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The Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme (LIGS) funds the gap between the maximum contribution that councils can charge developers and what it actually costs councils to deliver the infrastructure.
The funding goes towards delivering essential local infrastructure in housing growth areas,

including:

  • roads
  • stormwater facilities
  • public open space.

The LIGS helps councils to deliver local infrastructure at the same time as new homes are built. It also helps to keep house prices down as the developer does not need to pay the full cost of infrastructure, and boosts housing supply by easing the pinch points that slow new home development.

How it works

To be eligible for funding, a council must have a development contributions plan reviewed and approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). This review must conclude that council cannot fund essential infrastructure if the cap on contributions is applied.

Further information

Information on the review process is available on the IPART website.

Information on how to apply for LIGS funding can be found in the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme Guidelines, fact sheet and media releases.

Page last updated: 04/04/2017