Development Contributions Plans
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
What are Development Contributions?
A Development Contributions Plan (also known as a Local infrastructure contributions plan) is a public document that enables Council to levy new development to fund additional local infrastructure and services needed by that development. This infrastructure typically includes facilities such as parks, community facilities, roads and drainage. A Contributions Plan describes Council's policy for assessing, collecting, spending and administering development contributions. The making of these Plans is enabled by section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, which is the State legislation that governs this issue. Development Contributions Plans were previously known as “section 94 Plans” until the Act was amended in March 2018.
Development Contributions Plans detail:
- the area of Penrith City subject to the Plan
- the type of development to which the Plan applies
- the facilities that are likely to be needed as a result of the development
- the cost of the contribution applying to such development; and
- the link between the new development, the facilities needed and the associated costs.
Council can only use development contributions for the purpose for which they were collected under the Contributions Plan.
Current Development Contributions Plans
Development Contribution Plans applying to all of or parts of Penrith City include:
- Claremont Meadows Development Contributions Plan (2004)
- Cultural Facilities Development Contributions Plan (2003)
- Glenmore Park Stage 2 Development Contributions Plan (2007)
- Lakes Environs (Waterside Green) Development Contributions Plan (2005)
- Lambridge Industrial Estate North Penrith Development Contributions Plan (2004)
- Penrith City Centre Civic Improvement Plan (2008, amended 2015)
- Penrith City District Open Space Facilities Development Contributions Plan (2007)
- Penrith City Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan (2007)
- St Marys Town Centre Development Contributions Plan (1993)
- Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct Development Contributions Plan (2008)
Repealed Development Contributions Plans
The following Development Contributions Plans have been repealed and no longer apply to new development. These plans still apply to any valid, existing development consents issued under these plans.
- Erskine Business Park Development Contributions Plan (2008) (repealed 11 August 2017)
- Erskine Park Residential Release Area Development Contributions Plan (2003) (repealed 16 August 2013)
- Footpath Construction in Established Residential Areas Development Contributions Plan(repealed 24 January 2014)
- Glenmore Park Stage 1 Development Contributions Plan (repealed 1 July 2011)
- Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre Development Contributions Plan (2001) (repealed 8 July 2016)
- Library Facilities (Amendment No.1) Development Contributions Plan (2001) (repealed 11 October 2013)
- Mount Vernon Development Contributions Plan (1995) (repealed 2 September 2011)
Works in Kind Policy
A number of Council’s Development Contributions Plans provide for developers to offer to carry out ‘works in kind’ or ‘material public benefits’ in lieu of payment of development contributions. Assessment and acceptance of such offers is at Council’s discretion and is determined in accordance with Council’s Works in Kind/ Material Public Benefit Policy (adopted 23 March 2013).