Priority infrastructure plans
Local infrastructure planning
One of the most important documents prepared by local governments in Queensland is their planning scheme. This shows what land can be used for and where infrastructure is to be built.
A crucial part of the planning scheme is the priority infrastructure plan (PIP). The PIP shows when and where the infrastructure for water, sewerage, stormwater, transport, parks and land for community use is proposed to be rolled out to service communities.
The PIP plays an important role in keeping the cost of living down by making sure services are provided for new developments in an efficient, coordinated and orderly way. It also means new developments can be directed to places where infrastructure is in place, so resources meet demands and local governments can best manage the costs of new or existing infrastructure upgrades.
Local government priority infrastructure plan progress schedule
Some Queensland councils have already completed their PIP and included it in their planning scheme. Other councils are still working to prepare their PIP for adoption in their local planning scheme. To find out how far your council has progressed with its PIP, view the local government priority infrastructure plan progress schedule ( 91 KB)..
Priority infrastructure plan – Statutory guideline
The Queensland Government provides councils with technical assistance to help them prepare their PIPs. Available tools are:
- Statutory Guideline – Priority infrastructure plans ( 176 KB) – this sets out the legal requirements a council must follow and includes the Statutory template identifying the content and structure required for a PIP.
- Statutory Guideline – Priority infrastructure plans ( 671 KB) – A word version of the statutory template is provided to assist local governments to draft their PIP.
Non-Statutory documents and practice notes:
A set of practice notes and a checklist are available to provide more information and resources to help councils prepare their PIP.
The first part of all practice notes contains guidance and information. The second part of practice notes 1, 2 and 3 is an example that the council can refer to when preparing their PIP.
- Preparing a PIP checklist ( 207 KB)
- PIP practice note 1 – planning assumptions template ( 885 KB)
- PIP practice note 1 – planning assumptions ( 269 KB)
- PIP practice note 2 – desired standard of service ( 237 KB)
- PIP practice note 2 – desired standard of service template ( 829 KB)
- PIP practice note 3 – plans for trunk infrastructure ( 218 KB)
- PIP practice note 3 – plans for trunk infrastructure template ( 706 KB)
- PIP practice note 4 – priority infrastructure area ( 174 KB)
This page is about priority infrastructure plans. Other information about planning guidelines for councils, is included in a full list of current and superseded statutory guidelines.