Public exhibition now closed

Council prepared the draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2024 for community consultation but now is closed for submissions. The draft contribution plan, once finalised, will repeal and replace the: 

The draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2024 was prepared to update infrastructure requirements from the existing contributions plan.

The updating of the contribution plan will not change the amount of Section 7.12 contributions levied on development as the maximum levy rate is set out in Section 209 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 as follows:

Proposed Cost of Development

Levy Rate

Up to and including $100,000

NIL

More than $100,000 and up to and including $200,000

0.5% of the cost of development

More than $200,000

1% of the cost of development

Have your say

Council sought your feedback on the draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2024 between 29 April 2024 and 27 May 2024. Feedback was submitted by: 

  • online: submission form (preferred)
  • email ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • post: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259 addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Farmer.

When providing feedback to Council, your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which allows for possible access to certain public and personal documentation. View our privacy statement.

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Richard Griffiths - Section Manager, Local Infrastructure & Planning

FAQs

What are Local Infrastructure Contributions?

Local Infrastructure Contributions, also known as Section 7.11 and Section 7.12 Contributions (formerly Section 94 Contributions), are levies charged to developers when new development is constructed.

These contributions help fund infrastructure projects needed to support the growing community and include open space, community facilities, transport infrastructure, drainage and cycleways. 

Find out more about Development Contributions Plans and Planning Agreements

What is a Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan?

A Development Contributions Plan (also known as a Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan) is created under Section 7.11 or 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).

There are two forms of local infrastructure contributions:

  • Section 7.11 contributions (formerly s.94)
  • Sections 7.12 contributions (formerly s.94A)
Why is Council reviewing the Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan?

It is standard practice for local councils to update a Section 7.12 contributions plan annually, to ensure it remains aligned with infrastructure requirements resulting from new development. On 23 April 2024, Council resolved to exhibit an updated draft of the contributions plan, and to consider a further report following the public exhibition period.

Where does the draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan apply?

The draft Plan applies to the Central Coast Local Government Area.  Council also has other Contribution Plans that apply to specific areas across the Central Coast.  Council’s contribution plans can be viewed using the following link:

Development Contributions Plans and Planning Agreements

How are Section 7.12 Contributions calculated?

Section 7.12 contributions are levied on the proposed cost of development, using the table below:

Proposed Cost of Development

Levy Rate

Up to and including $100,000

NIL

More than $100,000 and up to and including $200,000

0.5% of the cost of development

More than $200,000

1% of the cost of development

The above rates are set out in Section 209 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.

Why does Council levy Local Infrastructure Contributions?

Council levies development contributions to provide local infrastructure to support new and growing communities to ensure that the Central Coast is a great place to live, work and visit.

What does Council use the Section 7.12 Contributions for?

Section 7.12 Contributions are collected to fund the projects listed in the Schedule of Works in the contribution plan.  These works include:

  • Upgrades to parks, playgrounds, sports grounds, skate parks and reserves
  • Cycleways
  • Local centre upgrades
  • Upgrades to community facilities
  • Public domain improvement
  • Traffic and transport upgrades
  • Drainage works
  • Environmental works
Do all types of development have to pay Section 7.12 Contributions?

The Section 7.12 Contribution Plan does not apply to the following types of development:

  • Development with a development cost of less than $100,000
  • Dwelling houses or alterations and additions to dwelling houses
  • Development incidental or ancillary to dwelling houses such as swimming pools, garages, sheds
  • Alterations and refurbishments of an existing development, where there is no intensification of the current land use
  • Affordable housing
  • Adaptive reuse of a heritage building

A full list of exemptions can be found in Section 1.5 of the draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Plan 2024.

What are the next steps?

Following the community consultation, all the feedback received by Council will be reviewed and updates made to the draft plan if required.  A Council Report will be prepared providing outcomes of the community consultation.

How can I have my say?

Council is seeking feedback on the draft Central Coast Section 7.12 Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2024 between 29 April 2024 and 27 May 2024. Feedback can be submitted by: 

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