Development Contributions Plan

A Development Contribution Plan (DCP) is a mechanism used to levy new development for financial contributions to planned community infrastructure, such as libraries, pedestrian and cycling paths, streetscape improvements and public art. The Doncaster Hill DCP was introduced into Manningham City Council’s Planning Scheme in 2003 through Amendment C30.

Purpose of the Doncaster Hill DCP

The Doncaster Hill Strategy will deliver and support a substantial increase in higher density housing, major improvements to the public domain, better public transport services and enhanced traffic management. The Strategy is firmly based on the triple bottom line of sustainable, economically and environmentally responsible and socially inclusive. The achievement of this vision requires substantial investment in new and upgraded infrastructure. Effectively managing development in Doncaster Hill and the wider City of Manningham presents the challenge of funding scheduled infrastructure to be used by future residents.

The DCP has been prepared to:

  • Establish development contribution charging rates for residential and non-residential development within the municipality
  • Explain and justify all information inputs and the method of calculating charges.

Council is already undertaking initiatives and land purchases in advance of developer contributions to be received, as part of the delivery of community and road infrastructure. This includes the MC² community hub and local streetscape works.

Development contribution amounts are indexed on an annual basis. The latest schedule of DCP levies is available below.