City of Sydney section 94 contributions

All other City areas

Developer contributions may be required from developments within the inner city villages that surround the city centre. The villages have been divided into 3 separate precincts, eastern, southern and western.

To help you locate the precinct where your development site is located, a map can be downloaded below.

If a development or complying development application is approved, the conditions specified as part of the approval may require the applicant to make a financial contribution to the City to contribute to the cost of infrastructure needed to support a growing population. The contribution required is based on the expected increase in workers and residents from the approved development.

Current contributions rates

Contributions rates sheets for each precinct can be downloaded below. The rates are indexed for inflation every 3 months according to the consumer price index (CPI) issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on the fourth Wednesday each January, April, July and October.

The rates sheets are updated as soon as possible after the ABS releases its CPI update. The contributions rates in the original plan should not be used as they have not been indexed for inflation and do not allow for the changes to the contributions rates arising from a Ministerial direction in 2009, outlined below under '2009 contributions rates update'.


You can estimate the contribution for your particular development using the relevant estimator for each precinct.

These estimators use the indexed rates in the rates sheets (download below) and should be used as a guide only. They should not be used to calculate actual due payments.

To verify the correct precinct for your site refer to the map (download below) before accessing the correct estimator:

Eastern precinct estimator Southern precinct estimator Western precinct estimator

2009 contributions rates update

The NSW Planning Minister directed the City to make several amendments to its 2006 plan, which came into effect from 7 June 2009 and should be read in conjunction with the original plan.

The changes resulted in the City no longer imposing levies on the costs of City administration buildings, library books or IT resources. More detailed information can be downloaded below in the document titled Update June 2009.

The rates sheets and estimators incorporate the changes that resulted from the Minister's 2009 direction.

Last updated: Monday, 28 April 2014