Developer Contributions

Each of the PSP areas has an associated Development Contributions Plan, which outlines the infrastructure projects required to service new communities, and the levy which developers pay to contribute towards the cost of those projects.

The Unit manages these financial contributions and ensures that projects are delivered in accordance with the PSP.

The development infrastructure levy is currently indexed to January 2020 for construction costs and July 2019 for land values.  Construction and land infrastructure costs will be indexed in accordance with the Construction and land value costs and indexation contained in the DCP for Rockbank North, Melton North, Diggers Rest, Taylors Hill West, Toolern and Rockbank.

The construction cost for each infrastructure item will be adjusted on 1 January each year for Rockbank North DCP, Melton North DCP and Diggers Rest DCP and 1 July each year for Toolern DCP and Rockbank DCP and 1 September each year for Taylors Hill West DCP by applying the Rawlinsons Building Price Index.

The land value will be adjusted each year following site specific land valuations which are undertaken by a registered valuer.

Each DCP has different infrastructure levy rates which are indexed annually please refer to the table below.

Development Infrastructure Levy Rate per Net Developable Hectare

Diggers Rest Area 1
- Residential
$237,859.80 1 July 2020
Diggers Rest Area 1
- Residential
& employment
$104,920.32 1 July 2020
Melton North Area 1
- Residential
$253,658.66 1 July 2020
 Rockbank Area 1
- Residential 
 $414,084.12 1 July 2020
 Rockbank Area 2
- Employment 
 $238,415.54 1 July 2020
Rockbank North Area 1
- Residential
$377,057.08 1 July 2020
Taylors Hill West Area 1
- Residential less
Prop 14 & 15
$347,580.76 1 September 2020
Taylors Hill West Area 2
- Commercial
$164,871.06 1 September 2020
Taylors Hill West Area 3
- Prop 14 & 15
excl. Beattys Rd
$343,937.78 1 September 2020
Toolern Area 1 $241,232.05 1 July 2020
Toolern Area 2 $247,973.13 1 July 2020
Toolern Area 3 $229,838.86 1 July 2020
Toolern Area 4 $ 115,296.92 1 July 2020

As part of the management of the Development Contributions Plans, Council is required to carry out annual land valuations.

The current land valuations can be downloaded below.