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Infrastructure Contributions

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

Infrastructure Contributions refers to the money collected from developments to help maintain and build new infrastructure.

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.

Contributions Plans

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

Contributions Register

Our Contributions Register lists monetary contributions paid as a condition of development consent. The register contains data for the past three years. Should you wish to see an aspect of the register outside of this period, please email

  • 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.

    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.

    If you would like a copy of the VPA Register, please download here.

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