In this Plan, the following words and phrases have the following meanings:

Applicant means a person(s) or organisation(s) submitting a development application, or a person(s) or organisation(s) entitled to act upon a development consent.

Apportionment means the process by which the assessed demand or cost is related specifically to the development from which contributions may be sought. Apportionment seeks to ensure that new development only pays its share or portion of the cost of the facility or work for which it has created a demand.

Complying development certificate has the same meaning as stated in the EP&A Act.

Construction certificate has the same meaning as stated in the EP&A Act.

Contribution area means the area of land that demands provision of a contribution project.

Community infrastructure means public amenities and public services but does not include water and sewerage services.

Contribution has the same meaning as “direct contribution”.

Contributions plan means a contributions plan referred to in Part 7 of the EP&A Act.

Contribution project means a project for which contributions will be sought from development under this Plan.

Contribution rate means the contribution amount on a unit basis (for example, per ET, per m2) payable by developments affected by this Plan as shown in this Plan.

Council means Shoalhaven City Council.

DCP means a Development Control Plan prepared by a relevant planning authority under section 3.43 of the EP&A Act.

Development has the meaning under Section 1.5 of the EP&A Act which in relation to land means:

(a) the use of land,

(b) the subdivision of land,

(c) the erection of a building,

(d) the carrying out of a work,

(e) the demolition of a building or work,

(f) any other act, matter or thing that may be controlled by an environmental planning instrument.

Development consent means consent under Part 4 of the EP&A Act to carry out development and includes, unless expressly excluded, a complying development certificate.

Direct contribution means a contribution defined in section 7.11 of the EP&A Act, which is:

(a) a reasonable development contribution for the provision, extension, or augmentation of community infrastructure within the area, and/or

(b) a reasonable monetary contribution towards recoupment of the cost of providing existing community infrastructure within the area

EP&A Act means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

EP&A Regulation means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Equivalent Tenement (ET) means a measure of development demand based on Council’s analysis of water supply and traffic generation for the various forms of development which is applied to most projects in this Plan.

Gross Floor Area has the same meaning as Shoalhaven LEP 2014.

LGA means Local Government Area.

Material public benefit means something provided by an applicant, other than the dedication of land or the payment of a monetary contribution.

Nexus means the relationship between anticipated development and the demand for infrastructure generated by that development.

Plan means this contributions plan.

Planning agreement means a planning agreement referred to in Section 7.4 of the EP&A Act.

Works-in-kind means a type of material public benefit offered by a developer, being the carrying out of a work or works identified in the works schedules which form part of this contributions plan.