The Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan Community Infrastructure Levy will increase from $1,190 to $1,210 from 1 July 2020, and each subsequent financial year, be adjusted to the new maximum levy amount published on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website on or before 1 July of each financial year for which the amount is adjusted in accordance with section 46LA of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy payable under the Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan (DCP) by new homeowners prior to the construction of a dwelling in the Ballarat West Growth Area.
All new homeowners in Victoria building new homes in a growth area where a Development Contributions Plan applies, such as Ballarat West, must pay the Community Infrastructure Levy prior to the issue of a building permit, unless a developer has elected to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy up front.
The City of Ballarat actively encourages developers to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy on behalf of the new homeowners.
The Ballarat West Growth Area will provide around 18,000 new houses and a population of more than 40,000 people. The DCP ensures that new communities will have equitable access to public services and amenity as well as appropriate public infrastructure.
The Community Infrastructure Levy funds specific DCP projects such as multi-purpose community rooms, kindergartens, early years’ hubs, maternal and child health rooms, libraries, pavilions, and indoor facilities associated with recreation areas.