Council levy infrastructure charges as part of the development assessment process. These charges apply when a subdivision (reconfiguring a lot), material change of use or building work occurs that generates additional demand on trunk infrastructure networks: significant infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments, such as water treatment plants, and is classified into five networks:
- water supply
- community purpose (parkland)
Council has adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolutions in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act 2016.
Charges Resolution No. 12 (2017) applies to all applications lodged under the Central Highlands Regional Council Planning Scheme 2016.
Charges Resolution No. 9 (2015) applies to the former Emerald Shire Council area and applications lodged under the Emerald Shire Council Planning Scheme (Amendment No. 3) 2013.
Charges Resolution No. 10 (2015) applies to the former Bauhinia, Duaringa and Peak Downs Shire Council areas and applications lodged under the Bauhinia Shire Planning Scheme (Amendment No. 1) 2011, Duaringa Shire Planning Scheme (Amendment No. 1) 2011 or the Peak Downs Shire Planning Scheme (Amendment No.1) 2011.