Infrastructure Contributions Plan System

The Minister for Planning has introduced a new system for Infrastructure Contributions Plans (ICP) effective on 27 October 2016.

The new system is based on standard levies that are preset for different development settings and land uses to fund the provision of essential infrastructure to support new or growing communities.

From 27 October 2016 the ICP system will apply to metropolitan greenfield growth areas. Metropolitan greenfield growth areas is the first of three identified development settings in the new system, with regional growth areas and strategic development areas to be added later.

The Ministerial Direction on the Preparation and Content of Infrastructure Contributions Plans specifies the development settings and the details of the new system such as levy rates, indexation methodologies and allowable items.

A key component of the system is an Infrastructure Contributions Plan which must be incorporated into the planning scheme.

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More information about the operation of the system is provided below.

Information sheet


Detailed information about the operation of the system is provided in the Infrastructure Contributions Plan Guidelines.

Advisory note

Ministerial Directions

Planning Provisions

Amendment V9 to the Victoria Planning Provisions introduced the Infrastructure Contributions Plan Overlay.

Development Contributions Plans 

Information sessions

The following targeted information sessions about the new Infrastructure Contributions Plan System were provided for councils and industry groups.

Metropolitan Growth Councils and Regional Growth Councils    
Monday 14 November
Municipal Association of Victoria  (MAV) offices
Level 12, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne

Other Councils
Thursday 17 November
Municipal Association of Victoria  (MAV) offices
Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne

Industry groups    
Tuesday 15 November
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250 - 290 Spring Street, East Melbourne.


The new ICP system has been based on the recommendations of the Standard Development Contributions Advisory Committee that was established in 2012 to provide advice on a new standard levy system for development contributions.

The department worked with an Implementation Reference Group representing peak industry groups and councils to finalise the details of the new system.

Changes were introduced to the Planning and Environment Act 1987 in 2015 to provide for the new system. View the Act at

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Page last reviewed on 22 November 2016

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