The Infrastructure Contributions Plan (ICP) system has been revised to improve the method for securing land for public purposes. The Victorian Parliament passed the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Act 2018 (the Act), which introduced a suite of changes to the ICP system effective from 2 July 2018.
A key change of the Act is that it requires land for public purposes to be provided as part of an infrastructure contribution when land is developed, replacing the previous monetary based system.
The new land contribution model will be simpler, secure early transfer of land for public purposes, reduce the financial risk of escalating land prices over time and reduce the overall monetary levy paid by developers.
What are the next steps for Infrastructure Contributions Plans?
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are undertaking a review of the ICP process.
To ensure as little delay as possible, the VPA and DELWP have prioritised the ICP work program. It is expected that the related ICPs will be submitted for Ministerial approval in early 2019.
For more information, refer to the following Fact Sheets:
- Fact Sheet #1: What is the act (Public Land Act 2018) (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #2: ICP implementation (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #3: Requirements for changed approach (PDF)
- Fact Sheet #4: Infrastructure Contributions Plans – FAQs (PDF)
Benchmark Infrastructure Costings
These are standard cost estimates prepared for a range of basic and essential local infrastructure generally provided in Precinct Structure Plans (PSP) and funded through associated ICPs.
For more information, refer to Benchmark Infrastructure Costings.
View the Infrastructure Contributions Plans
Approved ‘Interim’ ICPs
Under the revised Act, ‘Interim’ ICPs have been approved for the Donnybrook-Woodstock, Beveridge Central, Sunbury South and Lancefield Road and Minta Farm precincts. These ‘Interim’ ICPs enable permits to be issued and levies collected while the final ICPs are developed.
If you would like to view the approved ‘Interim’ ICPs for the purposes of informing your planning permit, refer to:
The final ICPs will be developed through a standard planning scheme amendment process. This process will include a public exhibition period and a panel hearing, if necessary.