Special Charge Schemes

St Johns Path Blairgowrie

Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to providing new infrastructure to the community and maintaining its existing assets to a high standard. However, as the permanent resident population continues to increase, there has been a greater expectation that roads are sealed and footpaths are provided. In response, the Shire has a long history of using special charge schemes to assist in funding necessary infrastructure works such as the construction of unmade roads, the installation of footpaths and drainage upgrades.


When conducting a special charge scheme, the Mornington Peninsula Shire strictly follows the statutory process as defined by the Local Government Act 1989.
To view the process, download the Infrastructure Works Special Charge Schemes Policy. The Policy contains a detailed description of the special charge scheme process as well as step-by-step flow charts on pages 12 and 13.

Current proposals 

Augusta Street Group, Mount Martha Road Construction Special Charge Scheme 

Augusta St Group concept plan 2023(PDF, 4MB)

Draft special charge apportionment - Augusta St Group(PDF, 546KB)

Special charge scheme surveys

If you have received a letter from us regarding a special charge scheme that invites you to complete a survey, click on the link to the relevant special charge scheme below. You'll need the unique ID enclosed in the letter to participate.

More information

View Special Charge Scheme Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 459KB)

View the Shire’s Infrastructure Works Special Charge Schemes Policy