Local Government Infrastructure Plan update
In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, the City of Gold Coast has prepared a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which outlines the City’s vision for trunk infrastructure over the next 15 years. The LGIP has now been approved by State and adopted by Council and will be implemented on 27 June 2018. All LGIP artefacts will be available on the City’s website from that date.
The new LGIP includes the water supply, sewerage, transport and public parks and land for community facilities networks. The stormwater networks are progressing as separate amendments and the stormwater quality network is currently with the State Government for review.
Council resolved yesterday to temporarily charge for only the four networks, which means the City will remove the impervious area charges for the stormwater network for non-residential uses. Council will also charge 99.5% of the capped charges for residential uses to recover the cost of providing the water supply, sewerage, transport and public parks and land for community facilities networks.
The 0.5% reduction is not the cost of supplying the trunk stormwater infrastructure network, nor is it a reduction from the actual cost of supplying five infrastructure networks.
When the stormwater quality component of the LGIP is complete, City Officers will present updated charge rates for Council’s consideration. Council is continuing to formulate plans for stormwater quantity infrastructure across the City.