Metropolitan Planning Levy
From 1st July 2015 new provisions in the Planning and Environment Act require a levy for planning permit applications, for developments valued at over $1 million dollars. This applies to metropolitan council areas only (not to regional Victoria), at a rate of $1.30 per $1000 (or 0.13% of the whole value of the development) and is to be paid before submission of the planning application. We have been advised that the levy also applies to land subdivision (even when no development is proposed)
If applicable, the levy is payable to the State Revenue Office and a levy certificate is then issued, which must be submitted with the planning application.
DPCD have advised that the levy will support delivery of better state and metropolitan strategic planning.
Refer to the State Revenue Office website for further details.
Date: July 2015