Consultation Period Open for LGIP

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Consultation period open for LGIP


Area: Mackay Region
Published: March 15, 2018 - Archived Project


The proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan is open for consultation.

Mackay Regional Council has prepared a proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment outlining the type, timing and location of planned trunk infrastructure for the region to 2031.

Consultation period on the proposed LGIP is open from 16th March 2018 to 03 May 2018 and Council invites public feedback through Properly Made Submissions.

The final adopted LGIP will become part of the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2016 through an ‘LGIP-amendment’. When adopted it will replace the existing part 4 –


Area: Mackay Region
Published: March 15, 2018 - Archived Project


The proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan is open for consultation.

Mackay Regional Council has prepared a proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment outlining the type, timing and location of planned trunk infrastructure for the region to 2031.

Consultation period on the proposed LGIP is open from 16th March 2018 to 03 May 2018 and Council invites public feedback through Properly Made Submissions.

The final adopted LGIP will become part of the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2016 through an ‘LGIP-amendment’. When adopted it will replace the existing part 4 – Priority Infrastructure Plan of the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2017 (MRPS).

What does an LGIP do?

The LGIP identifies the trunk infrastructure that Council considers necessary within the priority infrastructure area, to support the development anticipated by the planning scheme and the future population and employment. The LGIP will address the following trunk infrastructure networks:

  • Water – water treatment plants and the distribution networks
  • Sewerage – treatment plants and sewerage networks
  • Transport – the higher order local roads that move people and freight through the road network
  • Stormwater – the pipe and channel networks that collects and distributes major flows
  • Parks – the land and associated facilities.

The LGIP is used to guide the orderly planning and development of trunk infrastructure to support development within the priority infrastructure area. It is also used for development assessment in relation to conditioning for trunk infrastructure.

The LGIP does not address infrastructure that is planned for and provided by the State Government, or non-trunk infrastructure which typically services a specific development and is normally provided by the Developer.

The proposed LGIP includes four key sections:

Planning assumptions – identifies the projected future population, dwellings and non-residential floor space anticipated across the key urban areas and the corresponding infrastructure demand.

Priority infrastructure area (PIA) – the area where Council will prioritise investment in trunk infrastructure to service the planned growth up to 2031.

Desired standards of service – the planning standards for each of the trunk infrastructure networks.

Plans for trunk infrastructure – identifies the specific items of trunk infrastructure that are taken to be required to support development inside the PIA.

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