Review of the local development contributions system
The Minister for Planning appointed an Advisory Committee in September 2012 to advise on the final framework for a new standard development contributions system and to recommend standard levies.
The Committee's 'Report 1 - Setting the Framework' December 2012 has been released for comment. Details about how to make a submission on issues raised in this report can be found on the Advisory Committee web page.
In May 2012, the Minister announced the Government had chosen a preferred framework, prepared by the Department of Planning and Community Development, for development contribution plans. The preferred framework includes a new system of standard levies that can be selected and applied to different development settings.
The new system proposes a set of standard development contribution levies for different development settings based around five infrastructure categories:
- Community facilities
- Open Space facilities
- Transport infrastructure
- Drainage infrastructure
- Public land
The new system proposes the ability to set a different levy for different development settings such as greenfield development, metropolitan infill development and regional and rural development, as well as a levy for residential and non-residential development.