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Notice is given that on 5 November 2019 Livingstone Shire Council resolved to adopt Infrastructure Charges Resolution
(No. 4) Livingstone Shire 2019 which will have effect on and from 11 November 2019.
The principal changes proposed include:
1. Removing all Desired Standards of Service. These are now included in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan within
the Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018;
2. Removing all Schedule of Works. These are now included in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan within the
Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018;
3. Removing all Plans for Future Trunk Infrastructure. These are now included in the Local Government Infrastructure Plan
within the Livingstone Planning Scheme 2018;
4. Retaining the Priority Infrastructure Area map links that show charge areas 1, 2 and 3. It is noted that the Local
Government Infrastructure Plan mapping of the Priority Infrastructure Area does not show the charge areas;
5. Updating the relevant references to acknowledge Part 4 of the Planning Scheme – which is the Local Government
6. Reducing all unnecessary references to the Priority Infrastructure Area;
7. Changing references to legislation from the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 to the Planning Act 2016;
8. Ensuring that calculations within the document reflect the correct calculation of apportionments. There are no changes
9. Amendments to charges levied in relation to short term accommodation (Farm Stay) and Home Based Business (Bed
10. Amendments to charges levied in relation to aligning the previous charge for annexed apartments. The new reference
to secondary dwellings under the Queensland Planning Provisions defined terms is resulting in secondary dwellings that
are similar in size to a stand-alone house and are not small in scale. Where secondary dwellings exceed the 80m²
excessively and are clearly a separate house and are not commensurate with a granny flat or annexed apartment, these
will attract an infrastructure charge to reflect the similarity to a dual occupancy. The new charge is however less than the
previous charge for an annexed apartment; and
11. Refining examples and references to offsets, conversions, refunds and credits
The following key features of the Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution remain unchanged:
a.the Priority Infrastructure Area;
b.the charge areas; and
c.the ability to apply indexing to the charges with automatic increase provisions.
The amendments do not address the timing of the payment of infrastructure charges. The trigger for payment of levied
charges are regulated in sections 122 and 123 of the Planning Act 2016.
Incentive policies and details about deferment are a separate decision of Council and if made will be made available on
The new resolution maintains charges well below the maximum allowable charges.
The new resolution will take effect for new applications lodged after 11 November 2019.
A copy of the Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) Livingstone Shire 2019 is available for inspection and
purchase at Livingstone Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre’s. The resolution is also available on Council’s website at
Chris Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer Livingstone Shire Council