What does Section 64 mean?

    Section 64 refers to Section 64 of the Local Government Act

    What is a DSP?

    A DSP is a Development Servicing Plan for sewer or stormwater infrastructure. 

    It is developed by Council and is based on the 2016 Developer Charges Guidelines for Water Supply, Sewerage and Stormwater issued by the Minister for Lands and Water, pursuant to Section 306 (3) of the Water Management Act.

    The DSP enables Council to levy developers to fund stormwater infrastructure required to support development. It makes a commitment to the community that Council will use these funds as stated in the plan to construct the infrastructure required.

    Why has the Implementation Plan been developed?

    To ensure Council is accountable and processes are transparent and certain.

    An Implementation Guide has been developed to set out rules for the application of the Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions as shown in the DSP.

    What are the infrastructure contributions based on?

    Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contribution detailed in the DSP Stormwater are based on population growth forecasts, Stormwater assets in the current network aged less than 30 years and projected required assets to support the growth of the city. 

    Rates are reduced by the income Council receives from the Stormwater levy, and maintenance and operational costs of the network.

    When do Section 64 infrastructure contributions change?

    Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions change when any of the following elements change.

    • Projected population growth rates
    • Assets in the network aged under 30 years
    • New infrastructure required to support development
    • Income received by Council, plus network  maintenance and operational costs 

    When are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions levied?

    The timing of payments will be specified in the condition of the development application.

    For a subdivision, payment will be required prior to the release of a subdivision certificate

    For any development not involving subdivision, but where a construction certificate is required, payment will be required prior to the release of a construction certificate.

    What is the current Section 64 infrastructure contributions?


    Area A    Urban West of Willians Hill $3,941
    Area B    

    Esetlla/Boorooma, Urban East of Willians Hill $2,256

    Area C    Forest Hill   $841
    Area D  Bomen   $271


    These rates are current until 30 June 2020, when they will be indexed by CPI.

    What are the new draft Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions?

    New draft Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions for 1ET (ie residential lot)

    DSP AreaDraft Section 64 Stormwater Infrastructure Contribution ($ per ET)

    DSP Area A

    • Wagga Wagga Urban

    $3,246

    DSP Area B

    • Estella/ Boorooma/ Gobbagombalin 

    $2,132

    DSP Area C

    • Lloyd
    • South Wagga Wagga 

    $981

    DSP Area D

    • East Wagga Wagga

    $379

    DSP Area E

    • East Wagga Wagga Industrial

    $233

     

    New draft DSP Stormwater areas Square metre rates for industrial and commercial development.

    Draft DSP Stormwater Area Draft Stormwater infrastructure contribution per m2
    Wagga Wagga Urban$4.06

    Estella Boorooma

    Gobbagombalin 

    $2.67

    Lloyd

    South Wagga Wagga 

    $1.23
    East Wagga Wagga$0.47
    East Wagga Wagga Industrial Area$0.29


    When do the new Section 64 infrastructure contributions come into effect?

    After submissions from the public exhibition period are considered a final report will be sent to Council to endorse the DSP Stormwater. 

    This report and the final DSP Stormwater and Implementation Guide will include the exact date when the new contributions come into effect. 

    What are the DSP areas?

    There are 6 DSP Stormwater areas in the new draft DSP. Where possible the DSP areas integrate with the Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan (section 7.11) catchments.

    The DSP areas are;

    • Wagga Wagga Urban – Central Wagga Wagga, Ashmont, Turvey Park, Mount Austin, Glenfield Park, Tolland and Bourkelands
    • East Wagga Wagga – Gumly Gumly and Forest Hill
    • Lloyd
    • South Wagga Wagga – Kooringal, Lake Albert and Springvale
    • Estella, Boorooma and Gobbagombalin
    • East Wagga Wagga Industrial Estate (Excluding Gumly Gumly and Forest Hill)
    • The areas are shown on the DSP map.


    What land is subject to Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions?

    Land included in the DSP Stormwater area is highlighted in the map.

    What happens to the current DSP Stormwater?

    The current DSP Stormwater will be repealed and replaced with the new draft DSP Stormwater 2020.

    All consents applied to development applications under the current DSP Stormwater will still apply after the new draft DSP Stormwater is adopted by Council.

    Who provides reticulation assets in developments?

    Developers provide reticulation stormwater assets.

    How are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions applied to residential subdivision?

    Each lot is charged a 1ET contribution at residential subdivision. A credit is given for each original lot.

    • Subdivision Stormwater Contribution = (number of lots x 1ET) – (1ET x original lots)

    How are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions applied to mixed use and residential accommodation?

    Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions are charged when residential accommodation is built whenever a construction certificate is required.

    The contribution is charged only when the impervious area of the residential flat building exceeds 60% of the lot.

    The developer pays a Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure for the impervious area of the residential building which exceeds 60% of the lot.

    The contributions is calculated using the following formula

    Stormwater Contribution = (% of lot Impervious – 60% of lot) x 1ET

    What is considered as residential accommodation?

    Residential accommodation is predominantly a place of residence. It includes attached dwellings, boarding houses, dual occupancies, group homes, hostels, multi dwelling housing, semi-detached dwellings, seniors housing and residential flat buildings.

    How are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions applied to industrial or commercial subdivision?

    They are not applied to commercial or industrial subdivisions under the new draft DSP Stormwater 2020.

    How are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions applied to industrial or commercial buildings?

    Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions have already been paid in relation to an industrial or commercial lot or building, no further charges will be levied.

    A credit will be given for any existing impervious area on the lot prior to the new industrial or commercial building. This credit will be at the current Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contribution per metre squared rate.

    The impervious area of a new commercial or industrial building development will be charged at the draft Stormwater infrastructure contribution per metre squared rate for each metre squared of imprevious area, less any credits.

    The charge will be based on the following formula; 

    Draft DSP Stormwater Area 
    Draft Stormwater infrastructure contribution per m2
    Wagga Wagga Urban
    $4.06

    Estella Boorooma

    Gobbagombalin 

    $2.67

    Lloyd

    South Wagga Wagga 

    $1.23
    East Wagga Wagga
    $0.47
    East Wagga Wagga Industrial Area
    $0.29

    How are credits calculated for residential development?

    Credits are applied at the subdivision of residential lots. Each original lot will receive a 1ET credit. The credit will be based on the Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions at the time it is applied.

    How are credits calculated for industrial or commercial development?

    If under a previous DSP an industrial or commercial lot or building has been charged a Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contribution, no further charges will be levied under the new DSP Stormwater.

    If there is any existing impervious area on an industrial or commercial lot a credit will be applied for this area. The credit will be calculated based on the square metre Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions at the time it is applied, for the total impervious area.

    When will the contributions change again?

    A significant change in projected growth rates, existing asset valuation data or projected required infrastructure costs the DSP and rates will be reviewed.

    If there is a significant development (over 500 lots) a new chapter of the DSP will be developed to accommodate the new urban release area. This may affect other DSP areas in the draft DSP Stormwater.

    Are Section 64 Stormwater infrastructure contributions indexed?

    All infrastructure contributions are indexed annually on 1 July, based on the Consumer Price Index (All Groups Index) for Sydney, as published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March of the same year.