“Council Fees for Developers Are Way Too Excessive”

Says one major local developer

“Council Fees for Developers Are Way Too Excessive”

Despite TRC having been taken to the Planning and Environment Court 19 times by developers this year alone, Mayor Paul Antonio is standing behind the Toowoomba Regional Council's planning department and their free structure.

The decision follows criticism from Wagner’s Group Chairman Denis Wagner who believes council fees for developers were excessive and inconsistent.

Councillor Antonio says a balance needs to be achieved between the community's needs and developer's plans.

He says the reality is if developers aren’t willing to pay infrastructure charges the responsibility then falls into the ratepayer’s hands to cover.