Infrastructure planning and charges

Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Funding new local infrastructure video transcript

A Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) identifies the trunk infrastructure necessary to service urban development at the desired standard of service (DSS). It’s designed to provide services in a coordinated and cost-effective way. 

We use the LGIP when we assess development applications. We use it to impose conditions for necessary trunk infrastructure or to identify whether extra payments are needed. The LGIP:

  • must be affordable and we must provide evidence that we can fund the trunk infrastructure included in the LGIP
  • covers a planning period of 2014–2026
  • presents the establishment cost of infrastructure items in current cost terms (base date 2014).

You can find documentation about the preparation of the LGIP in our additional material folder. This includes:

  • development assumptions
  • future trunk infrastructure network documents
  • schedule of works models
  • material that relates to asset management and financial aspects of the LGIP. 

Local Government Infrastructure Plan amendments

We consider feedback and improvement opportunities for the LGIP as part of amendments to the planning scheme.

Check the Logan Planning Scheme for more information about proposed and adopted amendments.

Trunk infrastructure

Trunk infrastructure is higher-order infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments. It include things like:

  • water treatment facilities
  • sewerage treatment plants
  • collector or higher-order roads.

Trunk infrastructure is classified into these networks:

  • water supply
  • sewer
  • stormwater
  • movement (transport – road and cycle)
  • parks
  • land for community facilities.

Non-trunk infrastructure is internal to a development, and may connect a development to an external infrastructure network.

Infrastructure charges (Logan Charges Resolution)

Under Queensland's planning legislation developers may need to contribute to trunk infrastructure networks identified in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).

For more information about these contributions and the infrastructure delivered, you can download our:

Infrastructure charges for developments in Logan are calculated in line with the charges resolution that applies at the date the development application is decided. You can find more information on current and historic charges resolutions and their dates of effect in our Register of infrastructure charges resolutions and Summary of changes - Logan charges resolution.

The current Logan charges resolution is made in line with the Planning Act 2016, which sets out certain requirements for infrastructure charges including maximum charges for different types of residential and non-residential development.

An updated charges resolution is coming. Council adopted the Logan Charges Resolution (No. 11) 2023 (PDF 1.1 MB) on 14 December 2022, to take effect 6 March 2023. To learn about what’s changing please see our Notice of changes fact sheet (PDF 123 KB)

The charges resolution clarifies our policy relating to matters like:

  • the criteria applied to decide whether development infrastructure is classed as trunk infrastructure (in trunk infrastructure conversion applications)
  • the method applied for working out the establishment cost of trunk infrastructure for a refund or offset where an applicant needs to provide land or works for trunk infrastructure
  • whether an offset or refund applies and, if so, the details and timing of the offset and refund.

For more information about:

Infrastructure charges estimate

To find out infrastructure charges that apply to a proposed development you can:

Monitoring development for future infrastructure needs

By 2031 our city will have a population of about 420,000 residents and provide around 130,000 jobs.

To understand the future infrastructure needs of our community we forecast future housing and employment growth and compare it with actual development. This helps to make sure infrastructure is planned and delivered in the right place at the right time.

Infrastructure forms and fact sheets

We’ve produced a number of forms and fact sheets about infrastructure charging, including:

  • a request to calculate or adjust the establishment cost of infrastructure
  • a conversion application
  • the deferral of infrastructure charges
  • a notice of market cost for trunk infrastructure
  • a notice of completed trunk infrastructure.

You can access and download any of these items from our forms and fact sheets folder.

More information

For more information about infrastructure planning and charging please contact our team.