The Planning Scheme Amendment to include the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (Part 4 and Schedule 3) commenced on 29 June 2018. To review the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) and supporting information, click on the Whitsunday Regional Council Planning Scheme and Studies and Superseded Planning Schemes tabs on the left.
The Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 3) 2018 (ICR) and the Infrastructure Charges Administration Policy (ICAP) will also commence on 29 June 2018 and act as supporting documents to the LGIP. The ICR will supersede the Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2) 2015, which remains in effect until 28 June 2018.
The ICR identifies the applicable infrastructure charges, in accordance with the Planning Act 2016 and the Planning Regulation 2017, which identifies the maximum infrastructure charges. The ICAP identifies the Council’s process for administering the provision of trunk infrastructure identified in the LGIP and related to a Development Approval.
Infrastructure charges are payable where an applicant is issued a Development Approval accompanied by an Infrastructure Charges Notice (ICN). Infrastructure charges are charges for the construction or upgrade of trunk infrastructure associated with development but on a scale that serves the larger community, such as 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 ICR and identified on the ICN accompanying a Development Approval. While charges are calculated on the day of approval, infrastructure charges are recalculated at the time of payment and use the charges applicable at that time. To accurately calculate infrastructure charges prior to approval, it is necessary to have regard to: