There are two contributions plans currently active in the Ku-ring-gai Council Area. This page relates to the s94 plan called Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.
There is also a s94A 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 programme. It is called Ku-ring-gai s94A Contributions Plan 2015.
Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 came into effect on 19 December 2010. Minor amendments came into effect on 13 February 2011, 26 May 2013 and 3 September 2017.
This contributions plan was prepared during 2008/2009, as part of the strategic planning for the local centres.
The contribution rates and the cost of land acquisition and the cost of the proposed infrastructure in the works programme have been kept current through the process of inflation. For the current values of works yet to be undertaken and targeted for works-in-kind as well as current contribution rates, please contact Council on 9424 0000.
It is estimated that a formal review may take place following release of data from the 2016 census however this is dependent on a number of uncertainties including council amalgamations, the recommendations of the Growth Centres Commission and other external policy influences.
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 a nexus based nett additional demand for infrastructure that is identified in Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010. This includes all forms of residential development 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 levy.
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 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 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.