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Infrastructure Contributions

Understand the relevant developer contributions and infrastructure charges on development in our city.

Section 64

Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 allows us to collect monetary contributions for water, sewer and stormwater services. These contributions are upfront payments levied by Council to recover part of the infrastructure costs incurred in servicing new developments or additions/changes to existing developments which impose a loading on our water supply and/or sewerage infrastructure.

Section 7.11 and Section 7.12

Section 7.11 (formerly Section 94) and Section 7.12 (formerly Section 94A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979) allows us to collect monetary contributions from the development of land in order to help meet the additional demand for roads and traffic, community, cultural, open space and recreational facilities generated by development. The power to levy a contribution relies on there being a clear nexus between the development being levied and the need for the public infrastructure or facility.

Infrastructure contributions applies to all new developments, including complying developments, within the AlburyCity Local Government area and is calculated in accordance with our Contribution Plans. Outstanding infrastructure contributions are indexed yearly in accordance with movements in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Amendments to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

From 1 March 2018, changes to the EP&A Act 1979 will result in a re-ordering of Sections in the Act as identified in the table below:

Previous Section
of the EP&A Act 1979
Description Updated Section Reference
in the EP&A Act 1979
Section 93F Planning agreements Section 7.4
Section 94 Contribution towards provision or improvement of amenities or services Section 7.11
Section 94A Fixed development consent levies Section 7.12

The Act provides that a reference to an old section is a reference to a new section so that current plans/ policies can continue to be used. We'll update relevant plans, policies and forms over time.

  • Planning Agreements keyboard_arrow_right

    A Planning Agreement is an agreement entered into by a planning authority and a developer to deliver public benefits. These include the dedication of land to Council, monetary contributions, public infrastructure, community facilities, affordable housing, any other material benefit or a combination of these.

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

    Agreement
    Date
    Description Name of Parties to the Agreement Land to which the Agreement Applies
    22/08/2016 The 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 Ltd 423 Swift Street, Albury NSW 2640
    28/11/2018 The Planning Agreement requires the Developer to financially contribute to the Council the sum of $45,000 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 566 David St Pty Ltd 564 David Street, Albury NSW 2640
    17/06/2019 The Planning Agreement requires the Developer to financially contribute to the Council the sum of $180,000 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 Bethany Developments Pty Ltd 572 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW 2640

    Our Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy and template are available from our public policy register. If you’d like to view any of the listed planning agreements, you may make a request under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Contributions Plans

You'll find a copy of the relevant Contribution Plans and indexed rates below.

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