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Council is committed to achieving a sustainable and growing economy by encouraging new development. It recognises however, that the cost of undertaking development in the Shire must be regionally competitive if that investment is to be secured.
To encourage new development in the Shire, Council will consider waiving development application fees and infrastructure charges for development that uses capacity within existing trunk infrastructure networks. The Development Incentives Guideline (link below) provides direction as to the circumstances when Council may do so.
To be eligible for a waiver of infrastructure charges, a development must comply with all of the following criteria:
An application for a waiver of application fees or infrastructure charges must be made to Council in writing at the same time as the development application, but not after an application fee or infrastructure charge has already been paid, and:
To view eligibility criteria, as well as a list of development which is preferred development to be assessed on application for the waiver or part waiver of infrastructure charges, click on the above Development Incentives Guideline link or contact Council's Planning and Development Team on 4776 4600 for any further information or clarification.