Local Government
Contributions Plan

Indexation of local infrastructure contribution rates

Review completed
Start Date
Apr 2019
End Date
May 2019

IPART is seeking stakeholder views on how councils should index contribution rates between the adoption of a local infrastructure contributions plan, and the revision of the contributions plan. In particular, we are seeking feedback on different approaches to indexing contribution rates to account for changing land costs.


IPART assesses local infrastructure contributions plans that propose contributions above $30,000 per lot or dwelling in identified greenfield areas and $20,000 per dwelling in other areas.  We must assess whether the contributions plan meets the criteria set out in the Department of Planning and Environment’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Practice Note (Practice Note).

One criterion is whether “the proposed development contribution is based on a reasonable estimate of the cost of the proposed public amenities and public services.” As part of our assessment of reasonable costs, we consider whether the council’s proposed method of indexing contribution rates is reasonable.


We would like to hear from developers, councils and other interested stakeholders.



We invite all interested parties to make submissions in response to this Discussion Paper, including the questions listed on page 1 of the paper.  The deadline for submissions is Friday 3 May 2019.  We prefer to receive submissions electronically:


Key Contact
Cameron Shields
02 9019 1901
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