Local Infrastructure Contributions Plans

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Section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 allows councils to levy contributions towards the cost of providing local infrastructure. Contributions plans set out the local infrastructure required to meet the demand from new development, and the contributions a council can levy on developers to fund the necessary land and works. 

IPART assesses contributions plans that propose contributions above $30,000 per lot or dwelling in identified greenfield areas and $20,000 per dwelling in other areas.

An IPART-reviewed contributions plan:
  • for specified transition areas, entitles the council to levy up to a capped amount (currently $35,000 in greenfield areas and $25,000 elsewhere) and apply for Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme (LIGS) funding for the amount of any contribution which is above the cap;  
  • for other areas, entitles the council to levy the full contribution amount. 

We will assess whether the contributions plan meets the criteria set out in the Department of Planning and Environment’s Revised Local Development Contributions Practice Note (2018 Practice Note).

We encourage councils preparing contributions plans for IPART assessment to contact us to discuss the plan and our processes. Call IPART on 9290 8400 to speak to the Local Government Contributions Plan Team.

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