Development Contribution Plan
The redevelopment of the DA6 precinct requires significant investment in infrastructure to:
- Support both new development and the operation of the future Redcliffe Train Station;
- Increase the capacity of existing services;
- Transform parkland;
- Construct new roads and add street trees, underground power and footpaths.
The draft Activity Centre Plan proposes to establish a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) so the cost of infrastructure can be shared among developing landowners within the precinct. Developing landowners need to make a contribution to the costs of infrastructure when completing subdivision and/or development.
State Planning Policy 3.6 – Development Contributions for Infrastructure
sets out the principles and considerations for development contributions for infrastructure.
To establish and operate a DCP, an amendment is required to the City of Belmont Local Planning Scheme No. 15 to specify:
- The development contribution area to which the DCP applies;
- The infrastructure and administrative items which will be funded through the DCP;
- The method of determining the cost contribution of each owner; and
- The priority and timing for the provision of infrastructure.
A DCP needs to be supported by a Development Contribution Plan Report and Cost Apportionment Schedule. This will outline how contributions will be calculated for each owner in the development contribution area, based on the information provided in the DCP, and taking into account any proposed staging of development.
The draft Redcliffe Station Activity Centre Plan identifies:
- The infrastructure items which should be included in a future DCP;
- The estimated cost of each infrastructure item to be included in a future DCP;
- A ‘scaled contribution rate' as the preferred method of applying contributions.
Find out more about the proposed DCP and infrastructure funding arrangement