Industry Levy

The Levy on work that is subject to the issue of a building approval by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) must be paid prior to the issue of the building approval.

ACTPLA is authorised to collect the Levy on such work, acting as an agent for the Authority.

The payment of the Levy on non-building work, such as civil works, landscaping, utilities and telecommunications, is arranged between the Authority and the project owner. This is usually done through the mechanism of a written agreement that allows the project owner to self-assess the Levy liability and make an annual Levy payment.

Where work is carried out by or for a project owner not covered by a written self-assessment agreement with the Authority, the work is monitored to determine if a Levy liability exists. The Authority will then contact the project owner to achieve compliance. The Authority has a statutory obligation to ensure that the requirements of the Act are observed.

The Authority works closely with industry stakeholders, industry bodies, businesses and government agencies to promote the role of the Authority and this assists in achieving a high level of compliance with the Act.