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Ipswich Branch requests lot fees review

The Branch has written to the Ipswich City Council noting that fees relating to commercial and industrial uses continue to be generally competitive with other South East Queensland councils. The Branch has also requested a review of reconfiguration of lot fees for large projects (e.g. 100 lot residential subdivisions).

The Branch wrote to council regarding its development assessment and infrastructure charges that were covered in its 2017 Planning Pulse reports.

The Branch also acknowledged the council’s efforts in encouraging investment in Ipswich and allowing its members to provide diverse and affordable housing options for the community.

The Institute’s Research Foundation annually collates data from several Queensland councils on their charges and provides this to members after verification by each council. CPI and other factors are reviewed and insights about how the charges compare between local government areas are provided to members.

Ipswich’s Planning Pulse report for this years Infrastructure Charges can be accessed here, and Development Application Fees can be accessed here.

Planning Pulse is a Research Foundation report that our team collates to keep members informed about the costs of development by region. Our Research Foundation, proudly presented by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), fills the critical gap in research available through the delivery of both industry and consumer insight and analysis.