Council has commenced the Central Highlands Regional Council Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) as of 19 April 2021.
Council adopted a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment to the Central Highlands Regional Council Planning Scheme 2016 on 24 March 2021 and subsequent Charges Resolution on 14 April 2021.
The amendment replaces the existing LGIP in Part 4 and Schedule 3 of the Central Highlands Regional Council Planning Scheme 2016.
This adoption enables trunk infrastructure that is needed now and into the future to support the development within our region in a coordinated, efficient and financially sustainable manner.
The LGIP allows decision-making for proposed developments and associated trunk infrastructure requirements (such as water, sewerage and road networks), enables council to budget for the cost of providing and maintaining trunk infrastructure from new development, and assists in long-term asset management and financial planning.
Central Highlands Regional Council undertook public consultation of the proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment from 3 August 2020 to 14 September 2020. The details of the public consultation activities are provided in this report.
Adoption of the LGIP has triggered an update to council’s current Charges Resolution 12.2 (2017). No changes are being proposed to council’s total adopted charge amounts, just formatting of the document to remove the charges breakup by network.
This ensures better alignment with the legislative requirements of the Planning Regulation 2017 and the new LGIP. Charges Resolution No. 13 will commence on 19 April 2021 and can be viewed online.