What you need to know
Amendment C194moon – Moonee Valley Development Contributions Plan
April 2020 Update - Amendment Adopted
On 14 April 2020 Council resolved to adopt Amendment C194moon and submit it to the Minister for Planning for approval.
Once the Minister for Planning approves the amendment, the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme will be updated by:
- Inserting a new Clause 45.06 and a new Schedule to Clause 45.06 Development Contributions Plan 1 (DCPO1) for the purpose of levying contributions from new development increasing the number of dwellings and/or commercial, industrial and retail floorspace.
- Replacing the Schedule to Clause 72.03 (What Does this Planning Scheme Consist Of?) with a new schedule by inserting Planning Maps 1DCPO to 16DCPO.
- Replacing the Schedule to Clause 72.04 (Documents Incorporated in this Planning Scheme) with a new schedule and inserting the Moonee Valley Development Contributions Plan 2018 (revised 2020), March 2020 as an incorporated document.
February 2020 Update - Panel Report
The independent panel has released the Moonee Valley C194moon Panel Report.
You can view the Panel Report for Amendment C194moon, which was issued on 12 February 2020.
A report will be presented at an upcoming Ordinary Council Meeting.
December 2019 Update - Panel Hearing
The Panel Hearing for Amendment C194moon was be held on:
- Thursday 12 December
- Monday 16 December
The Panel Hearing was held in the Council Chambers, 9 Kellaway Avenue - Moonee Ponds, between 10:00am - 4:30pm.
The purpose of the Panel Hearing is for an independent panel, appointed by the Minister for Planning, to consider unresolved submissions received during the public exhibition period.
As part of the proceedings, Council must publish all expert witness reports on its website and make them publicly available at the Planning Counter at the Civic Centre.
Please click on the following links to download Council's expert witness reports.
Council's Part A and Part B
Panel Hearing documents
67. Submissions 1 to 20 66. Submissions 21to 40
67. Submissions 41 to 60
67. Submissions 61 to 80
67. Submissions 81 to 100
67. Submissions 101 to 108
67. LATE SUBMISSIONS 109 to112
68. Submitters acknowledgments
69. Submitters List
August 2019 Update - Public Exhibition
Council is inviting people to have their say on the Moonee Valley Development Contributions Plan 2018, a proposed levy on new development which would contribute to providing infrastructure needed for our growing community.
Public exhibition occured between Thursday, 1 August until Friday, 30 August
What is Amendment C194moon?
Amendment C194moon proposes to introduce the Development Contributions Plan Overlay to all of Moonee Valley. This will allow Council to collect levies from new developments proposing to increase the number of dwellings and/or increase leasable commercial, retail or industrial floor area.
The DCP plays an important role in delivering essential infrastructure for our growing community, allowing Council to collect contributions from new developments to go towards planned infrastructure for the benefit of the community.
The DCP has been prepared to ensure the cost of delivering infrastructure is apportioned on a fair and reasonable basis between existing and new development. The DCP is informed by various Council plans and strategies, including the MV2040 Strategy (2018) and the Long Term Capital Works Plan (2018).
To find out more please view the planning scheme amendment documents.
Amendment supporting documents
What is a Development Contributions Plan?
A Development Contributions Plan (DCP) is a mechanism under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (‘the Act’) to allow local governments to collect levies from development.
Use the DCP calculator to find out your contribution
Use the calculator to find out.
How will the levy be used?
The DCP helps fund two types of infrastructure:
1. Development Infrastructure including:
• Community facilities for maternal and child health services and childcare.
• Open space improvements such as:
- shared paths
- recreation equipment
- car parks.
• Public realm improvements such as footpaths, tree planting and street furniture.
• Road renewals and upgrades, traffic management devices, walking and cycling paths, pedestrian-operated signals and accessible parking.
2. Community Infrastructure including:
• Works for all other buildings or facilities used for community purposes such as community hubs and multi-purpose pavilions.
How much does Council expect the DCP to contribute to infrastructure projects?
The DCP includes 556 projects and is anticipated to collect approximately $71 million of the estimated total cost of these projects, which is approximately $381.1 million.
Council will be responsible for delivering these projects through to 2040.
You can view the full list of projects in the Moonee Valley Development Contributions Plan.
What types of development contribute to the Development Infrastructure Levy?
All new development proposing to increase the number of dwellings and/or increase leasable commercial, retail or industrial floor area is required to contribute to the Development Infrastructure Levy.
What types of development contribute to the Community Infrastructure Levy?
Only development increasing the number of dwellings pay the Community Infrastructure Levy. The levy is capped by the State Government at $1,190 per dwelling.
When does the Development Infrastructure Levy need to be paid?
Payment of the Development Infrastructure levy must be made at one of the following stages:
• Before a Statement of Compliance is issued
• Prior to commencement of works
• Before a building permit is issued.
Payment of the Community Infrastructure Levy must be made before the date of issue of a Building Permit.
Both levies are paid to Council, which is the Collecting Agency under the Act.
Are there transitional provisions for payment of levies?
There are no transitional provisions for Amendment C194moon.
What happens if I’ve been issued a planning permit?
If a planning permit is issued after the approval of the DCP, you will be required to pay the Development Infrastructure Levy.
What happens if I’ve been issued building permit?
If you require a building permit and it is issued after the approval of the DCP, you will be required to pay both the Community and Development Infrastructure Levies.
What happens if I amend my planning or building permit?
If you amend your planning or building permit you may be required to pay the levies.
Does the DCP levy apply to subdivision?
If you require a subdivision permit and it is issued after the DCP has been incorporated into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme, you will be required to pay the Development Infrastructure Levy.
Will I need to pay the levy for my development if I don’t require a planning or building permit?
All new development proposing to increase the number of dwellings and/or increase leasable commercial, retail or industrial floor area are required to pay the levy.
In these instances both levies are payable before the start of any works.
How are the levies calculated?
Moonee Valley has been divided into 18 charge areas (Figure 1). Each charge area attracts an individual levy for the type of development.
The amount a development contributes varies depending on the area where the development is proposed and the type of development (i.e residential, retail, commercial or industrial). The amounts are included in Schedule 1 of the Development Contributions Plan Overlay, Clause 45.06s, of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.
For example: An applicant in charge area 1 proposes to retain an existing dwelling and construct a new dwelling. For one new dwelling, the charge area requires the payment of $1,190 towards Community Infrastructure and $1,273.20 towards Development Infrastructure. The total levy payable is $2,463.20.
The Development Infrastructure Levy is adjusted annually on 1 July by applying the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The Community Infrastructure Levy is adjusted annually using the Producer Price Index for Non- Residential Building Construction in Victoria.
How will I know the levy amount I have to pay?
You can access the development contributions calculator, located on Council’s website, to find out how much you have to pay.
Or alternatively, when you lodge your planning or building permit application, Council will provide you with an indication of the amount that you will need to pay. Confirmation of the exact amount will be provided when the planning or subdivision permit is issued or when a building surveyor is appointed.
Are there exemptions?
Yes, the following developments are exempt:
• Land developed for a non-government school
• Land developed for housing by or for the Department of Health and Human Services, and social housing developments delivered by and for registered housing associations
• Use and development subject of an agreement pursuant to section 173 of the Act recorded in dealing number AQ569425F (Moonee Valley Racing Club is subject to its own agreement)
• Minor changes to pre-existing non-residential development of less than 50 square metres
• Alterations and additions to an existing building that do not generate a net increase in demand units
• Outbuildings and fences normal to a dwelling
• Replacement of a single dwelling.
How can I get involved?
Strategic Planning Unit
Moonee Valley City Council
PO Box 126
Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039
Any documents that supports the amendment, including the explanatory report, may be inspected at the Planning Counter at the Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds.
You can also view the amendment by visiting planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/browse-amendments
Submissions must be made in writing and must:
• Include your name and contact details*
• Clearly state the grounds on which you support or oppose the amendment
• Indicate the changes (if any) you want to make.
* Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.
What happens to submissions?
Under the Act, Council must take all submissions into consideration. If we cannot resolve your concerns, we will refer the amendment to an independent planning panel (appointed by the Minister for Planning). Council must also make a copy of every submission available at its office during office hours free of charge until two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.