Proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Consultation on the proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) has finished – Council will consider submissions

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 Plan

Version 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 notice

16 March 2018

5. Mackay Regional Council – Local Government Infrastructure Plan, Planning Assumptions Report

Version A.1, December 2017

6. Schedule of Works Model

Version A.1, December 2017

7. MGAM Planning Assumptions Report

May 2017

8. MGAM Planning Assumptions Report

September 2017

9. Mackay Area Transport Modelling Report

July 2017

10. MRC Draft Recreational Open Space Strategy

August 2017

11. Draft CTM Code

May 2015

12. Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Regional Plan


13. Mackay Region Flood and Stormwater Management Strategy

November 2016

14. Mackay Water Strategy

March 2016

15. Projected population, by local government area, 2011 to 2036


16. Projected population snapshot, 2015 edition


Have your say

Consultation on the proposed LGIP ended at 5pm on Thursday, 3 May 2018. Council will now consider properly made submissions.

Further Information

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