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CBD congestion levy to expand into Yarra from 2015

27 October 2014

From January 2015, the State Government will expand the Melbourne Congestion Parking Levy area in parts of Yarra.

The levy - which is imposed on non-residential off-street parking spaces - will be applied in Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Collingwood, North Carlton, Clifton Hill and parts of Abbotsford.

A map of the levy area can be viewed here.

The purpose of the levy - which was first introduced in Melbourne's CBD in 2005 - is to reduce traffic congestion and encourage greater use of public transport.

Council is advocating that at least 15% of the levy collected by the State Government be allocated back to Yarra to fund the development and construction of new local sustainable transport infrastructure and services.

For spaces within the category 2 levy area, an annual rate of $950 will apply on each space.

In the coming days, affected properties are expected to begin receiving letters from the State Revenue Office of Victoria advising them of the expanded levy area and advising them what their requirements are under the new rules.

A number of exemptions to the levy also apply.

Council encourages all property owners that may be affected to find out more about the congestion levy by visiting the State Revenue Office of Victoria's website.

Please note, the levy is not administered or collected by Council.

If you have further questions about the levy that cannot be answered using information from the State Revenue Office's website, please contact the State Revenue Office using the details at the bottom of this page.

Further information
State Revenue Office of Victoria
13 21 61

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