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MDPA Area Separate Rates

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On 16 December 2010, the Mount Barker Urban Growth Development Plan Amendment (MDPA) was Gazetted by the Minister.  The MDPA rezoned approximately 1,310 hectares of land that was previously included in rural zones in the Council’s area for urban development (MDPA Area). The MDPA includes a very broad brush structure plan for the proposed zone that offers little guidance for the provision of infrastructure.

Council’s position is the beneficiary pays principle for major infrastructure provision.

Council’s powers under the Development Act 1993 provide limited scope and only enable Council to require developers to provide certain infrastructure within (and in some cases immediately adjacent) the developer’s land when a development application is lodged.

The statutory power at section 154 of the Local Government Act supports the declaration of a separate rate on rateable land.

Separate Rates - Nairne

These separate rates were endorsed by Council at the meeting held on 19 May 2014.

Only Payable when land is subdivided

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