Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) 2016-2026

Brisbane City Council's extensive capital works program is supported through policies in Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan). The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (Part 4 and Schedule 3 of City Plan) matches Brisbane's future development with the infrastructure needed to support our growing population.

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) became effective on 29 June 2018. It represents around 1000 future projects worth $2 billion for stormwater, transport, parks and land for community facilities, to deliver new infrastructure from 2016 to 2026. 

Building infrastructure as we grow

The LGIP provides developers with an indication of likely infrastructure required as part of any proposed developments, and helps Council plan for the delivery of infrastructure in our growing city.

It covers 'trunk' infrastructure specifically for the following networks:

  • transport (e.g. roads, pathways, ferry terminals and bus stops)
  • stormwater (e.g pipes and water quality treatment devices)
  • public parks (e.g. parks and sporting facilities)
  • land for community facilities (e.g. land for libraries and community centres).

Trunk infrastructure as defined under the Planning Act 2016,  refers to larger, significant infrastructure that supports growth and benefits several development sites. 

Queensland Urban Utilities has responsibility for planning and delivering the water supply and sewerage networks and is shown in the Netserv Plan.

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LGIP benefits

The LGIP:

  • allows for the collection of infrastructure charges paid to Council from new developments
  • guides Council's capital works program and assists with long-term financial planning
  • provides transparency about Council's plans for trunk infrastructure
  • ensures that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided for in an efficient manner to get the best value for money while ensuring infrastructure keeps up with future growth.

Check if your property is affected

You can check the City Plan online mapping tool to find out if your property is affected or near future planned infrastructure.

Search for the property

  1. To search, you can either:
    1. Enter the property address in the search bar (as per the example in grey text in the search bar); or
    2. Enter lot and plan, street or suburb on the right hand side of the search bar.
  2. The information you enter should be in the format as suggested for each search type. The results should start to appear as you enter the information.
  3. Click on the correct result to action the search.

The property will appear in the middle of the screen, with boundaries identified by a red dashed outline.

Select the LGIP Plans for Trunk Infrastructure (PFTI) mapping

  1. Go to the 'Map Tools' in the right hand pane.
  2. Select the LGIP map layers.
  3. Scroll down and select the following PFTI layers (and the 'Future infrastructure' box beneath each layer):
    • Stormwater Network PFTI 
    • Transport Network (Road Network) PFTI
    • Transport Network (Pathway Network and Ferry Terminals Network) PFTI
    • Public Parks and Land for Community Facilities Network PFTI
  4. Once the mapping layers have loaded, check to see if any infrastructure items are now visible on the property.
  5. If you can see an item positioned on (or partially on) the property:
    1. Zoom in to the item (use the plus icon in the left hand corner of the map).
    2. Position the cursor over the item and double-click on it.
    3. A pop-up box will appear containing information about the infrastructure item.

For further assistance, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Infrastructure Coordination team.

If your property is affected

The LGIP indicates the infrastructure and land required for its ten-year plan.

If a development application is lodged for an affected property, Council may impose a condition on the development to ensure the infrastructure is provided to Council. The LGIP infrastructure may be delivered by Council or through the development assessment process.

The final location of infrastructure will be subject to a detailed investigation, design and Council approval. 

LGIP components

The LGIP is part of City Plan, specifically Part 4 and Schedule 3. It also includes extrinsic material.

Previous LGIP versions

The current LGIP became effective on 29 June 2018 and replaced the previous version of the LGIP and previous Priority Infrastructure Plans.

The previous LGIP was a 20-year plan (2011-2031); however the new LGIP adopts a 10-year planning horizon (2016-2026) to align with Council's Asset Management Plan and statutory financial sustainability requirements.

Infrastructure proposed after 2026

While the LGIP identifies infrastructure that is expected to be needed before 30 June 2026, the long term infrastructure plans in City Plan identify infrastructure that is not expected to be needed until after 30 June 2026.

More information

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Last updated:31 August 2020