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Knox Municipal Development Contributions Plan (Amendment C186knox)

The Development Contributions Plan (DCP) is a mechanism within the Planning and Environment Act 1987 that enables councils to collect levies from new development towards the cost of infrastructure.

About Knox Municipal DCP

Knox City Council has prepared the draft Knox Municipal DCP, which is informed by various Council plans and strategies, as well as Council’s Capital Works Program and Long Term Financial Forecast. 

The draft DCP has been prepared to ensure the cost of delivering infrastructure is apportioned on a fair and reasonable basis between existing and new development. Once implemented, the Knox Municipal DCP will play an important role in delivering essential infrastructure for the Knox community for the next 16 years.

About the Amendment

In accordance with Council’s resolution from the 21 September 2020 Council meeting, officers have requested authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit Amendment C186knox to the Knox Planning Scheme to implement the DCP.

The proposed Amendment seeks to apply DCP levies to new developments proposing to increase the number of dwellings and/or commercial, retail or industrial floor area.

The applicable levies will be specified through Clause 45.06 of the Knox Planning Scheme – Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO1) to all land within the municipality.  However, exemptions are also specified where appropriate.

Further revisions to the draft DCP are currently being undertaken in response to Ministerial authorisation conditions.  The revised DCP will be subject to Council’s re-adoption later in the year, before public exhibition.

The community and relevant stakeholders will have an opportunity to make a submission to the Amendment when it is placed on public exhibition.

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Lodge a request with Strategic Planning and we will get back to you.

Or call our City Futures team on 9298 8000.

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