Developer Contributions

Developer contributions, including monetary payments, works inkind or works part of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), are made to Council to upgrade infrastructure and facilities to cater for demand generated by development. Larger scale developments may also need to dedicate land to Council for open space and/or other facilities.

Contributions and Development Servicing Plans are for the embellishment of public open space, community facilities, carparking for commercial developments, water supply, sewerage headworks and roads impacted by heavy vehicles.

Contribution rates can be found in Council's Fees and Charges document and are subject to change from the 1 July each year.

Council's current contributions plans and infrastructure servicing plans are outlined below:

Current Plans

Cumbalum Urban Release Area Precinct A Contributions Plan 2015 (2.04mb pdf)
The contributions plan authorises the collection of  monetary contributions from future developers of Precinct A of the Cumbalum Urban Release Area, for the provision of district open space, sporting fields and community facilities, and associated works

Ballina Shire Car Parking Contributions Plan 2014 (3.34mb pdf)
The contributions plan authorises cash contributions to be levied on car parking-deficient developments in the Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville centres

Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Contribution Plan 2016 (21.62mb pdf) 
This contributions plan authorises the collection of contributions from residential and tourist developments towards the provision of open space and community facilities. The plan became operational on 1 January 2017.

Heavy Haulage Contributions Plan 2019 (2.26mb pdf)
This contributions plan enables Council to levy section 7.11 contributions on development that generates heavy haulage traffic. The plan seeks a contribution for road reconstruction work due to the impact of heavy haulage vehicles on the local road network.

Ballina Shire Roads Contribution Plan, Version 4.1 (1.9mb pdf)
This contributions plan authorises the collection of monetary contributions from developments that generate heavy haulage on local roads.

Ballina Shire Roads Contribution Plan - Community Information Session Presentation - August 2019 (4.7mb pdf)

Rous Water Development Servicing Plan (DSP)
This Development Servicing Plan has been prepared by Rous Water, the bulk water supply authority for Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore City and Richmond Valley Shire. This DSP requires all development to make a payment to augment future bulk water supply infrastructure, where such development is connected to a reticulated water supply that relies on bulk water supplies by Rous Water. In Ballina this applies to all reticulated areas except for Wardell. Ballina Shire Council acts as Rous Water's agent in the collection of contributions under this plan in Ballina Shire and the issue of the accompanying certificate of compliance. 

Wastewater Services Development Service Plan (DSP) (15.3mb pdf)
This Development Servicing Plan covers developer charges for wastewater and recycled water infrastructure for all development areas serviced by Ballina Shire Council.

Water Supply Development Service Plan (DSP) (7.15mb pdf)
This Development Servicing Plan covers developer charges for water supply infrastructure for all development areas serviced by Ballina Shire Council.

Superseded Plans

Ballina Shire Roads Contribution Plan, Version 4.0 (1.2mb pdf)
This contribution plan came into affect on 7 October 2015.

Ballina Shire Contributions Plan 2008 (9.24mb pdf)
This plan became operational on 1 November 2008.

Roads Contributions Plan 2010 (1.41mb pdf)
Background Technical Report - Volume One (1.63mb pdf)
Background Technical Report - Volume Two (24.56mb pdf)
This contribution plan came into affect on 8 February 2010.

Ballina CBD Car Parking (0.3mb pdf)
This Contributions Plan enables Ballina Shire Council to levy s.94 developer contributions for the provision of car parking within the Ballina Central Business District. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 14 May 2014 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.

Ballina Shire Heavy Haulage Contributions Plan 2011 (0.9mb pdf)

Community Facilities Contribution Plan 1993 (0.2mb pdf)
This plan is referred to as the 'Section 94 Contributions Plan for Ballina Shire - Community Facilities'. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 1 November 2008 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.

Lennox Head Village Centre Car Parking (0.2mb pdf)
This Contributions Plan enables Ballina Shire Council to levy s.94 developer contributions for the provision of public car parking in the Lennox Head Village Centre. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 14 May 2014 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.

Public Garden and Recreation Space Enhancement 1993 (0.2mb pdf)
This plan is referred to as the 'Section 94 Contributions Plan for Ballina Shire - Public Garden & Recreation Space Enhancement'. This plan does not apply to new developments. It remains operational for consents granted prior to 1 November 2008 that contain conditions which require a payment under this plan.

Road Contribution Plan 2002 (1.59mb pdf)
The Ballina Road Contribution Plan contribution plan has been replaced by Ballina Shire Roads Contributions Plan 2010 for all new development applications. It remains applicable for older consents, where a contribution was required to be paid under this plan.

 

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