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:
  • the payment of monies
  • dedication of an appropriate parcel of land (such as a new park)
  • improvements to the land (such as playground equipment)

Contribution Plans

These plans apply to all of the Nambucca Valley locality:

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)(PDF, 271KB)

Procedure DE01 - Payment of Developer Contributions(PDF, 258KB) (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.