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 entitles the council to levy the full contributions amount.
We will assess whether the contributions plan meets the criteria set out in the Department of Planning and Environment’s Infrastructure Contributions Practice Note (2019 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.
- 2019 Practice Note
- Section 94E Ministerial Direction (consolidated version)
- Section 94E Ministerial Direction (instrument of nomination, 4 December 2019)
- Terms of Reference
Fact Sheets and Information Papers
- Information Paper - IPART assessment of local infrastructure contributions plans
- Fact Sheet - Contributions plans assessment
- Information Paper - Contributions plan assessment: land costs
- Information Paper - Guidance for contributions plans: Local Infrastructure Benchmark Costs
- Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate
- Technical Paper - Modelling local infrastructure contributions
- Information Paper - Indexation of contribution rates
- Fact Sheet - Inclusion of roads in contributions plans