Queensland councils to collaborate on water pricing

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has announced 30 of the state’s councils will be guided by single region design and construct codes across the state.

Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Gympie and North and South Burnett councils will share the code across planning departments, which includes minimum standard assurance for asset life and service standards.

Developers and councils in Queensland’s south east, north, and far north also have a regional code to reduce the differences between asset requirements between councils.

LGAQ Planning and Development Lead Crystal Baker said the initiatives were entirely voluntary and an example of councils joining forces to find efficiencies.

“We are seeing these types of collaboration pop up all over the State,” she said.

“Transparent standardisation for developers and communities saves time and money.”

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