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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 2111 KB).

To learn more about Council’s infrastructure plan and charges please refer to the sections below.

Trunk infrastructure

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
  • Sewer
  • Stormwater
  • Movement (transport - road, cycle)
  • Parks
  • Land for community facilities.

Infrastructure planning

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).

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) Amendments

Council periodically evaluates all feedback and opportunities for improvement to the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which is undertaken as a part of amending the Logan Planning Scheme.  The proposed LGIP v1.1 Interim Amendment is currently being finalised. To view the Submission Summary and Response Report or any other documentation for this amendment, please see the LGIP v1.1 Interim Amendment documentation.  See Planning Scheme Amendments for more information on proposed and adopted amendments to the LGIP.

Infrastructure charges (Logan Charges Resolution)

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 6 2018 (PDF 2111 KB) ('the Resolution'). 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 6 (as well as in previous versions 1, 2 and 3) please see Summary of Changes (PDF 40 KB).

The charge area maps are available below, and include the Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA).

Residential Charge Area Maps:

Non-residential Charge Area Map:

Economic Development Zone Area Maps:

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 PD Hub; or
  • request a calculation of infrastructure charges by emailing your enquiry to ICUgeneral@logan.qld.gov.au.

Application forms and fact sheets

Application forms:

Fact sheets:

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.  This is generally completed every six months, based on key development fronts in the city, looking at both residential and non-residential growth.

For further information about this process, please contact our Strategic Planning team (see Contact a Planner).

Previous infrastructure charging instruments

Infrastructure charging timeline of events
DateEvent
3 April 2018Logan Charges Resolution (No. 6) Version 5 2018 (PDF 2146 KB) came into effect.
21 July 2017Logan Charges Resolution (No 6) Version 4 2017 (PDF 1840 KB) came into effect.
3 July 2017Logan Charges Resolution (No 6) Version 3 2017 (PDF 1476 KB) came into effect.
26 May 2017Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.6) Version 2 2017 (PDF 1487 KB) came into effect.
1 March 2017Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.6) Version 1 2017 (PDF 1473 KB) came into effect.
18 May 2015Logan Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2015 (PDF 4928 KB) came into effect.
17 September 2014Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) Version 2 2013 (PDF 1369 KB) came into effect.
4 July 2014Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 commenced.

Statutory Guideline 03/14 - Local government infrastructure plans
1 July 2013Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013 (PDF 579 KB) came into effect.
1 July 2012Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.3) 2012 (PDF 595 KB) came into effect.
6 December 2011Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2011 (PDF 3192 KB) came into effect.
1 July 2011Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2011 (PDF 5303 KB) came into effect.
June 2011

Further information

For further information about infrastructure planning and charging please contact Council by: