Infrastructure charges are levied upon development as part of the development assessment process.
Charges collected or assets constructed contribute to the provision of essential trunk infrastructure to service the Shire.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Planning Act 2016, Douglas Shire Council adopted a Local Government Infrastructure Plan and Infrastructure Charges on 5 June 2018. These commenced on 1 July 2018.
Council adopted a new Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) on 23 February 2021 that had effect from 1 March 2021. The Resolution states how infrastructure charges are calculated and the rates for different types of development.
The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) was adopted as a Planning Scheme amendment. The LGIP details:
- The existing and future trunk infrastructure for the local government area;
- Confirms the identification of trunk infrastructure networks within the local government area;
- Confirms that standard of service for each network;
- Confirms the establishment cost of each network;
- How infrastructure charges are calculated; and
- Council’s trunk infrastructure standards, network planning, costings and schedule of works.
Last updated 29/06/2021