Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)
The Sustainable Planning Act (SPA 2009) requires that Councils have a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) in the planning scheme. The LGIP has to be prepared in accordance with SPA and the statutory guidelines issued by State government.
Logan City Council prepared a draft LGIP in accordance with the statutory guidelines. Following public consulation, compliance checks by Council's appointed independant reviewer and final approval by the State Government, the LGIP was adopted by Logan City Council on 4 May 2017 for inclusion in the Logan Planning Scheme (replacing the PIP).
A LGIP is the part of Council’s planning scheme which identifies trunk infrastructure necessary to service urban development in a coordinated and cost effective manner. The purpose of the LGIP is to:
- Integrate infrastructure planning with the land use planning identified the planning scheme;
- Provide clarity and transparency regarding Council’s plans to provide the trunk infrastructure;
- Enable Council to estimate the cost of providing the trunk infrastructure.
- Ensure that the trunk infrastructure is delivered in a coordinated, efficient and cost effective manner; and
- Assist in the development application process by providing the information required to impose conditions on trunk infrastructure where necessary.
Trunk infrastructure networks
The following trunk infrastructure networks are included in the LGIP:
- Water supply
- Stormwater (quantity)
- Movement (transport - road, cycle)
- Parks and land for community facilities
Documentation regarding the LGIP can be viewed online and is also available for viewing at the following Council Customer Service Centres:
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between the PIP and the LGIP?
The LGIP replaces the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) and forms part of Council’s planning scheme. The main difference between the PIP and LGIP, is that the LGIP must be financially affordable. This means the income Council collects from infrastructure charges must be sufficient to finance the capital expenditure implied by the schedule of works contained in the LGIP.
Will the LGIP mean higher infrastructure charges?
No. The maximum infrastructure charges are determined by State (as published in the State Regulatory Provision (adopted charges), July 2012) and are calculated in accordance with Council’s Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution.
I have submitted development application – how will this affect me?
A development application that had reached the decision making stage before the LGIP becomes part of the planning scheme will not be affected. All development applications that had not yet reached the decision making stage when the LGIP became part of the planning scheme, will be assessed under the LGIP.
What documentation does the draft LGIP comprise of?
The LGIP comprises documents which can be divided into the following groupings:
- Part 4 and Schedule 3 of the planning scheme
- Extrinsic material (the extrinsic material comprises a number of sub-groups such as the development assumptions, network documents, and the material that relate to the asset management and financial aspects of the LGIP)
- Schedule of works (SoW) model
- Review by independent reviewer
What is the estimated timeframe to finalise the LGIP?
Council will consider all properly made submissions and will make a decision on whether to amend the LGIP or not by end 2016. Once decided, the LGIP will be submitted to the independent reviewer for the 2nd review, and then be submitted to the State for the final review. If the Minister advises that the LGIP can proceed, it will be submitted to Council for final adoption to become part of the planning scheme.
How regularly must the LGIP be reviewed?
The LGIP must be revised every five years. However, Council can amend the LGIP during this period to address specific issues.
For further information and general enquiries, please email email@example.com or phone Council on (07) 3412 4247.