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Department of State Growth

Residential Land Rebate

The Department of State Growth is now accepting applications for the Residential Land Rebate.

The $15 million program is a Tasmanian Government initiative to help boost the availability of residential land and improve housing availability.

Rebates of up to $10 000 per lot are available to developers to help cover the cost of power, water and sewerage infrastructure. This comprises $5 000 each for power infrastructure, and water and sewerage infrastructure. Rebates can be claimed for a maximum of 40 lots per developer.

If you have queries please email the Residential Land Rebate team at RLrebate@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Opens: 3pm, 7 September 2021

Closes: 30 June 2023, or once the program funds have been exhausted (whichever comes first).

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 21 days.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    You must meet all the eligibility criteria to apply for a grant.

    Ownership

    1. Applicants must be the owner(s) of the land which is the subject of the rebate application and their name must be on the title (please note, a contract of sale or any evidence other than a property search by the Land Titles Office will not be accepted as evidence of ownership).
    2. All interested parties (i.e. all title holders) must be named as applicants.
    3. Applicants that are natural persons must be aged over 18 years.

    Eligible developments

    1. The maximum number of lots that the rebate can be claimed for is 40.
    2. A rebate may relate to multiple stages and/or developments, but cumulative funding may not exceed the maximum rebate allocation based on 40 lots.
    3. Applicants are eligible for one rebate each under the program.
    4. Only one rebate will be issued per development approval (i.e. per council permit).
    5. The development must be on Tasmanian land zoned residential, which is land where residential use is classed as Permitted or No Permit Required.

    Eligible costs

    1. There are two ‘eligible utilities’ for which the rebate can be claimed:
      1. Tasmania’s electrical distribution network
      2. Reticulated water and sewerage infrastructure
    2. Applicants will be required to identify the lots which are the subject of the rebate in their application, which will hereafter be referred to as ‘rebate lots’.
    3. ‘Eligible costs’ are those costs which have already been incurred and paid in full, and were:
      1. incurred on or after 16 March 2021; and
      2. directly related to design, construction or installation of infrastructure connecting rebate lots to eligible utilities. These include, but are not limited to, costs levied by TasNetworks and TasWater. Infrastructure on the rebate lots is not included – only connections up to the boundaries of the lots can be claimed.
    4. Applicants can apply for rebates of up to $5 000 of eligible costs per eligible utility, per rebate lot, up to a maximum of 40 lots.

    Program administration

    1. Developers will be required to apply for their entire rebate for all rebate lots in one application. Once submitted, no additional claims can be made.
    2. To be eligible, the applicant must provide all information and evidence reasonably requested by the Department of State Growth (the Department). This will include evidence of a valid planning permit for each development from the appropriate local council/s.
    3. Applications will only be accepted when they are complete and made using the approved form made available by the Department.
    4. The program will close on 30 June 2023 or when the programs funding allocation has been expired, whichever occurs first. No further applications will be accepted after this time. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    Before you submit your application, you must:

    • ensure the applicant name(s) match the name(s) on your property title;
    • ensure you have all of the required evidence

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

    Download the program guidelines here

    1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria
    2. Ensure that you have all the required information. To apply, you will need to provide valid planning permit/s for all the lots you intend to claim for, basic identifying information about yourself and your property, and evidence you have paid the costs you are claiming for. Make sure you have all the required evidence ready before you apply.
    3. When you are ready, press ‘Apply Now’. This will take you to State Growth’s grant portal. Sign in or create an account, complete your application, and make sure you press submit. Rebates are given on a first come, first served basis. Remember that incomplete applications will not be assessed or reserve your place.
    4. Your application will be assessed by State Growth. You may be contacted if further information is required. You will be notified of the outcome within 21 days of making a complete application.
    5. Successful applicants will be made an offer. By signing you will be agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Once signed, return the agreement using the instructions provided with your formal offer. If you are registered for GST, you will also need to provide an invoice for the grant amount plus GST. Payment will be made after the signed agreement is returned and countersigned by the Department’s representative.
  • Required evidence
  • Required evidence

    The application form will require you to provide certain information along with documentary evidence to support your rebate claim.

    It is important that the evidence you provide meets the required standard, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.

    Below is some general advice on the requirements for planning permits and evidence of costs incurred. Please note that the Department reserve the right to require information additional to that shown below – these are minimum requirements only.

    Please make sure that the documents you provide meet the following requirements.

    Planning permits

    You will need to submit a valid, approved planning permit from your local council.

    Your permit must show:

    • The address or location of your subdivision.
    • The total number of lots permitted.
    • Council approval for the subdivision, and any conditions attached to that approval.
    • The date the permit was approved.
    • The name of the council.

    Evidence of costs incurred

    You will need to provide evidence for all eligible costs for which you are seeking a rebate.

    This evidence must be in the form of tax invoices with receipts as evidence of payment, and show:

    • That the document is intended to be a tax invoice.
    • The seller’s identity.
    • The seller’s Australian Business Number (ABN).
    • The date the invoice was issued.
    • A description of the works or services undertaken.
    • The amount charged (itemised and, where appropriate, with the relevant items highlighted or otherwise identified).
    • That the amount has been paid in full.
    • The GST amount (if applicable).
  • FAQs
  • FAQs

    Q:

    What costs can I claim under the program?

    A:

    You can claim up to $5 000 per lot, per utility (that is, $5 000 for power and another $5 000 for water/sewerage), up to a maximum of 40 lots (‘rebate lots’). To be eligible, the cost must have been incurred on or after the announcement of the program (16 March 2021) and be directly related to design, construction or installation of the eligible utilities to the rebate lots.
    Some examples of eligible costs include those levied by TasWater or TasNetworks, groundworks specifically for the purpose of installing the utilities, or the purchase and setup of infrastructure such as sewage pump stations.

      

    Q:

    Once I apply how long will it be before I find out if I have been successful?

    A:

    You will receive a response from the Department no more than 21 days after making a complete application. An application is considered complete where all the requested information has been provided, including any additional information reasonably required by the Department to assess your eligibility for the program.

      

    Q:

    Is there a minimum size or maximum size for developments that can be claimed?

    A:

    No, there is no minimum or maximum size for developments. However, for larger developments you can only claim costs for 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    For example, if your development is for 200 lots, you are still eligible but will only be able to claim the rebate for the costs associated with 40 of those lots. My development is larger than 40 lots. How to I apportion the costs between lots to claim my rebate?

    A:

    You will need to identify which lots you are claiming against (the ‘rebate lots’) in your application. Where the costs you have incurred are spread across more than 40 lots, you will either need to seek a separate tax invoice from your supplier/s, or apportion the costs and explain your reasoning to the satisfaction of the Department.

      

    Q:

    Can I claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development?

    A:

    You can claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development. This includes circumstances where they have been authorised by more than one planning permit. However, you can only claim for a maximum of 40 lots overall and must make your full claim in one application. That is, you cannot make two separate applications for two developments, or for two stages of the same development, even if they total less than 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    What happens if I can’t meet one of the requirements in the grant agreement (such as the completion timelines?)

    A:

    By signing the grant deed, you are agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Failure to meet these requirements will make you liable to pay back the money you have received. You should consider before applying whether you will be able to meet the requirements of the program and take all reasonable measures to ensure you comply.

      

    Q:

    If it looks like you will not be able to meet one of the requirements, you are encouraged to contact the Department as early as possible to discuss your options.
    When will I be paid?

    A:

    If your application is approved you will be sent an agreement for signing and instructions on next steps. Once you have returned your signed agreement and, where applicable due to GST, a tax invoice for your grant amount, you should receive your payment within 21 days.

      

    Q:

    How long will the rebate be available?

    A:

    The program will be open until 30 June 2023 or when the total funding pool of $15 million has been exhausted, whichever occurs first.

     
  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    You must meet all the eligibility criteria to apply for a grant.

    Ownership

    1. Applicants must be the owner(s) of the land which is the subject of the rebate application and their name must be on the title (please note, a contract of sale or any evidence other than a property search by the Land Titles Office will not be accepted as evidence of ownership).
    2. All interested parties (i.e. all title holders) must be named as applicants.
    3. Applicants that are natural persons must be aged over 18 years.

    Eligible developments

    1. The maximum number of lots that the rebate can be claimed for is 40.
    2. A rebate may relate to multiple stages and/or developments, but cumulative funding may not exceed the maximum rebate allocation based on 40 lots.
    3. Applicants are eligible for one rebate each under the program.
    4. Only one rebate will be issued per development approval (i.e. per council permit).
    5. The development must be on Tasmanian land zoned residential, which is land where residential use is classed as Permitted or No Permit Required.

    Eligible costs

    1. There are two ‘eligible utilities’ for which the rebate can be claimed:
      1. Tasmania’s electrical distribution network
      2. Reticulated water and sewerage infrastructure
    2. Applicants will be required to identify the lots which are the subject of the rebate in their application, which will hereafter be referred to as ‘rebate lots’.
    3. ‘Eligible costs’ are those costs which have already been incurred and paid in full, and were:
      1. incurred on or after 16 March 2021; and
      2. directly related to design, construction or installation of infrastructure connecting rebate lots to eligible utilities. These include, but are not limited to, costs levied by TasNetworks and TasWater. Infrastructure on the rebate lots is not included – only connections up to the boundaries of the lots can be claimed.
    4. Applicants can apply for rebates of up to $5 000 of eligible costs per eligible utility, per rebate lot, up to a maximum of 40 lots.

    Program administration

    1. Developers will be required to apply for their entire rebate for all rebate lots in one application. Once submitted, no additional claims can be made.
    2. To be eligible, the applicant must provide all information and evidence reasonably requested by the Department of State Growth (the Department). This will include evidence of a valid planning permit for each development from the appropriate local council/s.
    3. Applications will only be accepted when they are complete and made using the approved form made available by the Department.
    4. The program will close on 30 June 2023 or when the programs funding allocation has been expired, whichever occurs first. No further applications will be accepted after this time. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    Before you submit your application, you must:

    • ensure the applicant name(s) match the name(s) on your property title;
    • ensure you have all of the required evidence

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

    Download the program guidelines here

    1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria
    2. Ensure that you have all the required information. To apply, you will need to provide valid planning permit/s for all the lots you intend to claim for, basic identifying information about yourself and your property, and evidence you have paid the costs you are claiming for. Make sure you have all the required evidence ready before you apply.
    3. When you are ready, press ‘Apply Now’. This will take you to State Growth’s grant portal. Sign in or create an account, complete your application, and make sure you press submit. Rebates are given on a first come, first served basis. Remember that incomplete applications will not be assessed or reserve your place.
    4. Your application will be assessed by State Growth. You may be contacted if further information is required. You will be notified of the outcome within 21 days of making a complete application.
    5. Successful applicants will be made an offer. By signing you will be agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Once signed, return the agreement using the instructions provided with your formal offer. If you are registered for GST, you will also need to provide an invoice for the grant amount plus GST. Payment will be made after the signed agreement is returned and countersigned by the Department’s representative.
  • Required evidence
  • Required evidence

    The application form will require you to provide certain information along with documentary evidence to support your rebate claim.

    It is important that the evidence you provide meets the required standard, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.

    Below is some general advice on the requirements for planning permits and evidence of costs incurred. Please note that the Department reserve the right to require information additional to that shown below – these are minimum requirements only.

    Please make sure that the documents you provide meet the following requirements.

    Planning permits

    You will need to submit a valid, approved planning permit from your local council.

    Your permit must show:

    • The address or location of your subdivision.
    • The total number of lots permitted.
    • Council approval for the subdivision, and any conditions attached to that approval.
    • The date the permit was approved.
    • The name of the council.

    Evidence of costs incurred

    You will need to provide evidence for all eligible costs for which you are seeking a rebate.

    This evidence must be in the form of tax invoices with receipts as evidence of payment, and show:

    • That the document is intended to be a tax invoice.
    • The seller’s identity.
    • The seller’s Australian Business Number (ABN).
    • The date the invoice was issued.
    • A description of the works or services undertaken.
    • The amount charged (itemised and, where appropriate, with the relevant items highlighted or otherwise identified).
    • That the amount has been paid in full.
    • The GST amount (if applicable).
  • FAQs
  • FAQs

    Q:

    What costs can I claim under the program?

    A:

    You can claim up to $5 000 per lot, per utility (that is, $5 000 for power and another $5 000 for water/sewerage), up to a maximum of 40 lots (‘rebate lots’). To be eligible, the cost must have been incurred on or after the announcement of the program (16 March 2021) and be directly related to design, construction or installation of the eligible utilities to the rebate lots.
    Some examples of eligible costs include those levied by TasWater or TasNetworks, groundworks specifically for the purpose of installing the utilities, or the purchase and setup of infrastructure such as sewage pump stations.

      

    Q:

    Once I apply how long will it be before I find out if I have been successful?

    A:

    You will receive a response from the Department no more than 21 days after making a complete application. An application is considered complete where all the requested information has been provided, including any additional information reasonably required by the Department to assess your eligibility for the program.

      

    Q:

    Is there a minimum size or maximum size for developments that can be claimed?

    A:

    No, there is no minimum or maximum size for developments. However, for larger developments you can only claim costs for 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    For example, if your development is for 200 lots, you are still eligible but will only be able to claim the rebate for the costs associated with 40 of those lots. My development is larger than 40 lots. How to I apportion the costs between lots to claim my rebate?

    A:

    You will need to identify which lots you are claiming against (the ‘rebate lots’) in your application. Where the costs you have incurred are spread across more than 40 lots, you will either need to seek a separate tax invoice from your supplier/s, or apportion the costs and explain your reasoning to the satisfaction of the Department.

      

    Q:

    Can I claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development?

    A:

    You can claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development. This includes circumstances where they have been authorised by more than one planning permit. However, you can only claim for a maximum of 40 lots overall and must make your full claim in one application. That is, you cannot make two separate applications for two developments, or for two stages of the same development, even if they total less than 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    What happens if I can’t meet one of the requirements in the grant agreement (such as the completion timelines?)

    A:

    By signing the grant deed, you are agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Failure to meet these requirements will make you liable to pay back the money you have received. You should consider before applying whether you will be able to meet the requirements of the program and take all reasonable measures to ensure you comply.

      

    Q:

    If it looks like you will not be able to meet one of the requirements, you are encouraged to contact the Department as early as possible to discuss your options.
    When will I be paid?

    A:

    If your application is approved you will be sent an agreement for signing and instructions on next steps. Once you have returned your signed agreement and, where applicable due to GST, a tax invoice for your grant amount, you should receive your payment within 21 days.

      

    Q:

    How long will the rebate be available?

    A:

    The program will be open until 30 June 2023 or when the total funding pool of $15 million has been exhausted, whichever occurs first.

     

    Eligibility

    Eligibility

    You must meet all the eligibility criteria to apply for a grant.

    Ownership

    1. Applicants must be the owner(s) of the land which is the subject of the rebate application and their name must be on the title (please note, a contract of sale or any evidence other than a property search by the Land Titles Office will not be accepted as evidence of ownership).
    2. All interested parties (i.e. all title holders) must be named as applicants.
    3. Applicants that are natural persons must be aged over 18 years.

    Eligible developments

    1. The maximum number of lots that the rebate can be claimed for is 40.
    2. A rebate may relate to multiple stages and/or developments, but cumulative funding may not exceed the maximum rebate allocation based on 40 lots.
    3. Applicants are eligible for one rebate each under the program.
    4. Only one rebate will be issued per development approval (i.e. per council permit).
    5. The development must be on Tasmanian land zoned residential, which is land where residential use is classed as Permitted or No Permit Required.

    Eligible costs

    1. There are two ‘eligible utilities’ for which the rebate can be claimed:
      1. Tasmania’s electrical distribution network
      2. Reticulated water and sewerage infrastructure
    2. Applicants will be required to identify the lots which are the subject of the rebate in their application, which will hereafter be referred to as ‘rebate lots’.
    3. ‘Eligible costs’ are those costs which have already been incurred and paid in full, and were:
      1. incurred on or after 16 March 2021; and
      2. directly related to design, construction or installation of infrastructure connecting rebate lots to eligible utilities. These include, but are not limited to, costs levied by TasNetworks and TasWater. Infrastructure on the rebate lots is not included – only connections up to the boundaries of the lots can be claimed.
    4. Applicants can apply for rebates of up to $5 000 of eligible costs per eligible utility, per rebate lot, up to a maximum of 40 lots.

    Program administration

    1. Developers will be required to apply for their entire rebate for all rebate lots in one application. Once submitted, no additional claims can be made.
    2. To be eligible, the applicant must provide all information and evidence reasonably requested by the Department of State Growth (the Department). This will include evidence of a valid planning permit for each development from the appropriate local council/s.
    3. Applications will only be accepted when they are complete and made using the approved form made available by the Department.
    4. The program will close on 30 June 2023 or when the programs funding allocation has been expired, whichever occurs first. No further applications will be accepted after this time. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.

    How do I apply?

    How do I apply?

    Before you submit your application, you must:

    • ensure the applicant name(s) match the name(s) on your property title;
    • ensure you have all of the required evidence

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

    Download the program guidelines here

    1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria
    2. Ensure that you have all the required information. To apply, you will need to provide valid planning permit/s for all the lots you intend to claim for, basic identifying information about yourself and your property, and evidence you have paid the costs you are claiming for. Make sure you have all the required evidence ready before you apply.
    3. When you are ready, press ‘Apply Now’. This will take you to State Growth’s grant portal. Sign in or create an account, complete your application, and make sure you press submit. Rebates are given on a first come, first served basis. Remember that incomplete applications will not be assessed or reserve your place.
    4. Your application will be assessed by State Growth. You may be contacted if further information is required. You will be notified of the outcome within 21 days of making a complete application.
    5. Successful applicants will be made an offer. By signing you will be agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Once signed, return the agreement using the instructions provided with your formal offer. If you are registered for GST, you will also need to provide an invoice for the grant amount plus GST. Payment will be made after the signed agreement is returned and countersigned by the Department’s representative.

    FAQs

    FAQs

    Q:

    What costs can I claim under the program?

    A:

    You can claim up to $5 000 per lot, per utility (that is, $5 000 for power and another $5 000 for water/sewerage), up to a maximum of 40 lots (‘rebate lots’). To be eligible, the cost must have been incurred on or after the announcement of the program (16 March 2021) and be directly related to design, construction or installation of the eligible utilities to the rebate lots.
    Some examples of eligible costs include those levied by TasWater or TasNetworks, groundworks specifically for the purpose of installing the utilities, or the purchase and setup of infrastructure such as sewage pump stations.

      

    Q:

    Once I apply how long will it be before I find out if I have been successful?

    A:

    You will receive a response from the Department no more than 21 days after making a complete application. An application is considered complete where all the requested information has been provided, including any additional information reasonably required by the Department to assess your eligibility for the program.

      

    Q:

    Is there a minimum size or maximum size for developments that can be claimed?

    A:

    No, there is no minimum or maximum size for developments. However, for larger developments you can only claim costs for 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    For example, if your development is for 200 lots, you are still eligible but will only be able to claim the rebate for the costs associated with 40 of those lots. My development is larger than 40 lots. How to I apportion the costs between lots to claim my rebate?

    A:

    You will need to identify which lots you are claiming against (the ‘rebate lots’) in your application. Where the costs you have incurred are spread across more than 40 lots, you will either need to seek a separate tax invoice from your supplier/s, or apportion the costs and explain your reasoning to the satisfaction of the Department.

      

    Q:

    Can I claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development?

    A:

    You can claim for several developments, or several stages of the same development. This includes circumstances where they have been authorised by more than one planning permit. However, you can only claim for a maximum of 40 lots overall and must make your full claim in one application. That is, you cannot make two separate applications for two developments, or for two stages of the same development, even if they total less than 40 lots.

      

    Q:

    What happens if I can’t meet one of the requirements in the grant agreement (such as the completion timelines?)

    A:

    By signing the grant deed, you are agreeing to meet the requirements of the program. Failure to meet these requirements will make you liable to pay back the money you have received. You should consider before applying whether you will be able to meet the requirements of the program and take all reasonable measures to ensure you comply.

      

    Q:

    If it looks like you will not be able to meet one of the requirements, you are encouraged to contact the Department as early as possible to discuss your options.
    When will I be paid?

    A:

    If your application is approved you will be sent an agreement for signing and instructions on next steps. Once you have returned your signed agreement and, where applicable due to GST, a tax invoice for your grant amount, you should receive your payment within 21 days.

      

    Q:

    How long will the rebate be available?

    A:

    The program will be open until 30 June 2023 or when the total funding pool of $15 million has been exhausted, whichever occurs first.

     

    Required evidence

    Required evidence

    The application form will require you to provide certain information along with documentary evidence to support your rebate claim.

    It is important that the evidence you provide meets the required standard, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.

    Below is some general advice on the requirements for planning permits and evidence of costs incurred. Please note that the Department reserve the right to require information additional to that shown below – these are minimum requirements only.

    Please make sure that the documents you provide meet the following requirements.

    Planning permits

    You will need to submit a valid, approved planning permit from your local council.

    Your permit must show:

    • The address or location of your subdivision.
    • The total number of lots permitted.
    • Council approval for the subdivision, and any conditions attached to that approval.
    • The date the permit was approved.
    • The name of the council.

    Evidence of costs incurred

    You will need to provide evidence for all eligible costs for which you are seeking a rebate.

    This evidence must be in the form of tax invoices with receipts as evidence of payment, and show:

    • That the document is intended to be a tax invoice.
    • The seller’s identity.
    • The seller’s Australian Business Number (ABN).
    • The date the invoice was issued.
    • A description of the works or services undertaken.
    • The amount charged (itemised and, where appropriate, with the relevant items highlighted or otherwise identified).
    • That the amount has been paid in full.
    • The GST amount (if applicable).