Council collects contributions (previously called ‘Headworks Charges’) from developers for the provision of public infrastructure at the time of development. Public and trunk infrastructure includes roadworks, stormwater drainage, stormwater quality improvement, water and sewerage, parks and park equipment.
Council manages the extensive Trunk Infrastructure Networks within the region (Unitywater manages water and sewerage networks), and the resolutions and policies to expand trunk infrastructure provision to meet the growing community's needs are below.
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution
On 28 June 2011, an Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution for the Moreton Bay Region was made by Council. This resolution provides for a standard trunk infrastructure charges system which includes simplified calculation methods.
Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution:
The resolution is in response to the Queensland Government’s infrastructure charges reform relating to housing affordability and infrastructure charges. The purpose of the reform is to set maximum standard infrastructure charges across the State. For further information about the reform, see the Department of State Development and Infrastructure Planning
Note: An indication of the applicable planning scheme area and associated resolution can be obtained through entering RPD data (lot/plan number) or street address into the “Infrastructure Charges Estimator (PSP 2009)” below.
This will facilitate reference to the applicable resolution based on planning scheme area to determine the land use as defined by the adopted Infrastructure Charges resolution.
Adopted infrastructure charges spreadsheet tool
Council provides an Adopted Infrastructure Charges spreadsheet tool free of charge for interested parties to gain an estimate of Adopted Infrastructure Charges. Refer to note within Adopted Infrastructure Charges spreadsheet.
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Planning Scheme Policies for Infrastructure Contributions
As development occurs, it is expected to pay for its share of the provision of the trunk infrastructure. The Integrated Planning Act and Sustainable Planning Act allows a local government to make planning scheme policies relating to infrastructure contributions, and use those policies as the basis for calculating and imposing the requirement for payment of infrastructure contributions as conditions of development approval until 30 June 2011.
Earlier PSPs for developer contributions across the three districts remain in force to the extent they are referred to in development approvals issued in the past, unless some other arrangement applies (eg. a subsequent infrastructure agreement). Links to the previous versions of the PSPs are also available.
Priority Infrastructure Plans (PIPs)
Council resolved at its General Meeting on 22 September 2009 to propose to amend the Caboolture, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe Planning Schemes to incorporate Priority Infrastructure Plans (PIPs).
These three draft PIPs have been submitted to the State government for review in accordance with the Schedule 1 process outlined in the Integrated Planning Act 1997.
Infrastructure Charges Estimator (PSP 2009)
Council provides an Infrastructure Charges Estimator tool free of charge for interested parties to gain an estimate of infrastructure contributions under the Planning Scheme Policies in each district. Refer to terms and conditions on entry page.
Note: The Infrastructure Charges Estimator is only available for the 2009 version of the Planning Scheme Policies for development approvals issued prior to 1 July 2011.
Adopted Infrastructure Charges cannot be calculated using this tool, see adopted infrastructure charges above.
Planning Scheme Policies (PSPs) for Infrastructure Contributions – Prior to PSP 2009 Effective 29 October 2009
As development occurs, it is expected to pay for its share of the provision of the trunk infrastructure. The Integrated Planning Act 1997 allowed a local government to make planning scheme policies relating to infrastructure contributions. These policies were used as the basis for calculating and imposing the requirement for payment of infrastructure contributions as conditions of development approval prior to 30 June 2011.
Earlier PSPs for developer contributions across the three districts remain in force to the extent they are referred to in development approvals issued prior to 30 June 2011, unless some other arrangement applies (eg. a subsequent infrastructure agreement). Links to the Caboolture and Redcliffe previous versions of the PSPs are also available.
Pine District applications which contain conditions for Local Planning Policies, PSP2006 & PSP2008 will require an application for a Charges Notice. This can be made on Council’s website for the calculation of contributions on a development only when the proponent is ready to pay the charges. (See fact sheet on Infrastructure Charges Notice Process).
Charge rates applicable for various catchments within the PSPs across the Caboolture and Redcliffe districts are available, refer to appropriate fact sheet. Note: These charge rates apply to Development Approvals granted prior to 29 October 2009.
Also note that the water and sewerage charge rates, refer to appropriate fact sheet, are levied by Unitywater and subject to indexation. Council collects these contributions on behalf of Unitywater.
View all infrastructure contributions forms & fact sheets including infrastructure charges advice process, capping, PFTI inclusions, overview of PSPs and existing demand.
Payment of infrastructure charges
For payment of charges, please request an Infrastructure Charges Notice.
Please Note: A fee of 0.74% applies to all developer contribution charges paid by Visa or Mastercard. The fee will be calculated and applied at the time of payment.
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