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Infrastructure contributions

Infrastructure contributions levied on approved developments are determined by the applicable charging regime in place at the date the approval is granted. Information relating to current and historical charging regimes is included in the links below:

  1. Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution
  2. Historical infrastructure charging regimes 

Infrastructure charges are included in an Infrastructure Charges Notice. The issuing of an Infrastructure Charges Notice may be triggered by accepted development, assessable development, approval for a change application, or an approval for an extension application.

While the Charges Resolution has effect from 1 July 2015, Council maintains information about previous charging regimes which have applied to development approvals prior to that date. The previous charging regimes can be found at Historical infrastructure charging regimes.

The types of development that may trigger the issuing of an Infrastructure Charge Notice are:

Infrastructure Charges Register

The Infrastructure Charges Register (ICR) contains all levied infrastructure charges from 27 December 2019. This register is updated monthly. To verify any particular information or data provided in the register please contact the Developer Contributions Team by email at dcg@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5582 9030.

Download the Infrastructure Charges Register

Planning Regulation amendments

The Planning (Infrastructure Charges Register and Other Matters) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Amendment Regulation) contained amendments to the Planning Regulation 2017 relating to document availability that commenced on 1 January 2020.

The Queensland Government introduced the Amendment Regulation with the objective of improving the transparency of the infrastructure charging and planning framework. This was in response to community and stakeholder feedback on the current framework.

The Amendment Regulation introduced additional obligations to provide public access to information about the City’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), infrastructure charges and trunk infrastructure delivery.

In addition to the City’s Annual Report and Budget, this Trunk Infrastructure Information (TII) Register will be published periodically. This is in accordance with Schedule 22 Section 3A of the Planning Regulation 2017.

The TII Register is intended to provide the community and development industry with greater transparency and certainty regarding the City’s commitment to plan, fund and deliver trunk infrastructure. This commitment is set out in Part 4 of the LGIP included in the City Plan. The LGIP outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure services. It assists in providing trunk infrastructure in an efficient, coordinated and financially sustainable way.

Download the Trunk Infrastructure Information Register

To access the current charges go to the Council of the City of Gold Coast Charges Resolution page.

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