Before you request a refund, remission or special assessment

Please first refer to the relevant section of the applicable Development Contributions Policy: 

  • Section 19 of Council’s Development Contributions Policy: ‘Refunds’
  • Section 18 of Council’s Development Contributions Policy: ‘Remissions’
  • Section 17 of Council’s Development Contributions Policy: ‘Special Assessment’.

Step 1- You

You'll need to refer to the relevant Development contributions Policy that applies to your development.

For the current 2021/22 Development Contributions Policy, please refer to Section 19.

At its sole discretion Council may provide a refund of development contribution site credits where it can be demonstrated to Council's satisfaction that:

  1. the development contributions were required and paid on subdivision consent (“original payment”) and gave rise to the site credits;
  2. the site credits have never been exercised; and
  3. Code Compliance Certificate has been issued for the development on the site;
  4. the gross floor area of the development exceeds 20% of the site area
  5. the refund applicant is the current land owner.

Step 2 - You

Type of remission

Max file size: 300 MB; Allowed extensions: pdf,doc,docx,csv,xls,xlx

Step 3 - Council

What happens next?

Your application will be reviewed by a Development Contributions Office (DCO) and will be responded to within 10 working days.


If we need any more information we will reach out as soon as possible.


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Last updated 27 June 2022