Developer Contribution Plans

What is a Developer Contribution?

Developer contributions are monetary payments made to Council to upgrade infrastructure and facilities to cater for demand generated by development. Larger scale developments may also need to dedicate land to Council for the provision of open space and/or other facilities.

Contributions are collected for the embellishment of public open space, community facilities, carparking for commercial developments, water supply, sewerage headworks and heavy vehicles.

To obtain a copy of any of the Contribution Plans contact Council's Strategic & Community Services Group. Contribution rates can be found in Council's Schedule of Fees and Charges document.

Council's current contributions plans and infrastructure servicing plans are outlined below:

Current Plans

  • Cumbalum Urban Release Area Precinct A Contributions Plan 2015
    The contributions plan authorises the collection of  monetary contributions from future developers of Precinct A of the Cumbalum Urban Release Area, for the provision of district open space, sporting fields and community facilities, and associated works.
  • Ballina Shire Car Parking Contributions Plan 2014
    The contributions plan authorises cash contributions to be levied on car parking-deficient developments in the Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville centres.
  • Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Contribution Plan 2016 
    This contributions plan authorises the collection of monetary contributions from residential and tourist developments towards the provision of open space and community facilities. The plan became operational on 1 January 2017.
  • Heavy Vehicle Traffic Generating Development - Maintenance & Construction of Roads
    This plan is referred to as the "Section 94 Contributions Plan for Ballina Shire - Heavy Vehicle Traffic Generating Development - Maintenance and Construction of Roads" and has been prepared in accordance with Section 94 AB of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Ballina Shire Roads Contribution Plan, Version 4.0
    The Ballina Shire Roads Contributions Plan enables Council to levy s. 94 developer contributions for the augmentation works required to the shire road network to the accommodate future traffic growth resulting from development. There is a comprehensive program for works to address the traffic growth to the year 2036 associated with projected growth in population and industrial/commercial development. This contribution plan came into affect on 7 October 2015 and will apply to all development applications submitted after this date.
  • Rous Water DSP
    This Development Servicing Plan has been prepared by Rous Water, the bulk water supply authority for Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore City and Richmond Valley Shire. This DSP requires all development to make a payment to augment future bulk water supply infrastructure, where such development is connected to a reticulated water supply that relies on bulk water supplies by Rous Water. In Ballina this applies to all reticulated areas except for Wardell. Ballina Shire Council acts as Rous Water's agent in the collection of contributions under this plan in Ballina Shire and the issue of the accompanying certificate of compliance. 
  • Wastewater Services DSP
    This Development Servicing Plan covers developer charges for wastewater and recycled water infrastructure for all development areas serviced by Ballina Shire Council
  • Water Supply DSP
    This Development Servicing Plan covers developer charges for water supply infrastructure for all development areas serviced by Ballina Shire Council.

Superseded Plans

  • Ballina Shire Contributions Plan 2008
    This Contributions Plan authorises the collection of monetary contributions from residential and tourist developments in all parts of the shire towards the provision of open space and community facilities, and from development in the Wollongbar Urban Expansion Area for various road and access infrastructure. The plan became operational on 1 November 2008.
  • Roads Contributions Plan 2010
    Background Technical Report - Volume One
    Background Technical Report - Volume Two
    The Ballina Shire Roads Contributions Plan enables Council to levy s. 94 developer contributions for the augmentation works required to the shire road network to the accommodate future traffic growth resulting from development. There is a comprehensive program for works to address the traffic growth to the year 2031 associated with projected growth in population and industrial/commercial development. This contribution plan came into affect on 8 February 2010 and will apply to all development applications submitted after this date.
    The Ballina Shire Roads Contributions Plan enables Council to levy s. 94 developer contributions for the augmentation works required to the shire road network to the accommodate future traffic growth resulting from development. There is a comprehensive program for works to address the traffic growth to the year 2031 associated with projected growth in population and industrial/commercial development. This contribution plan came into affect on 8 February 2010 and will apply to all development applications submitted after this date.
  • Ballina CBD Car Parking
    This Contributions Plan enables Ballina Shire Council to levy s.94 developer contributions for the provision of car parking within the Ballina Central Business District. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 14 May 2014 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.
  • Community Facilities Contribution Plan 1993
    This plan is referred to as the 'Section 94 Contributions Plan for Ballina Shire - Community Facilities'. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 1 November 2008 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.
  • Lennox Head Village Centre Car Parking
    This Contributions Plan enables Ballina Shire Council to levy s.94 developer contributions for the provision of public car parking in the Lennox Head Village Centre. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 14 May 2014 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.
  • Public Garden and Recreation Space Enhancement 1993
    This plan is referred to as the 'Section 94 Contributions Plan for Ballina Shire - Public Garden & Recreation Space Enhancement'. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 1 November 2008 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.
  • Road Contribution Plan 2002
    The Ballina Road Contribution Plan contribution plan has been replaced by Ballina Shire Roads Contributions Plan 2010 for all new development applications. It remains applicable for older consents, where a contribution was required to be paid under this plan.

 

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