Community Infrastructure Levy

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)? 

A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a fee set by the State Government under the requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to fund projects involving the construction of community buildings or facilities in newly developing areas. The levy generally funds the infrastructure needed by a community, such as sporting pavilions or community centres. Council is responsible for delivering new facilities funded by the levy.

Each growth area precinct has different infrastructure needs, and therefore a unique list of infrastructure requirements. The infrastructure that the CIL payments are allocated towards is set out in the Development Contributions Plan (DCP) for that growth area, or precinct. This DCP is an incorporated document in the Melton Planning Scheme.

Note: A separate development levy is also paid by the developer to fund roads, drainage and park improvements. This development levy should not be confused with the CIL.

 

Who pays the levy and when?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a one-off payment that must be paid by a property owner at the building permit stage, or within a time specified in an agreement. The CIL must be paid prior to the issue of a Building Permit for any new dwelling on land in a designated Precinct Structure Plan area. In some cases, the levy is paid by the land developer before new house lots are created for sale.  In other cases, new landowners will need to pay the levy before they can construct a house on a new property. Section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993 restricts a building surveyor from issuing a building permit if the CIL has not been paid.

Note: The CIL is payable for every new dwelling in a designated Precinct Structure Plan area. This means that where multi-dwellings are proposed, or if a lot is further subdivided (into townhouses for example), an additional CIL will be payable for each of the extra dwellings created.

 

How can I pay?

You can pay the levy by completing the Community Infrastructure Levy Payment Form(DOCX, 43KB) and lodging it by one of the following methods:

  • In person: at Council’s Melton or Caroline Springs Civic Centres and Libraries

  • Email: planningsupport@melton.vic.gov.au 

  • Mail: Melton City Council, PO Box 21 Melton Vic 3337 (Cheques to be made payable to Melton City Council) 

    This means that where multi-dwellings are proposed, or if a lot is further subdivided (into townhouses for example), an additional CIL will be payable for each of the extra dwellings created.

    Note: Only one CIL payment form per property will be processed. Multiple properties will require a separate CIL payment form for each individual property.

 

How much do I need to pay?

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is calculated on a per dwelling basis and in accordance with Section 46(L)(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the value of the CIL for the 2020/2021 financial year is capped at $1,210.

In most cases, the new landowner in the Estates listed below will be required to pay the CIL prior to the issue of a Building Permit, however, there are some Estates (which have been asterixed) where the developer has already paid the CIL at subdivision stage and therefore the landowner is not required to pay the CIL once the land has been titled. A summary of Estates that are subjected to the CIL is provided below.

Note: Confirmation of whether the CIL is applicable for your property can only be provided once the land title has been issued.

 

DCP

Estate

Suburb

 Diggers Rest Alexander Park  Diggers Rest
  Bloomdale  Diggers Rest
  Sovereign Rose  Diggers Rest
  St. Genevieve  Diggers Rest
 Melton North Pennyroyal  Kurunjang
  Willandra  Harkness
 Paynes Road Thornhill Park  Thornhill Park
  Rockdale  Thornhill Park
 Rockbank   Accolade  Rockbank
  Bridgefield  Rockbank
  Hillgrove  Rockbank
  Serenity  Rockbank
 Rockbank North Woodlea*  Aintree
 Taylors Hill West   Aria  Fraser Rise
  Aspire  Fraser Rise
  Auburn  Fraser Rise
  Encore  Fraser Rise
  Infinity  Fraser Rise
  Orbis Green  Fraser Rise
  Sienna Fraser Rise 
    Springlands  Fraser Rise
    The Point  Fraser Rise
 Toolern Ambervue  Cobblebank
  Atherstone  Cobblebank
  Diamond Rise  Cobblebank
    Exford Waters  Strathtulloh
    Lotus Weir Views
    Middle Park  Strathtulloh
    Millstone  Strathtulloh
    Palara Strathtulloh
    Park Edge Strathtulloh
    Robinsons Rise Cobblebank
    Settlers Creek  Cobblebank
  Seventh Bend  Weir Views
  Stone Ridge  Cobblebank
    Toolern Central  Weir Views
    Toolern Waters  Weir Views
    Waterford  Weir Views
    Wilton Fields  Strathtulloh
 Toolern Park Park Edge Strathtulloh

* Confirmation that the CIL has been paid by the developer of Woodlea is provided in the document below.  If your property is not listed please contact the Planning Support Team with your full property details for further information.

CIL Confirmation Letter - Woodlea Stages 1-40(PDF, 165KB)

 

Contact the Planning Support Team:
email:        planningsupport@melton.vic.gov.au
Phone:      03 9747 7200