Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Local Levy Contributions Plan 2023

There are two Contributions Plans currently active in the Ku-ring-gai Council area.  This page relates to the s7.12 Contributions Plan called Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Local Levy Contributions Plan 2023.  This type of plan is also known as an ‘indirect’ plan or a ‘percentage levy’ plan being a fixed development consent levy contributions plan under Division 7.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Local Levy Contributions Plan 2023 is a review of the predecessor indirect contributions plan known as Ku-ring-gai s94A Contributions Plan 2015.  The 2023 Contributions Plan was adopted at the Council Meeting of 21 March 2023 and the nominated date of effect is: Monday 17 April 2023.

There is also a s7.11 Contributions Plan active in the Ku-ring-gai area which applies to different types of development and funds a separate works program. It is called Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010


Development contributions are contributions made to a local Council when new developments are built. Mostly contributions are paid as monetary contributions but sometimes developers can deliver infrastructure as works-in-kind under a Planning Agreement. The monetary contributions are held in trust for the purposes of building community infrastructure and facilities where the new developments have been built. These include, but are not limited to, libraries and community centres, parks and playgrounds, footpaths, street furniture and traffic improvements.

Under NSW legislation, Councils are required to prepare development contributions plans before they are permitted to levy contributions for local infrastructure. The plans set out the level of contributions payable and a works schedule.

Section 7.12 maximum percentage

The maximum percentage of contributions based on the cost of developments is set by legislation and adopted within the s7.12 Contributions Plan as follows:

Proposed cost of the development

Maximum percentage of the levy

Up to $100,000 Nil (0%)
$100,001 - $200,000 0.5 percent (0.5%)
More than $200,000 1.0 percent (1%)

Click here to find out more about paying your Development Contributions

Application of s7.12

It is important to note that the s7.11 plan, Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010, is a mutually exclusive document to the s7.12 Contributions Plan.  Any development that is subject to direct s7.11 contributions under Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010 continues to be so. 

Indirect contributions under s7.12 relate only to development that is not subject to s7.11 contributions under Ku-ring-gai Contributions Plan 2010.

These contributions also support a completely separate works program.

Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Local Levy Contributions Plan 2023 (s7.12)

Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Local Levy Contributions Plan 2023 can be downloaded as a single file. Please refer carefully to the sections that define the development to which this Contributions Plan applies. As part of the documentation submitted to Council as part of any DA or CDC, it will be necessary to include either a cost report or a QS report (as applicable) or a covering declaration from the templates found at the end of this plan.

View Ku-ring-gai Council s7.12 Contributions Plan 2023(PDF, 2MB)

Note: The repeal or replacement of a contributions plan does not affect the previous operation of the plan or anything duly done under the plan. Outstanding contributions under Ku-ring-gai s94A Contributions Plan 2015 continue to be due and payable in accordance with the relevant consent condition or notice of payment.

View Ku-ring-gai S94A Contributions Plan 2015(PDF, 1MB)