Development contributions

Find out what are Development Contributions, what they achieve, how much you may need to pay for your Development to go ahead and which Development Contribution Area your property may fall within.

What are Development Contributions and why are Contributions required?

The City of Kwinana is experiencing rapid growth and has recognised that development of land within the City creates additional demand for new or upgraded infrastructure, including community and standard infrastructure. The City’s capacity to provide this additional infrastructure is limited by the available funds and Development Contribution Plans (DCP) are used to ensure provision of this infrastructure in a timely and co-ordinated manner in conjunction with new development.  

Development Contributions can be made by payments towards the provision of infrastructure or in certain circumstances, works-in-kind or provision of land.

If a subdivider or developer wishes to lodge a subdivision or development application approval clearance request, or simply wishes to identify the applicable development contribution costs for a parcel of land, the City’s Planning and Development team will be able to assist. 

For guidance on the administering of DCPs, see Local Planning Policy 4.

What Development Contribution Plans apply to my land?

There are currently seven DCPs for Standard Infrastructure Contributions and eight DCPs for Community Infrastructure applicable within the City of Kwinana. Some land developments will be subject to one, two or three Standard and Community Infrastructure contributions, depending on location. It is recommended to contact the City’s Planning and Development team to verify applicable DCPs.

DCP1 (Development Contribution Area 1)

Bertram, Wellard West and part of Orelia and Parmelia – standard/civil infrastructure, including road upgrades, nutrient stripping drain and Peel Main Drain culvert/crossing.

DCP1 was introduced into the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.2 (LPS2) and/or amended via three separate LPS2 amendments – Amendment 87, Amendment 91 and, more recently, Amendment 132 (19 March 2019).

View the map to see the geographical area of DCP1. 

The Council-adopted Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP report for DCP1 are provided below:

View the DCP 1 Report.

View the DCA 1 Cost Apportionment Schedule. 

DCPs 2 - 7 (Development Contribution Areas 2 - 7)

Wellard East, Casuarina, Anketell, Wandi, Mandogalup and Wellard West/Bertram – standard/civil infrastructure, including road upgrades, the land component of community infrastructure items, public open space (land and basic improvements to) and Peel sub-drain upgrades.

DCPs 2 - 7 were introduced into the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.2 (LPS2) via Amendment 100A to LPS2 (17 October 2017).

View the map to see the geographical area of DCPs 2 - 7.

The Council-adopted Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP reports for DCPs 2-7 are provided below: Council recently undertook its annual review of the Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP report. As a result of the annual review, the DCP report remains unchanged, however Council resolved to adopt a revised Cost Apportionment Schedule at its meeting held 14 October 2020.

Costs across DCPs 2 - 7 - Adopted 14 Oct 2020.

DCP 2 Information

DCP 3 Information

DCP 4 Information

DCP 5 Information

DCP 6 Information

DCP 7 Information

DCPs 8 - 15 (Development Contribution Areas 8 - 15)

Mandogalup, Wandi/Anketell North, Anketell South/Casuarina, Wellard East, Wellard West, Bertram, Wellard/Leda and Town Centre (Medina, Parmelia, Orelia and Calista) – community infrastructure, including community centres, youth centres and sporting ground facilities.

DCPs 8-15 is currently subject to an LPS2 amendment – Amendment 145. Amendment 145 was initiated for public advertising by the City of Kwinana Council on 24 June 2015 (this is the date the proposed Amendment is referred to as the ‘seriously entertained’ date).

Council adopted Amendment 145 for final approval on 23 January 2019 and subsequently forwarded the Amendment to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for assessment and final approval by the Minister for Planning.

View the map to see the geographical area of DCPs 8 - 15. 

When does my liability to pay my Contribution arise?

The liability to pay Development Contributions is governed by section 6.16.5.13 of the City’s LPS2 and the liability arises on the earliest of the following:

  1. the Western Australian Planning Commission endorsing its approval on the deposited plan or survey strata plan of the subdivision of the Owner’s land within the Development Contribution Area;
  2. the commencement of any development on the Owner’s land within the Development Contribution Area;
  3. the approval of any strata plan by the local government or Western Australian Planning Commission on the Owner’s land within the Development Contribution Area; or
  4. the approval of a change or extension of use by the local government on the Owner’s land within the Development Contribution Area.

Audited Development Contributions Account Statements (2018/2019)

Development contribution plans and their applicable accounts are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 and are required to be audited and published on an annual basis.

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