Managing Development Contributions

Tabled: 18 March 2020


Development contributions are payments or in-kind works, facilities or services that developers and landowners provide towards the supply of infrastructure. Councils and the state use several tools to collect development contributions. The state government oversees all these tools.

This audit examined whether development contributions provide required infrastructure to new and growing communities as intended. We examined three programs and one other legal instrument:

  • Growth Areas Infrastructure Contributions (GAIC), which allow the state government to obtain funds from developers to help deliver state infrastructure in Melbourne’s fringe suburbs.
  • Development Contributions Plans (DCP), which allow any council to obtain funds from developers to help deliver local infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure Contributions Plans (ICP), which allow seven councils in defined growth areas to help deliver local infrastructure.
  • Voluntary agreements that councils and developers enter on a project-by-project basis under section 173 of the Planning and Environment Act.

The following interactive display shows the availability and use of development contributions tools in your local government area. Simply select your council in the box below to find out more. Please note that we published these results on 18 March 2020 and will not update them.

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