A new system for Infrastructure Contributions Plans (ICP) took effect on 27 October 2016.

The new system is based on standard levies that are pre-set for particular development settings and land uses, in order to fund the provision of essential infrastructure that will support new or growing communities.

From 27 October 2016 the ICP system applies to metropolitan greenfield growth areas – the first of three identified development settings to have the new system applied, with regional growth areas and strategic development areas to be added later.

The Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans specifies the development settings and the details of the new system, such as levy rates, indexation methodologies and allowable items.

A key component of the system is an Infrastructure Contributions Plan which must be incorporated into the planning scheme.

Information sheet

Overview of the Infrastructure Contributions Plan System, October 2016 (PDF, 667.1 KB) or (DOC, 104.0 KB).

Guidelines

Detailed information about the operation of the system is also provided in the Infrastructure Contributions Plan Guidelines, October 2016 (PDF, 4.3 MB) or  (DOC, 765.0 KB).

About the system

View the presentation (PDF, 1.0 MB) delivered to information sessions held in November 2016 .

Advisory note

View the Planning Advisory Note 64: Transitional arrangements for metropolitan growth area infrastructure contributions, October 2016 (PDF, 55.8 KB) or (DOC, 78.0 KB).

Ministerial Directions

Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans and Ministerial Reporting Requirements for Infrastructure Contributions Plans (PDF, 139.0 KB)
Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Development Contributions Plans and Ministerial Reporting Requirements for Development Contributions Plans (PDF, 123.9 KB)
Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes (new Infrastructure Contributions Plan Overlay schedule) (PDF, 726.7 KB)

Planning provisions

Amendment V9 to the Victoria Planning Provisions introduced the Infrastructure Contributions Plan Overlay.

Development Contributions Plans

View new information about Development Contributions Plans, the new Ministerial Direction including new reporting requirements and the increased Community Infrastructure Levy.

More information

Please email enquiries to planning.systems@delwp.vic.gov.au