Whitehorse Development Contributions Plan (DCP)

What is the Development Contributions Plan?

The Development Contributions Plan (DCP) applies to all land within the municipality and will assist in funding essential infrastructure needed to meet the demands of our growing population.

If you are increasing the number of dwellings on a site, or increasing retail, commercial or industrial floor area, then you must pay the applicable development contribution (levy).

There are two types of levies:

  1. The Development Infrastructure Levy (DIL) applies to all types of development (residential, retail, commercial and industrial) and contributes to funding projects such as roads, drainage and footpaths.
  2. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applies to residential development only and contributes to funding projects such as childcare centres, recreation and sporting facilities, and maternal and child health centres.

Both levies (DIL and CIL) apply to residential development. For non-residential development only the DIL applies.

How are Development Contributions applied across the municipality?

The City of Whitehorse is divided into 17 charge areas.  The levy amount varies across the charge areas and is based on:

What are the current DIL and CIL charges in the Whitehorse DCP?

The DIL and CIL charges are set out in Schedule 1 to the Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO1) ( PDF 623.41KB). The levies are indexed (adjusted) on the 1 July each year (or the first practical date thereafter).

If you have any questions about the DCP and/or Amendment C241 please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on (03) 9262 6303.