Section 7.11 & 7.12 (S94 &S94A) Contributions

When development occurs future residents require infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, parks and community services. These costs can’t be met by Council alone and the developer is required to contribute to the cost of providing this infrastructure.

These costs are known as developer contributions or Section 7.11 & 7.12 contributions (which is the section of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203 - NSW Legislation that applies). Contributions are imposed as conditions of development consent or approval.

The contribution may be:

Contribution Plans

These plans apply to all of the Nambucca Valley locality:

Plan applies to Plan Name
Land REPEALED - Community Facilities and Public Open Space 2008 Contributions Plan (2015 Review)
Land REPEALED - Section 94: Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contributions Plan 2016 (Effective 21 January 2016) 
Land REPEALED - Section 94: Surf Life Saving
Land REPEALED - Section 94: Project Administration
Roads REPEALED - Section 94: Smiths Lane Local Road and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan 2010
Roads REPEALED - Section 94: Upper Warrell Creek Road
Roads REPEALED - Section 94: Upper Warrell Creek Road Overbridge
Extractive Industry Developments REPEALED - Section 94: Mines and Extractive Industries
Non-Residential Development REPEALED - Section 94A Development Contribution Plan 2013
Extractive Industry Developments Section 7.11: Nambucca Valley Council Mining & Extractive Industries Contributions Plan 2019
Land / Development Section 7.12: Development Contributions Plan 2019
Sewer Development Servicing Plan for Sewerage
Water Development Servicing Plan for Water Supply

Contributions Register

Council’s Section 7.11 and 7.12 register can be inspected at the Council Administration Centre - 44 Princess Street Macksville.

Fact Sheet - Contributions Plans – Section 7.11 & 7.12 (previously Section 94 & 94A)

Procedure DE01 - Payment of Developer Contributions (PDF)


Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) are a legally binding agreement between Council and a landowner. VPAs can provide a range of public facilities and are usually associated with a proposal to change the zone of a property and redevelop the site.

If you are purchasing land covered by a VPA it is important to understand how this may affect you.

Currently, Nambucca Valley Council has no Voluntary Planning Agreements.