Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 3.1) 2020
Council’s Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 3.1) 2020 [PDF, 1.41MB] was adopted on 12 February 2020 and came into effect on 28 February 2020.
The resolution details Council’s policy position on:
- criteria for deciding whether development infrastructure is trunk infrastructure;
- a method for calculating the cost of trunk infrastructure for various types of residential and non-residential development;
- application, details and timing of an offset or refund.
Infrastructure Charges Registers
- Adjustment of establishment cost for trunk infrastructure [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Discount calculation request [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Dispute of a recalculation of an establishment cost [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Estimate of infrastructure charges calculation request [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Infrastructure Agreement [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Non-trunk conversion application [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Recalculation of trunk infrastructure [PDF, 0.4MB]
- Request for negotiated infrastructure charges notice [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Trunk infrastructure offset claim request [PDF, 0.3MB]
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2.3) 2016 [PDF, 0.4MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 24 August 2016 with effect from 25 August 2016
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2.2) 2015 [PDF, 0.5MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 23 September 2015 with effect from 25 September 2015
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2.1) 2014 [PDF, 0.5MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 25 June 2014 with effect from 1 July 2014
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1.3) 2012 [PDF, 0.1MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 25 July 2012 with effect from 10 August 2012
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1.2) 2012 [PDF, 0.1MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 29 February 2012 with effect from 10 April 2012
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1.1) 2011 [PDF, 0.1MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 2 November 2011 with effect from 8 November 2011
- Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution 2011 [PDF, 32.0MB] - Council resolved to adopt on 29 June 2011 with effect from 1 July 2011
Trunk infrastructure charges
Applicable development for the levied charge
The types of development that trigger the levying of adopted infrastructure charges are:
- Reconfiguring a lot (RAL)
- Material change of use (MCU)
- Carrying out building work.
When are the adopted infrastructure charges payable?
The adopted infrastructure charges are payable:
- RAL - before Council approves the plan of subdivision
- MCU - before the change happens (‘Final Plumbing Approval’ is generally used by Council)
- Building works - before the ‘Certificate of classification’ or ‘Final Inspection Certificate’ for the building works is issued.
Infrastructure charges relating to building works
Council's planning scheme, City Plan, has reduced the level of assessment for some types of developments. For example:
- Dual occupancy applications in certain residential areas may no longer be assessable by Council where the development is considered 'accepted development' or accepted subject to requirements of City Plan.
It is important to remember that even if your project does not need planning approval for a material change of use, a building approval may still be required through private building certification. Building approval, or 'certification', is required for development that involves carrying out building work under the Planning Act 2016 (PA), as well as under specific building legislation. Building approvals require assessment against the Building Code of Australia (forming Volumes 1 and 2 of the National Construction Code) and Queensland’s Building and Plumbing Regulations.
Even if your development does not need planning approval, you may still be required to pay infrastructure charges in accordance with Council’s Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution trigger for carrying out building works.
If you are a private certifier that has been engaged by a client to perform private assessment and certification of building works, you are required by Section 143 of the Building Act 1975 to provide Council with a copy of the notice of engagement and application details within five (5) business days after the engagement starts. As soon as practical after receiving this notice (or approved building plans or certification whichever comes first), Council will advise you and the owner if the development will attract infrastructure charges.