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Infrastructure planning

Well-planned, responsive infrastructure – roads, transportation, buildings, sewage, electricity, water, public parks – keeps our communities functioning and is vital to a modern economy.

Infrastructure planning is about deciding what is necessary to best service particular areas of Queensland. It provides certainty to local communities and the development industry.

Both state and local governments manage infrastructure (and land for critical infrastructure) across Queensland in several ways. Here is some more information on infrastructure planning.

State Infrastructure Strategy and Plan

The new State Infrastructure Strategy will be supported by seven Regional Infrastructure Plans and delivered later in 2021.

The State Infrastructure Plan provides a broad overview of Queensland’s infrastructure needs. It identifies what the state government wants from its infrastructure and how this can best be achieved.

Infrastructure designations

Infrastructure designations allow for the delivery of critical community infrastructure and services.

There are two levels of designations: ministerial infrastructure designations (MID) and local government infrastructure designations (LGID).

The Planning Minister makes all decisions relating to MID requests. The Minister's Guidelines and Rules (MGR) outlines the process for environmental assessment and consultation for making or amending a MID. View decided and live MID proposals.

Planning local infrastructure

Local government prepares local government infrastructure plans (LGIPs). These plans identify the infrastructure necessary to service a local area.

LGIPs are incorporated into the local planning scheme and are approved by the Planning Minister.

Infrastructure charges

LGIPs are required if a local government intends to levy infrastructure charges or impose development conditions for trunk infrastructure on development approvals.

Last updated: 30 Jul 2021