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.

Charges are levied on development in accordance with the adopted charges resolution. Council updated its resolution at its Ordinary Meeting of 27 November 2019, with Adopted Charges Resolution – December 2019 commencing on 2 December 2019. The amendments included updating charges rates in accordance with the Planning Regulation 2017 and including discounts for small lots to promote greater diversity in housing and more efficient use of trunk infrastructure.

The adopted charges resolution identifies the methodology for calculating the levied charge and identifies the different adopted charges for the various types of development. 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. The adopted charges resolution 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, December 2020 – commences 14 December 2020

Superseded resolution

Infrastructure charges notice register

Automatic increases

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  50% and 100% discount on infrastructure charges for qualifying development. For an overview of the Facilitating Development Policy and other incentives available please refer to the Facilitating Development In The Mackay Region Policy page.