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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a one-off fee set by the State Government to help fund the cost of community infrastructure and facilities in newly developing areas.

Each growth area precinct has different and unique infrastructure requirements. The Development Contributions Plan (DCP) sets out which CIL payments fund which infrastructure projects for that growth area.

What does the CIL pay for?

  • Sporting pavilions
  • Recreation facilities
  • Community facilities (as detailed in the relevant DCP)

When to pay the CIL

By law, CIL must be paid before a building permit can be issued, under Section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993. The building surveyor cannot issue a building permit until the CIL has been paid.

If for some reason the CIL was not paid and a building permit has been issued, we will remind the building surveyor of their responsibilities under section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993. Following this, we may take steps with the landowner to secure payment.

CIL price

The CIL is payable for every new dwelling. So where a lot is further subdivided (into townhouses for example), and additional CIL will be payable for each of the extra dwellings created. 

The CIL does not apply to a small second dwelling, replacement dwellings, house extensions, outbuildings, a non-government school, or housing provided by or on behalf of the department of Health and Human Services.

The CIL amount payable is subject to indexation and varies between different Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) or housing estates. It’s currently capped at $1,346.00.

The below table explains the current rate, indexation frequency and the next scheduled indexation date:

The summary of Community Infrastructure Levies as at 01 January 2024.

Development Contribution Plan AreaCommunity Infrastructure Levy Rate (Current)
Indexation FrequencyNext Indexation Date
DCPO10 – Cranbourne East$1142.35Half Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO11 – Cranbourne North$1346.00Half Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO12 – Cranbourne West: Charge Area 2$24,063.17 per hectare by DeveloperHalf Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO12 – Cranbourne West: Charge Area 3$22,453.26 per hectare by DeveloperHalf Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO13 – Clyde North$1346.00Half Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO14 – Botanic Ridge$1346.00Half Yearly1 July 2024
DCPO15 - Clyde$1346.00Quarterly1 April 2024
DCPO18 – Berwick Waterways$1041.25Quarterly1 April 2024
DCPO19 – Brompton Lodge$841.83Quarterly1 April 2024
DCPO088 - Botanic Ridge 1$900Fixed Amount per AgreementN/A
DCPO89 - Canopy$900Fixed Amount per AgreementN/A
DCPO85 - Casey Green$937.48Annually1 July 2024

To find out how much you need to pay, please contact our customer service team on 9705 5200 or email the Levies team at [email protected].

Note: The Community Infrastructure Levy is Not Applicable in the following Development Areas:

DCPO3 – Lyndhurst, ICPO1 – Cardinia Creek South, ICPO2 – Minta Farm

How to pay the CIL

Most builders will ask you for a copy of the CIL payment receipt or a confirmation of payment email. If you require this please email [email protected]. Please include your name and new property address in the email request.

I have paid the CIL and I am now selling my land, can I get a refund?

No, once the CIL has been paid; Council as the Collection Agency records that the charge on the land has been paid and the funds are committed to be used toward the delivery of the Community Infrastructure listed to support the area.

Contact us for more information

Please contact our customer service on 9705 5200 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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