The amendment applies to all non-exempt land within the municipality of Greater Dandenong.
Council’s Open Space Strategy 2020-2030 sets out the vision and actions Council will focus on to improve the quality, quantity and sustainability of public open space in Greater Dandenong. One mechanism that contributes towards funding such work is the open space contributions rate.
Administered through the planning system, the open space contributions rate is a land developer contribution requirement that is triggered by the subdivision of land of a particular size.
The Amendment increased public open space contributions for developments that subdivide land in Greater Dandenong. The increase to the open space levy ensures the open space network meets the needs of our current residents and visitors while planning for future generations in accordance with the Greater Dandenong Open Space Strategy 2020-2030 (August, 2021).
Open space encourages social connection and helps people stay healthy by providing passive and active recreation opportunities. Open space also allows trees, plants and animals to survive and thrive, and combats the impact of climate change. Open space can include sporting grounds, playgrounds, bushland, wetlands, streetscapes, public squares and walking and cycling trails.
The Amendment increased the open space levy rate for all non-exempt subdivisions by amending the Schedule to Clause 53.01 (Public Open Space Contributions and Subdivision).
Council determined that a new contribution rate of 6.3 per cent (up from 5 per cent) for residential and 2 per cent (up from zero (0) per cent) for commercial is necessary to deliver a reasonable standard of open space provision across the whole of Greater Dandenong.
For further details, please see the Amendment C228 Frequently Asked Questions document;
Amendment C228gdan was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on 24 March 2023.
Visit the Department of Transport and Planning website to view the approved amendment documents.