Infrastructure Charges and Incentives
Under the Planning Act 2016, infrastructure charges are triggered and levied on development approvals for reconfiguring a lot (RAL), material change of use (MCU) and building work (BD/DBW) as a contribution towards the cost of trunk infrastructure provided to service development.
For development approved prior to 1 July 2011, infrastructure contributions and/or charges continue to apply in accordance with the development approval and legislation at the time issued.
All new development approvals issued on and from 1 July 2011 are currently governed by local government adopted infrastructure charges resolutions.
Council’s Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (PDF,345kB) was adopted and came in to effect on 1 September 2018. The purpose of the resolution is to establish and adopt infrastructure charges for water, sewerage, transport, stormwater and parks/community land networks.
Pursuant to the Planning Act 2016, a local government is to keep a register of all of the Infrastructure Charges levied by Council.
These registers will be automatically updated here on a monthly basis, and can also be viewed in hard copy at the Development Counter, Hervey Bay Administration Centre, 77 Tavistock Street, Torquay.
Council’s Infrastructure Charges Incentives policy (PDF) outlines the financial incentives available to developers and establishes the criteria for eligibility according to the type of development and its location within the Fraser Coast Regional Council area. The policy will ensure consistency in application and provide certainty to applicants.
Factsheets and application forms relating to each of Council's current Infrastructure charges incentives can be located below
INCENTIVE 1 RESIDENTIAL DELAYED PAYMENT
DOCUMENT Incentive 1 -Residential Delayed Payment Delayed payment of reconfiguring a lot infrastructure charges until the sale of the lots created or 2 years whichever is earlier, subject to agreement to the terms and conditions INCENTIVE 2 RESIDENTIAL AFFORDABILITY SUBSIDY AMOUNT DOCUMENT Incentive 2a –
20% Incentive 2b – Over
50s Lifestyle Village
Incentive 2c – Tourist
Parks and Tourist Attraction
Incentive 2d – Small Lot Residential Development
20% INCENTIVE 3 EMPLOYMENT GENERATING BUSINESS SUBSIDY AMOUNT DOCUMENT Incentive 3a – industrial activities 50% Incentive 3b – medical-related activities 50% Incentive 3c – business activities 50% Incentive 3d – tourism activities 50% Incentive 3e – rural industry 50% INCENTIVE 4 CBD SUBSIDY AMOUNT DOCUMENT Incentive 4 – CBD and nodal development 100% INCENTIVE 5 ROLL-IN PROVISIONS SUBSIDY AMOUNT DOCUMENT Incentive 5 – Roll-in provisions for Local Government areas of Maryborough, Tiaro and Woocoo, and townships of Howard and Torbanlea
a. Preservation of existing charges for Material Change of Use; and
b. Flat rate charge for Reconfiguring a Lot applications:
- $10,000 per lot if serviced with reticulated water & sewerage; or
- $7,500 per lot if not serviced by reticulated water and/or sewer
INCENTIVE 6 SPECIAL OR SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT SUBSIDY AMOUNT DOCUMENT Incentive 6 - Special or Significant benefit Up to 100%
Applications for incentives are to be made in writing on the appropriate application form and addressed to:
Executive Manager Planning and Growth
Fraser Coast Regional Council
PO Box 1943
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be made online Infrastructure Charges Incentive Application Form.
Applications for incentives should include the following:
- Completed application form
- Applicable supporting documentation
Contact Council's Development and Planning Department on phone 1300 79 49 29 for further assistance.