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Development, infrastructure and open space contributions to local suburbs

Development, infrastructure and open space contributions contribute towards the delivery of important transport, community and recreation infrastructure in our new communities.

Development, infrastructure and open space contributions contribute towards the delivery of important transport, community and recreation infrastructure in our new communities.

Contributions could be financial, or in some circumstances Council reaches an agreement for the delivery of specific works and/or land instead of financial payment.

For more information on development contributions and infrastructure contributions visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

How do I know if development/infrastructure contributions are payable?

The Whittlesea Planning Scheme contains a number of different provisions depending on your development area may require development/infrastructure contributions:

Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO) in the Whittlesea Planning Scheme identifies 2 kinds of levies that may requirement payment:

  1. Development Infrastructure Levy - a rate typically paid by the developer at the subdivision stage by way of works/ land in-kind or a monetary payment.
  2. Community Infrastructure Levy - a per dwelling rate, payable prior to the issue of a Building Permit for a new dwelling.

Infrastructure Contributions Overlay (ICO) - this currently only applies to the Donnybrook/Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan area. There are 2 separate components to infrastructure contributions:

  1. Monetary contribution - comprising a Standard Levy and potentially also a Supplementary Levy
  2. Land contribution- comprising a contribution of public purpose land, and either a land credit amount or land equalisation amount, as specified in the relevant schedule.

Public Open Space Contribution - generally when land is subdivided, a contribution towards public open space must be made, by providing land, making a monetary contribution or a combination of both. The required contribution can differ by area and apply to land not covered by a DCPO or ICO. The detail is specified within clause 53.01 of the Whittlesea Planning Scheme.

In some cases, contributions may also be required under the Development Plan Overlay, a Local Structure Plan, or through a Section 173 Agreement registered on the title of the land.

Contribution rates by area

The rates shown below are the 2018/2019 indexed rates which apply until 30 June 2018.

The information below should be read in conjunction with the relevant development contributions plan, infrastructure contributions plan or other plan.

Epping North LSP DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO1

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $450

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $105,236.19

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL 

Harvest Home Road LSP DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO2

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $450

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $105,950.10 Additional rates/requirements also apply for land in the Brush Road Development Plan area.

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Drainage Levy

Schedule reference: DCPO3

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): N/A

Additional open space contributions: N/A

Cooper Street Employment Area DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO4

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $89,065.57

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 2A

Schedule reference: DCPO5

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $196.30

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $135,086.29

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 2B

Schedule reference: DCPO6

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $196.30

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $160,410.05

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 3

Schedule reference: DCPO7

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $196.30

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $169,556.83

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 4

Schedule reference: DCPO8

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $196.30

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $169,004.35

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 5

Schedule reference: DCPO9

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $196.30

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $163,004.35

Additional open space contributions: Included in DIL

Epping North East DCP Precinct 1

Q1 2018/19 figures. Rates are indexed quarterly.

Schedule reference: DCPO10

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $911.83

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $138,083.66

Additional open space contributions: Additional 5% of Gross Developable Area

Epping North East DCP Precinct 2

Q1 2018/19 figures. Rates are indexed quarterly.

Schedule reference: DCPO10

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $911.83

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $150,810.15

Additional open space contributions: Additional 5% of Gross Developable Area

Lockerbie DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO11

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $1150

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $325,916.95

Additional open space contributions: Additional 2.03% of Net Developable Area

Quarry Hills DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO13

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $1150

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $295,818.92

Additional open space contributions: Additional 3.5% of Net Developable Area

Epping Central DCP

Schedule reference: DCPO14

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): $1150

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): NA

Additional open space contributions: NA

English Street DCP Residential Development

Schedule reference: DCPO15

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $295,169.78

Additional open space contributions: Additional 3.98% of Net Developable Area

English Street DCP Commercial Development

Schedule reference: DCPO15

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $213,474.79

Additional open space contributions: Additional 1.83% of Net Developable Area

Wollert DCP Employment Development

Schedule reference: DCPO16

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $179,331.63

Additional open space contributions: Additional 4.44% of Net Developable Area

Donnybrook/Woodstock ICP

Schedule reference: ICO1

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): Monetary Amount Standard Levy: $200,689. Supplentary Levy: $810,42. Land component: Refer to Schedule 1 to clause 45.11. 

Additional open space contributions: N/A

Aurora Development Plan Part 2

Schedule reference: DCP02

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): Contributions determined via Section 173

Additional open space contributions: N/A

Brush Road Development Plan

Schedule reference: DCP012

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): N/A

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare): $119,968.64. Harvest Home LSP DCP rates also apply

Additional open space contributions: Refer Harvest Home LSP

Mernda Strategy Plan DCP Precinct 1

Schedule reference: N/A

Community Infrastructure levy (CIL) ($ per dwelling): 

Development Infrastructure levy (DIL) ($ per hectare)

Additional open space contributions