The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) began operation on 1 July 2010 and applies to growth area land brought into the Urban Growth Boundary 2005-06 or subsequently which is zoned for urban development.
IMPORTANT: If your parcel of land is subject to the GAIC and you have purchased, subdivided or developed your land, since the December 2, 2008 announcement date, within three months of this event you must pay the GAIC or apply for a deferral or staged payment arrangement or apply to the GAIC Hardship Relief Board.
A number of information sheets in relation to the operation of the GAIC are available below. These information sheets are not intended to supplement or to provide assistance in the legal interpretation of the legislation. They are updated from time to time.
Please see the GAIC information on the state revenue office’s website.
Staged Payment Arrangements (SPA)
Applications must be in writing to the Minister for Planning c/- Victorian Planning Authority.
Please download the application form by clicking here, complete your details and submit with the required supporting documentation.
Note: There is currently high demand for new and amended Stage Payment Arrangements. Applications are generally processed in order of receipt, so applications should be submitted allowing enough time for the necessary checking, consultation and processing before payments are due.
GAIC Works in Kind (WIK)
The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) is a charge designed to contribute to the funding of essential State infrastructure in Melbourne’s growth areas.
An entity liable to pay a Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution can, by agreement with the government, offset part or all of its liability by providing land or infrastructure works to the State, or a combination of land and works. This is known as Work-in-Kind or WIK.
Detailed Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution Work-in-Kind (GAIC WIK) guidelines and model agreements have been prepared. These guidelines, model agreements and further information are now available via the link below:
Details of new GAIC WIK agreements, when signed by all parties, will be added to the GAIC WIK register (current to December 2019). Please click a link below to download.
GAIC WIK Register (word doc)
GAIC WIK Register (PDF)
GAIC and Schools
It is recommended that schools, developers and landowners engage with the State Revenue Office and the Victorian Planning Authority before making decisions relating to school sites.
GAIC Hardship Relief Board
This GAIC Hardship Relief Board Information Sheet is prepared as a broad guide to the GAIC HRB and is not intended to supplement or to provide assistance in the legal interpretation of the legislation.
Please contact the Victorian Planning Authority for the hardship relief application form. Applications must be in writing to the GAIC Hardship Relief Board c/- Victorian Planning Authority or c/- State Revenue Office.
GAIC Contributions Rates
The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution rates are available from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website here.
GAIC Notice of Threshold Amount for Excluded Building Network
Dated 30 May 2019: In accordance with section 201RG(3)(a) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the threshold amount (calculated under part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987) for excluded building work for the 2019-20 financial year is $1,217,230.
For further information please contact the Victorian Planning Authority on (03) 9651 9600 or the State Revenue Office on 13 21 61, or online here.