Draft Inner West Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2022 and supporting studies

Councils in NSW collect contributions from new development to help fund local infrastructure needed by the people that will live and work in the LGA under sections 7.11 and 7.12 (formerly sections 94 and 94A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

New residents and workers use parks, pools, libraries and local roads as they move into an area and contribute to the demand for Council services. If Council does not invest in new and upgraded local infrastructure to meet the needs of the people who will live and work in the LGA, service levels for the existing and future population will decline over time. It is Council’s objective to maintain the existing levels of public amenities and services into the future.

Council has undertaken three local infrastructure needs studies to examine the local infrastructure demands generated from anticipated future population and worker growth to 2036. These studies are informed by Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) as part of the Our Place Inner West Project that was adopted by Council in 2020. 

The supporting needs studies are:

The recommendations from these studies have informed Council’s draft Inner West Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2022. Council is required to periodically review their local infrastructure contribution plans to ensure future growth and demand is identified. The draft Contributions Plan seeks to harmonise the 9 existing contribution plan into a single new integrated and consolidated Draft Inner West s7.11 and 7.12 Development Contribution Plan.

A copy of the Draft Plan is available here:

Previous reports on the draft Inner West Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2022 were reported to the 10 May 2022 Council Meeting, details of the council report and meeting minutes can be found here

The community consultation period for the draft Inner West Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2022 was undertaken from 6 June 2022 to 17 July 2022. All submissions have been considered and is being reported to the Council Meeting to be held on 6th December 2022 (see item 5). See here for details of the post exhibition report and details on how to register to speak at the Council Meeting. Council officers have recommended that Council now seek to finalise the plan.

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Page last updated: 01 Dec 2022