Development Contributions Plan

When people develop land, it can contribute to the need for new or upgraded infrastructure. A Development Contributions Plan (DCP) is used to collect payments towards the provision of infrastructure triggered by new development.

The payments received assist with the cost of providing roads, drainage, open space and community infrastructure required to accommodate the needs of a growing population. This offsets the contribution paid from rate income.

Approved DCPs are included in the Baw Baw Planning Scheme and are implemented by applying a Development Contributions Plan Overlay and associated schedule to an area.

Paying DCP Levies

The DCP has been applied as an overlay to all of Baw Baw Shire. This means that all new dwellings, industrial and business developments, and residential subdivisions are subject to a DCP payment.

For more information about DCP Levies, go to Fees and Levies.

For more information, email the Planning Department or call 5626 2411.