Infrastructure charges

What is an infrastructure charge?

Infrastructure charges are required to be paid by developers to cover trunk infrastructure costs that arise as a result of their development. Trunk infrastructure is the key network infrastructure that provides essential services to the Townsville area, including sewer, water supply, transport and parks. Infrastructure charges are for the cost of capital provision, and not used for maintenance or operational purposes.

When council determines you should receive an infrastructure charge, you will be issued with an infrastructure charge notice. Your development may be levied infrastructure charges if it is:

  • a reconfiguration of a lot (subdivision)
  • a material change of use of premises
  • carrying out accepted development subject to the requirements of the Planning Act 2016
  • certain types of building works.

Infrastructure charges will generally become payable when you complete your development. The final charge may require adjustments to reflect inflation, and will include offsets for any trunk infrastructure you have provided.

Infrastructure Charge Resolution

Infrastructure charge resolutions are a way for council to set the charges levied. Charges reflect the costs of maintaining and growing the infrastructure networks. Depending on when your development application was approved, you will be levied charges based on the infrastructure charges resolution that was applied in that financial year. Information about council's infrastructure charge resolutions can be found below.

Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective from 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020
Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective from 1 July 2018
Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective from 1 July 2017 Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective From 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016 Infrastructure Charges Resolution - Effective From 1 July 2011 To 30 June 2015

Contributions Calculators

You can estimate the cost of your infrastructure charges by using our contribution calculators below. You must use the calculator version that applies to the time frame in which you received development approval.

Superseded contribution calculators

Superseded contribution calculators are for developments that were assessed during a time period that has now lapsed. Find the contribution calculator that applies to your development by toggling the containers below.

Infrastructure Charges Register

Registers of infrastructure charges are required to made available under the Planning Regulation 2017. Townsville City Council is providing the register in two spreadsheets, for approvals from 1 July 2014. The manual register contains information on those infrastructure charges that have been manually calculated (generally older approvals). The Novoplan register contains information for approvals processed through the Novoplan software.

  • Manual register (XLSX, 303.3 KB)

    To view charge notices and calculations, please use the link provided in column E (“Link to Charge Notice and calculations via ePlanning link”).  Details of the calculation methodology and indexing provisions can be found in the relevant Infrastructure Charges Resolution.