The State has outlined that Local Governments need a new LGIP by mid-2016 in order to collect infrastructure charges or condition trunk works from 1 July 2016. New Adopted Charges Resolutions also need to be in place by 30 June 2015.
Under the amended Sustainable Planning Act, if Local Government wants to collect infrastructure charges or condition trunk works they will need to prepare and adopt a LGIP by 1 July 2016. Sounds like plenty of time right? With State Interest Checks (SIC) and Council resolutions required the length of time it takes to prepare a LGIP quickly grows.
Did you also know that Councils intending to impose infrastructure charges on and after 1 July 2015 will need to prepare and adopt a new AICR?
From 1 July 2015 any Council wanting to impose infrastructure charges on development approvals will also need to have prepared a new resolution to comply with the new legislation and Statutory Guideline 03/14 – Local Government Infrastructure Plans that became effective on 4 July 2014.
For more information on how this will affect you, please do not hesitate to contact us.