Adopted charges

Adopted charges are levied on new developments to fund the cost of trunk infrastructure required to support development. The trunk infrastructure includes the key pieces of infrastructure that provide a distribution function and service the wider urban communities across the regional council area, for the following networks:

  • water supply
  • sewerage
  • stormwater
  • transport
  • parks.

Following the adoption of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) on 27 June 2018, Council also adopted the new Adopted Charges Resolution – June 2018, to become effective on 1 July 2018. This resolution has been made in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 and was based on the now superseded Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution, November 2017. The updated resolution now reflects the commencement of the LGIP and includes other minor changes.

The Adopted Charges Resolution 2018 identifies the methodology for calculating the levied charge and identifies the different adopted charges for the various types of development. The adopted charges are based on the Queensland Government’s adopted charge rates identified in the Planning Regulation 2017. An Infrastructure Charges Notice will be issued as part of a development approval to identify the amount of the levied charge and when it becomes payable. Charges are usually paid when the development is completed. The Adopted Charges Resolution June 2018 also includes other necessary information, including the method for working out the cost of the infrastructure that is subject to an offset or refund and criteria for deciding a conversion application.

Adopted Charges Resolution, June 2018 – commences 1 July 2018

Superseded resolution

Facilitating development policy

Development that will deliver significant economic development and growth outcomes may be eligible for a range of incentives through the Facilitating Development in the Mackay Region Policy. The existing policy provides for between 20 and 75% discount on infrastructure charges for qualifying development.

Council endorsed amendments to the Facilitating Development in the Mackay Region Policy on 24 November, 2017. For an overview of the Facilitating Development Policy and other incentives available please refer to the Economic Development Investment Attraction page.