Planning

Development Contributions Plan

Council has prepared a new municipal wide Development Contributions Plan (DCP) to be implemented through the Darebin Planning Scheme.

Amendment C170dare - Development Contributions Plan

Council has prepared a new municipal wide Development Contributions Plan (DCP) to be implemented through the Darebin Planning Scheme.

A DCP establishes a levy on new development to contribute to providing the infrastructure required to service our growing population. It is prepared and implemented to ensure that the cost of new or upgraded infrastructure is equitably shared between developers and the wider community.

Darebin’s existing DCP is no longer collecting contributions but remains in the planning scheme to allow remaining levies previously collected to be expended on the development of the Darebin Multi-Sport Stadium (MSS).

Council is proposing to introduce the new DCP into the Darebin Planning Scheme through Amendment C170dare.

The exhibition period for Amendment C170dare - Development Contributions Plan closed on 14 December 2020.

A Council meeting was held on 22 March 2021 where Council considered all submissions and resolved to request that the Minister for Planning appoint an independent Planning Panel to consider Amendment C170dare.

Following the appointment of a Planning Panel, a Directions Hearing was held on Friday 16 April and a four-day Main Hearing was held on 24, 25, 26 and 28 May 2021.

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Hearing for Darebin Planning Scheme Amendment C170dare was held by video conference.

You can view the expert evidence reports and Council’s Part A submission to the Hearing below.

Council's Part A submission

Council's Part A submission - Attachment 1

Council's Part A submission - Attachment 2

Council's Part A submission - Attachment 3

Council's Part A submission - Attachment 4

Alex Hrelja (HillPDA) Expert Evidence

Jason Black (Insight Planning) Expert Evidence

What's happening next?

The Panel will provide a report with recommendations about the amendment for Council's consideration early in the second half of 2021. At that stage, Council can decide to adopt the amendment with or without changes, or abandon the amendment.

To find out more about Amendment C170dare, including the next steps in the planning scheme process, please visit the Your Say Darebin page.