Adopted by Council
Tuesday 24 May
On 24 May 2022, Council considered a report on the outcomes of the public exhibition of the draft Frenchs Forest Town Centre Section 7.11 Contributions Plan.
An updated Contributions Plan was provided to Council for consideration which included several post-exhibition changes. These changes predominately related to the removal of traffic infrastructure that is the responsibility of the NSW Government to provide.
The Council resolved to adopt the updated Contributions Plan and forward it to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal for review. The Council Minutes are available here.
The Frenchs Forest Town Centre Section 7.11 Contributions Plan came into force on 1 June 2022.
The Contributions Plan will be submitted to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal for review. This review is anticipated to take 6-12 months.
View the adopted Contributions Plan here.
The NSW Government finalised the Frenchs Forest 2041 Place Strategy (the Place Strategy) in December 2021. The Place Strategy will deliver approximately 2,000 dwellings and 47,000 square metres of retail/commercial floor space as Phase 1 of the Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct Structure Plan.
To facilitate the delivery of infrastructure to support this development, Council prepared and exhibited a draft Frenchs Forest Town Centre Section 7.11 Contributions Plan (Section 7.11 plan). The Section 7.11 plan will collect contributions from new developments in the catchment to fund the provision of essential infrastructure.
The planning controls to facilitate development come into force on 1 June 2022. Landowners should consider the exhibited draft Section 7.11 plan when investigating future development costs.
The Northern Beaches Section 7.12 Contributions Plan (Section 7.12 plan) currently applies to land within the Place Strategy. Council prepared and exhibited an amendment to the Section 7.12 plan to ensure that only the new Section 7.11 plan will apply to this land. This will ensure that sufficient contributions are collected to fund the required infrastructure.
All submissions were considered and changes were made to the Section 7.11 plan. The outcomes of the public exhibition and the updated Section 7.11 plan were reported to Council for consideration.
On 24 May Council adopted the Section 7.11 plan as amended after community consultation.
Following adoption by Council, the Section 7.11 plan will be reviewed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). IPART are required to review all contributions plans seeking to levy a contribution rate above the $20,000 per dwelling/lot threshold set by the NSW Government.
Following a review of the Section 7.11 plan by IPART, any required amendments will be made to the Section 7.11 Plan and those amendments will come into force.
The Section 7.11 plan applies to land within the Place Strategy (identified as Phase 1 in the Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct structure Plan) shown in the map below. The Section 7.11 plan will deliver up to $104 million to support future residents and workers in this area.
An amendment to the existing Section 7.12 plan is also proposed to exclude this land so that only the Section 7.11 plan applies.
Read about the technical studies that inform the infrastructure inclusions in the plan.
Transport Strategic Design Report
Timeline item 1 - complete
Mar - May 2022: Public exhibition
Timeline item 2 - complete
May 2022: Review and consideration of submissions
Timeline item 3 - complete
May 2022: Report to Council
Timeline item 4 - complete
1 June 2022: Contributions Plan comes into effect
Timeline item 5 - active
From Jun 2022: Submission to IPART for review
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
2023: IPART reviewed Contributions Plan comes into effect
Related documents and links
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|Name||Robert Platt - Principal Development Infrastructure Officer|
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Frenchs Forest Town Centre Contributions Plan