Infrastructure charges are payable if a development is issued an infrastructure charges notice with a Development Approval. Infrastructure charges are charges for the construction or upgrade of trunk infrastructure associated with development but on a scale that serves the larger community like treatment plants, major pipes or roads.
Generally, charges will not be for the construction or upgrade of minor roads or pipes solely required to service the development site. These will usually be attributed to the developer and be a condition of approval for the development.
The amount payable will be calculated by Council in accordance with the charges identified in the Planning Regulations and shown on the infrastructure charge notice. To accurately calculate infrastructure charges prior to approval, it is necessary to have regard to: