Development Contributions

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On 12 May 2016 the boundaries of the Parramatta Local Government Area changed as a result of the Local Government (City of Parramatta and Cumberland) Proclamation 2016. The Development Contributions Plans that apply to the new City of Parramatta area have changed.

The funding of local infrastructure is assisted in part by developer contributions known as Section 94 or Section 94A contributions. Councils in NSW have the ability to levy developers for contributions towards local infrastructure under the Environmental and Planning Assessment Act (EP&A).

Prior to 12 May 2016, Council had two Development Contributions Plans applicable to the Local Government Area.

On 12 May 2016 the boundaries of the Parramatta Local Government Area changed as a result of the Local Government (City of Parramatta and Cumberland) Proclamation 2016.

This transferred parts of Granville, Merrylands, South Granville, Guildford and Chester Hill (former Woodville Ward) from the Parramatta Local Government Area to the new Cumberland Council Local Government Area, which also included parts of the former Holroyd and Auburn Local Government Areas.  

As a result, the Development Contributions Plans that apply to the new City of Parramatta area have changed.

Which Development Contributions Plan applies to the new City of Parramatta Area?

The Development Contributions Plan Map shows which Development Contributions Plan applies to land within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area.

In summary, land previously within the Parramatta Local Government Area will have the Parramatta Section 94A Development Contribution Plan (Amendment No. 4) or Parramatta City Centre S94A Development Contribution Plan (Amendment No. 4) (in the case of the Parramatta CBD) continuing to apply.

Land transferred from The Hills, Hornsby, former Holroyd and former Auburn Local Government Areas to the City of Parramatta will have the Section 94 and/or Section 94A Development Contributions Plans of the previous Council continuing to apply.

A copy of the relevant sections of the plans and the up to date S94 rates can be downloaded below:

This will occur until such time as the City of Parramatta Council applies a new Development Contributions Plan to that land. Any new plan will need to take effect at the same time that the previous Council repeals the current Contributions Plan as it applies to that land.

Land within former ‘Woodville Ward’ transferred to Cumberland Council (parts of Chester Hill, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands and South Granville)

The Parramatta Section 94A Development Contribution Plan (Amendment No. 4) will continue to apply to that land that was previously located within the former ‘Woodville Ward’ of Parramatta until such time as a new development contributions plan is created by Cumberland Council and simultaneously repealed by the City of Parramatta in respect of that land.

Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA's) may be accepted as an alternative to development contributions. A VPA is an agreement entered into by Council and a developer during Council's consideration of rezoning application (planning proposal) or development application. VPA's can either be in lieu of or in addition to a development contribution payment and this will be negotiated as part of the VPA. Council has adopted the Parramatta Voluntary Planning Agreements. Policy can be viewed below.

Last updated on 23 Sep 2016