Development Contribution Plans
Some developments may require a financial contribution towards the cost of new and upgraded amenities such as sports fields and childcare centres needed by the people who will live and work in the development.
Council’s development contributions plans describe anticipated development, infrastructure needed by the development and the contribution to be paid by a development towards the infrastructure costs.
One of the following contributions plans will apply depending on the location of the proposed development, some areas may have more than one plan that applies:
Paying the Contribution
The consent authority (Council or a private certifier) will determine if a contribution is required in accordance with the relevant plan. If a contribution is required, the consent authority will include a condition in the consent or complying development certificate requiring the contribution. The contribution will be indexed for inflation at the time of consent and again at the time of payment in accordance with the relevant plan. The contribution needs to be paid before obtaining a construction certificate or commencing the complying development works.
When you're ready to pay your contribution contact Customer Service who can confirm the indexed contribution payable. Contributions can be paid at any Council’s Customer Service Centres.
For complying development, accredited certifiers are responsible for calculating the contribution in accordance with the relevant contributions plan. If a contribution is required a condition requiring payment of the contribution is to be included in the complying development certificate. Accredited certifiers must notify Council within 2 days of determining the complying development certificate. Applicants must pay their contribution before commencing the complying development works.
Georges River Section 94A Development Contribution Plan 2017
Development (including complying development) proposed in Georges River Council LGA that is expected to exceed $100,000 in development costs must make a cash contribution to Council of 0.5% or 1% of the expected total development costs before a construction certificate or complying development certificate can be released.
Levies paid to the Council will be applied to fund community facilities and will be applied towards meeting the cost of provision of new or augmentation of existing community facilities.
The Georges River Section 94A Plan applies the following levies to development including complying development (based on the estimated cost of development):
Development costs up to and including $100,000 will be subject to no contribution levy.
Development costs valued between $100,001 and $200,000 will be subject to a levy of 0.5%.
- Development costs valued over $200,000 will be subject to a levy of 1%.
Information applicants need to provide
For developments expected to cost up to and including $750,000 a Cost Summary Report needs to be completed and submitted.
When the expected cost will exceed $750,000 a registered Quantity Surveyor's Detailed Cost Report must be completed and submitted.
Note: Section 94A cost summary and quantity surveyor reports must be:
completely filled out with correct calculations
submitted with construction certificate and plans/drawings related to the development or assessment will not proceed.
If you are unsure and to avoid assessment delays, please check with your private certifier or contact Georges River Council on 9330 6400.
Note: Payment can only be made after you address the above points relating to your report.
The reports you submit must then be verified by Council in writing.
Development cost inclusions and exclusions
Items to include or exclude in the development cost are described in Section 4.7 on pages 10 and 11of the Georges River Section 94A Development Contribution Plan 2017.
S94A Contributions Plan 2017
Schedule A - Cost Summary Reports ($101,000 to $750,000)
Schedule B - Quantity Surveyors Cost Report (Over $750,000)