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Revision of development charge rates

  Published: 31 August 2018

The Ministry of National Development has revised the development charge (DC) rates for the period 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.  The review is carried out on a half-yearly basis in consultation with the Chief Valuer. 
  
The DC rates for four Use Groups, namely Groups A (Commercial), B2 {Residential, (non-landed)}, C (Hotel/Hospital) and D (Industry) have increased. The DC rates remain unchanged for Use Groups B1 {Residential, (landed)}, E (Place of Worship / Civic and Community Institution), and 3 other Use Groups F, G and H. (See Appendix 1 [PDF, 14kb] for Table of DC Rates).

The DC rates for Use Group A (Commercial) have increased by 8.3% on average. 116 out of the 118 sectors have increases in DC rates ranging from 3% to 17%. There is no change to the DC rates for the remaining 2 sectors. The largest increase of 17% applies to sector 110 (Commonwealth Avenue West / North Buona Vista Road / Holland Road / Ulu Pandan Road / Clementi Road Area)

The DC rates for Use Group B2 {Residential, (non-landed)} have increased by 9.8% on average.  75 out of 118 sectors have increases in DC rates ranging from 3% to 33%. There is no change to the DC rates for the remaining 43 sectors. The largest increase of 33% applies to the following sectors:

• Sector 43 (Tanglin Road / Cuscaden Road / Orchard Blvd / Grange Road)

• Sector 67 (Dalvey Road / Stevens Road / Anderson Road / Orange Grove Road / Tanglin Road / Napier Road / Cluny Road)

The DC rates for Use Group C (Hotel/Hospital) have increased by 11.8% on average. 116 out of the 118 sectors have increases in DC rates ranging from 8% to 23%. Rates are unchanged for the remaining 2 sectors. The largest increase of 23% applies to the following sectors: 

• Sectors 3 & 5 (Stamford Road / Bras Basah Road / North Bridge Road / Beach Road / Nicoll Highway / Temasek Boulevard / Temasek Avenue / Raffles Avenue / Raffles Boulevard)

• Sector 6 (Collyer Quay)

• Sector 11 (Shenton Way / Raffles Quay / Marina Bay Financial Centre)

The DC rates for Use Group D (Industry) have increased by 2.1% on average. 26 out of the 118 sectors have increases in DC rates ranging from 6% to 11%. Rates are unchanged for the remaining 92 sectors. The largest increase of 11% applies to the following sectors: 

• Sector 101 (Paya Lebar Road / Ubi Area / Macpherson Road / Eunos Link / Aljunied Road / Sims Avenue / Jalan Eunos Area)

• Sector 102 (Macpherson Road / Aljunied Road / Geylang Road / Guillemard Road / Mountbatten Road / Sims Way / KPE / Jalan Kolam Ayer)

• Sector 103 (Thomson Road / Marymount Road / Braddell Road / Bartley Road / Upper Paya Lebar Road / Lorong Ah Soo / Hougang Avenue 3 / Kim Chuan Road / Airport Road / Macpherson Road / Jalan Toa Payoh / PIE)

There are no changes to the Use Groups Table and the Geographical Sector maps. 
 
The revised DC rates (Appendix 1 [PDF, 14kb]), to be read in conjunction with the Use Groups Table (Appendix 2 [PDF, 56kb]) and the set of Geographical Sector maps* (Map A [PDF, 3MB] and Map B [PDF, 6MB]), will be effective from 1 September 2018.  The new rates will apply to cases which are granted Provisional Permission (PP) or 2nd and subsequent extensions to the PP on or after the effective date. 

If there is any disagreement over the DC payable for any development proposal calculated based on the rates under the respective Use Groups, developers and owners can opt for a case-by-case valuation by the Chief Valuer, as provided for in the Planning Act.

For media enquiries on DC sectors and use groups, please contact Ms Yak Pek Ching from URA at Tel. No. 6321 6513. For media enquiries on valuation matters, please contact Ms Aik Jye from IRAS at Tel. No. 6351 2074.


* Please use the Development Charge (DC) Sector Maps and Rates to find out the DC sector number and rates of a particular site.

 

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