The Procedural Issues after the Implementation of Development Charge in Malaysia

Nor Azalina Yusnita Abd Rahman, Mohamad Haizam Mohamed Saraf, Siti Fairuz Che Pin, Muhamad Aiman Maaruf


The development charge is levied to developers if the project is approved for either the conversion of land use, the increment of plot ratios or density, which increases the land value. To date, seven (7) states have implemented the development charges at their local authorities. Each state has a different interpretation of the policy, framework and development charges practices. An interview using a focus group was conducted to identify issues after the implementation of the development charges. Eight (8) local authorities were selected as research samples. Findings from the focus group have discovered five (5) main issues; namely duration, the collection of data, individual application, payment method, and unstandardized rate. Keywords: work procedure, development charge, local governments, issues and challenges.

Keywords: Procedural Issues; Development Charge

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



work procedure, development charge, local governments, issues and challenges.

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