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Catalyst Infrastructure Fund

Strong population growth continues to drive demand for more diverse and affordable housing options across South-East Queensland (SEQ) is creating pressure for new land to be bought to the market in a timely way.

Over three years, the $150 million Catalyst Infrastructure Fund  (CIF) will help unlock land for housing in areas experiencing growth pressures. by providing low interest loans for accelerating the delivery of essential infrastructure within Priority Development Areas (PDAs ). This follows the success of the previous Catalyst Infrastructure Program established in 2015

In a number of PDAs, particularly the large new greenfield communities, development has advanced significantly over recent years. Ongoing rapid delivery of urban land in these PDAs is becoming constrained by the need for significant infrastructure delivery, often beyond the financial capability of any one developer. The CIF will help deliver land required for residential development by funding this catalyst infrastructure through partnering with councils, developers and industry, to invest in infrastructure projects that unlock development and create construction and long-term employment.

Co-investment is a mechanism between the Queensland Government and one or more eligible parties to deliver infrastructure under the CIF. For approved co-investment projects, funds will be provided by the Queensland Government on a low interest loan basis. Repayment of the loan funding through various infrastructure agreements will be on a low interest basis indexed to agreed lot delivery and over a 10 or 15 year timeframe depending on total number of lots to be brought forward.

Program guidelines and information forms are being prepared. Developers, local government and utility providers will be eligible for these low interest loans.

More information about the eligibility criteria, timing, and administration of these initiatives will be available soon on this website.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2022