Section 7.12 - Developer Contributions

Section 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 provides Council the means to levy contributions towards the cost of public facilities and services to meet the increased demand created by development.

In the past, this has helped Council to deliver projects and facilities like the Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre.

The plan sets out the guidelines for when development contributions may be required and how the funds may be allocated by Council.

Waverley Council Development Contributions Plan

Amendment No. 8 to the Waverley Council Development Contributions Plan 2006 was adopted by Council at its meeting on 6 February 2018. Follow the link below to download the document in full.

More information

For information on the calculation and payment of 7.12 rates, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 9083 8000.

For further information about the Policy, please contact Council’s Strategic Planner on 9083 8223.

Need more information?

Council has a Duty Planner available for general enquiries relating to the planning process, policies and lodgement requirements.The Duty Officer is not able to provide detailed planning advice or high level planning information. You can email your enquiry to or

  • Phone: 9083 8000
  • In person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm)