The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) enables Shoalhaven City Council (Council) to levy contributions on development for the provision of community infrastructure, which is required as a consequence of that development.
Contribution requirements may be satisfied by a monetary contribution, dedication of land to Council, the provision of a material public benefit or works-in-kind, or a combination of the above.
The EP&A Act allows Council to seek the following types of contributions from development:
- toward the provision, extension or augmentation of community infrastructure where development is likely to require the provision of or increase the demand for community infrastructure; and
- toward the recoupment of the cost of providing existing community infrastructure within the area if it is satisfied that:
- the development concerned will, if carried out, benefit from the provision of the existing public infrastructure, and
- the existing public infrastructure was provided within the area by a consent authority in preparation for or to facilitate the carrying out of development in the area.
Contributions can only be required if a contributions plan (such as this Plan) is in place at the time a development application is determined. In all cases, the contribution imposed must be in accordance with the provisions of the relevant contributions plan or plans.
This Plan has been prepared in accordance with the relevant provisions of the EP&A Act and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation) and the most recent development contributions practice notes issued by the Director General of Planning that were in place at the time this Plan was prepared.