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North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020
At its meeting on 30 November 2020, Council resolved to:
Adopt a new North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan; and
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 came into effect on 1 March 2021.
(The existing North Sydney Section 94 Contributions Plan 2013 is repealed on the same day the new plan commences.)
All DAs determined are 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.
The new plan and appendices:
North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020 (1MB)
Appendix A - Infrastructure Demand and Contribution Rates (793KB)
Appendix B - Infrastructure Schedule (151KB)
Appendix B - Location Maps (1MB)
Appendix C - Cost Summary Reports (240KB)
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 from 2020.
The estimated growth in the LGA 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.
Council at its meeting on 28 June 2021, resolved to endorse an amendment to the North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020 for the purposes of public exhibition. Furthermore, they resolved THAT if no submissions are received, the draft Plan amendment be finalised and adopted.
Specifically, the amendment proposed that section 1.3.3 ‘Development affected by the plan’ of the North Sydney Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2020 be modified to read as follows (emphasis added):
1.3.3 Development affected by the plan-
This plan applies to the following development types:
(a) Residential accommodation development that would result in a net increase in
residents dwellings on the land (Type (a) development);
(b) Non-residential development that would result in a net increase in workers on the land (Type (b) development);
(c) Development types apart from (a) or (b) where the proposed cost of development is more than $100,000. (Type (c) development).
The amendment was on public exhibition 19 July - 16 August 2021 during which no submissions were received on the matter.
As per Council’s resolution, the Amendment has been finalised and is published 20 October 2021 and is considered to be formally adopted.
North Sydney Section 94 Contributions Plan 2013 (repealed 1 March 2021)
A local infrastructure contribution plan for the purposes of s.7.11 (previously s.94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, applied to all land in the North Sydney Council local government area (LGA).
North Sydney local infrastructure contributions plan (1009KB)
Annually Adjusted rates (repealed 1 March 2021)
The previous plan included annually adjusted rates as per the consumer price index. The final rates for the 2020-2021 financial year are detailed in the below table.
North Sydney local infrastructure contributions adjusted rates (490KB)
For enquiries, or to discuss, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning department on 9936 8100.