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?
The Community Infrastructure Levy can be paid:
- Online: select your estate or suburb in the table below to be directed to the appropriate CIL form and payment.
- In person: at Council’s Customer Service locations
- Mail: by completing and posting the Community Infrastructure Levy Payment Form(DOCX, 45KB) to: Melton City Council, PO Box 21 Melton Vic 3337 (Cheques to be made payable to Melton City Council)
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: The CIL form and payment is for a single property /dwelling only. Multiple properties / dwellings will require a separate CIL form and payment for each individual property / dwelling.
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 is capped at $1,253.
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.
* 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 Estate(PDF, 180KB)
**Contact the Planning Support Team with the property address for confirmation of the CIL requirement within the Aspire estate.
The Community Infrastructure does not apply for the estates listed below. Please contact the Planning Support Team with the property address details for written confirmation.
Contact the Planning Support Team:
Phone: 03 9747 7200