Plans that determine developer contributions
Lismore City Section 94 Contributions Plan
This Contributions Plan determines the level of Section 94 contributions where anticipated development will or is likely to increase the demand for public facilities.
North Lismore Plateau Section 94 Contributions Plan
This Contributions Plan determines the level of Section 94 contributions to be paid by those developing land at North Lismore Plateau (as determined by the map on page 5 of the plan).
Development Servicing Plans for Water Supply and Wastewater
The Development Servicing Plans for Water Supply and Wastewater detail developer charges for these services and were prepared in accordance with guidelines issued by the NSW Office of Water.
The plans detail charges for development areas utilising a water supply and sewerage infrastructure, in accordance with Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Section 64 and Section 94 Contributions Discount Policy
Council's Section 64 and Section 94 Contributions Discount Policy is designed to encourage new business in the CBD and broaden affordable housing options throughout the city.
The policy essentially means Section 64 and Section 94 fees (water, sewer and other infrastructure charges) are waived for people setting up businesses in existing buildings in the CBD or building new secondary dwellings (granny flats) on the same land as an existing primary residence.
Within Lismore’s city centre, charges no longer apply to new businesses or existing businesses changing location or varying their operations, provided they can accommodate this new service within the fabric of an existing building. This could represent potential savings of between $1500 and $50,000 depending on the nature and size of the business.
The policy also enables people to build additional accommodation on their existing land as long as the total does not exceed five bedrooms, two laundries and three toilets. This represents an average of $7000 savings for each additional bedroom.
This element of the policy is designed to facilitate smaller, more affordable accommodation in existing residential areas to assist the growing number of single people and couples without children in the area. It could also allow elderly residents to ‘age in place’ by living independently while having the support of family living in a primary residence.