Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC)

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.

GAIC Information Sheet

This GAIC Information Sheet has been prepared as a broad guide to the GAIC.

Staged Payment Arrangements

Guidelines for Staged Payment Arrangements

Applications must be in writing to the Minister for Planning c/- Victorian Planning Authority.

Please complete the form below and submit with the required supporting documentation.

Staged Payment Arrangement application form

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:

GAIC WIK documents and further information

Once Work-in-Kind agreements are entered into, a register of these will be maintained and made available on this website.

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 27 May 2016: In accordance with s 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 2016/2017 financial year is $1,148,260.

Dated 25 May 2017: In accordance with s 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 2017/2018 financial year is $1,167,700.

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.