Shire of Capel Development Contribution Plan and Town Planning Scheme No. 7 Amendment No. 65
The Shire is seeking public comment from the community, landowners and a range of government agencies on a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) and Scheme Amendment No. 65, which are being advertised for 60 days.
The DCP will create a legal framework between the Shire and specified landowners to share the costs involved in building selected infrastructure within specific areas. The specified landowners are those who own undeveloped land within Development Contribution Areas in Capel, Boyanup and Dalyellup.
The draft DCP includes specific infrastructure and administrative items to be funded, determines how costs are to be shared, provides an estimate on the priority and timing of infrastructure and estimates the cost contribution rates and establishes how this rate will be indexed when a landowner is liable to pay a contribution.
As part of the DCP and the Shire’s existing 2013 Community Facilities Plan there are a number of infrastructure projects to be funded in Capel, Boyanup and Dalyellup, such as the Boyanup Recreation Ground, Dalyellup Surf lifesaving club and Capel multi-purpose Community Resource Centre.
Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment and development contribution plan have been deposited at the Shire Administrative Office in Forest Road Capel, Dalyellup Library, Capel Library, Boyanup Library and on the Shire Website at www.capel.wa.gov.au.
Submissions on the local planning scheme amendment and development contribution plan may be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number to the Shire of Capel, PO Box 369, Capel 6271 or by email to email@example.com prior to 4.00pm on November 20, 2017.
|What is the Development Contribution Plan (DCP)?|
The draft Development Contribution Plan (DCP) together with Scheme Amendment No.65 is part of a comprehensive local planning framework that seeks to equitably fund community infrastructure and facilities to meet current and future community needs.
The DCP will create a legal framework between the Shire and specified landowners to share costs involved in building selected infrastructure within specific areas. The specified landowners are those that own undeveloped land within the following Development Contribution Areas (DCA):
- DCA1 – Capel
- DCA2 – Boyanup
- DCA3 – Dalyellup
The draft DCP includes the following key components and processes:
- Specific infrastructure and administrative items to be funded;
- Determines how costs are to be shared;
- Provides an estimate on priorities and timing of infrastructure; and
- Estimates the cost contribution rates and establishes how this rate will be indexed when a landowner is liable to pay a contribution.
|Why is a DCP needed and what gives the Shire the authority to require payment of contributions?|
The capacity of local government to provide necessary infrastructure and services is limited by available financial resources from rate revenue and other sources such as grants. The pressure on financial resources is exacerbated in high growth areas such as the Shire of Capel.
The Shire’s Community Facilities Plan (2013) provides a framework for the provision of community facilities required to address identified growth over time.
Part 5.11 of the Shire of Capel Town Planning Scheme No. 7 and State Planning Policy 3.6 – Development Contributions for Infrastructure provides the authority to establish and collect contributions.
|When and how will contributions required to be paid?|
A landowner in a DCA will be obliged to make a contribution at the time specified in Clause 5.11.13 of the Shire of Capel Town Planning Scheme No. 7. Generally this is at the subdivision clearance stage or upon commencement of any development that requires planning consent within the development contribution area or whichever occurs first. A contribution can be monetary, the provision of a DCP work or a mixture of both.
|What are the Cost Contribution Rates?|
The cost contribution rates for the Development Contribution Areas and how these costs are to be indexed can be found in Part 4 of the DCP Report.
The draft contribution rates per lot/dwelling unit for 2016/17 are:
- DCA1 Capel $3,090
- DCA2 Boyanup $6,815
- DCA3 Dalyellup $5,182
Note: One and two bedroom group/strata dwellings (including ‘lifestyle village’ dwellings) may contribute 50 per cent of the relevant rate at the discretion of Council.