Section 7.12 Development contributions in the former Leichhardt area

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What is happening?

We have prepared a draft Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan for the former Leichhardt Area of the Inner West. 

This Plan outlines contributions to be made from particular developments and identifies the public services and amenities that the funds are directed to. All Councils have Development Contribution Plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

In 2016, the new Inner West Council inherited the development contribution plans from former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville. The former Leichhardt area is the only part of the


What is happening?

We have prepared a draft Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan for the former Leichhardt Area of the Inner West. 

This Plan outlines contributions to be made from particular developments and identifies the public services and amenities that the funds are directed to. All Councils have Development Contribution Plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

In 2016, the new Inner West Council inherited the development contribution plans from former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville. The former Leichhardt area is the only part of the Inner West that currently does not have a section 7.12 plan in place.

Section 7.11 and 7.12 funds (under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act) are used to service the needs of expected future population and employment growth.


What is being proposed?

A draft Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan has been prepared for the former Leichhardt Area of the Inner West. 

The draft Plan consists of:

  • Details of the levy to be charged to particular development under the plan
  • The land and development affected
  • The plan exemptions
  • A schedule of public amenities and services that are to be funded under the plan and maps of their locations


How the levy is calculated and indexed

Read the Draft former Leichhardt draft Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan 2020 doc.

Find out more about the Plan in our frequently asked questions.

To view the development contributions plans for the whole of the Inner West, visit our Council website.


Have your say

Share your views on the draft section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan for the former Leichhardt area.

  • Fill out our online feedback form
  • By mail, Inner West Council, Attention Christopher Reeves, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.

Comments closed Sunday 31 May 2020.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5705.


What happens next?

After the exhibition period closes, the infrastructure planning team will consider the submissions and make any amendments to the draft plan as required. The elected Council will make a decision to either approve the draft plan as exhibited; approve the plan with changes; or not proceed with the plan. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the plan is being considered by Council. Following a decision to adopt, the plan will become effective when publicly notified on Council’s website.

Consultation has concluded