A contemporary planning system needs new financial tools to ensure the infrastructure supporting new developments is appropriately funded and delivered.
The Basic and General Infrastructure Schemes will supplement existing schemes such as planning conditions, deeds and bonding arrangements.
These schemes replace the need for complex infrastructure agreements with individual landowners, which has slowed administration processes considerably. They will also ensure that those who serve to gain from works contribute their fair share of infrastructure costs.
The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 introduces a contemporary way of managing infrastructure through Basic and General Infrastructure Schemes.
These schemes provide additional tools in the toolkit to help unlock investment and create a fair and transparent process that enables new infrastructure to be delivered to our communities.
To assist in the implementation of this new initiative, the department has initiated an Infrastructure Schemes Pilot Project. Expressions of interest for the pilot project have now closed.
In preparation for the commencement of the pilot project, the Department has appointed a Scheme Coordinator. In addition the department will also be shortly commencing the preparation of Design Standards and is also seeking suitably qualified persons or consortia to assist with this process. Tenders have now closed.
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