For those developments that may require a financial contribution towards the cost of new and upgraded infrastructure or amenities.
A SVPA is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as the Department) and a developer.
The service allows faster assessment times and will improve the way the DPIE communicates with applicants and councils during the assessment process.
Contributions for local infrastructure, also known as developer contributions, are charged by councils when new development occurs.
Councils and planning authorities that receive infrastructure contributions are required to publish reporting documents on the Planning Portal and on their websites.
Section 7.11 contribution plans reviewed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) are subject to advice issued by the Minister as outlined below.