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Council adopts infrastructure plan to accommodate future urban growth

All development applications now lodged with Gladstone Regional Council will need to be made in accordance with Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), which is part of Council’s Planning Scheme. 

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council adopted the LGIP at its general meeting on March 6 following community consultation and State Government approval.

“The LGIP identifies the Local Government’s plans for trunk infrastructure that are necessary to service urban development such as water supply, sewerage, transport, stormwater, parks and land for community facilities,” Councillor Burnett said. 

Councillor Glenn Churchill said the LGIP also identified the desired standard of service for infrastructure required.

“The LGIP details how the infrastructure is to be provided in an efficient and financially sustainable manner,” Cr Churchill said. 

“This infrastructure planning provides the basis for the imposition of conditions about trunk infrastructure on development approvals.

“The LGIP also highlights assumptions about future growth and urban development including demand assumptions for each trunk infrastructure network, which accommodates urban growth up to 2031,” Cr Churchill said.  

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