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GAIC Rates

Victoria’s Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) historical GAIC rates changes.

The growth areas infrastructure contribution (GAIC) was established to help provide infrastructure in Melbourne’s expanding fringe suburbs.

It is a one off-contribution payable on certain “events” usually associated with urban property development. These are usually buying, subdividing, and applying for a building permit on large blocks of land.

GAIC Rates

Below you can see a Balanced increase in each band per year.
Type B1/B2 and C have higher rates as relates to recent purchases, B1/B2 on or after 2008/2009, C on or after 2010 and or are in investigation areas such as Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham.

GAIC Rates

Deferred GAIC Interest Rate

Interest rate applied on Deferred GAIC Liability which is linked to Victorian 10yr Government Bond has compressed over time for several reasons, most obvious is unprecedented global monetary policy applied (QE) having a significant effect on asset prices/interest rates.

I think it’s important to take a broader view if your deferring GAIC as you can see rates are slowly changing course, 2016-2017 was 2.3%, increased to 2.9% for 2017-2018. You may think this is only a small move, but we are pre-empting perhaps a longer-term upward trajectory where further increases can become more onerous when deferring GAIC payments.

GAIC Rates 2

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Data source SRO Victoria

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