Proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Council resolved on 14 March 2018, to publicly consult on the proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment from 16 March 2018 to 3 May 2018.

The LGIP will become part of the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2016 through an ‘LGIP-amendment’. When adopted it will replace the existing part 4 – Priority Infrastructure Plan of the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2017.

The LGIP provides the link between council’s land use vision for urban development across the region and the infrastructure required to support that vision. The proposed LGIP identifies the trunk infrastructure necessary to service the planned urban development that will meet the desired standards of service, in a coordinated and financially sustainable manner.

The LGIP is part of a range of tools that Council uses to plan for and manage infrastructure to support development and growth of the region. Having an LGIP in the planning scheme allows Council to levy infrastructure charges (through its Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution) and impose necessary trunk infrastructure conditions as part of development approvals.

Proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan

The proposed LGIP has been prepared in accordance with Statutory Guideline 03/14 – Local government infrastructure plans and the templates provided by the State government which set out the requirements of the proposed LGIP.

The proposed LGIP is about planning for and identifying the major infrastructure that will support the expected urban development across the region up to 2031. The types of trunk infrastructure that are included, are those that have a supply and distribution function and have the capacity to service multiple development areas. There are five infrastructure networks that are included:

  • Water – water treatment plants and the distribution networks
  • Sewerage – sewage treatment plants and the distribution networks
  • Transport – the higher order roads that move people and freight throughout the road network
  • Stormwater – the pipe and channel networks that collects and distributes major flows
  • Parks – the parks and associated facilities servicing the urban population

The proposed LGIP includes four key sections:

  1. Planning assumptions – identifies the projected future population, dwellings and non-residential floor space anticipated across the key urban areas and the corresponding infrastructure demand
  2. Priority infrastructure area (PIA) – the area where Council will prioritise investment in trunk infrastructure to service the planned growth up to 2031
  3. Desired standards of service – the planning standards for each of the trunk infrastructure networks
  4. Plans for trunk infrastructure – identifies the specific items of trunk infrastructure that are taken to be required to support development inside the PIA

The proposed LGIP and the associated materials are available for download below.

Proposed LGIP 
1. Proposed Local Government Infrastructure PlanVersion A.1, December 2017
Appointed Reviewer documents 
2. LGIP Checklist (First compliance check - completed)11 December 2017
3. LGIP Reviewer’s Statement (First compliance check)11 December 2017
Other materials 
4. Copy of public notice16 March 2018
5. Mackay Regional Council – Local Government Infrastructure Plan, Planning Assumptions ReportVersion A.1, December 2017
6. Schedule of Works ModelVersion A.1, December 2017
7. MGAM Planning Assumptions ReportMay 2017
8. MGAM Planning Assumptions ReportSeptember 2017
9. Mackay Area Transport Modelling ReportJuly 2017
10. MRC Draft Recreational Open Space StrategyAugust 2017
11. Draft CTM CodeMay 2015
12. Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Regional Plan2012
13. Mackay Region Flood and Stormwater Management StrategyNovember 2016
14. Mackay Water StrategyMarch 2016
15. Projected population, by local government area, 2011 to 20362016
16. Projected population snapshot, 2015 edition2016

Alternatively, you can inspect or purchase a copy of the proposed LGIP and associated material at one of our customer service centres (details below), Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

Have your say

Consultation on the proposed LGIP is open until 5pm on Wednesday, 3 May 2018.

Submissions must be ‘properly made’ in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, which requires the submission to meet the following:

  • Made in writing (including by electronic means)
  • Include the name and residential or business address of each person who made the submission
  • Be signed by each person making the submission (unless made by electronic means)
  • States the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds
  • Be received by Council before 5pm on Thursday, 3 May 2018.

Submissions in writing can be made by:

  • Email to:
  • Letter, posted to:
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mackay Regional Council
    PO Box 41

    Mackay QLD 4740
  • Letter, hand delivered to customer service centres located at Mackay, Mirani or Sarina:
    Mackay – Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building, 73 Gordon Street
    Mirani – 20 Victoria Street

    Sarina – 65 Broad Street

Further Information

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For any enquiries please contact the Strategic Planning team on 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529) or via