Advice on Infrastructure Funding

SGS was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to provide advice on the feasibility and efficacy of applying the Development Contribution Plan (DCP) provisions of the Planning and Environment Act to the three structure plan areas of Arden Macaulay, City North and Southbank. Substantial growth is expected over the next 30 plus years and considerable investment in enabling and service infrastructure will be required. SGS prepared a discussion paper examining the broad funding options available to Council. Outputs from a half day workshop with Council staff were used to prepare a feasibility study for the creation of fully specified DCPs for the structure plan areas, including an illustration of likely revenues.