Infrastructure Charges

Infrastructure charges

Infrastructure charges are levied upon development as part of the development assessment process. Charges collected contribute to the provision of Council's trunk infrastructure networks required to support the growth and development of the region as shown in Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan .

Council levies infrastructure charges under its Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2017 ( PDF, 1.91 MB ) which came into effect from 8 November 2017. The resolution details:

  • the infrastructure charge rates for development;
  • the types of development subject to infrastructure charges;
  • the trunk infrastructure networks to which the infrastructure charges apply;
  • how infrastructure charges are calculated;
  • indexing of infrastructure charges;
  • refund and offset provisions;
  • the method for recalculating the cost of trunk infrastructure; and
  • criteria used to assess applications to convert non trunk to trunk infrastructure.

The resolution and schedules can be found here:

For copies of Infrastructure Works Schedules and Trunk Infrastructure Plans please email townplanner@cairns.qld.gov.au

Infrastructure charges calculator

You can prepare an infrastructure charges estimate for development by using our Infrastructure Charges Estimator. ( XLS, 0.23 MB )

You are required to input data into the available fields. Council's Infrastructure Charges Resolution contains information on the calculation methodologies.

Charges calculated are estimates only. The charge rates are also subject to index adjustments. The total charge amount indicated on this notice may be subject to change. Council disclaims any liability arising as a result of reliance upon information contained within this estimate.

Note: If, when you open the calculator, you are not presented with an option to enable macros, you may need to adjust your macro security levels. If you do not wish to modify your macro settings, you can request a copy of the calculator to be emailed to you by contacting townplanner@cairns.qld.gov.au.

Please contact the Town Planner on 1300 69 22 47 or by email townplanner@cairns.qld.gov if you have any enquiries regarding infrastructure charging, to seek an estimate or confirm charges payable.

Financial assistance for not-for-profit recreation, sporting and community groups 

General Policy 1:04:52 allows Council to consider applications for relief of infrastructure charges from not-for-profit organisations.

The purpose of the Financial Assistance for Not for Profit Recreation, Sporting and Community Groups - Infrastructure Charges Relief General Policy ( PDF, 0.05 MB ) is to assist community, sporting and not-for-profit organisations that expand the services they offer or construct new facilities, through the provision of relief on a percentage of infrastructure charges associated with their development.

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Last updated: 31 August 2018