Development Contributions

Development contributions provide funding for local infrastructure including community faclilities, libraries, new open space, open space embellishment and traffic management projects.

Council currently has two Development Contributions Plans:

Council's Direct Development Contributions Plan (Section 7.11, previously Section 94)

Section 7.11 Development Contributions are levied on residential development creating new demand for facilities and infrastructure. Developments that create new demand include (but are not limited to):

  • Attached and semi detatched dwellings (duplexes, triplexes, narrow lot development including those proposed on existing narrow lots);
  • Dual occupancies;
  • Multi dwelling housing (town houses, villas, terraces and manor homes)
  • Residential apartments (resdiential flat buildings and mixed use developments including residential)
  • Residential subdivision
  • Boarding Houses, and
  • Secondary dwellings (granny flat)

Section 7.11 Development Contributions are also levied for development creating new demand for carparking in certain centres, including:

  • Canley Heights Town Centre; and
  • Cabramatta Town Centre

Section 7.11 Development Contributions currently do not apply to land in Horsley Park and Cecil Park.

Section 7.11 Development Contributions are levied on both development applications and complying development certificate applications assessed by Council and private certifiers.

Council's Indirect Development Contributions Plan (Section 7.12, previously Section 94A) 

Section 7.12 Development Contributions are levied on both development applications or complying development certificate applciations.

Section 7.12 Development Contributions are not levied on development that increases the number of dwellings on a site, with Section 7.11 applying to those developments.

Section 7.12 Development Contributions are calculated as a percentage of the total cost of development, as below:

Proposed cost of development

Development contribution

Up to $100,000

No contribution

$100,001 to $200,000

0.5% of the total cost of development

More than $200,000

1.0% of the total cost of development

Enquiries and Development Contribution Quotes

To request a section 7.11 Development Contribution Quote for your development, or for more information, plesae call Council's Customer Service team on 9725 0222.

As Section 7.12 Development Contributions are based on a percentage of the total development contribution, quotes are generally not provided. However, the 'cost Report- Section 7.12 Levy Form' provides guidance on what development costs to include in the calculation. This form can be found on Council's website under 'Miscellaneous forms associated with applications for approval' - Forms and Factsheets 

To request a Development Contribution Quote for your development, or for more information, please call Council’s Customer Service team on 9725 0222.