Development infrastructure and charges

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Development, Infrastructure and Charges

Charges Resolution (No.1) 2021

Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 21 December 2021 adopted Charges Resolution (No.1) 2021  for the purposes of setting infrastructure charges under the Planning Act 2016. This resolution took effect 1 March 2022 and replaces Council’s previous charges resolution (now superseded) adopted in 2020.

Council’s charges resolution seeks to achieve a balance between affordability and sustainability, with infrastructure charges mostly below the State cap. Factsheet – Charges Resolution (No.1) 2021 includes a summary of the changes made in the latest resolution. 

View Charges Resolution (No.1) 2021

Attachment 3 has been updated to include the maximum charges published in the Planning Regulation 2017 on 1 July 2022, which apply to development in the ‘Bundaberg Fully Serviced (outside the PIA)’ charge area.

Updated Attachment 3 - Adopted charges schedule - 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Projects of Regional Significance Infrastructure Charges Incentives

Bundaberg Regional Council is firmly committed to supporting projects of regional significance and has developed a new incentive to facilitate development of regionally important projects that involve significant job creation and investment in building construction work.

Factsheet – Projects of Regional Significance provides information about this new incentive, which opens to applications from 1 March 2022.

View Application Form

Infrastructure Charges Register 

In accordance with the Planning Regulation 2017, Council is required to keep a register of all infrastructure charges levied with approved developments. This infrastructure charges register will be updated monthly and is available below. To support this register, any Infrastructure Charges Notice issued with a development approval will be available for download on Council's PD Online service from 1 January 2020.

As part of the register, Council is also required to list all trunk infrastructure delivered by Council or developers. This summary of trunk infrastructure delivery will be updated quarterly as soon as practicable following the close of the quarter. The quarterly trunk infrastructure summary report is available below. As the quarterly reports are produced, a summary of trunk infrastructure delivery for the entire financial year will be displayed in the infrastructure charges register. 

Finally, Council is also required to provide a forecast of infrastructure charges revenue and expenditure for the next four years. This report will include the actual infrastructure charges revenue and expenditure for the previous financial year. In accordance with the requirements in the Planning Regulation 2017, Council will provide this forecast before 1 December 2020.

View Charges Register

Quarterly Trunk Infrastructure Summary Report 

Annual Trunk Infrastructure Charges Report

View 2019/2020 - Annual Trunk Infrastructure Charges Report

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) has been developed to ensure that land use planning and development is aligned with, and can be serviced by, Council’s trunk infrastructure.

The LGIP seeks to integrate and coordinate land use and infrastructure planning, as well as ensure that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner.

The LGIP identifies the following infrastructure networks for the community:-

  • Transport
  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Stormwater
  • Public parks and community facilities land

Council’s LGIP is included at Part 4 - Local Government Infrastructure Plan of the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme.

The supporting material associated with the development and review of the LGIP are as follows:

To find out more about the LGIP, view our Fact Sheet – Development Infrastructure and the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

Planning Scheme Policy for Development Works

The Planning Scheme Policy for Development Works seeks to provide a uniform standard for infrastructure and works associated with development across the Bundaberg Region. As such, the planning scheme policy applies primarily to operational works and the engineering and civil works aspects of other types of development.

While the planning scheme policy provides standard provisions, the policy still provides some flexibility and does not prevent or discourage alternate solutions for individual development sites.

Matters covered in the planning scheme policy include:-

  • Roads, driveways, pathways and cycleways;
  • Water and wastewater;
  • Stormwater;
  • Open space, public parks and land for community facilities;
  • Landscaping;
  • Electrical and Lighting;
  • Environmental requirements;
  • Earthworks;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Gas supply; and
  • Operational works, construction, inspection, maintenance and bonding procedures

This planning scheme policy is intended to be read in association with the relevant codes in the planning scheme, including the Works, services and infrastructure code, Transport and parking code, Landscaping code and Reconfiguring a lot code.

Standard Drawings

Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme identifies a list of standard drawings in the Planning Scheme Policy for Development Works (Appendix SC6.3A Standard drawings list).

Council provides standard drawings for the following: -

  • Roads – Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Roads – Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland Division (IPWEAQ) Standard Drawings
  • Stormwater – Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Stormwater – IPWEAQ
  • Water and wastewater - WBBROC
  • Open space, public parks and land for community facilities
  • Tree Planting Details - Bundaberg Regional Council

Standard drawings provide construction layouts and details of infrastructure assets that are acceptable to Bundaberg Regional Council.

View Council’s Standard Drawings (current adopted version)

View Standard Drawings - May 2022 Version (not yet adopted)

Standard Drawings - Amendment Register

 

ADAC

On 1 September 2017, Bundaberg Regional Council adopted the ADAC system to provide For Construction and As Constructed information for assets provided by the Development Industry.

In essence for Major (Development Industry) Projects, if the steps detailed in the ADAC guidelines are followed, a Developer is no longer be required to submit ‘As Constructed’ drawings prior to the acceptance of a project ‘On Maintenance’.

View Guidelines for Implementation of ADAC
View ADAC – Getting it right the first time with consistent data