Development Contribution Plan – Amendment C296ston

Published 16:09 - 24/02/2021 Updated 12:07 - 19/07/2021

In February 2020 Council resolved to prepare and exhibit Planning Scheme Amendment C296ston to introduce a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) to the Stonnington Planning Scheme, as a mechanism to equitably levy contributions from new developments to go towards the provision of planned infrastructure required to accommodate the needs of a growing population.

Developers would provide a monetary contribution to infrastructure upgrades and community facilities like roads, footpaths, drainage and community facilities (for example, an Aquatic Centre upgrade) under a new plan to help provide for the needs of our growing city. As our population grows, so does the demand on our city’s infrastructure. This plan aims to ensure that developers make a fair contribution to our community.

Each contribution would be spent within the charge area (Stonnington's 9 suburbs) that the new development is being built, to ensure that existing and future local residents benefit. The plan would apply to all new residential dwellings (not renovations to or replacement of an existing home) as well as commercial and industrial developments where new floor space is being added.

We have identified an extensive list of infrastructure projects from our 10 Year Capital Works Program 2020/2021 that would be eligible to be funded under the Development Contribution Plan program. The DCP includes 195 projects and will collect approximately $45 million of the estimated total cost of these projects (total cost is approximately $257 million).

Council will be responsible for delivering these projects through to 2040.

Since exhibition of the Amendment from 25 February to 31 March, Council officers have engaged Urban Enterprise to undertake a peer review of the Development Contributions Plan.

These revisions were presented in the form of ‘tracked changes’ to the exhibited amendment materials at Council’s meeting held 19 July 2021. Any submissions to these revisions must be sent by Monday 16 August 2021 to ensure any submission may be referred to the upcoming planning panel.


Development Contribution Plan Calculator

Click here to access a calculator which you can use to provide an estimate for the future Development Contributions Plan Levy. The calculator estimates have been updated to reflect the post-exhibition revisions.

For further information, contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1333 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

In February 2020 Council resolved to prepare and exhibit Planning Scheme Amendment C296ston to introduce a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) to the Stonnington Planning Scheme, as a mechanism to equitably levy contributions from new developments to go towards the provision of planned infrastructure required to accommodate the needs of a growing population.

Developers would provide a monetary contribution to infrastructure upgrades and community facilities like roads, footpaths, drainage and community facilities (for example, an Aquatic Centre upgrade) under a new plan to help provide for the needs of our growing city. As our population grows, so does the demand on our city’s infrastructure. This plan aims to ensure that developers make a fair contribution to our community.

Each contribution would be spent within the charge area (Stonnington's 9 suburbs) that the new development is being built, to ensure that existing and future local residents benefit. The plan would apply to all new residential dwellings (not renovations to or replacement of an existing home) as well as commercial and industrial developments where new floor space is being added.

We have identified an extensive list of infrastructure projects from our 10 Year Capital Works Program 2020/2021 that would be eligible to be funded under the Development Contribution Plan program. The DCP includes 195 projects and will collect approximately $45 million of the estimated total cost of these projects (total cost is approximately $257 million).

Council will be responsible for delivering these projects through to 2040.

Since exhibition of the Amendment from 25 February to 31 March, Council officers have engaged Urban Enterprise to undertake a peer review of the Development Contributions Plan.

These revisions were presented in the form of ‘tracked changes’ to the exhibited amendment materials at Council’s meeting held 19 July 2021. Any submissions to these revisions must be sent by Monday 16 August 2021 to ensure any submission may be referred to the upcoming planning panel.


Development Contribution Plan Calculator

Click here to access a calculator which you can use to provide an estimate for the future Development Contributions Plan Levy. The calculator estimates have been updated to reflect the post-exhibition revisions.

For further information, contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1333 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

  • Public Exhibition of C296ston

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Development Contributions Plan (DCP) was available to make comment on during their Public Exhibition from 25 February to 31 March 2021.

    Council are accepting late submissions to the revisions presented in the form of ‘track changes’ to the exhibited amendment. Any submissions to these revisions must be sent by Monday 16 August 2021 to ensure any submission may be referred to the upcoming planning panel.

    Submissions are due by 5pm on Monday 16 August 2021.
    They must be in writing and sent via:
    email:
    strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au
    Subject line: Amendment C296ston – submission

    Post:
    Attention City Strategy
    Amendment C296ston – submission
    PO Box 58,
    Malvern VIC 3144

    Your submission must indicate:

    • If you support or oppose the amendment and outline any recommended changes to the amendment
    • Your name and contact details to ensure that we can contact you about the next stages of the process

    Please note: in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make a copy of any submission available for public inspection.

    We are hosting two online information sessions:

    • Session 1 - Tuesday 16 March, 6pm to 7pm, click here to register.
    • Session 2 - Thursday 18 March, 12pm to 1pm, click here to register.

    For more information, contact City Strategy: on 8290 1395 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au