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 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.
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. Please 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:
- Water Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7366 KB)
- Sewerage Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7335 KB)
- Movement Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7249 KB)
- Parks and Land for Community Facilities Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7302 KB)
- Stormwater Charge Areas for Residential Development (PDF 7152 KB)
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
- Adjustment of Establishment Cost Application Form (PDF 74 KB)
- Conversion Applications (Development Infrastructure) Application Form (PDF 70 KB)
- Deferral for 3.5 to 5 Star Hotels Application Form (PDF 139 KB)
- Deferral in the Springwood Economic Development Zone Application Form (PDF 173 KB)
- Deferral in the Beenleigh Economic Development Zone Application From (PDF 178 KB)
- Deferral Not-for-Profit Charitable Application Form (PDF 252 KB)
- Dispute Resolution Process - Recalculate Trunk Costs Application Form (PDF 52 KB)
- Negotiated Infrastructure Charges Notice Application Form (PDF 94 KB)
- Notice of Market Cost for Trunk Infrastructure Application Form (PDF 166 KB)
- Request for Offset or Refund for Completed Trunk Infrastructure Application Form (PDF 52 KB)
- Request to Calculate Establishment Cost of Infrastructure Application Form (PDF 138 KB)
- What is Infrastructure Charging Fact Sheet (PDF 282 KB)
- Non-Residential Development Incentive Fact Sheet (PDF 239 KB)
- Conversion Applications (Development Infrastructure) Fact Sheet (PDF 38 KB)
- Deferral for 3.5 to 5 Star Hotels Fact Sheet (PDF 54 KB)
- Deferral for Development in the Springwood Development Zone Fact Sheet (PDF 64 KB)
- Deferral for Development in the Beenleigh Development Zone Fact Sheet (PDF 237 KB)
- Deferral for Not-for-profit or Charitable Organisations Fact Sheet (PDF 84 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. 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
For further information about infrastructure planning and charging please contact Council by:
- Phone: 07 3412 4247 or
- Email: email@example.com