Contribution slug for developers

DEVELOPERS at Casuarina Beach and Kings Forest could be forced to pay more in contribution rates for the council’s provision of shared community facilities.

A fifth version of the draft section 94 plan has now been released, meaning developers could be hit with $897 in fees per person – an increase of over $350 since 2005.

Community facilities will be provided for 12,000 Kings Forest residents and 5629 Casuarina Beach residents with the total cost calculated at $12,872,890.

Proposed facilities at Kings Forest and Casuarina Beach include a multi-purpose community and civic centre including a neighbourhood centre and youth facility and a health outreach facility intended to provide an adequate standard of community facilities to satisfy social and cultural needs of future residents for the next 10-20 years.

The plan states that the “development will generate the need for community facilities, open space, cycleways and environmental open space, and it is reasonable that the cost of these facilities be apportioned among those developments which will benefit from these facilities”.

The draft plan is currently on exhibition.

Submissions can be made to the Tweed Shire Council general manager.

Visit www.tweed.nsw .gov.au or inspect the plan at the Engineering and Operations Division, Civic Centre Murwillumbah, or the Civic Centre Tweed Heads during ordinary office hours.



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