Section 7.11 (formally s94) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act)enables Councils to levy contributions for public amenities and services as a consequence of development.
The EPA Act and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EPA Reg) require Council to prepare a Contributions Plan, if Council intends to levy any contributions under the terms of s7.11 of the EPA Act, and make Council publicly accountable for the use and administration of contributions it receives.
Council's Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan titled, Section 94 Developer contributions Plan 2007 (Interim Update 2014) (the Plan) applies to all land within the Ryde local government area (LGA).
The Plan was made effective on 19 December 2007, has been reviewed and updated over time with the last major update in 2014. The latest version of the Plan was made effective on 10 December 2014 and is provided as follows:
Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of the Plan is to provide the necessary framework for the efficient and equitable determination, collection and management of developer contributions towards the provision of public amenities and services such as:
- Community and cultural facilities
- Open space and recreation facilities
- Civic and urban improvements
- Roads and traffic management
- Transport and accessibility
- Stormwater management.
The provision of such services and amenities is to be undertaken to ensure that appropriate and reasonable environmental, amenity and servicing standards are achieved throughout the City. The Plan also provides that the facilities are designed and constructed to a standard that is proportionate with the needs of both the existing and future population that will utilise them.
Summary of Contribution Rates
The Plan adopts quarterly indexation of the contribution rates. The latest contribution rates for the City of Ryde can be downloaded from the links below:
(Note: Section 2.11 of the Plan states: In the event that the current CPI is less than the previous CPI, the current CPI shall be taken as not less than the previous CPI
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