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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.

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Infrastructure planning

Local Government Infrastructure Plan

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the City of Gold Coast implemented a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) as Part 4 of the City Plan, commencing on 27 June 2018. The LGIP outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure over the next 15 years. After public consultation and approval from the State Government to adopt, the LGIP Stormwater quality amendment has been included in the LGIP and has commenced from 1 July 2019.

Infrastructure charges will continue to be set by Council resolution and information can be found on the Infrastructure contributions page.

For information on the City's LGIP, go to the LGIP overview page.

Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2019

On 4 November 2019, the water and sewerage networks of the LGIP were superseded by the Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure Plan 2019.  This plan forms part of the City of Gold Coast’s Water Netserv Plan 2019. 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.

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

Infrastructure charges applying to development are governed by the State Government through its Planning Regulation 2017. This legislation tables the infrastructure charge rates for identified land uses. For developments within the City, infrastructure charges are set by Council resolution.  Charge rates are set at prescribed charge rates or below.  Charge rates are then included in the Charges Resolution. The most recently adopted version of the Charges Resolution is known as 'No. 1 of 2019'. It is effective from 1 August 2019 and will be relevant for developments approved from that date forward. Further information about the Charges Resolution can be found on the Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution page.

Council maintains information about previous charging regimes and these can be found on the Historical infrastructure charging regimes 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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