The Metropolitan Planning Levy is payable to develop land in metropolitan Melbourne when the estimated cost of the development for which the permit is required is more than the current metropolitan planning levy threshold.
Payment of the levy must be made prior to making a planning permit application for developments valued at over $1,093,000 (current threshold for 2020/2021) within metropolitan council areas, of which the Mornington Peninsula Shire is part of.
The levy rate is set at $1.30 per $1000 (or 0.13% of the whole value of the development) for affected developments. For example, if the estimated cost of development for a planning permit application is $1,800,000, then the MPL payable would be $1,950 ($1,800,000 divided by $1,000 = $1,800 then $1,800 x $1.30 = $2,340)
If required, the levy must be paid to the State Revenue Office to receive a levy certificate. Mornington Peninsula Shire, as a responsible authority within the Melbourne metropolitan area are required to check that a valid levy certificate is submitted with a planning permit application. We are unable to accept any applications for development that do not come supplied with a levy certificate (if required).
Further information, including how to apply for a Metropolitan Planning Levy certificate, can be found on the State Revenue Office website.