Developer contributions are upfront charges levied by Council's Water and Sewer Group to recover part of the infrastructure costs incurred in servicing the development which imposes a loading on Council's water and/or sewer supply infrastructure. These are commonly referred to as Section 64 Contributions or Headworks Charges.
Council is currently preparing a new Development Servicing Plan (DSP) in accordance with section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater 2016, which details the water supply headworks and distribution charges to be levied upon development areas utilising Council’s water and sewer supply infrastructure.
The adopted May 2005 Development Servicing Plans are Water Technical Supply and Sewerage Supply. The fees are charges are adopted annually by Council and can be found in the Adopted Fees and Charges.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Council's Water and Sewer Group on 02 6578 7290.