Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan

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North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020

At its meeting on 30 November 2020, Council resolved to:

  1. Adopt a new North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan; and
  2. repeal the existing North Sydney Section 94 Contributions Plan 2013 pursuant to clause 31(4) of the EP&A Regulation 2000.

Public notice of Council’s decision to adopt the new plan was given on 15 December 2020 as required under Clause 31(2) of the EP&A Regulation 2000.

The new North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan will commence on 1 March 2021. The existing North Sydney Section 94 Contributions Plan 2013 will be repealed on the same day the new plan commences.

All Development Applications determined on or after this date will be subject to the rates specified in the new plan regardless of the date which they were lodged with Council.  This includes a new contribution for all development with a cost greater than $100,000.

A copy of the new plan can be found at:

North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020 (2MB)


The North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020 has been developed in accordance with s.7.11 and s.7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The plan is based on a horizon of 16 years. The estimated growth in the Local Government Area up until 2036 includes 11,902 new residents and 16,746 new workers.

The plan will apply a mix of s.7.11 contributions for new residential development that has an increased demand, and a 1% s.7.12 levy for all other development (including alterations and additions that have not previously attracted a levy) with a cost greater than $100,000. The plan draws upon existing Council policies and will provide valuable income for Council to meet the growing needs and changing demographics of the community. It is expected that approximately $195 million will be raised over the life of the plan and will be used to service almost half of the $401 million works program identified in the plan.

Items on the works program relate to significant contributions to public domain areas, open space and recreation facilities, active transport and community facilities. This will enable Council to provide an important income stream to assist with the delivery of local infrastructure to meet growth in the community.


North Sydney Section 94 Contributions Plan 2013 (to be repealed on 1 March 2020)

A local infrastructure contribution plan for the purposes of s.7.11 (previously s.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, applies to all land in the North Sydney Council local government area (LGA).

North Sydney local infrastructure contributions plan (1009KB)

The Contributions Plan sets out the amount of contributions payable and is generally determined depending upon where the proposed development is located within the LGA, the type of development proposed (eg. residential or commercial) and the intensity of that development (e.g. the amount of additional dwellings or commercial floor space). The Contributions Plan also documents the rationale and justification for the contributions and the contribution rates applicable. It also includes works schedules which indicate what facilities are to be provided.


Annually Adjusted

Local infrastructure contributions are adjusted annually by the consumer price index, and are detailed in the below table for the current year.

North Sydney local infrastructure contributions (490KB)

If contributions are not paid within one year of a development consent being issued, the contributions will be subject to a further consumer price index adjustment. The adjusted contributions rates payable can be determined by contacting Council’s Financial Services department on 9936 8100.



For enquiries, or to discuss, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning department on 9936 8100.