is not proposed) the contribution shall only be levied for one frontage, generally the rateable frontage.

For single dwelling houses however, where vehicular access is gained to the property from other than the rateable frontage, contributions shall be levied for the frontage that allows vehicular access. Payment will be required for the construction of at least one of a corner block residential property's road frontages. All developments other than single dwellings are required to pay contributions for each of the local roads to which they have a frontage.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of open space and recreation facilities for new residential development in the Established Residential Areas of the City of Blacktown. Within the Established Residential Areas contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Land acquisition

  • Playgrounds

  • Playing fields

  • Landscaping

  • Amenities buildings

  • Fencing

  • Car parking

  • Lighting

  • Picnic facilities

  • Other associated works and embellishments

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000. This plan was approved by Council on 13th October 1993 and came into force on 20th October 1993. This plan was reviewed in May 2001, February 2003 and March 2005, November 2012, with a further review in August 2016, coming into force from 7 December 2016.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan has been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments".This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied.Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are planned to ultimately be provided.Council applies contribution formula to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment.

The formula takes into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the total population of the catchment area.The total cost of providing the works is distributed over the total population of the catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure (Trunk Drainage and Local Roads) within the Mount Druitt Development Area. This land was originally known as the "I.D.O. No. 81 Area".

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 1980.

The initial Contributions Plan for the Mount Druitt Development Area was approved by Council on 22 September 1993 and came into force on 30 September 1993.

This plan was reviewed in December 1999 with a further review in November 2004. This current document contains the most up to date data available and is exhibited for public comment prior to being considered for adoption by Council.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formula to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formula take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Parklea Release Area (PRA).

Within the PRA, contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Trunk Drainage
  • Major Roads
  • Tributary Trunk Drainage
  • Local Roads
  • Open Space and Recreation
  • Community Facilities

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000.

The initial Contributions Plan for the PRA was approved by Council on 21st July 1993 and came into force on 4th August 1993.

This plan was reviewed in March 1998, December 1999, September 2002, March 2004, with a further review in March 2013, coming into force from 19 June 2013.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan has been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formula to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formula takes into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 to the provision of compensatory works to the floodplain adjacent to the Metella Road and Octavia Street, Toongabbie redevelopment site.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of a "Contribution Catchment". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within the catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies a contribution formula to the catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formula takes into account the cost of works to be undertaken and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing the works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 to the provision of intersection upgrading of Quakers Hill Parkway and Eastern Road, and the junction of Eastern Road and Douglas Road.

The need for this Plan has been generated by the anticipated development of mixed residential/commercial developments in the Quakers Hill Commercial Precinct. The abovementioned intersection upgrading will accommodate the additional traffic volumes generated by potential developments as reported in the 2004 Traffic Impact Assessment, prepared by Thompson Stanbury Associates.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000.

The initial Contributions Plan was originally approved by Council on 13 September 2006 and came into force on 27 September 2006. The Plan was then reviewed in June 2008, coming into force from from 17 December 2008. The plan was reviewed a second time in January 2016, coming into force on 15 June 2016.

The reason for this second revision is due to the intersection works at Quakers Hill being identified in the Transport and Access Strategy Report prepared by AECOM Australia Pty Ltd in June 2011, as also being required for inclusion in the Section 94 Contributions Plan No. 24 Schofields Precinct, and thus the need for apportioning of the costs between the two contribution plan areas. 

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of a "Contribution Catchment". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within the catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies a contribution formula to the catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formula takes into account the cost of works to be undertaken and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing the works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This Contributions Plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 94 (S.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of local infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Stage 3 Precinct of Eastern Creek.

Within the Stage 3 Precinct of Eastern Creek S.94 contributions are levied for the following facilities:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities
  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with:

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (EPA Act)
  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000; (EPA Regulation)
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area)
  • The Eastern Creek Precinct Plan – Stage 3
  • Having regard to the Practice Notes issued by the NSW Department of Planning (2005) in Accordance with clause 26(1) of the EPA Regulation.

The initial contributions plan was exhibited in 2010 but was not adopted.

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "contribution catchments".  This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied.  Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision. 

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment.  The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area.  The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S.7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of local infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Blacktown Growth Precinct.

Within the Blacktown Growth Precinct S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities

  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities

  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities

  • Community Facilities and Aquatic Facilities.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with:

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (EPA Act)

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, 2000; (EPA Regulation)

  • Having regard to the Practice Notes issued by the NSW Department of Planning (2005) in Accordance with clause 26(1) of the EPA Regulation.

This second version of the Plan was approved by Council on 27 March 2019 and came into force on 10 April when notified in local papers.

This Plan replaces and repeals the previous CP 19 which came into force on 30 September 2015.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of providing land for a public purpose to which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Riverstone & Alex Avenue Precincts in the North West Growth Area.

Within the Riverstone & Alex Avenue Precincts S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities
  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities
  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities
  • Community Facilities (land only)
  • Combined Precinct Facilities.

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The initial contributions plan for the Riverstone and Alex Avenue Precincts was approved by Council on 24 November 2010 and came into force on 4 December 2010.  The plan was also assessed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) in 2011.  IPART’s assessment of the plan is available on its website. 

This plan was reviewed by Council in June 2014 and assessed by IPART in March 2015 following public exhibition.  The revised plan adopts IPART’s recommendations from its 2011 assessment.  The revised plan came into force on 24 June 2015.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Marsden Park & Marsden Park Industrial Precincts (Marsden Park) in the North West Growth Area.

Within Marsden Park S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities
  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities
  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities
  • Community Facilities (land only)
  • Reserve 867, Local Conservation Zone - Riverstone (apportioned)

The initial contributions plan for the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct only, was assessed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) in 2012.  IPART’s assessment is available on its website.  Following assessment, IPART’s recommended cost adjustments were implemented prior to adoption.  The contributions plan was then adopted by Council on 22 May 2013 and came into force on 5 June 2013. 

This first revision of the contributions plan now includes the Marsden Park Precinct.  

 The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the acquisition of land within the Area 20 & Riverstone East Precincts (Rouse Hill) in the North West Growth Area.

Within Rouse Hill S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities
  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities
  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities
  • Community Facilities (land only)
  • Reserve 867, Local Conservation Zone - Riverstone (apportioned).

This contributions plan was prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The initial contributions plan for the Area 20 Precinct only, was assessed by IPART in 2012.  IPART’s assessment is available on its website.  Following assessment, IPART’s recommended cost adjustments were implemented prior to adoption.  The contributions plan was then adopted by Council on 22 May 2013 and came into force on 5 June 2013. 

This latest revision of the contributions plan now includes stages 1 and 2 of the Riverstone East Precinct and separates it into 2 separate plans, a land plan and an works plan. 

This latest revision was adopted by Council on  28 February 2018 and submitted to IPART for assessment on 13 April 2018.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of infrastructure (works) within the Area 20 & Riverstone East Precincts (Rouse Hill) in the North West Growth Area.

Within Rouse Hill S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities
  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities
  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities
  • Community Facilities (land only)
  • Reserve 867, Local Conservation Zone - Riverstone (apportioned).

This contributions plan was prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The initial contributions plan for the Area 20 Precinct only, was assessed by IPART in 2012.  IPART’s assessment is available on its website.  Following assessment, IPART’s recommended cost adjustments were implemented prior to adoption.  The contributions plan was then adopted by Council on 22 May 2013 and came into force on 5 June 2013. 

This latest revision of the contributions plan now includes stages 1 and 2 of the Riverstone East Precinct and separates it into 2 separate plans, a land plan and an works plan. 

This latest revision was adopted by Council on  28 February 2018 and submitted to IPART for assessment on 13 April 2018.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S.7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of local infrastructure and baseline facilities within the Riverstone West Precinct.

Within the Riverstone West Precinct S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities

  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities

This Plan has been prepared in accordance with:

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (EPA Act)

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EPA Regulation)

  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006

  • The Growth Centres (Development Corporations) Act 1974 No 49 (as amended)

  • The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2008

  • In conjunction with the Indicative Layout Plan (ILP) for the Riverstone West Precinct

  • Having regard to the Practice Notes issued by the NSW Department of Planning (2005) in Accordance with clause 26(1) of the EPA Regulation.

This plan was adopted by Council on 21 July 2010 and came into force on 3 August 2010 after notification in local newspapers. 

The S.94 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within a catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision. There is one contribution catchment for this plan, the "Riverstone West Precinct Contribution Catchment".

Council applies contribution formulae to this catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to the catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the catchment on an equitable basis.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the acquisition of land within the Schofields Precincts (Rouse Hill) in the North West Growth Area.

Within the Schofields Precinct S.7.11 contributions are levied to acquire land for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities

  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities

  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities

  • Community Facilities

  • Reserve 867, Local Conservation Zone - Riverstone (apportioned)

  • Aquatic Centre – Marsden Park (apportioned). 

This contributions plan was prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The initial contributions plan for the Schofields Precinct, was assessed by IPART in 2014.  IPART’s assessment is available on its website.  Following assessment, IPART’s recommended cost adjustments were implemented prior to adoption.  The contributions plan was then adopted by Council on 20 May 2015 and came into force on 27 May 2015. 

This latest revision of the contributions plan now separates it into 2 separate plans, a land plan and an works plan. 

This latest revision was adopted by Council on  12 September 2018 and will be submitted to IPART for assessment.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.

This contributions plan outlines Council's policy regarding the application of Section 7.11 (S7.11) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 in relation to the provision of essential local infrastructure within the Schofields Precincts (Rouse Hill) in the North West Growth Area.

Within the Schofields Precinct S.7.11 contributions are levied for the following amenities and services:

  • Water Cycle Management Facilities

  • Traffic & Transport Management Facilities

  • Open Space and Recreation Facilities

  • Community Facilities

  • Reserve 867, Local Conservation Zone - Riverstone (apportioned)

  • Aquatic Centre – Marsden Park (apportioned). 

This contributions plan was prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The initial contributions plan for the Schofields Precinct, was assessed by IPART in 2014.  IPART’s assessment is available on its website.  Following assessment, IPART’s recommended cost adjustments were implemented prior to adoption.  The contributions plan was then adopted by Council on 20 May 2015 and came into force on 27 May 2015. 

This latest revision of the contributions plan now separates it into 2 separate plans, a land plan and an works plan. 

This latest revision was adopted by Council on  12 September 2018 and will be submitted to IPART for assessment.

The S.7.11 contributions contained in this Plan have been determined on the basis of "Contribution Catchments". This is the area over which a contribution for a particular item is levied. Within each catchment there is an identifiable "list" of works, which are scheduled for provision.

Council applies contribution formulae to each catchment for the purpose of calculating the contribution rate applicable to that catchment. The formulae take into account the cost of works to be undertaken, the cost to Council of acquiring land on which to undertake these works and the size of the catchment area. The total cost of providing these works is distributed over the total catchment on an equitable basis.

Contributions for this Contributions Plan are ‘capped’ in compliance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Amendment Direction 2017, issued by the Minister for Planning on 17 July 2017.