Development Contribution Plans

What is a Development Contribution Plan?

A Development Contribution Plan (DCP) is a legal arrangement between the City and specified landowner(s) to share the costs involved with building new infrastructure for that area.

The preparation of a DCP starts with the identification of a development area and its need for infrastructure. Land owners in the affected area are then required to contribute towards the cost of that infrastructure, but only once an application to develop/subdivide the land has been approved.

How will I know if I’m affected by a DCP?

Areas requiring a DCP are identified as a Development Contribution Area (DCA). You can find out whether your land falls under a DCP by referring to Schedule 13 of the Local Planning Scheme No. 17.

Development Contribution Plan for DCA 5 -  Ellenbrook Bridge / The Vines

Ellenbrook Bridge Upper Swan Development Contribution Plan and Cost Schedule(PDF, 5MB)

Where can I find the City of Swan's other DCPs?

DCPs consist of different components. Here’s where you can locate each component:

  1. Statutory information – Schedule 13 of the Local Planning Scheme No. 17(PDF, 668KB) ;
  2. Council endorsed Developer Contribution Plan Report with cost apportionment schedules – contact the Developer Contribution Officer on 9267 9267 for a copy; and
  3. Council endorsed Capital Expenditure Plan for the Development Contribution Area – contact the Developer Contribution Officer on 9267 9267 for a copy.

Capital Expenditure Plan

In accordance with the requirements of State Planning Policy, a Capital Expenditure Plan (CEP) has been prepared and adopted by Council to support the Development Contribution Plans for each of the development areas. The CEP sets out the triggers and estimated time lines for the commencement and completion of each item of key DCP infrastructure.

Capital Expenditure Plan for the Urban Growth Corridor(PDF, 1MB)

Note that the Schedules in the CEP do not include every infrastructure item in the relevant DCPs.  Those that have been included are either:

  • required to be included because they are classified as "community infrastructure" in State Planning Policy 3.6. This applies to the active public open space and community centres;


  • have a trigger for the provision of the item that is reliant on 'whole-of-cell' factors rather than dependent on the particular staging sequence. This applies to the road and intersection infrastructure such as Henley Brook Avenue and sections of Lord Street which must be provided once demand reaches a point determined through traffic assessments.