Infrastructure Charging

Draft Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2014

The Draft Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2014 was open for public comment from 3 February 2014 to  30 April 2014.  Submissions received are now being reviewed and will be considered as part of Council's review of the Draft Logan Planning Scheme 2014.  Council will release further information on its website at once a date for adoption has been agreed.

Draft Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2014 (PDF 1552 KB)

Key items of the Draft Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2014 include:

  • Refers to the draft Logan Planning Scheme 2014 rather than the current three planning scheme documents (covering Logan, Beaudesert and Gold Coast)
  • Refers to the Priority Infrastructure Plan within Part 4 of the Draft Logan Planning Scheme 2014 document
  • Annual indexation is applied to the residential infrastructure charges for the Transport, Parks and Stormwater Networks
  • Changes to the calculation methodology for residential infrastructure charges for the Water and Wastewater networks from the marginal cost apportionment methodology to the average cost apportionment methodology
  • Minor administrative changes.

See "Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013" below for information on the current infrastructure charging instrument.

Logan Council Submission - Infrastructure Charges Framework Review (PDF 1500 KB)

  • The submission presents Council's official response to the State Government on the Discussion Paper.
  • The submission is structured on the sections of the Discussion Paper, presenting the impacts and risks of the reform option to Council, as well as recommendations to avoid or mitigate the risks and achieve a better outcome for Council and the Logan community.
  • Appendix one of the submission answers the questions posed in Appendix one of the Discussion Paper.
  • Appendix two of the submission provides documented evidence of the importance of parks and community facilities to the wellbeing of the community.

Discussion Paper: Infrastructure Planning and Charging Framework Review (PDF 607 KB)

  • The State Government released this document which proposes major amendments to the process of planning trunk infrastructure, and assessing and calculating infrastructure charges for proposed development in Queensland.
  • The discussion paper is available for public consultation until 9 August 2013.
  • The proposed amended infrastructure planning and charging framework will commence on 1 July 2014.

Amendment to the State Planning and Regulatory Provisions (SPRP) (PDF 152 KB)

On 2 August 2013 an amendment to the SPRP was made as follows:

  • Provides that all development that is required by schools to transition Year 7 from primary schools to secondary schools (The Flying Start For Queensland Children Program) is exempt from adopted infrastructure charges.  This amendment supports schools in delivering critical development to support this important program.

Current Infrastructure Charging Instrument

Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013

The Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013 was adopted by council on 28 May 2013, commencing on 1 July 2013. Development applications decided on or after 1 July 2013 will have infrastructure charges applied in accordance with the Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013.

This Resolution will remain as the current charging instrument until the official adoption by Council of the Logan Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2014.

Download a copy of the resolution report

Resolution report only (for related maps see the list below)

This latest amendment introduces major changes in the calculation of infrastructure charges for residential development across the city. Infrastructure charges levied for non-residential development remain unchanged in this latest resolution amendment.

The resolution is in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and the State Planning Regulatory Provision (Adopted Charges (SPRP) (PDF 12 KB). The SPRP 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 specifies charge rates, as well as covering other matters relevant to the adopted infrastructure charges such as:

  • Credits for existing lawful development or for previous contributions paid; and
  • Offsets for trunk infrastructure, i.e. land or works, that is provided by development

Resolution maps

The maps associated with the resolution are contained in Section 6 (page 77):

Priority Infrastructure Plan

Charge area maps

Trunk infrastructure maps

Logan Planning Scheme Area

Gold Coast Planning Scheme Area

Beaudesert Planning Scheme Area

Further information

Previous resolutions

Contact information

To request calculation of infrastructure charges, download the Form - Request for Calculation of Infrastructure Charges (PDF 31 KB)

For more information regarding infrastructure charging:

Timeline of events

Infrastructure charging timeline of events

June 2011

21 June 2011
6 December 2011
1 July 2012
1 July 2013