The Queensland Urban Utilities Infrastructure Charges Schedule (ICS) is part of the Water Netserv Plan (Part A). The ICS explains the charge calculation method and has the charge rates for each council area.
Simplistically, infrastructure charges are calculated by reducing the assessed ‘additional’ demand generated by the new development, by the demand ‘credit’. A demand credit is existing demand on the site, for example, the demand created by an existing dwelling that is connected.
The Water Netserv Plan – Charges Schedule will recognise a credit of one three bedroom dwelling on all lots in an existing serviced area when a Water Approval application has been lodged and infrastructure charges are applicable.
An Infrastructure Charge Notice (ICN) is issued to the customer outlining the charges levied against the new connection.
Where previous headworks charges have been paid to form the lot, we will recognise the money paid as a prescribed financial contribution (PFC), subject to adequate documentary evidence payment was made to council and has not since been refunded. Refer to Charges Schedule - Section 3.3.5 (page 27), Working out the discount for the prescribed financial contribution.