Environmental Infrastructure Levy
Commencing on 1 July 2005, Pittwater Council introduced a 5% Environmental Infrastructure (EI) Levy for a period of 7 years.
The Pittwater EI Levy was managed through the Pittwater EI Levy Community Contract, which set out a range of works aimed to be achieved within the 7 year timeframe. The overall strategy was to upgrade and retrofit missing environmental infrastructure through carefully targeted, high priorty 'on the ground' projects.
The EI Levy program was overseen by the EI Levy Advisory Committee, who met every six months (or as the need arises) to review the Pittwater EI Levy Community Contract. The schedules or projects established through the Community Contract were incorporated into the Pittwater Council Management Plan, that complemented other infrastructure projects which were funded through traditional sources such as Council rates, statutory and user charges.
The last year (seventh year) of the program has now been superseded by the first year of the Special Rate Variation with finalisation of the seventh year projects to be reported via the Special Rate Variation reporting mechanism.