We have released a Final Report on our assessment of Contributions Plan No. 15 - Box Hill Precinct (2023).

What has the council proposed?

The Hills Shire Council proposes to levy a total of around $1 billion in developer contributions to provide the local infrastructure needed to service the Box Hill precinct. 

Overview of our findings

We found that most of the infrastructure costs in the plan are essential and reasonable. However, we also found that too much of the infrastructure costs to serve the precinct were being apportioned to the remaining development.

Our recommendations

We have made draft recommendations to reduce the contribution rates to range from around $29,000 to around $77,000 for residential development. This represents a reasonable apportionment of costs to remaining development.