Exhibition of Draft Wollongong Section 94A Development Contributions Plan

Consultation has concluded

Section 94A contributions are a payment made by persons undertaking development. They are imposed as a condition on development consent or complying development and can be satisfied by dedication of land, a monetary contribution, a material public benefit or a combination of some or all of the above.

The purpose of this Plan is to enable Council to require contributions be made towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public amenities and public services that will, or are likely to, be required as a consequence of development. Section 94A is part of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and is the principal legislation which enables Councils to levy contributions.

The levy applies to all residential, commercial, retail and industrial development applications and complying development certificates. For development with a value of between $100,000 and $200,000 a levy of 0.5% applies. To development with a value greater than $200,000 a 1% levy applies.


Each year Council revises the Section 94A plan to reflect the works program in Council's Delivery Program. The draft Section 94A plan has been updated to reflect the Delivery Program for 2012-2017 and Capital Budget 2014-2015 which was endorsed for exhibition by Council at its meeting on 23 June 2014. In addition further minor amendments have been made in relation to clarifying aspects and improving the operation of the Plan.

The updated draft Section 94A Plan was endorsed for exhibition on 8 September 2014.

Copies of the suite of documents are available on this site and can also be viewed at:

• Council libraries during library hours

• Council Administration Building 41 Burelli Street Wollongong between 9am and 5pm weekdays.


Submissions, quoting file no: ESP-100.05.001 should be addressed to:

The General Manager

Wollongong City Council

Locked Bag 8821

WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500


or emailed to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au before the submission period closes on 24 October 2014.

Enquiries can be directed to the Land Use Planning team on (02) 4227 7111.

Please note that submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request.

To obtain information as to how Council will deal with any personal information in your submission or whether you can make an anonymous submission please telephone 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website at www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/Pages/privacy.aspx . You should also obtain this information if you are legally required to disclose a reportable political donation or gift.



In accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, your submission including any personal information such as your name and address, will be made available for public inspection and may be exhibited on Council’s website. You may request, in the form of a statutory declaration, that Council suppress the personal information in your submission from public inspection, if you consider that the personal safety of any person would be affected if the information was not suppressed. Any such request will be dealt with in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

You may also make an anonymous submission however if you choose to do so Council will be unable to contact you any further as to the outcome of your submission. It should also be noted that the lack of information as to your place of living may affect Council's consideration of the potential impact of the subject proposal.

Note: If Council receives a submission from any person who is legally required to provide a disclosure of any reportable political donation and / or gift under section 147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council is legally required to publicly disclose all relevant details of the reportable political donation or gift onto Council's website. This will include the name and residential address of the person who provided the political donation or gift onto Council's website for full viewing by the general public.

Section 94A contributions are a payment made by persons undertaking development. They are imposed as a condition on development consent or complying development and can be satisfied by dedication of land, a monetary contribution, a material public benefit or a combination of some or all of the above.

The purpose of this Plan is to enable Council to require contributions be made towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public amenities and public services that will, or are likely to, be required as a consequence of development. Section 94A is part of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and is the principal legislation which enables Councils to levy contributions.

The levy applies to all residential, commercial, retail and industrial development applications and complying development certificates. For development with a value of between $100,000 and $200,000 a levy of 0.5% applies. To development with a value greater than $200,000 a 1% levy applies.


Each year Council revises the Section 94A plan to reflect the works program in Council's Delivery Program. The draft Section 94A plan has been updated to reflect the Delivery Program for 2012-2017 and Capital Budget 2014-2015 which was endorsed for exhibition by Council at its meeting on 23 June 2014. In addition further minor amendments have been made in relation to clarifying aspects and improving the operation of the Plan.

The updated draft Section 94A Plan was endorsed for exhibition on 8 September 2014.

Copies of the suite of documents are available on this site and can also be viewed at:

• Council libraries during library hours

• Council Administration Building 41 Burelli Street Wollongong between 9am and 5pm weekdays.


Submissions, quoting file no: ESP-100.05.001 should be addressed to:

The General Manager

Wollongong City Council

Locked Bag 8821

WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500


or emailed to records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au before the submission period closes on 24 October 2014.

Enquiries can be directed to the Land Use Planning team on (02) 4227 7111.

Please note that submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request.

To obtain information as to how Council will deal with any personal information in your submission or whether you can make an anonymous submission please telephone 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website at www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/Pages/privacy.aspx . You should also obtain this information if you are legally required to disclose a reportable political donation or gift.



In accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, your submission including any personal information such as your name and address, will be made available for public inspection and may be exhibited on Council’s website. You may request, in the form of a statutory declaration, that Council suppress the personal information in your submission from public inspection, if you consider that the personal safety of any person would be affected if the information was not suppressed. Any such request will be dealt with in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

You may also make an anonymous submission however if you choose to do so Council will be unable to contact you any further as to the outcome of your submission. It should also be noted that the lack of information as to your place of living may affect Council's consideration of the potential impact of the subject proposal.

Note: If Council receives a submission from any person who is legally required to provide a disclosure of any reportable political donation and / or gift under section 147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council is legally required to publicly disclose all relevant details of the reportable political donation or gift onto Council's website. This will include the name and residential address of the person who provided the political donation or gift onto Council's website for full viewing by the general public.