Granny flats may get a contribution holiday
PLANNING staff have suggested a two-year trial of removing developer contributions for secondary dwellings in Coffs Harbour.
Section 64 developer contributions costing tens of thousands of dollars have been blamed for a lack-lustre response to the building of granny flats and other small dwellings suitable for low-rent housing around the city.
If the recommendation to tomorrow's meeting of Coffs Harbour City councillors are approved, the contributions will be waived for a two-year trial period starting from next week.
The trial period will be from July 1 to June 30, 2017.
It will not be retrospective and will only apply to new development applications submitted after July 1 and a further report will be submitted to the council before June 30, 2017 on the results of the trial.