Metropolitan planning levy

Following the announcement of the levy in the 2014 State Budget, we embarked on an accelerated process to develop the administrative infrastructure ready for implementation on 1 July 2015.

From business specifications to IT requirements and beyond, a rolling project approach enabled us to assess risks for customers and adopt the most efficient methods for implementation. Strong collaboration with stakeholders included the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Metropolitan Planning Authority, the Department of Treasury and Finance, local government, and peak planning and development bodies.

Since the levy’s successful implementation, the revenue generated has funded Plan Melbourne initiatives and a more streamlined planning system. This will facilitate key planning activities and ensure quality growth and development of the Melbourne metropolitan area.