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Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan 2018

Hinchinbrook Shire Council has prepared a draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) under the Planning Act 2016.  The draft LGIP will ultimately form part of the Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 and will identify Council’s plans for trunk infrastructure that are necessary to service future urban development at the desired standard of service in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner.

By legislation, Council is required to have an adopted LGIP in place prior to 1 July 2018 to continue to levy infrastructure charges or impose conditions about infrastructure on applicable development approvals.

The LGIP details Council’s plans to deliver new trunk infrastructure to service the Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA) for the period 2016 to 2031 for the following infrastructure networks:

  • Water supply
  • Sewerage
  • Stormwater
  • Transport
  • Parks and land for community facilities

Trunk infrastructure is higher order infrastructure which services multiple users, examples of trunk infrastructure include:

  • In the water supply network – water treatment facilities, water storage facilities, pumping stations and higher order water distribution mains.
  • In the sewerage network – sewage treatment plants, sewer pump stations, rising mains and higher order gravity mains.
  • In the stormwater network – stormwater channels, stormwater culverts and pipes and stormwater detention basins.
  • In the transport network – arterial roads, sub-arterial roads and major distributor roads.
  • In the parks and land for community facilities network – local, district and regional recreation and sporting parks.

For more information on what an Local Government Infrastructure Plan is, download the Factsheet below. 

Local Government Infrastructure Plan Fact Sheet

Council encourages all interested parties to review the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018 and make a submission where appropriate during the public consultation stage which begins on 12 March 2018 and will close at 5.00pm on 24 April 2018. 

On completion of the public consultation period, Council will consider and respond to all submissions individually. Council will then publish a Community Consultation Report detailing all submissions received and any resolved changes to the Draft LGIP 2018.

Once Council have adopted the draft LGIP 2018, it will be sent to the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for approval.


Click here to view: Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018

View the Extrinsic Materials in accordance with the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018 here: Extrinsic Materials

View the Schedule of Works (SOW) Model in accordance with the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018 here: Schedule of Works (SOW) Model

Submissions - Have Your Say

Any person may make a submission about any aspect of the  Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan 2018 during the public consultation period, and must be provided to Council by either writing, online, or by email. 

In order for a submission to be determined as properly made, the submission must state the name and residential or business address of each submitter, state the grounds of the submission and the facts/circumstances relied upon in support of the submission.  Written submissions must be signed by each person making the submission, however signatures are not required for online and email or electronic submissions.

Submissions must be directed as follows:

Feedback is to be provided in writing and can be provided to Council:

Written and electronic submissions must be received by Council no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is collecting your personal information to process your submission in relation to the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018 as stated in this webform. The collection of this information is authorised under the Local Government Act 2009. Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party unless required by law. You may access this information on the appropriate form obtainable from Council's website at any time.

Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Local Government Infrastructure Charges Plan - Online Submission


Full Name


Phone Number

Email Address


The following questions are provided as a guide only. Feel free to provide information in a different format or provide additional information as needed. If relevant, please also attach any additional information in support of your submission.

Does your submission relate to a specific property? If so, please provide the following details

Real Property Description

Property Identification Number

Please provide the details of your submission Where relevant, please include aspects of the Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018 that you support or object. Include the grounds (reasons) for the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in the support on the grounds. References to specific sections of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2018.

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