Draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Scenic Rim Regional Council has prepared a draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) outlining the type, timing and location of planned trunk infrastructure for the region to 2031.  A LGIP is a statutory planning requirement under the Planning Act 2016, that establishes a sustainable program of local, higher order infrastructure necessary to support population and employment growth, including transport, stormwater, parks and land for community facilities.  The draft LGIP is proposed to replace the current Priority Infrastructure Plans in the Schedule 3 of the Boonah Shire Planning Scheme 2006, Schedule 7 of the Beaudesert Shire Planning Scheme 2007 and Schedule 11 of the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006.

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan sets out the trunk infrastructure that Council intends to provide within the priority infrastructure areas identified for the region. Trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that services the greater community and can include stormwater infrastructure, roads, shared pathways, parks and land for community infrastructure. Trunk infrastructure is provided by Council and does not include infrastructure that is planned for and provided by the State government. Non-trunk infrastructure is infrastructure that generally only services a proposed development (for example, internal streets within a proposed subdivision) and is paid for and constructed by the developer. Non-trunk infrastructure is not identified within the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

Water and wastewater infrastructure for the region is planned and delivered by Queensland Urban Utilities, which is outlined in Queensland Urban Utilities' (QUU) Water Netserv Planthat can be accessed at

Refer to Factsheet Local Government Infrastructure Plan

Local Government Infrastructure Plan Material


What's Next?

The draft LGIP was on community consultation from 31 January 2018 to 15 March 2018. Following this process, LGIPs are required to be referred to an appointed reviewer for a Second Compliance Check.  The Minister's approval to proceed to adopt an LGIP will then be requested by Council. Should ministerial approval be granted, Council can subsequently resolve to adopt and implement the LGIP. Council is seeking to be in a position to adopt and implement a LGIP for each of the existing planning schemes to have effect by the 30 June 2018.

LGIP Process

LGIP Process
Community consultation
Council consideration of submissions received during community consultation
Second Compliance Check by the appointed reviewer
Request ministerial approval to proceed to adopt the draft LGIP
Council adoption and implementation of LGIP

For more information, please contact Council's Land Use Planning team on (07) 5540 5111 or email at