Contributions refers to the money collected from developments to help maintain and build new infrastructure across Lake Macquarie City, such as playgrounds, community facilities and local roads. Planned projects are listed in the works schedule of the relevant contribution plan.
The contribution is based on the cost, location and type of development and applied on Development Applications and Complying Development Certificates. CDCs issued by accredited private certifiers are also required to pay contributions.
How Council collects contributions is set out under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, including Section 7.11, Section 7.12 and Planning Agreements.
Contributions levied under Section 7.11 apply to residential development and other development not levied under Section 7.12. This includes:
Request a development contributions fee estimate
No. 5 North Wallarah (2004) - as Amended 2021(PDF, 8MB)
Belmont Contributions Catchment (2021)(PDF, 3MB)
Charlestown Contributions Catchment (2021)(PDF, 3MB)
Glendale Contributions Catchment (2021)(PDF, 7MB)
Morisset Contributions Catchment (2021)(PDF, 5MB)
Northlakes Urban Release Area (2021)(PDF, 7MB)
Toronto Contributions Catchment (2021)(PDF, 5MB)
Contributions levied under Section 7.12 apply to non-residential development in Lake Macquarie City. Contributions are calculated on the total cost of the proposed development.
Current Section 7.12 plan.(PDF, 5MB)
Calculate non-residential development contributions
Cost summary report forms
A cost summary report provides the total cost of development required to calculate the 7.12 contribution levy.
Applicants are required to submit a signed cost summary report with their documentation through the NSW Planning Portal.
This is another way of providing contributions. Some developments may seek to enter into a Planning Agreement to provide contributions instead of, or in addition to, Section 7.11 or 7.12.
View Planning Agreements
In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021, the following notices apply
Please contact us to confirm the amount payable prior to making payment as contributions are subject to indexation. After your consent is issued, indexation is applied quarterly on 14 February, 14 May, 14 August and 14 November each year.
Payments can be made by BPAY, over the phone, or in person at Council’s Administration Building.
Your development consent outlines when to pay contributions. This is usually before the issue of a Construction Certificate or Subdivision Certificate (whichever comes first), or before any work commences for a Complying Development Certificate.
Accredited private certifiers have the same obligations as Council when issuing Complying Development Certificates.
Private certifiers are required to impose a condition of consent to pay contributions and ensure that contributions have been paid.
If you have any questions relating to contributions, please contact [email protected] or call 4921 0333.
Indexation is applied quarterly on 14 February, 14 May, 14 August and 14 November each year for approved consents. To confirm the amount payable, please contact us prior to payment.
A land value index applies to the catchment plans for land to be acquired in the following locations: