Councillors will vote at tomorrow night's meeting on whether or not to waive developer contributions from the building of secondary dwellings, such as granny flats, for a two-year trial period.
Councillors will vote at tomorrow night's meeting on whether or not to waive developer contributions from the building of secondary dwellings, such as granny flats, for a two-year trial period. Trevor Veale

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.



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