Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution

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.

Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution information

For information on GAIC, refer to the State Revenue Office – Victoria – Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution.

Staged Payment Arrangements

For information on Staged Payment Arrangements (SPA), refer to:

Applications must be in writing addressed to:

The Minister for Planning
c/- Victorian Planning Authority
Level 25, 35 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Download the Staged Payment Arrangement (new & amendment) Application Form (PDF), 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.

Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution – Work-in-Kind

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 GAIC 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. For information on these guidelines, model agreements, refer to Growth areas infrastructure contribution.

Details of new GAIC WIK agreements, when signed by all parties, will be added to the GAIC WIK register (current to June 2020). The GAIC WIK approved agreements register is available to download below:

Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution 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.

Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) Hardship Relief Board

This Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) Hardship Relief Board Information Sheet (PDF) 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.

Contact the Victorian Planning Authority for the hardship relief application form.

Applications must be in writing and addressed to either:

The GAIC Hardship Relief Board
c/- Victorian Planning Authority
Level 25, 35 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

or

The GAIC Hardship Relief Board
c/- State Revenue Office
GPO Box 1641
Melbourne VIC 3001

Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Contributions Rates

The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution rates are available from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website and the State Revenue Office website.

GAIC Notice of Threshold Amount for Excluded Building Network

Dated 28 May 2020: 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 2020-21 financial year is $1,240,660.

For further information, contact either the:

Victorian Planning Authority
(03) 9651 9600

or

The State Revenue Office
13 21 61

or

State Revenue Office – Victoria website.