The Council's Development Contributions Rebate Policy provides for development contributions rebates for certain types of development.

The Council has two development contributions rebate schemes available to promote development that benefits the wider community:

  • Residential development in the central city
  • Social housing development

Central City residential rebate

The Central City residential rebate scheme seeks to encourage developers to build more homes within the Four Avenues.  We want to intensify residential activity in the central city, which will help promote a vibrant, prosperous city centre.  

The rebate is for 100% of the development contributions that would otherwise apply. Your development will be eligible for the rebate if it meets the Central City Development Contributions Rebate Criteria [PDF, 189 KB]

From 1 July 2020, the criteria require the developer to register a covenant on the title of the development to qualify for a rebate. The covenant restricts the use of all homes for which a rebate is provided to be used for residential purposes only. 

You do not need to apply for a rebate, the Council will advise you if your development qualifies.

If you believe your development qualifies for a rebate but you haven't been advised of it,  please email our development contributions team at

Social housing rebate

This rebate scheme supports the development of new social housing by qualifying community trust organisations. We are looking to support further community development of social housing that meets the needs of specific sectors of the community.

The rebate is for 100% of development contributions required for qualifying developments.

The rebate needs to be applied for, and you will need to provide evidence of it meeting the scheme criteria [PDF, 205 KB].