Urban development and essential infrastructure - who will pay for this?

Growth area development is funded via a number of different ways.

Federal, state and local government play an important role in funding high order infrastructure such as schools and arterial roads; however, the majority of the development is funded by developers who construct roads, drainage, local parks and shared paths and then gift this infrastructure to Council as public assets, which Council then maintains.

It’s the cost of this private infrastructure investment that is then reflected in the sale price of residential or commercial land when it’s sold to the market.

Page last updated: Friday, 29 May 2020