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.
The City’s revised 2021 Community Infrastructure Plan and Scheme Amendment 145 – review of Community Infrastructure Development Contributions are now available for public comment. The revised 2021 Community Infrastructure Plan and Scheme Amendment have been prepared to meet the requirements of State Planning Policy 3.6 – Infrastructure Contributions . To find out more and register for an information session visit the Public Consultation page.
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.
Development Contribution Area 1 (DCP1)
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.
In November 2022 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 areas of DCPs 2 - 7
Council recently undertook its annual review of the Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP reports and Council resolved to adopt the revised Cost Apportionment Schedule and DCP reports at its meeting held 27 October 2021. As a result of the annual review, the DCP reports have been updated to reflect the new format as prescribed by State Planning Policy 3.6 – Infrastructure Contributions (April 2021). The content of the DCP reports however (i.e.: the infrastructure items to be funded, calculation methodology, timing and priority) remains unchanged.
In November 2022, Council adopted Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP reports for DCPs 2-7 are provided below:
Costs across DCPs 2-7
Overview DCPs 2-7 - November 2022
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.
Council has since received the Minsters decision on Amendment 145 and has been asked to modify the Amendment to meet the updated requirements of SPP 3.6 – Infrastructure Contributions.
View the map to see the geographical area of DCPs 8 - 15.
The Council-adopted Cost Apportionment Schedule (CAS) and accompanying DCP reports for DCPs 8-15 are provided below:
When does my liability to pay my Contribution arise?
The liability to pay Development Contributions is governed by section 188.8.131.52 of the City’s LPS2 and the liability arises on the earliest of the following:
- 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;
- the commencement of any development on the Owner’s land within the Development Contribution Area;
- 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
- 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 (2021/2022)
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.
Development Contributions - Annual Status Report 2020/2021
Clause 6.10.18 of State Planning Policy 3.6 Infrastructure Contributions (SPP 3.6) requires an annual status report to be prepared by local government. The Annual Status Report provides an overview of progress of the delivery of infrastructure specified in each of the City’s Developer Contribution Plans (DCPs) and the financial position of the Developer Contribution Funds.
The Annual Status Report has been considered by the Audit and Risk Committee and subsequently adopted by Council.