Local Infrastructure Contributions
As population and development in Wollondilly increases, so too does the demand for infrastructure and services. Communities need items such as roads, parks, drainage basins, and community centres.
Council collects contributions from developers to help fund these public infrastructure. These are called 'Development Contributions', and are based on the impact, type, cost and location of the proposal.
Section 7.11 Development Contributions
When a Development Application (DA) has been processed, Council will ordinarily require developers to provide a monetary contribution to Council.
Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) is the legislation that authorises Council to require these as part of their development approvals.
Wollondilly Contributions Plan 2020
The Wollondilly Development Contributions Plan 2020 came into force on 1 July 2020, and replaces Council's previous contributions plans. This document outlines the monetary rates, land and types of development affected, procedures, and other relevant provisions.
Please note that the Local Contributions Rates indicated on the Contributions Plan document are now outdated. Please refer to the following sections for the current contribution rates.
Current Local Contribution Rates
The required amount of contributions is dependent on the type and location of the development. These funds will go towards Roads and Transport, Open Space, Community Facilities, Car Parking, and Plan Management.
Find the Current Local Contribution Rates to gain an indication on the required monetary contribution as part of your proposed development.
Voluntary Planning Agreements
Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) are an agreement between a developer and a planning authority(s). This can relate to developers entered into an agreement with, or is otherwise associated with:
- Planning Proposals
- Development Application (DA)
- Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
- State Significant Development (SDD)
Provisions under a Planning Agreement may take the form of (or a combination of):
- Monetary Contributions
- Works and Infrastructure
- Dedication of Land Free of Cost
These provisions must be used for or applied towards a ‘public purpose’. These include, but are not limited to the:
- Public Amenities (i.e. Road and Transport Infrastructure, Open Space, Community Facilities)
- Stormwater Infrastructure
- Affordable Housing
- Conservation or Enhancement of Natural Environment
- Monitoring of Planning Impacts of Development.
All Planning Agreements must consider recurrent costs of their proposed provisions.
Developers are required to meet the full cost of preparing agreements. See Council’s adopted Fees and Charges.
Planning Agreements Register
Council keeps and maintains a register of executed and completed Planning Agreements.
View the Planning Agreements Register here.
Planning Agreements Policies
Both Council's Planning Agreements Policy and Dedication of Lands Policy can be viewed at the Public Policies and Protocols Page.