The Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan Community Infrastructure Levy will increase from $1,150 to $1,190 from 1 July 2019.
Each financial year, the Community Infrastructure Levy will be adjusted to the new maximum levy amount published on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website, in line with section 46LA of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a levy payable under the Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan by homeowners before the construction of a new dwelling in the Ballarat West Growth Area.
The Community Infrastructure Levy funds specific development contributions plan 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.
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 before a building permit is issued, 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 development contributions plan ensures that new communities will have equitable access to public services and amenity as well as appropriate public infrastructure.