Development Contributions


Key Document

Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

Councils in New South Wales can levy contributions upon a development.

This is because developments incur an increased demand upon Council's services and facilities.

This ensures that the existing ratepayers are not required to meet the cost of providing:

  • New roads
  • Community centres
  • Libraries
  • Open space & recreation facilities


The need for these arises from incoming populations occupying new residential developments.

Section 7.11 can also apply to non-residential development such as:

  • Retail
  • Commercial and
  • Industrial development


This meets the increased demand for car-parking, road construction or traffic management.


What is a Contributions Plan?

To enact Section 7.11, Councils must prepare a Contribution Plan.

The plan identifies and costs what is necessary to meet the needs of the incoming population.

This includes all the works, facilities and land acquisitions.

The plan calculates the contribution payment for each new:

  • Residential lot
  • Villa
  • Townhouse or
  • Apartment


Number of Plan

Name of Plan

The Hills Section 7.12 Contributions Plan

The Hills Section 7.12 Contributions Plan(PDF, 23MB)

Schedule 1 - Cost Summary Report less than $3M(XLSX, 35KB)

Schedule 2 - Cost Summary Report more than $3M(XLSX, 37KB)

The Norwest Innovation Section 7.12 Contributions Plan

The Norwest Innovation Section 7.12 Contributions Plan(PDF, 4MB)

Schedule 1 - Cost Summary Report less than $3M(XLSX, 35KB)

Schedule 2 - Cost Summary Report more than $3M(XLSX, 37KB)

CP 1       


CP 2


CP 3


CP 4


CP 5


CP 6

CP No 6 - Extractive Industries(PDF, 2MB)

CP 7


CP 8

CP No 8 - Kellyville Rouse Hill(PDF, 21MB)

CP 9

CP No 9 - Castle Hill Town Centre(PDF, 3MB)

CP 10


CP 11

CP No 11 - Annangrove Road Employment Area(PDF, 2MB)

CP 12

CP No 12 - Balmoral Road(PDF, 3MB)

CP 13         

CP No 13 - North Kellyville Precinct(PDF, 5MB)

CP 14   

Carlingford Precinct now located in City of Parramatta.

Document available at

CP 15

CP No 15 - Box Hill Precinct(PDF, 9MB)

CP 16

CP No 16 - Gables Precinct(PDF, 3MB)

CP 17

CP No 17 - Castle Hill North Precinct(PDF, 3MB)

CP 18

CP No 18 - Bella Vista & Kellyville Station Precincts(PDF, 3MB)

CP 19

CP No 19 - Showground Precinct(PDF, 2MB)


Section 7.11/7.12 Rates Schedule

Section 7.11 / 7.12 Contribution Rates Schedule(PDF, 132KB)

For enquiries on:

  • Council's current Rates Schedule or
  • Which plan applies to your property

Contact Council's Development Contributions Officer on +61 2 9843 0555.


Local Contributions Register

Councils must publish a local contributions register on their website. This is a requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.

View The Hills Local Contributions Register.

Please note, Council’s contributions register is updated monthly.


I am looking for a more recent contribution

If you have a more recent contribution than what is available in the register:

Please contact Council via this online form.

Please specify the:

  • Required date range
  • Contributions plan number, and/or
  • Development application number.


Do not rely on the Contribution Register to be the most up to date contributions payable in relation to:

  • A development application or
  • Complying development certificate


Please confirm the contribution fee before you pay - contact Council’s Contribution Officer on 02 9843 0555.


Payment of Development Contributions

Council no longer accepts payment of development contributions via cash or cheque.

Further information and payment options


Development Contributions and Complying Development

Under Section 141 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021

Registered certifiers must:

  • Upload a copy of complying development certificates (CDCs) to the NSW Planning Portal
  • This must be within 2 days of approval

Council requires a copy of the CDC before contribution fees can be paid.