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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 Charge Rates Under ICS & Policies

Infrastructure charges under PIP are initially calculated when the Development Application is approved but may be recalculated at the date of payment to include quarterly indexation adjustments and other reviews.

In order to calculate current charges that apply to your Development Application, please refer to the below tables as applicable. You will also need the Infrastructure Charges Notice (ICN) issued with the Decision Notice.

Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) charge rates - Water Supply, Wastewater, Transport, Stormwater & Recreation

Please refer to Brochures & Factsheets for the PIP Charge Rate tables.

These tables are used to calculate charges for any development applications assessed for infrastructure charges under PIP. That is all development applications pending approval on 25 January 2010.

Indexation of charge rates

Infrastructure charge rates are indexed on a quarterly basis.

Water Supply and Wastewater charge rates (Table 4 & 5) are indexed in accordance with the Consumer Price Index issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Charge rates are indexed in accordance with the Brisbane All Groups 6401.0 figures.

Transport and Stormwater charge rates (Table 1 & 2) are indexed in accordance with the Queensland Road & Bridge Construction Index (4121) issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Refer to tables 15 and 16 at the location below.

Recreation facilities

  • The land price component of recreation facilities charge rates are indexed in accordance with the Gold Coast City Council land index.
  • The construction (embellishments) component of recreation facilities charge rates are indexed in accordance with tables based on Rawlinson's Construction Index ©.

Indexation figures for both components are summarised in the following document:

Developer Contribution policies charge rates - Water Supply, Sewerage, Transport & Recreation

The tables below specify the infrastructure charge rates for the water supply, sewerage, transport and recreation networks where charges have been calculated under the relevant infrastructure charge policies. These rates generally apply to developments that were approved prior to 8 January 2007 for Policies 16 & 19 and prior to 25 January 2010 for Policies 3A & 3B. For development approvals post these dates please refer to Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) charge rates above.

Please refer to Brochures & Factsheets for the Developer Contribution policies charge rates.

These tables are used to calculate charges for any development applications not assessed for infrastructure charges under PIP.