Community Infrastructure Levy

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a financial contribution to new infrastructure that will be used by the new community, such as pavilions, in growth area developments. Each growth area precinct has different infrastructure needs, and therefore a unique list of infrastructure requirements. The infrastructure that the Community Infrastructure Levy payments are allocated towards is set out in the Development Contributions Plan (DCP) for that growth area, or precinct. This DCP is an incorporated document in the Hume Planning Scheme. It is available online.

Why is there a Community Infrastructure Levy?

The Planning & Environment Act 1987 distinguishes between Development and Community Infrastructure Levies. A Development Infrastructure Levy generally is intended to fund infrastructure which is needed by the development of the land and which must be provided or set aside earlier such as roads, drainage and open space. A Community Infrastructure Levy generally funds infrastructure needed later in the development of a community by its occupants such as sporting pavilions. The Planning and Environment Act 1987 requires the building permit applicant to pay the community infrastructure levy prior to the building permit being issued.

Do I need to pay?

Council encourages developers to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy on behalf of homeowners, at the time the new lots are created. This policy has had mixed success. At the time of writing the following estates require the new homeowners to pay the levy:

  • Trillium (Villawood)
  • Merrifield (MAB)
  • Annadale (Moremac)
  • The Woods (Evolve)
  • Kallo (National Pacific)
  • Cloverton (Stockland)
  • Waratah (Villawood)
  • Umbra (Open Bonds Lane/Open Corp/Somerton Road)
  • Maples (PASK)
  • Trijena 
  • Botanical (Satterley)

 

The Community Infrastructure Levy is payable by dwelling. So where there a lot is further subdivided (into townhouses for example), additional fees may be due for the extra dwellings created.

When do I need to pay?

Payment of the levy is triggered by the approval of a building permit for the construction of a new house. It is mandated under Section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993. The Planning & Environment Act 1987 sets an upper limit on the amount that can be raised by a Community Infrastructure Levy at $1,150 per dwelling.

How much do I need to pay?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is calculated on a per dwelling basis.  The amount payable varies between housing estates.

To allow for inflation the Community Infrastructure Levy is indexed annually on 1 January, using the Rawlinson’s Australian Construction Handbook. The Community Infrastructure Levy is capped at $1,150.00.

The current rates are shown below:

Estate

Developer

Suburb

Precinct Structure Plan/ Development Plan

Does CIL apply? (Y/N)

Has CIL been paid by developer? (Y/N)

CIL Levy Amount ($)

Maples

PASK

Greenvale

Greenvale Central

Yes

No

778.56

Umbra Open Bonds Lane/Open Corp/Somerton Road Greenvale Greenvale Central Yes No

778.56

Trillium

Villawood

Mickleham

Craigieburn R2

Yes

No

833.00

Cloverton

Stockland

Kalkallo

Lockerbie

Yes

No

852.78

Kallo

National Pacific

Kalkallo

Lockerbie

Yes

No

852.78

Annandale

Moremac

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

Botanical

Satterley

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

Merrifield Living

MAB

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

The Woods

Evolve

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

Trigena

-

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

Waratah

Villawood

Mickleham

Merrifield West

Yes

No

1,101.11

Maples

PASK

Greenvale

Greenvale West R3

Yes

No

1,150.00

Aitken Aspect (formerly Amira)

PEET

Greenvale

Greenvale North R1

Yes

Yes

n/a

Aston

PEET

Craigieburn

Craigieburn R2

Yes

Yes

n/a

Grange

-

Greenvale

Greenvale West R3

Yes

Yes

n/a

Greenvale Gardens

Frasers

Greenvale

Greenvale West R3

Yes

Yes

n/a

Greenvale Orchards

-

Greenvale

Greenvale West R3

Yes

Yes

n/a

Heritage Views

-

Greenvale

Greenvale West R3

Yes

Yes

n/a

Emerton

 -  Greenvale Greenvale West R3 Yes Yes n/a

Highlands

Stockland

Craigieburn/

Mickleham

Craigieburn R2

Yes

Yes

n/a

Highlands

Stockland

Craigieburn

Highlands Local Structure Plan

No

n/a

n/a

Lavinia (Aspect)

PEET

Greenvale

Greenvale North R1

Yes

Yes

n/a

Mt Holden Estate

-

Sunbury

Mt Holden Development Plan

No

n/a

n/a

Providence

PASK

Greenvale

Providence DP

No

n/a

n/a

Rosenthal

UDM

Sunbury

Rosenthal DP

No

n/a

n/a

Somerset Estate

-

Sunbury

Brookhaven DP

No

n/a

n/a

Sunbury Fields

Frasers

Sunbury

Racecourse Rd DP

No

n/a

n/a

True North

Satterley

Greenvale

Greenvale North R1

Yes

Yes

n/a

True North (formerly Arena)

Satterley

Roxburgh Park

Greenvale Lakes East

No

n/a

n/a

 

How can I pay?

  • Pay online via e-Hume please ensure you print a receipt
  • In person: at Council’s Broadmeadows, Craigieburn or Sunbury offices.
  • Mail: Community Infrastructure Levy, Hume City Council, PO Box 119 Dallas VIC 3047 (cheques must be made out to Hume City Council)

What happens if I don’t pay?

Section 24 of the Building Act 1993 does not allow a building surveyor to issue a building permit in respect of a particular building work, unless satisfied that the Community Infrastructure Levy has been paid to Council.

If for some reason the Community Infrastructure Levy was not paid and a building permit has been issued, Council will remind the building surveyor of their responsibilities under section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993. Following this, Council may take steps to secure payment through Council’s established debt collection procedures.

Who can I talk to about the levy?

Enquiries about the Community Infrastructure Levy should be directed to Council on 03 9205 2200.


Updated : 3:33 PM, 16 August 2019

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