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 2021 for construction costs and July 2021 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

DCP
CHARGE AREA
AMOUNT
NEXT LEVY INCREASE
Diggers Rest
  
Area 1 -
Residential
$294,552.83
  
1 January 2024
  
Diggers Rest

  
Area 1
- Residential
& employment
$120,720.33

  
1 January 2024

   
Melton North
  
Area 1
- Residential
$330,439.89
  
1 January 2024
  
Paynes Road Area 1 $532,584.75 1 July 2024
Rockbank
  
Area 1
- Residential 
 $590,957.18
  
1 July 2024
  
Rockbank
  
Area 2
- Employment 
 $313,466.45
  
1 July 2024
  
Rockbank
North
Area 1
- Residential
$482,462.74
  
1 January 2024
  
Taylors Hill
West
  
Area 1
- Residential
less Prop 14 & 15
$493,176.82

  
1 September 2024

   
Taylors Hill
West
Area 2
- Commercial
$205,669.61
  
1 September 2024
  
Taylors Hill
West
  
Area 3
- Prop 14 & 15
excl. Beattys Rd
$489,533.84

  
1 September 2024

  
Toolern Area 1 $342,894.15 1 July 2024
Toolern Area 2 $353,689.92 1 July 2024
Toolern Area 3 $326,389.22 1 July 2024
Toolern Area 4 $161,117.26 1 July 2024
Toolern Park Area 1 $363,643.31  1 July 2024

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.

 

Infrastructure Contributions Plans

An Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) is a statutory document incorporated in a planning scheme for the purposes of imposing infrastructure contributions to fund the provision of infrastructure and secure land for public purposes.

More information about the operation of the ICP system can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

 

Standard Levy Rates

CLASS OF
DEVELOPMENT
RECREATION
CONSTRUCTION       
TRANSPORT
CONSTRUCTION       
TOTAL
STANDARD
LEVY RATE
Residential
development
  
$101,299
  
  
$141,107
  
  
$242,406
  
  
Commercial and
industrial development    
        
$0
  
  
$141,107
  
  
$141,107
  
  

*All amounts in $ per net developable hectare

 

Any supplementary levy must also be indexed as per the method outlined in the Ministerial Direction.  The relevant 2023/24 rates for any applicable supplementary levy within the City of Melton are outlined below:

ICP
CLASS OF
DEVELOPMENT
INDEXATION      
PERIOD
SUPPLEMENTARY
TRANSPORT LEVY
Mt Atkinson          
  
Residential Development
  
July 2023
  
$12,312
  
Mt Atkinson
  
  
Commercial and Industrial
Development
  
July 2023
  
  
$12,312
 
  
Plumpton &
Kororoit 
  
Residential Development 
  
  
July 20223

                 
$29,739
  
  
Plumpton &
Kororoit
Commercial and Industrial           
Development
July 2023
  
$29,739