Local Government
Contributions Plan

Review of The Hills Shire Council’s revised Contributions Plan no 15 - Box Hill (2020)

In progress
Start Date
Mar 2020
End Date
Nov 2020

Have your say on our draft recommendations, which would reduce developer contributions for the Box Hill Precinct

Developers currently pay around $51,000 per typical house in the Box Hill Precinct, which goes towards providing local infrastructure such as roads, cycleways, stormwater facilities, parks and sporting facilities. IPART’s draft recommendations mean that in future, developers would pay around $46,500 per typical house.

Our assessment ensures that developers pay the reasonable cost of providing local infrastructure required by new developments in Box Hill.

With IPART’s recommended adjustments to the council’s contributions plan, developers in the Box Hill Precinct would provide $211 million towards transport infrastructure, including upgrades to major roads - Boundary Road and Terry Road. A further $167 million would pay for essential stormwater infrastructure and $275 million for parks and sporting facilities.  IPART’s draft recommendations would reduce total costs in the council’s contributions plan by just over $24 million, or 3.6%.

We value stakeholder feedback and are seeking comments on a range of topics to help inform our final recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. In particular, we have made draft findings and recommendations on:

  • Half-width roads fronting non-developable land that are included in the plan for the first time
  • Inclusion of land that is not required for public infrastructure
  • The cost of upgrading Boundary Road that should be paid by developers in Box Hill.

The Draft Report for IPART’s review of The Hills Shire Council’s Contributions Plan No.15 Box Hill Precinct is available here.

Key Contact
Cameron Shields
02 9019 1901
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