New Development Contributions Plan

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Darebin’s population is expected to grow from 155,000 in 2016 to more than 230,000 in 2041 and new and upgraded infrastructure will be required to meet the needs of the future community.

In the Council Plan 2017-21, Council committed to creating a new municipal Development Contributions Plan (DCP) which would re-introduce a levy on new development to help fund new and upgraded infrastructure as our City grows. A DCP is a common tool used by local government to ensure that the cost of providing infrastructure is shared between developers and the wider community on a fair and equitable basis.

Darebin’s previous DCP 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.

Darebin will seek authorisation from the Planning Minister to prepare Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare, which proposes to action the new DCP by bringing it into the Darebin Planning Scheme.



What’s happened so far?

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

What happening now?

Council will submit a request to the Minister for Planning to authorise the start of Amendment C170dare process. Community consultation on the new DCP will occur as part of this process and is expected to take place later this year.

For more information, see the DCP FAQs or contact Hamish Jacobsen on 8470 8141 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au





Darebin’s population is expected to grow from 155,000 in 2016 to more than 230,000 in 2041 and new and upgraded infrastructure will be required to meet the needs of the future community.

In the Council Plan 2017-21, Council committed to creating a new municipal Development Contributions Plan (DCP) which would re-introduce a levy on new development to help fund new and upgraded infrastructure as our City grows. A DCP is a common tool used by local government to ensure that the cost of providing infrastructure is shared between developers and the wider community on a fair and equitable basis.

Darebin’s previous DCP 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.

Darebin will seek authorisation from the Planning Minister to prepare Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare, which proposes to action the new DCP by bringing it into the Darebin Planning Scheme.



What’s happened so far?

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

What happening now?

Council will submit a request to the Minister for Planning to authorise the start of Amendment C170dare process. Community consultation on the new DCP will occur as part of this process and is expected to take place later this year.

For more information, see the DCP FAQs or contact Hamish Jacobsen on 8470 8141 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au