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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a one-off payment to help fund the cost of community infrastructure. It’s made by property owners in residential developments/estates in growth 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.

Please note Community Infrastructure Levies (CIL) do not apply in Infrastructure Contribution Overlay Areas (Cardinia Creek South & Minta Farm).

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.

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

CIL price

The CIL is charged on a per dwelling basis. The amount payable varies between different Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) or housing estates.

The CIL is subject to annual indexation. It’s currently capped at $1,346.00

To find out how much you need to pay, please contact our customer service team on 9705 5200.

How to pay the CIL

Can you invoice me for the CIL?

Yes, we can provide an invoice. Email your request to [email protected]. You must include your details and property address. The only payment method for this invoice is via BPAY.

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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