Special Charge Schemes

Image shows an example of an exposed aggregate footpath

The 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 Special Charge Schemes Policy for Infrastructure Works(PDF, 980KB). The Policy contains a detailed description of the special charge scheme process as well as step-by-step flow charts on pages 16 and 17.

Current Proposals 

Coppin Road Footpath Special Charge Scheme, Sorrento

Design plan - Coppin Rd Footpath(PDF, 20MB)

Guelph Street, Somerville Road Construction Special Charge Scheme

Draft apportionment - Guelph Street(PDF, 430KB)

Preliminary layout - Guelph Street(PDF, 26MB)

Augusta Street Group, Mount Martha Road Construction Special Charge Scheme

Draft apportionment - Augusta St Group(PDF, 472KB)

Preliminary layout - Augusta St Group(PDF, 38MB)

Special Charge Scheme Surveys

     There are no surveys at this time.

More information

View Special Charge Scheme Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 222KB)
View the Shire’s Special Charge Schemes Policy for Infrastructure Works (PDF, 980KB)