Councils apply infrastructure charges to development projects to help fund trunk infrastructure such as treatment plants and major roads. It is a form of tax or levy that may apply to a development project. The 'Infrastructure Charges Notice' that a Council issues at the time of approval will set out the charge and when it is payable. The charges can be quite significant and therefore ought to be a budget item that a developer should consider early, such as at the time of assessing project feasibility. Each Council publishes its infrastructure charges (in a Charges Resolution) on its website. Ask one of our senior planning staff about the charges likely to apply to your project.