Section 94 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 94 contributions (which is the section of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 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 Shire locality:

Plan applies to Plan Name
Land Community Facilities and Public Open Space 2008 Contributions Plan (2015 Review)
Land Section 94: Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contributions Plan 2016 (Effective 21 January 2016) 11.2MB
Land Section 94: Surf Life Saving
Land Section 94: Project Administration
Roads Section 94: Smiths Lane Local Road and Traffic Infrastructure Developer Contribution Plan 2010
Roads Section 94: Upper Warrell Creek Road
Roads Section 94: Upper Warrell Creek Road Overbridge
Extractive Industry Developments Section 94: Mines and Extractive Industries
Non-Residential Development Section 94A Development Contribution Plan 2013



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 Shire Council has no Voluntary Planning Agreements.