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Review of Infrastructure Charges

The Bundaberg Regional Council recognises that the development and construction industry is a key component of the Bundaberg regional economy, providing jobs for nearly 3000 local residents and contributing over $350 million to the gross regional product.  The "Bundaberg Open for Development" initiative aims to make it easier for developers to do business with Council and provides a range of incentives designed to stimulate development activity which leads to increased economic growth and employment in the greater Bundaberg region.

The Bundaberg Regional Council is firmly committed to supporting development and construction sector of the economy to provide employment and economic growth for our region. 

Following on from the success of the incentives for development provided in 2013, the Council released a new range of incentives on 19 July 2016 to stimulate further development activity, provide opportunities for longer term job creation and to assist housing affordability in our region. 

Council is offering generous discounts off infrastructure charges for development that is completed by 19 July 2018 across four broad categories:

  • 100% discounts for development in the Bundaberg CBD and town centres of Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin;
  • 100% discounts for Intensive Horticulture, Rural Industry, Aquaculture and Winery (where in a Rural zone) developments and 50% discounts for Intensive Animal Industry and development that provides housing for itinerant farm workers and backpackers;
  • 50% discounts for Long Term Employment Generating (Industrial, Medical, Commercial (where in a Commercial Zone) and Tourism) development; and,
  • 50% discounts for certain infill residential and green-field residential developments, as well as substantial discounts for rural residential subdivision in hinterland areas.
For more about this exciting initiative of Council's, please click here for detailed information.