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The Gold Coast is a vibrant and attractive city. We are working hard to maintain our enviable lifestyle and ensure our city continues to thrive in a sustainable way.

Infrastructure planning

Transitional Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Council of City of Gold Coast's transitional Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) is a component of Council's City Plan and commenced under changes to the Sustainable Planning Act (2009), on 4 July 2014. Council will continue to use this transitional version of the LGIP until it completes the new LGIP. Work has commenced on the preparation of the new LGIP which will have similar elements and methodology to the PIP, although infrastructure charges will continue to be set by Council resolution and are contained within the Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution.

The LGIP forecasts the scale, type, timing and location of growth in the city, in order to plan the provision of trunk infrastructure in a timely manner. The LGIP should be read in conjunction with the Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2014 and the Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution.

Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the City of Gold Coast has prepared a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure over the next 15 years. The draft LGIP has been endorsed by Council, approved by a State Government-appointed reviewer and has the Minister’s approval to progress to public consultation, with City Officers to review every properly made submission and make changes to the draft LGIP if required.

The draft LGIP is now open for six weeks of public consultation and written submissions are open from Wednesday 4 October 2017 until Wednesday 15 November 2017. For more information and details on how to make a submission, go to the LGIP overview page.

Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2014

On 19 December 2014, the water and wastewater networks of the LGIP were superseded by the Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2014. This plan forms part of the City of Gold Coast's Water and Sewerage Network Services Plan. This is the City's plan that demonstrates satisfactory provision of water supply and sewerage services under the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009. Until the new LGIP takes effect, planning for the water and sewerage networks will continue to form part of the Water and Sewerage Network Services Plan.

Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution (Charges Resolution)

Infrastructure charges applying to development are governed by the State Government through its State Planning Regulatory Provision (adopted charges) 2012 (SPRP). This document tables the capped infrastructure charge rates for identified land uses. For developments within the city, infrastructure charges are set by Council resolution and follow the SPRP. They are then included in the Charges Resolution. The most recently adopted version of the Charges Resolution is known as 'No. 2 of 2016'. Its effective date is 9 December 2016 and will be relevant for developments approved from that date forward. Further information about the Charges Resolution can be found on the Infrastructure contributions web page.

If you have questions or require further information please contact:

City of Gold Coast
Strategic Infrastructure Team
Phone: 07 5582 8229

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