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.
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:
Infrastructure Contributions Overlay (ICO) - this currently only applies to the Donnybrook/Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan area. There are 2 separate components to infrastructure contributions:
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.
The rates shown below are the 2020/2021 indexed rates.
The information should be read in conjunction with the relevant development contributions plan, infrastructure contributions plan or other plan. Download the full list below.
For more information and advice about development contributions, contact our Strategic Infrastructure Team on 9217 2145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org