Infrastructure Charges and Incentives
Council has reviewed its infrastructure Charges Framework and resolved to adopt a new Infrastructure Charge Resolution and to review its Incentives Policy.
Council’s Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution was adopted and came into effect on 1 March 2022.
The purpose of the resolution is to establish and adopt infrastructure charges for water, sewerage, transport, stormwater and parks/community land networks.
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 development approvals issued on and from 1 July 2011 are currently governed by local government adopted infrastructure charges resolutions.
Incentives - Fact sheets and application forms
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.
Applications can be submitted online, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed forms can be posted to:
Executive Manager Planning and Growth
Fraser Coast Regional Council
PO Box 1943
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Contact Council's Development and Planning Department on phone 1300 79 49 29 for further assistance.