Charges resolution

Council have resolved to adopt a new Charges Resolution (CR) and Implementation Policy in alignment with the implementation of Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan, the new Queensland Planning system and other general amendments. The Charges resolution and implementation policy replace the Infrastructure Charges Resolution and Implementation Policy dated 1 September 2016 and 10 October 2016 respectively and is effective as at 3 July 2017.

View the documents:

To understand how the Charges Resolution relates to existing development approvals see Charges resolution - existing development approvals.

See Superseded infrastructure charges resolutions to view superseded versions.

Charges resolution amendments

The amendments to the new CR include the following:

Alignment with the new Queensland planning system

The Planning Act 2016 (the new Act) commences on 3 July. To align with the new system a number of changes to the CR and Implementation Policy are required including updating the CR to reference the new Act and replacing outdated terminology. It is noted that the new Act introduces automatic indexation of infrastructure charges (on a quarterly basis in accordance with the 3-yearly moving average Producer Price Index). The schedule of infrastructure charges in the CR has been amended to indicate to applicant’s that the charges will be subject to automatic indexation. The credit calculation methodology has also been amended to clarify that no indexation will be applied for the period between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015 as Council received no indexation of infrastructure charges during this period.

Alignment with the LGIP

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) replaces the Priority Infrastructure Plan in Part 4 of the MBRC Planning Scheme. An amendment to the CR and Implementation Policy is therefore required to remove outdated references to the Priority Infrastructure Plan.

General amendments

Schedule 3: Adopted Charges of the CR has been amended to include the following note:

In the Rural and Rural Residential zones, the first 1,000m2 of compacted gravel area will not be levied the adopted charge for stormwater.

This approach will minimise the impact on small scale developments in the Rural and Rural Residential zones whilst also providing greater consistency and transparency as opposed to reviewing applications on a case by case basis.

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