Development Charge Background Study

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The Development Charge Background Study will help determine the additional capital related infrastructure the Town of Whitby requires based on the residential and non-residential growth forecast.

The Town of Whitby applies a Development Charge fee to new/repurposed development; the preparation of the study is legislatively required (at minimum every 5 years) under the Development Charges Act, 1997. The Town of Whitby completed its last Development Charge Study in 2016, and the Development Charge by-law was adopted by Council in 2017.

Development charges help the Town mitigate the additional growth-related costs from being be passed onto the taxpayer. Under legislative restrictions development charges cannot fully fund the cost of growth, however, the Town strives to ensure that growth-related development pays for the additional growth-related capital infrastructure needed, to the maximum amount allowable under legislation.

The information gathered through the Background Study will be used to calculate the amount of money that new development needs to pay through the Development Charges Fee in order to help cover new growth related infrastructure.

This study's focus is on Whitby's development charges, it does not include development charges applied by the Region of Durham or the School Board for new/repurposed development.

This study is being prepared in partnership with Hemson Consulting Ltd.

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Development Charge By-Law Passed by Council

As of May 17, 2021, Council approved DC By-Law #7748-21, the updated development charge rates will come into effect as of June 1, 2021.

The Notice of Passing of a Development Charges By-Law #7748-21 will be published in the Whitby This Week newspaper on May 28, 2021 as per section 13(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.27. The full notice is available in the Documents section for review.

The Development Charge Background Study will help determine the additional capital related infrastructure the Town of Whitby requires based on the residential and non-residential growth forecast.

The Town of Whitby applies a Development Charge fee to new/repurposed development; the preparation of the study is legislatively required (at minimum every 5 years) under the Development Charges Act, 1997. The Town of Whitby completed its last Development Charge Study in 2016, and the Development Charge by-law was adopted by Council in 2017.

Development charges help the Town mitigate the additional growth-related costs from being be passed onto the taxpayer. Under legislative restrictions development charges cannot fully fund the cost of growth, however, the Town strives to ensure that growth-related development pays for the additional growth-related capital infrastructure needed, to the maximum amount allowable under legislation.

The information gathered through the Background Study will be used to calculate the amount of money that new development needs to pay through the Development Charges Fee in order to help cover new growth related infrastructure.

This study's focus is on Whitby's development charges, it does not include development charges applied by the Region of Durham or the School Board for new/repurposed development.

This study is being prepared in partnership with Hemson Consulting Ltd.

Please subscribe, in order to receive study news updates and notifications.


Development Charge By-Law Passed by Council

As of May 17, 2021, Council approved DC By-Law #7748-21, the updated development charge rates will come into effect as of June 1, 2021.

The Notice of Passing of a Development Charges By-Law #7748-21 will be published in the Whitby This Week newspaper on May 28, 2021 as per section 13(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.27. The full notice is available in the Documents section for review.

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  • Development Charge Consultation Comments (closing January 8, 2021)

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    Additional components of the Development Charge (DC) Background Study have now been released for comments / feedback, including the Draft Capital Forecast and Calculated Rates.  Please refer to the presentation video prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd. and Council Report CS 50-20 for further information.

    Initial feedback on these sections of the DC Study will close on January 8, 2021.  

    The public will have another opportunity period to comment on the entire draft DC Study once it is posted in 2021.   In addition, commentary can also be made during the statutory public meeting which will be scheduled once the draft DC Study has been posted.

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    Two draft components of the Development Charge (DC) Background Study have now been released for comments / feedback.  Please refer to the presentation videos prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd. and Council report CS 33-20 for further information.

    Initial feedback on these two draft sections of the DC Study will close on October 9th.   

    The public will have another opportunity period to comment on the entire draft DC Study once it is posted in 2021.   In addition, commentary can also be made during the statutory public meeting which will be scheduled once the draft DC Study has been posted.

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