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Infrastructure Charges

Infrastructure Charges

General Information

Infrastructure charges are charges levied by Council on development that increases the demand on Council’s trunk infrastructure networks.  The trunk infrastructure networks maintained by Council include water, sewer, stormwater, transport and parks.  The type, size and scale of infrastructure that is considered trunk infrastructure, are specified by Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan.  

Infrastructure charges make a contribution towards the capital works of expanding, maintaining or replacing infrastructure based on the increased demand of development on Council’s trunk infrastructure networks.

Infrastructure charges are levied by attaching an Infrastructure Charges Notice to a Development Approval for a Material Change of Use (starting a new land use on a property or increasing the scale of an existing land use on a property) or Reconfiguring a Lot (increasing the number of lots).

Infrastructure charges detailed within an Infrastructure Charges Notice are calculated in accordance with the Infrastructure Charges Resolution in effect at the time the application is lodged with Council.

Following a development approval, the applicant is required to pay the infrastructure charges detailed within the Infrastructure Charges Notice (attached to the Decision Notice) as follows:

  • infrastructure charges are required to be paid when the change of land use occurs on the property for a Material Change of Use; or
  • when a Plan of Survey is submitted to Council for endorsement, for a development approval for Reconfiguring a Lot.

Infrastructure Charges Resolution

Infrastructure charges are currently levied in accordance with the Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7.1) 2017 which provides the framework of how infrastructure charges for development are calculated by Council.  Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7.1) 2017 applies to all development applications received on and after 21 December 2017.  

The Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7.1) 2017 refers to and is to be read in conjunction with Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan which forms part of the Western Downs Planning Scheme 2017 incorporating Amendment 1.

Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7.1) 2017 can be accessed here for more information

Previous Infrastructure Charges Resolutions

Council’s previous Infrastructure Charges Resolutions can be accessed via the links in the table below.

Note: The listed Infrastructure Charges Resolutions are no longer in effect and have been superseded by the commencement of Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7.1) 2017.

Infrastructure Charges Resolution Applies to Development Applications Decided Between
Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 7) 2017 21 June 2017 and 20 December 2017
Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2015 Part 1
Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2015 Part 2
18 November 2015 and 21 June 2017
Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2015 3 June 2015 and 17 November 2015
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 3) 2014 4 July 2014 and 2 June 2015
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 2) 2012 30 August 2012 and 3 July 2014
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2011 18 July 2011 and 29 August 2012

Infrastructure Charges Register

Council maintains an Infrastructure Chargers Register in accordance with the Planning Regulation 2017 which provides a record of the infrastructure charges levied on development by Council.

The Infrastructure Charges Register is searchable, and the results of your search can be downloaded.  Council updates the Infrastructure Charges Register on a monthly basis from January 2020.

The Infrastructure Charges Register can be accessed here.https://www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Infrastructure-Charges-Register.xlsx