Lockyer Valley Regional Council levies infrastructure charges in accordance with the Planning Act 2016 as part of the development assessment process. Charges apply when development occurs that generates extra demand on trunk infrastructure networks.
Charges collected contribute to the provision of essential trunk infrastructure networks. Council manages three infrastructure networks:
- public parks and land for community facilities; and
Since 1 July 2014, Urban Utilities has responsibility for the connection, disconnection or alteration to water and sewerage networks within the Lockyer Valley Region. Refer to the Urban Utilities website for more details.
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution
Council levies infrastructure charges under the Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6.) 2022. (AICR) This applies to development approvals from 1 July 2022.
Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges (No.6) 2022
The AICR provides the basis for the calculation of infrastructure charges and sets out Council’s policy position on:
- The criteria to be applied in deciding if development infrastructure is trunk infrastructure;
- The method to be applied for calculating the establishment cost of trunk infrastructure where an applicant is required under an approval condition to provide land or works for trunk infrastructure; and
- Whether an offset or refund applies, and if so, the details and timing of the offset or refund.
Infrastructure charges levied on development will be indexed in accordance with the AICR. The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s Producer Price Index (PPI) calculation spreadsheet can be referred to for assistance with calculating the increase.
Infrastructure Charges Register
Under the Planning Act 2016, Council is obligated to keep a register of all the Infrastructure Charges levied by Council. The register is updated on a monthly basis.
This policy is only applicable to development that took effect prior to and including 17 June 2021.
Development Incentives – Infrastructure Charges Policy
The policy is to promote and encourage development to support the economic growth of the region and provides a discount to infrastructure charges.
To obtain a discount in infrastructure charges, the development must meet eligibility criteria outlined in the policy. A written request, supported by documents demonstrating consistency with the policy, should be made to the Manager, Planning, Policy and Community Wellbeing before commencing the use.
Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)
A Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) was adopted by amendment for the Gatton and Laidley Planning Schemes in 2018.
Supporting documents to the LGIP within the planning instruments
- LGIP schedule and works model – Excel
- LGIP schedule and works model – pdf
- LGIP Reviewers Checklist
- LGIP Appointed reviewer statement
- LGIP extrinsic material
LGIP maps and information can be found on the Current Planning Scheme webpage