Current adopted infrastructure charges resolution
The Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2021 was adopted by Council on 16 June 2021 and came into effect on 1 October 2021. The Resolution has been adopted in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017.
The Resolution sets out requirements for new development to pay infrastructure charges for the three trunk infrastructure networks:
- Parks and land for community facilities
It provides the basis for the calculation of infrastructure charges across the Lockyer Valley and sets out Council's policy position on the following matters:
- The criteria to be applied in deciding if development infrastructure is trunk infrastructure (in trunk infrastructure conversion applications);
- The method to be applied for working out the establishment cost of trunk infrastructure for a refund or offset where an applicant is required under a condition of a development approval to provide land or works for trunk infrastructure; and
- Whether an offset or refund applies, and if so, the details of the offset and refund and the timing of the offset and refund.
Important Note – Urban Utilities (UU) Water Netserv Plan must be referred to for the current infrastructure charge rates for the water and sewer trunk infrastructure networks. Further information including infrastructure charges rates for Urban Utilities can be foundhere.
Infrastructure charges levied on developments will be indexed in accordance with the Resolution (refer to Part 3, Section 18 of the Resolution). 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 automatic increase.
Superseded adopted infrastructure charges resolutions
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2019 was adopted by Council on 28 August 2019.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 3) 2019 was adopted by Council on 8 May 2019.
Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018 was amended by Council on 24 April 2018.
Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2015 was amended by Council on 10 June 2015. This was supported by Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan.
Lockyer Valley Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution 2011 was adopted and came into force and effect on 1 July 2011.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council has adopted the Development Incentives - Infrastructure Charges Policy which aims to promote and encourage development to support growth of the Region. The Policy is only applicable to those developments that took effect prior to and including 17 June 2021.
The Policy provides for a discount to infrastructure charges levied on developments.
To obtain a reduction in infrastructure charges, the development must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Policy. A written request must be made to the Manager Planning, Policy and Community Wellbeing prior to commencement of use. The request must be supported by documentation demonstrating compliance with the eligibility criteria.
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 regular basis.
Local Government Infrastructure Plans
On 27 June 2018, Council adopted amendments to the Gatton and Laidley planning schemes to insert a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) into both schemes.
The purpose of an LGIP is to:
- integrate infrastructure planning with the land use planning identified in the planning scheme
- provide transparency regarding a local government's intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure
- enable a local government to estimate the cost of infrastructure provision to assist its long term financial planning
- ensure that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner
- provide a basis for the imposition of conditions about infrastructure on development approvals.