Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2014

The Albury Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2014 sets out the relevant contributions and infrastructure charges on development in Albury as required under Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Sections 94 and 94A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. This Plan applies to all new subdivisions, as well as construction works valued over $100,000 as part of either a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate and became effective from 1 July 2014.

The Infrastructure Contribution Plan sets out the framework and requirements proposed to help fund, plan and deliver infrastructure and services to meet the needs of current and future residents of Albury in a planned and sustainable manner.

Section 64 Charges

These charges are levied for

  • Water; and
  • Sewer.

Section 64 charges are payable for all developments in the following areas

Section 94 & 94A Charges

These charges are related to the following

  • Stormwater;
  • Roads;
  • Open Space; and
  • Community Facilities.

Section 94 Charges*

Specific Section 94 charges apply to Hamilton Valley, Thurgoona/Wirlinga and the Albury Industrial Hub as shown in the following maps

The current figures for development in these areas are available below:

* A number of developments are exempt from both Section 94 and Section 94A Contributions under this Plan in accordance with Section 3.7 of the Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2014 – Main Document. These include amongst other things: affordable housing, public hospitals, charity facilities, recreation facilities and development that does not create any additional developable lots or additional dwellings.

Section 94A*

For all those areas located outside of the Section 94 areas, a Section 94A developer contribution will be payable as outlined in the following table:

Project Value for New DevelopmentLevy Rate (%)
Up to and including $100,000Nil
More than $100,000 and up to $200,0000.5
More than $200,0001.0

*  A number of developments are exempt from both Section 94 and Section 94A Contributions under this Plan in accordance with Section 3.7 of the Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2014 – Main Document. These include amongst other things: affordable housing, public hospitals, charity facilities, recreation facilities and development that does not create any additional developable lots or additional dwellings.

** Please note that Section 64 payments may still be applicable and in addition to those outlined above.

Cost Summary Report

To help determine the likely contribution rate applicable to a development, a Cost Summary Report is required to be submitted with all Development Applications and Complying Development Certificates.

A template copy of this report is available here

Voluntary Planning Agreement

A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority and a developer. Voluntary Planning Agreements are often used to secure certain things in new developments or instead of Development Contribution Plans where a developer agrees to provide or fund:

  • public amenities and public services.
  • affordable housing.
  • transport or other infrastructure.

Voluntary Planning Agreements can secure the developer's contributions through:

  • the dedication of land.
  • monetary contributions.
  • construction of infrastructure.
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use.

In accordance with Clause 25F of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000, Council maintains a register of planning agreements (including any amendments) that apply to the Local Government area.

Register
Agreement DateDescription of Planning AgreementName of Parties to the AgreementLand to which the Agreement Applies
22/08/2016The Planning Agreement requires the Developer to financially contribute to the Council the sum of $60,000 in recognition of a shortfall in the provision of on-site car parking considered necessary to offset the impacts that a development of this size and intensity will have on the surrounding area.Albury City Council and PWF Properties Pty Ltd423 Swift Street, Albury NSW 2640

Council's Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy and Template is available from AlburyCity's Public Policy Register here.

If you wish to view any of the listed Planning Agreements, a request may be made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Car Parking Contribution Rate

The Albury Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2014 does not contain an infrastructure contribution rate for car parking in the Albury or Lavington Central Business Districts. Any application for development that does not meet council's car parking requirements will need to be accompanied by a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), which addresses how the shortfall will be compensated for. The VPA will be advertised as part of the development process.

Existing Development Approvals

Developments lodged under the previous Albury Development Servicing Plans prior to 1 July 2014, will continue to be charged in accordance with these policies and applicable contributions will be indexed annually in accordance with those plans.

The current figures for development under these plans are available below:

Obtaining the documents

Full copies of the Main Document and Technical Document containing all the relevant supporting rationale and information are available below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a link to frequently asked questions about the Infrastructure Contribution Plan.

Frequently asked questions

For further information about the Infrastructure Contribution Plans, or to request a hard copy of these documents, please contact AlburyCity's Customer Service Centre on 02 6023 8111.