Council amended its Development Incentive (Infrastructure Charges Increment Subsidy) Policy last week to include educational establishments and child care centres, which were dealt with under a separate policy.
The Development Incentive (Infrastructure Charges Increment Subsidy) Policy, which was implemented in February 2015, promotes particular types of development that support diversification of the economy, such as rejuvenation of commercial centres and ecotourism enterprises, by waiving or discounting infrastructure charges.
Infrastructure charges are levied to fund the trunk infrastructure, such as water treatment plants or arterial roads.
Schools and childcare centres are an important part of what makes a region liveable and attracts people to relocate. Council has a long history of supporting the development of these facilities by discounting fees.
The amended policy can be viewed here.