GLOSSARY TERM  
  Section 94 Contributions  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  Section 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) states that where a development will or is likely to require the provision of or increase the demand for public amenities and services within the area of the development, the Consent Authority may impose a condition of Development Consent requiring that land be dedicated to the Consent Authority free of cost and/or the payment of a monetary contribution so as to provide the services required. The Consent Authority may also accept the provision of a material public benefit in satisfaction of the requirement for a monetary contribution. An example may be the provision of public roads through a previously undeveloped area. The Consent Authority is to hold any monetary contribution paid under a Section 94 Contribution for the purpose for which the payment was required, and apply the money towards those services in a reasonable time and in a manner as will meet the increased demand.