IPART has released its Final Report on the infrastructure contributions that Liverpool City Council can levy in the East Leppington Precinct.

IPART Executive Director, Regulation and Compliance Michelle Coco said the council proposed to levy around $80 million in contributions to provide the infrastructure needed to service the area.

“We expect that this will result in contribution rates of around $66,000 for a typical home,” Ms Coco said.

“We indicated in our Draft Report, released in November, that there is a possibility the council’s open space and transport works costs might be underestimated and Liverpool City Council supported a future analysis of costs.

“To ensure the cost estimates are accurate, we would welcome a council review of costs in the future prior to any resubmission of the plan to IPART”.

“IPART has concluded that the council’s proposed costs are reasonable and necessary to provide the open space, stormwater, transport infrastructure and land needed to support the development.”

The contributions plan covers around 76 hectares and is expected to provide infrastructure to 1,129 new dwellings and a population of around 3,500 people.

The plan includes a stormwater system to manage major flood events, new and upgraded local roads, pedestrian access, cycleways and around 6 hectares of open space for residents.

The Final Report is available on IPART’s website.

Media Contact: Mark O’Brien, 0427 105 865, media@ipart.nsw.gov.au