Section 94 Developer Contributions

When development occurs, future residents require infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, parks and community services. These costs alone can’t be met by Council and the developer will be 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:

  • 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

Contribution plans provide the basis for what infrastructure is needed and how the costs are apportioned over an area. The plans that apply across the MidCoast Council area are shown below:

Manning Region

Great Lakes Region

Gloucester Region



Planning Agreements

Planning Agreements are a legally binding agreement between Council and a landowner. Planning Agreements 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 Planning Agreement it is important to understand how this may affect you.

Manning Region

Great Lakes Region

Gloucester Region