Open Space Contributions Plan

This consultation has now concluded

Wayne Richards Hockey Fields

Council has prepared a draft Open Space Contributions Plan that specifies developer contributions that will help fund open space facilities needed by our growing population. It follows on from background work including the Recreation Needs Study 2015 and the Recreation Action Plan 2017.

Council levies development contributions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) for the capital costs of new community facilities, like sports fields and playgrounds, that will serve the new development. These are sometimes called Section 94 contributions. Note that from 1 March 2018 the Act will be amended and new section numbers will apply. Section 94 will become Section 7.11.

To find out more about Council’s contributions plans go to Building and Planning Developer Contributions.

The draft Plan includes a list of new facilities and upgrades that are proposed to serve population growth and sets revised open space development contributions rates that would apply to development consents determined after the plan is adopted. Find out more about Council’s outdoor spaces including parks, playgrounds and sporting fields

The draft Plan will be on public exhibition commencing 1 March 2018 until 11 April 2018. During this period the draft plan and supporting information will also be available to view in the foyer of Council’s Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton offices between 8:30am and 4:30pm on normal business days.

A copy of the draft Plan is available for download from the document library to the right (or below if viewing on a mobile device).

Drop in Session

A community ‘Drop In’ information session will be held on Thursday 15 March 2018 between 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room, Grant Street, Port Macquarie.

Have Your Say

Any person may inspect the draft Contributions Plan and make a written submission until Wednesday 11 April 2018. To share your views, use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Note that any submission may be made public, and public disclosure is required for any political donations or gifts (including to staff). Submissions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Any further enquiries, please contact Vanessa Penfold or Stave Schwartz on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Council has prepared a draft Open Space Contributions Plan that specifies developer contributions that will help fund open space facilities needed by our growing population. It follows on from background work including the Recreation Needs Study 2015 and the Recreation Action Plan 2017.

Council levies development contributions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) for the capital costs of new community facilities, like sports fields and playgrounds, that will serve the new development. These are sometimes called Section 94 contributions. Note that from 1 March 2018 the Act will be amended and new section numbers will apply. Section 94 will become Section 7.11.

To find out more about Council’s contributions plans go to Building and Planning Developer Contributions.

The draft Plan includes a list of new facilities and upgrades that are proposed to serve population growth and sets revised open space development contributions rates that would apply to development consents determined after the plan is adopted. Find out more about Council’s outdoor spaces including parks, playgrounds and sporting fields

The draft Plan will be on public exhibition commencing 1 March 2018 until 11 April 2018. During this period the draft plan and supporting information will also be available to view in the foyer of Council’s Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton offices between 8:30am and 4:30pm on normal business days.

A copy of the draft Plan is available for download from the document library to the right (or below if viewing on a mobile device).

Drop in Session

A community ‘Drop In’ information session will be held on Thursday 15 March 2018 between 10:00am and 1:00pm at the Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room, Grant Street, Port Macquarie.

Have Your Say

Any person may inspect the draft Contributions Plan and make a written submission until Wednesday 11 April 2018. To share your views, use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Note that any submission may be made public, and public disclosure is required for any political donations or gifts (including to staff). Submissions are subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Any further enquiries, please contact Vanessa Penfold or Stave Schwartz on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Open Space Development Contributions Plan Submission

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 11 April 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 11 April 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    This consultation has now concluded