Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010

There are two contributions plans applicable to the Ku-ring-gai Council area:

Development contributions are made to a local Council when new developments are built. These are mainly monetary contributions, but larger developers can also deliver infrastructure as works-in-kind under a Planning Agreement.

Contributions are held in trust for community infrastructure and facilities where new developments have been built. These include libraries and community centres, parks and playgrounds, footpaths, street furniture and traffic improvements.

Under NSW legislation, Councils are required to prepare development contributions plans. The plans set out the level of contributions payable and a proposed works schedule.

Click here to find out more about the infrastructure we've delivered so far.

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 applies to all development in Ku-ring-gai that creates a demand for the infrastructure identified in the Plan. This includes all forms of residential development that create additional dwellings - unless they are listed as exempt (refer to page 51 of the Plan).

The Plan takes a consolidated approach to providing infrastructure as a result of new development, with proportional contributions from new development for infrastructure for that development. The plan also identifies situations where Council must provide a contribution on behalf of the existing population, where new infrastructure will meet demand arising from the community as a whole.

New dwellings on vacant lots, dual occupancies, manor houses, medium density, high density, villas, townhouses and terraces, aged and disabled persons housing, seniors housing, residential flat buildings, units and mixed used developments, as well as non-private dwellings where additional dwellings will be created are all subject to a s7.11 contribution under Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010. Subdivisions are also subject to s7.11 contributions under the Plan.

Exempt development includes knock-down rebuilds; alterations and additions to existing dwelling houses and granny flats / secondary dwellings below 60sqm in size and subordinate to the main dwelling. Small scale residential development may still be the subject of a s7.12 contribution.

Specific types of low-cost affordable housing, such as boarding houses, may also be exempt. Please refer to pages 52-57 of the Plan which relates to merit exemptions.

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 also applies to commercial development in the local centres catchment areas, specified on the maps on pages 17 to 23 of the Plan. Catchment maps can be downloaded below.

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 can be downloaded in parts as follows:



Part A - B: Pages 1-64(PDF, 2MB)

Summary schedules, Contributions Plan Overview, Management - policies and procedures

Part C: Pages 65-101(PDF, 346KB)

Strategy plans

Part 3: Pages 102-132(PDF, 339KB)

Key community infrastructure - local parks and sporting facilities

Part 4: Pages 133-155(PDF, 170KB)

Key community infrastructure - local recreational and cultural facilities, local social facilities

Part 5: Pages 156-191(PDF, 236KB)

Key community infrastructure - local roads, bus facilities and drainage works

Part D: Pages 192-204(PDF, 85KB)

Dictionary and references

Program of works(PDF, 422KB)

Works programs

Gordon facilities plan(PDF, 378KB)

Gordon Local Centre facilities map

Lindfield facilities plan(PDF, 206KB)

Lindfield Local Centre facilities map

Pymble facilities plan(PDF, 106KB)

Pymble Local Centre facilities map

Roseville facilities plan(PDF, 168KB)

Roseville Local Centre facilities map

Turramurra facilities plan(PDF, 97KB)

Turramurra Local Centre facilities map

St Ives facilities plan(PDF, 204KB)

St Ives Local Centre facilities map

Wahroonga facilities plan(PDF, 76KB)

Wahroonga Local Centre facilities map

High-resolution catchment maps

To help identify whether a particular property is part of a specific catchment, high-resolution copies of Maps 1.1-1.8 found on pages 16-23 of Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 are reproduced below:

Map 1.1 Ku-ring-gai North and South Catchment Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area(PDF, 668KB)  

Map 1.2 Local Centre Catchment Roseville(PDF, 393KB)

Map 1.3 Local Centre Catchment Lindfield-Killara(PDF, 759KB)

Map 1.4 Local Centre Catchment Gordon-Killara(PDF, 301KB)

Map 1.5 Local Centre Catchment Pymble and Pymble Business Park(PDF, 544KB)

Map 1.6 Local Centre Catchment Turramurra-Warrawee(PDF, 508KB)

Map 1.7 Local Centre Catchment Wahroonga(PDF, 272KB)

Map 1.8 Local Centre Catchment St Ives(PDF, 490KB)  

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 - background

Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 consolidates Ku-ring-gai's two previous Contributions Plans (Ku-ring-gai Section 94 Contributions Plan 2004-2009 - Residential Development - Amendment No. 2 and Ku-ring-gai Town Centres Development Contributions Plan 2008). The consolidation of the Contributions Plans active in Ku-ring-gai was a recommendation of the Contributions Review Panel which assessed these documents in 2009.

Contributions on consent conditions authorised under previous Contributions Plans continue to be payable and Council will expend contributions for the purposes specified in these conditions. Modifications under s4.55 to any active consent will continue to apply the Contributions Plan applicable at the date of consent. 


If you wish to proceed with a development application or Complying Development Certificate, the following pages may assist.

Click here to find out more about paying your development contributions.