Developer Contribution payment requirements vary depending on the type of development but generally must be paid prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate.
Where the development does not require a Construction Certificate, for example a caravan park expansion - camp site, caravan & mobile home sites, then the imposed Developer Contributions must be paid as specified in the Water Development Notice.
If the development is a subdivision, then the imposed Developer Contributions must be paid prior to the release of the plan of subdivision.
There may also be cases where the Developer Contributions must be paid at the time of granting the Development Consent. Your Water Development Notice will indicate when payment is required and the amount payable for the relevant financial year.
What happens if Developer Contributions are not paid?
If Developer Contributions are not paid at the appropriate stage of a development, Shoalhaven Water:
- A Certificate of Compliance will not be issued, and/or
- Legal action may be pursued for payment of the outstanding developer contributions.