There are two contributions plans currently active in the Ku-ring-gai Council area. This page relates to the s94/s7.11 plan called Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act was recently renumbered and s94 is now called s7.11.
There is also a s94A/s7.12 contributions plan active in the Ku-ring-gai area from 27 March 2016 which applies to different types of development and funds a separate works program.
It is called Ku-ring-gai s94A Contributions Plan 2015. As a result of the renumbering of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, s94A is now called s7.12.
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Development contributions are contributions made to a local council when new developments are built. Mostly contributions are paid as monetary contributions but sometimes developers can deliver infrastructure as works-in-kind under a Planning Agreement.
The monetary contributions are held in trust for the purposes of building community infrastructure and facilities where the new developments have been built. These include but are not limited to libraries and community centres, parks and playgrounds, footpaths, street furniture and traffic improvements.
Under NSW legislation, councils are required to prepare development contributions plans. The plans set out the level of contributions payable and a proposed works schedule.
Previously development contributions were known as s94 contributions and s94A contributions. Due to amendments to the Environment Planning and Assessment Act, these contributions now fall under Part 7 Infrastructure Contributions and Finance. As such, s94 contributions are now called s7.11 contributions and s94A contributions are now called s7.12 contributions. Until the current contributions plans are formally amended, they will continue to use the former terms.
What is the Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010?
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 applies to all development in Ku-ring-gai that gives rise to the additional demand for infrastructure identified in the Plan. This includes all forms of residential development that create additional dwellings except residential development that is listed as exempt on Page 51 of the Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
Exempt development includes knock-down rebuilds (where one dwelling replaces another), alterations and additions to existing dwelling houses and granny flats / secondary dwellings (where the proposed dwelling is below the maximum size specified by the NSW State Government, currently 60sqm, and is subordinate to the main dwelling). This type of small scale residential development may still be the subject of a s94A/s7.12 contribution.
New dwellings on vacant lots, dual occupancies, manor houses, medium density, high density, villas, townhouses and terraces and the like, aged and disabled persons housing, seniors housing, residential flat buildings, units and mixed used developments, as well as non-private dwellings – where additional dwellings will be created - are all subject to a contribution under Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
Specific types of low cost affordable housing, such as boarding houses, may be able to make a merit case for exemption.
Please refer to pages 52-57 of Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 which relates to the limited opportunity for merit exemptions.
Subdivisions are also subject to s94/s7.11 contributions under Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 also applies to commercial development (both retail and all business floorspace) in the local centres catchment areas as specified on the catchment maps on pages 17 to 23. High resolution catchment maps are also provided below.
The plan takes a consolidated approach to providing infrastructure as a result of new development, authorising proportional contributions from new development towards the provision of infrastructure for that development. The plan also identifies situations where Council must provide a contribution on behalf of the existing population where new infrastructure will meet demand arising from the community as a whole.
Download the Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 document
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 can be downloaded in parts as follows:
High resolution catchment maps
To help identify whether a particular property is part of a specific catchment, high resolution copies of Maps 1.1 - 1.8 found on pages 16 - 23 of Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 are reproduced below:
Map 1.1 Ku-ring-gai North and South Catchment Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area (pdf. 668KB)
Map 1.2 Local Centre Catchment Roseville (pdf. 179KB)
Map 1.3 Local Centre Catchment Lindfield-Killara (pdf. 212KB)
Map 1.4 Local Centre Catchment Gordon-Killara (pdf. 301KB)
Map 1.5 Local Centre Catchment Pymble and Pymble Business Park (pdf. 173KB)
Map 1.6 Local Centre Catchment Turramurra-Warrawee (pdf. 212KB)
Map 1.7 Local Centre Catchment Wahroonga (pdf. 131KB)
Map 1.8 Local Centre Catchment St Ives (pdf. 205KB)
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 in context
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 was prepared as a consolidation and review of Ku-ring-gai's two previous Contributions Plans (Ku-ring-gai Section 94 Contributions Plan 2004 - 2009 - Residential Development - Amendment No. 2 and Ku-ring-gai Town Centres Development Contributions Plan 2008).
Contributions on consent conditions authorised under previous contributions plans continue to be payable and Council will expend contributions the purposes specified in these conditions. Modifications under s96 / s4.55 to any active consent will continue to apply the contributions plan that applied at the date of consent. Links to the superseded contributions plans can be found below.
The consolidation of the contributions plans active in Ku-ring-gai was a recommendation of the Contributions Review Panel which assessed these documents in 2009.
In 2015, a new indirect ‘percentage levy’ contributions plan was prepared and exhibited to cover development types that were not covered by Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
If you wish to proceed with a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate, the following pages may be of interest.