Development contributions help address the needs of the growing population in the Bayside area.
What are they?
Bayside Council's population is growing, in 2016 it was 169,900 and by 2036 it is forecast to be around 228,200, an increase of 40% or 65,300 additional people. Existing facilities and services will not be able to meet the demands of this larger population, so new or increased facilities and services will need to be provided.
Under the Environmental and Planning Assessment Act (EP&A Act), Councils in NSW have the ability to levy developers for contributions towards increasing the capcity of existing infrastructure or providing new facilities. The contributions plans, known as section 7.11 (formerly section 94) or section 7.12 (formerly section 94A) contributions, spell out how Council will assess, collect, spend and administer developer contributions.
The contributions plans also describe anticipated development, the infrastructure needed to accompany a new development and the contribution to be paid by a developer towards these infrastructure costs. Examples of infrastructure that can be funded by developer contributions include; new or upgraded amenities such as open space, community facilities and transport infrastructure amongst others.
There are two types of contribution plans;
Section 7.11 Plans (formerly section 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act). These contributions are typically levied on new residential and employment generating developments, including;
- New dwellings (where the new dwelling does not propose to replace the existing dwelling)
- Secondary dwellings/granny flats
- Residential flat buildings
Section 7.12 Plans (formerly section 94A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act), are applicable where the construction cost is more than $100,000 and where section 7.11 contributions are not required. Section 7.12 contributions are a fixed levy based on a percentage of the cost of the development.These contributions are typically applied to alterations and additions, including;
- Garages and sheds
- Demolition of an existing house and construction of a new house
What's being done?
Bayside Council has a number of contributions plans in place across the city to support the provision of the following facilities and services:
- Open space
- Community services and facilities
- Public car parking within certain town centres
- Town centre and streetscape improvements
- Pollution control
- Road and traffic management
- Pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure
- Flood mitigation and stormwater management
- The costs of managing and administering the contributions plan
Development contribution rates for financial year 2019/20
Contribution rates vary according to the location of the development and the nature of the works proposed. The different contribution precincts are mapped in the contribution plans listed below.
Contribution rates are adjusted each year using a process as described in the different contribution plans, using Australian Bureau of Statistics indexes and land valuations.
The table below lists the most common rates that will apply in the 2019/20 financial year.
Development Contribution Rates
|Contribution Precinct||0-1 Bedroom Dwelling||2 Bedroom Dwelling||3+ Bedroom Dwelling||New allotment or parcel||Per Worker||Per deficient space|
|Brighton Le Sands||$5,340.59||$8,496.47||$10,438.46||$12,218.71||$35,200.94|
|Wolli Creek and Bonar St. Precincts||$22,046.65||$30,923.29||$35,000.00||N/A||$4,309.00|
|Ramsgate Commercial Centre||$13,395.69||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$10,148.20|
|Mascot Station Precinct||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$5,060.77|
|Miles St. Precinct||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00|
|Rest of former Botany LGA||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00||$20,000.00|
|Section 7.12 (94a)|
|Construction Cost||$0-99,999||$100,000 - $199,999||$200,000+|
Inquiries about the Contributions Register should be directed to Bayside Council’s Customer Service Centres. Information about particular developments can be found using our online DA Tracker tool.
Which ones currently apply?
There are currently six development contributions plans which apply to the Bayside area. The plans are from the former Botany and Rockdale Council areas and are made up of four 7.11 (formerly s94 of the EP&A Act) Plans and two s7.12 (formerly s94a of the EP&A Act) Plans.