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Under Consideration

Criteria to request a higher s7.12 percentage - discussion paper


Section 7.12 flat rate levy contributions are one of several ways local councils can fund infrastructure. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 sets 1% as the standard highest maximum percentage which councils can levy under a s7.12 development contributions plan. It also identifies specific areas which are subject to higher maximum percentage levies.

The Department is committed to ensuring the process of assessing requests for a higher maximum percentage levy is efficient and transparent. We have identified a set of potential criteria that can be used in assessing requests for a higher maximum percentage

The proposed changes were on public exhibition from 15 April 2020 until 12 June 2020.

The department is currently reviewing and considering all submissions received.

Your feedback will help inform critical improvements to the infrastructure contributions system in NSW.

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Project Details

Notification start-end date
Relevant legislation
Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 
Exhibiting agency or agencies
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Exhibition location

NSW Planning Portal