Local Government
Contributions Plan

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

Status
In progress
Start Date
Mar 2020
End Date
Aug 2020
What

IPART has commenced its assessment of The Hills Shire Council’s Draft Contributions Plan for Box Hill (CP15).

The council publicly exhibited the plan from 17 December 2019 to 7 February 2020.

This is IPART’s fourth assessment of CP15. We published previous assessments in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Regular review of a plan allows a council to refine the designs and cost estimates for infrastructure and use more up-to-date information such as revised population estimates.

Why

The Local Infrastructure Contributions Direction 2012, as amended in December 2019, caps the local infrastructure contributions for residential development that the council can levy under CP15.

The plan must be assessed by IPART and the council must make any changes requested by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces (the Minister), in order for the council to levy contributions above $30,000 per residential lot or dwelling.

Once the council makes the necessary amendments, the plan will become an “IPART-reviewed contributions plan”.

How

We will assess whether CP15 meets the criteria set out in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Practice Note (January 2019) and publish a Draft Report on our assessment findings and associated recommendations.

For a period of four weeks after publishing our Draft Report, we will accept submissions related to the assessment criteria from any interested parties. We may also conduct targeted consultation earlier in the assessment process.

Where

The contributions plan covers the Box Hill Precinct in North West Sydney.

What Next

Our proposed assessment timetable is on our website. If you would like us to send you updates please email: localgovernment@ipart.nsw.gov.au.

Regular review of the plan has allowed the council to refine the designs and cost estimates for infrastructure and use more up-to-date information such as revised population estimates.

Key Contact
Cameron Shields
Email
02 9019 1901
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