New Development Contributions Plan - Amendment C170dare

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In the Darebin Council Plan 2017-21, Council committed to creating a new municipal Development Contributions Plan, to ensure that the cost of required new and upgraded infrastructure is shared equitably between developers and the wider community as our City grows.

Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare proposes to action a new Development Contributions Plan for Darebin by bringing it into the Darebin Planning Scheme. Council invites the community to provide a submission on the proposed Amendment C170dare.

We are currently in the public exhibition stage of the planning scheme amendment process, which is the first of a number of stages to go before the Planning Scheme Amendment is finalised.

The proposed DCP will place a levy on new development to help fund infrastructure for our growing community over the next 20 years.


Why a Development Contributions Plan is needed

Darebin’s population is expected to grow from 165,000 in 2019 to more than 230,000 in 2041 and new and upgraded infrastructure will be required to meet the needs of the future community.

A Development Contributions Plan is a common tool used by local governments to ensure that the cost of providing infrastructure is shared between developers and the wider community on a fair and equitable basis.


What’s happened so far?

Darebin’s previous Development Contributions Plan collected developer contributions between 2004 and 2014 and delivered a range of infrastructure projects. It is no longer charging a levy on new development but remains in place to allow levies previously collected to be expended on the Multi-Sport Stadium at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury.

At its meeting on 29 June, Council resolved to request authorisation from the Minister for Planning to start the Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare process to introduce the new municipal wide Development Contributions Plan (DCP) into the Darebin Planning Scheme.

On July 30 Council received authorisation to prepare Amendment C170dare from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, under delegation from the Minister for Planning.

What's happening now?

Amendment C170dare is on exhibition until 14 December 2020. During the exhibition period, the community is invited to make a submission on the proposed changes to the Darebin Planning Scheme.

The Amendment C170dare exhibition documents are available for viewing under the document section (on the right).

Please provide your submission in writing by completing the online submission form.

If you cannot make an online submission, you can send us a hard copy submission in English or your preferred language. To ensure your submission is considered, please make sure the form is received by 14 December 2020 and include your first name, last name, mailing address, email (if applicable) and phone number. Ensure that the submission states:

1. The grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed.

2. What changes (if any) are requested to the Amendment.

Send to:

Attention: Coordinator Strategic Planning

Darebin City Council

PO Box 91

Preston, VIC 3072


(Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions)

Online DCP Community Information Sessions

If you would like to find out more on this proposal, please join us for one of our online information sessions. Register on the links below.

Date: Tuesday 24 November
Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Register

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Register

If you would like an interpreter for the session or would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the proposed planning scheme amendment please contact us to let us know.

If you have any questions about the proposed planning scheme amendment, you can contact Hamish Jacobsen on 8470 8141 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

Frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ section.

What’s happening next?

Once the exhibition period closes on 14 December 2020, Council will consider submissions and report back to Council in the new year.

Council must take all submissions into consideration. Where submissions raise concerns that cannot be resolved, Council may refer the amendment to an independent planning panel (appointed by the Minister for Planning). If required, a planning panel process would be expected to be concluded by around the middle of 2021.

You can follow the progress of Amendment C170dare through the planning scheme amendment steps on the right of this page.

More information about the proposed Development Contributions Plan levy

What types of development will be affected by the proposed development levy?




In the Darebin Council Plan 2017-21, Council committed to creating a new municipal Development Contributions Plan, to ensure that the cost of required new and upgraded infrastructure is shared equitably between developers and the wider community as our City grows.

Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare proposes to action a new Development Contributions Plan for Darebin by bringing it into the Darebin Planning Scheme. Council invites the community to provide a submission on the proposed Amendment C170dare.

We are currently in the public exhibition stage of the planning scheme amendment process, which is the first of a number of stages to go before the Planning Scheme Amendment is finalised.

The proposed DCP will place a levy on new development to help fund infrastructure for our growing community over the next 20 years.


Why a Development Contributions Plan is needed

Darebin’s population is expected to grow from 165,000 in 2019 to more than 230,000 in 2041 and new and upgraded infrastructure will be required to meet the needs of the future community.

A Development Contributions Plan is a common tool used by local governments to ensure that the cost of providing infrastructure is shared between developers and the wider community on a fair and equitable basis.


What’s happened so far?

Darebin’s previous Development Contributions Plan collected developer contributions between 2004 and 2014 and delivered a range of infrastructure projects. It is no longer charging a levy on new development but remains in place to allow levies previously collected to be expended on the Multi-Sport Stadium at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury.

At its meeting on 29 June, Council resolved to request authorisation from the Minister for Planning to start the Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare process to introduce the new municipal wide Development Contributions Plan (DCP) into the Darebin Planning Scheme.

On July 30 Council received authorisation to prepare Amendment C170dare from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, under delegation from the Minister for Planning.

What's happening now?

Amendment C170dare is on exhibition until 14 December 2020. During the exhibition period, the community is invited to make a submission on the proposed changes to the Darebin Planning Scheme.

The Amendment C170dare exhibition documents are available for viewing under the document section (on the right).

Please provide your submission in writing by completing the online submission form.

If you cannot make an online submission, you can send us a hard copy submission in English or your preferred language. To ensure your submission is considered, please make sure the form is received by 14 December 2020 and include your first name, last name, mailing address, email (if applicable) and phone number. Ensure that the submission states:

1. The grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed.

2. What changes (if any) are requested to the Amendment.

Send to:

Attention: Coordinator Strategic Planning

Darebin City Council

PO Box 91

Preston, VIC 3072


(Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions)

Online DCP Community Information Sessions

If you would like to find out more on this proposal, please join us for one of our online information sessions. Register on the links below.

Date: Tuesday 24 November
Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Register

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Register

If you would like an interpreter for the session or would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the proposed planning scheme amendment please contact us to let us know.

If you have any questions about the proposed planning scheme amendment, you can contact Hamish Jacobsen on 8470 8141 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

Frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ section.

What’s happening next?

Once the exhibition period closes on 14 December 2020, Council will consider submissions and report back to Council in the new year.

Council must take all submissions into consideration. Where submissions raise concerns that cannot be resolved, Council may refer the amendment to an independent planning panel (appointed by the Minister for Planning). If required, a planning panel process would be expected to be concluded by around the middle of 2021.

You can follow the progress of Amendment C170dare through the planning scheme amendment steps on the right of this page.

More information about the proposed Development Contributions Plan levy

What types of development will be affected by the proposed development levy?