Council levies infrastructure charges on certain development approvals.
The Cassowary Coast Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2015 allows charges to be levied for the following development:
- Reconfiguring a lot
- Material change of use
- Carrying out of building works
The resolution adopts different charges for particular development in different parts of the Cassowary Coast region.
Charges collected contribute to the provision of trunk infrastructure across the region. Trunk infrastructure is higher level infrastructure that is shared between different developments (eg. sewer mains and water reservoirs). The trunk infrastructure networks for which infrastructure charges are levied are:
- Public parks and land for community facilities