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Infrastructure Schemes

A contemporary planning system needs new financial tools to ensure the infrastructure supporting new developments is appropriately funded and delivered.

Our progress so far…

Status

  • Completed

Milestones

  • Development of Infrastructure Scheme Pilot Project Expression of Interest process

Status

  • Completed

Milestones

  • Briefing to Collaborative Advisory Team (CAT)
  • Endorsement of the Pilot Project Expression of Interest process by CAT
  • Preparation of tender brief for Scheme Coordinator

Status

  • Active

Milestones

  • Call for Expressions of Interest for Pilot Project commences (February 2017)
  • Appointment of Scheme Coordinator for Pilot Projects (March 2017)

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Infrastructure Scheme Pilot Project Reference Group established (March 2017)
  • Pilot Project Commences (April 2017)

Links

  • Draft Infrastructure Scheme Reference Group Terms of Reference (coming soon)

Status

  • Not Commenced

Milestones

  • Draft Infrastructure Scheme Documentation prepared for discussion with Stakeholders
  • Pilot Project Report to the Minister for Planning


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.

What’s Next

Pilot Project Nominations

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.