Infrastructure Planning & Charges
The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) identifies the trunk infrastructure (e.g. water supply, sewer, stormwater, transport, parks) necessary to serve urban development at the desired standard of service (DSS) in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner.
Council uses the LGIP when assessing development applications, for example, to establish if conditions for necessary trunk infrastructure or extra payments can be imposed. Infrastructure charges for the development are calculated in accordance with the provisions of the Logan Charges Resolution (PDF 1840 KB).
To learn more about Council’s infrastructure plan and charges please refer to the sections below.
Trunk infrastructure is higher order infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments. Typical examples of trunk infrastructure include water treatment facilities, sewerage treatment plants, and collector or higher order roads. By comparison, non-trunk infrastructure is infrastructure internal to a development, or infrastructure that connects a development to the external infrastructure network.
Trunk infrastructure is classified into the following networks:
- Water supply
- Movement (transport - road, cycle)
- Land for community facilities.
Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)
The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) identifies the trunk infrastructure necessary to serve urban development at the desired standard of service (DSS) in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner. The LGIP forms part of the Logan Planning Scheme:
- Part 4 presents a summary of the projected demand and the desired standards of service (DSS), and lists the extrinsic material.
- Schedule 3 presents the projections, the schedules of work (SoW) and the maps.
All documentation and extrinsic material relating to the preparation of the LGIP can be viewed on the LGIP Documentation page .
Prior to June 2014, Queensland planning legislation required local governments to have a Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) in their planning schemes. This transitioned to the LGIP in June 2014, with the intent being similar in showing the trunk infrastructure Council plans to provide to serve urban development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner. Key differences between the PIP and LGIP include:
- The LGIP must be financially affordable, and Council must provide evidence that the trunk infrastructure included in the LGIP can be funded.
- The planning period for the PIP was 2009 to 2021, whereas the LGIP has a planning period of 2014 to 2026; and
- The establishment cost of the items in the PIP is expressed in net present value (NPV), whereas the LGIP is expressed in current cost terms (base date 2014).
Under Queensland's planning legislation, local councils may require developers to contribute towards the provision of trunk infrastructure networks identified in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). Logan City Council levies infrastructure charges according to the Logan Charges Resolution (No. 6) Version 4 2017 (PDF 1840 KB) ('the Resolution'), which commenced on 21 July 2017. The Resolution is made in accordance with the Planning Act 2016, which sets out certain requirements for infrastructure charges including maximum charges that can be applied for different types of residential and non-residential development.
The Resolution provides clarity on Council's policy position related to the following matters:
- The criteria to be applied in deciding if development infrastructure is trunk infrastructure (in trunk infrastructure conversion applications);
- The method to be applied for working out the establishment cost of trunk infrastructure for a refund or offset where an applicant is required under a condition of a development approval to provide land or works for trunk infrastructure;
- Whether an offset or refund applies, and if so, the details of the offset and refund and the timing of the offset and refund.
To understand more about the changes introduced to the Resolution in Version 4 (as well as in previous versions 1,2 and 3) please see Summary of Changes (PDF 39 KB).
The charge area maps are available below, and include the Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA).
Residential Charge Area Maps:
- Water Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7366 KB)
- Sewerage Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7334 KB)
- Movement Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7248 KB)
- Parks and Land for Community Facilities Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7301 KB)
- Stormwater Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7151 KB)
Non-residential Charge Area Map:
Infrastructure Charges Estimate
To understand what infrastructure charges apply to a proposed development:
- use the online self-service Infrastructure Charges Estimate function in the Logan Interactive Mapping tool (under the Property Tools menu); or
- request a calculation of infrastructure charges by emailing your enquiry to ICUgeneral@logan.qld.gov.au.
Application forms and fact sheets
- Adjustment of Establishment Cost Application Form (PDF 70 KB)
- Conversion Applications (Development Infrastructure) Form (PDF 103 KB)
- Deferral for 4 to 5 Star Hotels Application Form
- Deferral in the Springwood Economic Development Zone Application (PDF 133 KB)
- Deferral Not-for-Profit Charitable Application Form (PDF 183 KB)
- Dispute Resolution Process - Recalculate Trunk Costs Application Form (PDF 71 KB)
- Negotiated Infrastructure Charges Notice Application Form (PDF 57 KB)
- Notice of Market Cost for Trunk Infrastructure Application Form (PDF 97 KB)
- Request for Offset or Refund for Completed Trunk Infrastructure Form (PDF 101 KB)
- Request to Calculate Establishment Cost of Infrastructure Application Form (PDF 99 KB)
- What is Infrastructure Charging Fact Sheet (PDF 191 KB)
- Non-Residential Development Incentive Fact Sheet (PDF 219 KB)
- Conversion Applications (Development Infrastructure) Fact Sheet (PDF 91 KB)
- Deferral for 4 to 5 Star Hotels Fact Sheet (PDF 137 KB)
- Deferral for Development in the Springwood Development Zone Fact Sheet (PDF 31 KB)
- Deferral for Not-for-profit or Charitable Organisations Fact Sheet (PDF 106 KB)
- Auxiliary Units - Notice of Proposed Changes to Council Policy
(PDF 161 KB)
Development monitoring (for future infrastructure needs)
By 2031 the City of Logan will have a population of approximately 420,000 residents and will provide 130,000 jobs. Logan City Council is working hard to prepare for this growth.
In order to understand the future infrastructure needs of the Logan community, Council forecasts future housing and employment growth, and compares it with actual "on the ground" development to ensure infrastructure is provided in the right place at the right time.
Development monitoring reports are available for:
- December 2016 (PDF 2848 KB) - residential and non-residential development across key fronts in Logan in December 2016, compared to projections for June 2021 (forecasts 4.5 years ahead). This includes a fact sheet with a summary of residential and non-residential development, demonstrating significant growth in the number of new dwellings created, driven by lots within staged residential estates being sealed in the reporting period July - December 2016. Most new approved non-residential development occurred in the light industry sector.
- June 2016 (PDF 1078 KB) - residential development across key development fronts in Logan as at June 2016, compared to projections for June 2016. A fact sheet is included which provides a summary of residential (with significant approvals in Greenbank, Park Ridge and Browns Plains) and non-residential development (with most activity in the retail and light industry sectors).
- December 2015 (PDF 1055 KB) - residential development across key fronts in Logan in December 2015, compared to projections for June 2016 (forecast 6 month ahead)
- June 2015 (PDF 313 KB) - residential development across key fronts in Logan in June 2015, compared to projections for June 2016 (forecasts a year ahead).
The development monitoring data is also available for review, download and/or analysis on Council's Open data portal (use the search keyword 'projection' to find the Non-Residential and Residential Development vs Projection datasets).
Previous infrastructure charging instruments
For further information about infrastructure planning and charging please contact Council by:
- Phone: 07 3412 4247 or
- Email: ICUgeneral@logan.qld.gov.au