What Is A Local Government Infrastructure Plan?

Local Government Infrastructure Plan is to:

  • integrate infrastructure planning with the land use planning identified into a planning scheme;
  • provide transparency regarding Council’s intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure for the Region;
  • enable Council to estimate the cost of infrastructure provision to assist its long-term financial planning;
  • ensure that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner; and
  • provide a basis for the imposition of conditions about infrastructure on development approvals.

The draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan outlines the Councils existing trunk and identifies future trunk infrastructure to service new development. Trunk infrastructure is significant infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments, such as water treatment plants for an entire town, and is classified into five networks:

  • water supply;
  • wastewater;
  • stormwater*;
  • transport;
  • public parks and land for community facilities.

*It is noted that the stormwater network does not form part of the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan that is currently being prepared as part 4 and schedule 3 of the proposed Isaac Region Planning Scheme

There is an adopted Local Government Infrastructure Plan for each of the three current Planning Schemes in force across the Isaac Regional Council area which correspond to the former Council areas.

A glossary of commonly used terms associated with a Local Government Infrastructure Plan can be downloaded here.

A Local Government Infrastructure Plan does NOT:

  • include infrastructure that is planning for and provided by the State Government
  • include infrastructure that only services a proposed development, for instance a local street within a subdivision that is paid for and constructed by a developer.
  • identify or map nontrunk infrastructure

A diagram showing the components of a Local Government Infrastructure Plan and how the relate to each other is shown below:

Lgip framework 1

An overview of the Queensland Local Government infrastructure planning and charging framework is shown below:

Lgip framework 2 1

Source: Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website