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Part 7  Development codes

7.1 Preliminary
7.2

Statewide codes
7.2.1  Community residence code
7.2.2  Forestry for wood production code
7.2.3  Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code

7.3 Use codes
7.4 Other development codes

7.1  Preliminary

  1.  Development codes are codes for assessment where identified as an applicable code in Part 5 Tables of assessment.
  2. Statewide codes are included in all Queensland planning schemes.
  3. Use codes and other development codes are specific to each planning scheme area.
  4. The following are the statewide codes for the planning scheme:
    1. Community residence code.
    2. Forestry for wood production code.
    3. Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code.
  5. The following are the use codes for the planning scheme:
    1. General development code.
    2. Non-resident workforce accommodation code.
  6. The following are the other development codes for the planning scheme:
    1. Operational works code.
    2. Reconfiguration of a lot code.

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7.2  Statewide codes

7.2.1  Community residence code

The purpose of the community residence code is for assessing a material change of use for a community residence.

Acceptable outcome (AO)

Table 7.2.1.1 Assessment criteria - Community residence for self-assessable development only

AO1 The maximum number of residents is seven.
AO2 One support worker is permitted to reside on the premises at any time.
AO3 The maximum number of support workers attending any daytime activity shall not exceed seven people over a 24 hour period.
AO4 Resident and visitor parking is provided on site for a minimum of two vehicles. One vehicle space must be dedicated for parking for support services.
Performance Outcomes Acceptable Outcomes

 

7.2.2  Forestry for wood production code

This code applies to assessing a material change of use for development involving cropping (where involving forestry for wood production) in the rural zone.

The purpose of the code is to ensure forestry for wood production is assessed with equal regard to other forms of cropping, to guarantee long-term harvest and minimise impacts. The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:

  1. the use is appropriately located and setback from areas of environmental interest and existing infrastructure.
  2. the impacts on adjoining land uses are minimised.
  3. the risk of fire is minimised.
  4. expected harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus proposed wildfire management and the location of supportive infrastructure are known by the local government, where development is assessable.

Table 7.2.2.1 Assessment criteria - Self-assessable and assessable development.

For self-assessable and assessable development
Setbacks
PO1
The establishment of the forest for wood production is located to minimise impacts (such as shading and falling trees) on infrastructure and areas of environmental interest.
AO1.1
The establishment of the forest for wood production is setback from existing infrastructure and areas of environmental interest in accordance with Table 7.2.2.2 - Forestry for wood production setback distances.
AO1.2
No cultivation and planting for wood production is to occur in the setback areas identified in Table 7.2.2.2. Road and track establishment and maintenance can occur.
AO1.3

Self-propagated seedlings (wildlings) generated from the forest for wood production are eradicated from the setback areas identified in Table 7.2.2.2.

Impacts on soil structure, fertility and stability

PO2
The impacts of the forest for wood production on soil structure, fertility and stability are minimised through appropriate management of the site.

AO2.1

The establishment and maintenance (including associated tracks and roads) of the forest for wood production utilises one or more of the following methods:

  • mechanical strip cultivation on the contour, spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes greater than 10 per cent and less than 25 per cent.
  • either spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes equal to or greater than 25 per cent.
  • tracks and roads are established away from natural drainage features and areas that are subject to erosion and landslips.
AO2.2

Any part of a track or road established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is appropriately drained and adopts the following measures:

  • establish and maintain a stable surface.
  • drain the track or road with crossfall drainage (preferably with a slope greater than 4 per cent) or by shaping the track or road to a crown so that water drains to both of its sides.
  • establish and maintain drainage structures to convey water away from the track or road formation (for example, cross drains, mitre drains, turnouts and diversion drains or relief culverts).
AO2.3
Drainage water from tracks and roads established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is directed away from exposed soils, unstable areas, and towards undisturbed ground and areas with stable surfaces.
Fire risk

PO3
The risk of fire to adjoining premises and infrastructure is minimised through the provision of firebreaks and fire tracks and roads.

AO3.1
Firebreaks are established and maintained:

  • between the forest for wood production, adjoining premises and existing infrastructure.
  • at a minimum width from the base of the outside trees in accordance with Table 7.2.2.3 —Forestry for wood production firebreak distances.
  • that are free of flammable material that is greater than 1m high
  • to be accessible and trafficable for fire suppression vehicles.

AO3.2
Fire access tracks and roads are established and maintained:

  • to a minimum width of 4m.
  • that are accessible.
  • that ensure no part of a plantation is more than 250m from a fire access track or road.
For assessable development
Cropping harvest, haulage and wildfire management

PO4
The local government is informed of the expected cropping harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus propose wildfire management and location of supportive infrastructure.

AO4.1
When the forest for wood production area is greater than 10 hectares a management report is attached to the development application that contains the following information:

  • expected harvest cycles and estimated harvest timescale.
  • an estimated haulage route plan identifying likely local roads for transporting the harvest to the primary destination/s.
  • proposed methods and supporting infrastructure location for managing wild fire (including an area map of the property location, adjacent roads and tracks, property entrances, location of fire access tracks and turnarounds on the property and location of water points in the area).
Aspect Distance (measured from the base of the tree)

 

Table 7.2.2.2 Forestry for wood production setback distances

Areas of environmental interest
Top of a defining bank of streams (gully, creek or river) that are represented on the 1:100 000 topographic map series in accordance with the stream order classification system.

Stream order 1 to 2: 5 metres, or
Stream order 3 to 5: 10 metres, or
Stream order 6: 20 metres.

State-owned protected areas and forest reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 10 metres.
Protected vegetation under the Vegetation Management Act 1999. 10 metres.
Infrastructure

Dwellings

100 metres or such distance that ensures the dwelling is consistent with the requirements of AS3959-2009 and the Building Code of Australia..

Machinery sheds.

25 metres or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater.

Transmission lines and above-ground pipelines (excluding infrastructure servicing only the farm) not subject to an easement.

25 metres or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater.

Firebreaks

 

Table 7.2.2.3 Forestry for wood production fireback distances

Forestry for wood production activities less than 40 hectares.

7 metres.

Forestry for wood production of 40 hectares to 100 hectares. 10 metres.
Forestry for wood production greater than 100 hectares. 20 metres, or a 10 metre break that is free of flammable material that is greater than 1 metre high followed by a 10 metre fuel reduction area where forestry for wood production trees are pruned up to a minimum height of 5 metres, commencing once trees are greater than 10 metres in height.

 

7.2.3  Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code

The purpose of the reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code is for assessing requests for compliance assessment for development for reconfiguring a lot that requires compliance assessment as prescribed in Part 5, section 5.4 under Table 5.4.2—Prescribed level of assessment: reconfiguring a lot.

Note—Development subject to compliance assessment must be able to achieve compliance with the compliance outcomes for a compliance permit to be issued.

Note—If compliance with the code is not possible, the development cannot be considered for compliance assessment and a development application for assessable development must be made to the local government as outlined in Schedule 18 of the Regulation.

Compliance outcomes (CO)

Table 7.2.3.1 Assessment criteria - Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works requiring compliance assessment

Lot design
CO1 Where a relevant local planning instrument contains frontage requirements, each lot must comply with the frontage requirements.
CO2 Where a relevant local planning instrument contains building envelope requirements, each lot must comply with the building envelope requirements.
CO3 No rear lots are created.
CO4 In relation to a reconfiguration within a residential zone, where no boundary setbacks are prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument, any existing buildings and structures are set back to any new property boundary in accordance with boundary setback requirements under the Queensland Development Code
CO5 In relation to a reconfiguration within a residential zone, where no boundary setbacks are prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument, any proposed buildings and structures can comply with boundary setback requirements under the Queensland Development Code.
CO6 The reconfiguration enables proposed buildings and structures to avoid easements, such as easements for trunk sewer lines. No new lots are created where proposed buildings and structures cannot be constructed due to existing or planned underground or above ground infrastructure.
CO7 No new lots are created on land subject to flooding up to and including the Defined Flood Event (DFE) as identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping.
CO8 If the land is located in a Designated Bushfire Prone Area, the reconfiguration does not involve premises identified as being greater than low risk.
CO9 No new lots are created where the existing slope of the land is 15 per cent or greater.
Infrastructure
CO10

For premises located in a reticulated water area, each lot is connected to the reticulated water supply system.
or
For premises outside a reticulated water area, each lot is provided with an alternate potable water supply source (e.g. rainwater, bore water), with a minimum storage capacity in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.

CO11

For premises located in a sewered area1, each lot is connected to the sewerage service.
or
For premises located outside a sewered area, each lot provides for an effluent treatment and disposal system in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.

CO12 Each lot is connected to an electricity supply network where required under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO13 Each lot is connected to a telecommunications network where required under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO14 Infrastructure (water supply, sewerage, roads, stormwater quality and quantity, recreational parks, land only for community purposes) is designed and constructed in accordance with any requirements under a relevant local planning instrument to service the lots.
Access
CO15 Each lot has lawful, safe and practical access to the existing road network via direct road frontage.
CO16 A driveway crossover to each lot is designed and constructed in accordance with any requirements under a relevant local planning instrument.
Stormwater
CO17

Onsite erosion and the release of sediment or sediment-laden stormwater from the premises is minimised at all times including during construction and complies with the:

Neville Jones & Associates and Australian Water Engineering, 1993, Queensland urban drainage manual, prepared for Department of Primary Industries Water Resources, Institute of Municipal Engineers Australia, Queensland Division and Brisbane City Council.

Pilgrim, D. H. (Editor-in-chief), 2001, Australian Rainfall and Runoff : a guide to flood estimation (4th edition, 2001 reprint), Australian Institution of Engineers, Barton, ACT.

CO18 Filling or excavation on the premises does not exceed a maximum of one metre vertical change in natural ground level at any point.
C019 Filling or excavation does not cause ponding on the premises or adjoining land in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.

[1] Sewered area is defined in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and means a service area for a sewerage service under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

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7.3  Use codes

7.3.1  General development codes

This code applies to assessing a material change of use for all development if identified in the Tables of Assessment.

The purpose of the General development code is to ensure that development in the Shire is located, designed and managed in a safe and efficient manner.

The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:

  1. Development has a safe and efficient site layout;
  2. Development does not detract from the Shire’s unique building design, is complementary to the scale of neighbouring uses,  and contributes to the character of the street and the locality;
  3. Development on local heritage places:
    1. does not result in the demolition or removal of a local heritage place, unless there is no prudent and feasible alternative;
    2. conserves the physical features, fabric and contents that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of the local heritage place; and
    3. safeguards archaeology and archaeological potential, and ensures they are appropriately investigated and artefacts appropriately managed;
  4. An appropriate level of servicing and infrastructure is provided to new development and is connected to Council infrastructure where available;
  5. The site layout protects the amenity of the area included residential and commercial uses, allows access around the building, allows sufficient areas for parking and manoeuvring on the site and safe and efficient access and egress;
  6. Assets of the Council are protected; and
  7. Any planned earthworks ensure that existing drainage regimes are maintained.
Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes

Table 7.3.1.1 Assessment criteria - General development code

For self-assessable and assessable development
Development located in a Flood Hazard Area

PO1
Development in flood hazard areas is designed and located to minimise susceptibility to and potential impacts of flooding and does not significantly impede the flow of flood waters through the site or worsen flood flows external to the site.

AO1.1
Where development is located on land within an area identified as flood hazard on the flood hazard maps (as identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping):

  • are sited on part of the site which is outside of the flood hazard area;
  • where this cannot be achieved, the floor levels of all habitable rooms are a minimum of 300mm above the defined flood level;
  • floor levels of all non-habitable rooms (other than class 10 buildings) are above the defined flood level.

Note: Where minimum floor levels are not indicated in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping a flood study will be required to identify the defined flood level.

OR

AO1.2
Where development is not located on land where minimum floor levels are indicated in Schedule 2 - Flood mapping, are sited o the highest part of the site.

AO1.3
Development, excluding development in the Rural zone, located in the flood hazard area on the flood hazard maps (as identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping) does not involve:

  • filling with a height greater than 150mm; or
  • block or solid walls. 
For assessable development
All uses excluding Dwelling Houses and Dual Occupancies

PO2
The size and bulk of new buildings associated with development maintains and enhances the intended local character of the location (zone and/or precinct) by avoiding over-development of  the site, and allowing for development at a consistent scale, siting and intensity to nearby development.

AO2
Total development  on the site has a maximum site cover as follows:

  • Rural residential zone - 10%
  • Recreation and open space zone – 10%
  • Township zone (where not in a precinct) - 50%
  • Township zone (Commercial precinct) - 90%
  • Township zone (Residential precinct) - 50%
  • Township zone (Industrial precinct) - 85%
  • Rural zone – no Acceptable outcome prescribed.

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PO3
Landscaping is provided to enhance the visual appeal of the development and soften the appearance of the built form.  The majority of landscaping is to be undertaken on the principal street frontage of the development.

AO3
Except in the Commercial precinct of the Township zone, a minimum of 10% of the total development area is landscaped.

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PO4
New development retains the character and amenity of the area, including minimising or avoiding adverse impacts from:

  • heavy vehicle or traffic generation on residential or rural residential roads;
  • reduction in visual amenity by way of layout of the premises and inappropriate presentation to the street; and
  • emissions such as air pollutants, noise, stormwater run-off or other pollutants.

AO4
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO5
The height of development:

  1. maintains the overall low rise scale and character of development in the Shire;
  2. reflects the intended form, function and character of development in the respective zone or zone precinct; and
  3. comfortably integrates with existing surrounding development without introducing adverse amenity impacts.

AO5
The height of development does not exceed:

  • Recreation and open space zone – 8.5m above ground level;
  • Rural residential zone – two (2) storeys and 8.5m above ground level;
  • Rural zone – no Acceptable outcome provided;
  • Township zone (where not in a precinct) – 8.5m above ground level;
  • Township zone (Commercial precinct) – two (2) storeys or 8m above ground level;
  • Township zone (Industrial precinct) – 15m above ground level; and
  • Township zone (Residential precinct) – two (2) storeys and 8.5m above ground level.

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Dual Occupancies and Multiple Dwellings

PO6
The design, appearance and form of development for Dual occupancy or a Multiple dwelling reflects a high standard and permanent form of accommodation that complements the character of existing residential development in the Shire.

Editor’s note: Dwellings having the appearance of relocatable dwellings or other temporary structures are discouraged and unlikely to meet this performance outcome.  However, this provision is not intended to preclude creative or adaptive building design outcomes where exhibiting strong architectural merit and visual appeal.

AO6
No Acceptable outcome provided

PO7
Building scale, form and site layout is consistent with existing prevalent residential architectural features and site layouts (eg location of building at the front of the lot, parking at the side or rear of dwellings, one larger building rather than multiple small buildings).

Editor’s note: Dwellings having the appearance of relocatable dwellings or other temporary structures are generally discouraged and unlikely to meet the performance outcome.  However, this provision is not intended to preclude creative or adaptive building design outcomes where exhibiting strong architectural merit and visual appeal.

AO7
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO8
Landscaping is provided for site presentation, privacy and shade. 

AO8
No Acceptable outcome provided.

All uses

PO9
New buildings or structures present an articulated and traditional façade to the street featuring design elements that reduce the appearance of scale and bulk. 

AO9
Except where in the Commercial and Industrial precincts of the Township zone, at least three (3) of the six (6) elements below must be incorporated into the façade of a new buildings:  

  • verandas or porches;
  • awnings and shade structures;
  • variations to the roof and building lines;
  • recesses and projections of the external facade;
  • doors and window openings; or
  • a range of building materials, colours and textures matching or complementing those prevailing in neighbouring buildings.

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PO10
Buildings and structures are setback from the front, side and rear boundaries generally consistent with:

  • the intended form, function and character of development in the respective zone or zone precinct; and
  • prevailing setbacks of existing development in the same zone or zone precinct in the locality; and
  • amenity outcomes for adjoining development, streetscapes and public spaces.

AO10
No Acceptable outcome provided.

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Ancillary Uses

PO11
Other than where located in the Rural zone, buildings and structures for ancillary uses and activities such as sheds are subordinate in use and size to the primary use of the premises.

AO11
Other than where located in the Rural zone, buildings and structures for ancillary uses and activities do not exceed 10% of the gross floor area of the primary use on the site.

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Access, Manoeuvring and Parking

PO12
The proposed development accommodates sufficient car parking on site to meet the peak parking demand of the use at any point in time.

AO12
Car parking is provided at rates as per table 7.3.1.2.

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PO13
The proposed driveway is clear of all impediments. 

AO13
The proposed driveway is clear of street furniture, gully pits, man holes, power poles, street trees and bus stops.

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PO14
The location of driveways does not create a danger to the safety and efficiency of existing intersections. 

 

AO14.1
Driveway access is from the secondary lower order road where located on a corner allotment.

AO14.2
The minimum distance of a driveway from an intersection of one street with another is 6m.

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PO15
The design of access, parking and manoeuvring within the site:

  1. is adequate for the type and volume of traffic generated by the use;
  2. does not adversely impact on the traffic network external to the site;
  3. caters for safe pedestrian access; and
  4. provides for disabled access.

AO15.1
Vehicle crossovers are designed in accordance with council standards.

AO15.2
Car parking and manoeuvring areas are designed in accordance with:

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Infrastructure and Services  

PO16
The development is supplied with an appropriate level of infrastructure to support the intended use.

AO16
Telecommunications and electricity supplies are designed and installed to supplier standards.

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PO17
All development has an adequate supply of potable water and can provide for appropriate treatment and disposal of effluent and other waste water.

AO17.1
In the Township zone, all development is connected to Council’s reticulated water supply network in accordance with:

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In the Public and open space, Rural and Rural residential zones, a potable water supply is provided.

 

AO17.2
In the Township zone, all development is connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage network.

OR

In the Public and open space, Rural, and Rural residential zones, sewage disposal is provided generally in accordance with the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code.

PO18
Stormwater is collected and discharged to ensure no impacts on adjoining land owners, Council or State infrastructure while also ensuring environmental values of waters in the Shire are maintained.

AO18
In all zones,  stormwater drainage is provided in accordance with:

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PO19
Wastewater discharge to a waterway is avoided or managed in a way that maintains ecological processes, riparian vegetation, waterway integrity, and downstream ecosystem health.

Editor’s Note:  Where wastewater discharge to a waterway is unavoidable, compliance with the performance outcome may be able to be demonstrated by the submission of a wastewater management plan (WWMP) which provides a waste management hierarchy that minimises wastewater discharge to waterways by re-use, recycling, recovery and treatment for disposal to sewer, surface water and groundwater.  This WWMP is prepared by a suitably qualified person and addresses:

  • wastewater type;
  • climatic conditions;
  • water quality objectives (WQOs); and
  • best-practice environmental management.

AO19
Wastewater from development is not discharged to a waterway. 

Council assets

PO20
Development does not adversely impact on Council infrastructure. 

AO20.1
All proposed structures and buildings are clear of Council easements and underground infrastructure within the site boundaries.

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AO20.2
All invert crossing(s) and driveways are clear of all gully pits, street lights, power poles and other infrastructure located within the road reserve with a minimum separation distance of 1m.

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Development located in a Bushfire Hazard Area

PO21
A vulnerable use is not established or materially intensified where there are unacceptable risks to people or property from a bushfire hazard.

AO21
Vulnerable uses are not established or expanded within a bushfire  prone area as identified on SPP mapping – Hazards and Safety, Natural Hazards, Bushfire

Editor’s note: Vulnerable uses are those involving:

  • the accommodation or congregation of vulnerable sectors of the community such as child care centres, community care centre, educational establishments, detention facilities, hospitals, rooming accommodation, retirement facilities or residential care facilities; or
  • the provision of essential services including community uses, emergency services, utility installation, telecommunications facility, substations and major electricity infrastructure.

PO22
Emergency services and uses providing community support services are able to function effectively during and immediately after a bushfire hazard event.

AO22
Emergency services and uses providing community support services are not located in a bushfire hazard (bushfire prone) area and have direct access to evacuation routes clear of a bushfire prone area. 

PO23
Development involving hazardous materials manufactured or stored in bulk is not located in bushfire prone area. 

AO23
The manufacture or storage of hazardous material in bulk does not occur within a bushfire prone area.

PO24
Development in a bushfire prone area as identified on SPP mapping – Hazards and Safety, Natural Hazards, Bushfire makes adequate provision of water supply for fire-fighting requirements.

AO24
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Development located in a Flood Hazard Area - Reconfiguring a Lot

PO25
Development minimises exposure of people and property to unacceptable risk from flood hazards.

AO25
Development on land identified as flood hazard on the flood hazard maps (as identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping) is sited and designed so that:

Where reconfiguring a lot

  1. all new lots contain a building envelope of sufficient size for the final intended purpose:
    1. outside of the mapped flood area in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping; or
    2. have a finished lot level above the defined flood level; and 
  2. there is at least one (1) evacuation route that achieves safe egress for emergency evacuations during all floods. 

Note: Where minimum floor levels are not indicated in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping a flood study will be required to identify the defined flood level.

OR

AO25.2
Where land is not identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping, all new lots contain a building envelope of sufficient size for the final intended purpose on the highest part of the site.

PO26
Development involving essential community infrastructure remains functional to meet community needs during and after flood events 

AO26
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Development located in a Coastal Hazard Area (Erosion Prone Areas and Area subject to Medium and High Storm Tide Inundation)

P027
Development provides acceptable storm tide immunity for its purpose that protects people from coastal hazard, creates safe access and evacuation routes, minimises damage to property and services, and provides suitable amenity.

AO27.1
Development in areas subject to Medium and High Storm Tide inundation does not concentrate, intensify or divert floodwater, erosion impacts or cause nuisance ponding onto other premises.

 

AO27.2
Development subject to Medium and High storm tide inundation involving the storage or handling of environmentally hazardous material are located in areas not subject to storm tide inundation or can operate during storm tide events  without risk of environmental harm.

 

AO27.3
Development involving essential community infrastructure are located to maintain function during and immediately after a storm tide event.

Development Located in Coastal Management District

PO28
Natural processes and the protective function of landforms and vegetation along the coastline and riverbanks in the Coastal Management District are maintained.

AO28
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO29
Development adjacent to state coastal land or tidal water is located, designed and operated to:

  1. maintain existing access to and along the foreshore or
  2. minimise any loss of access to and along the foreshore, or
  3. offset any loss of access to and along the foreshore by providing for enhanced alternative access in the general location.

AO29
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO30
Private marine development (development for private use that requires location  in or adjacent to tidal water to function):

  1. Avoids attaching to or extending across State coastal land.
  2. Does not adversely affect the safety of member of the public accessing foreshores.

AO30
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Stock Route Network

PO31
Development of lots fronting the stock route network (SPP mapping – Economic Growth, Agriculture, Stock Route Network) has no adverse impact on the operational efficiency or safety of the stock route.

AO31
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO32
The amenity of the stock route is protected (especially from any residential or sensitive commercial or community use) and any potential for conflict between access to the lot and use of the stock route is mitigated.

AO32
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Petroleum Pipeline

PO33
The integrity and function of pipelines carrying petroleum and gas is maintained. 

AO33
No development is located within 200m of petroleum and gas pipelines or pipeline easement identified on Schedule 2 - Context Map.

Local Heritage Places

PO34
Development maintains the values and cultural heritage significance of local heritage places, and facilitates their adaptive reuse.

AO34.1
Development retains the fabric, features and contents listed as significant for the local heritage place and requires no building or operational work in relation to it.

OR

Development is in accordance with the guideline Developing heritage places: using the development criteria as made under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

OR

Development is undertaken in accordance with an exemption certificate issued under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

AO34.2
Development does not involve the demolition of key parts of the place's cultural heritage significance.

OR

Where there is no feasible or prudent alternative to partial demolition or removal of the place:

  1. a report is provided that demonstrates there is no prudent and feasible alternative to the  substantial demolition of the local heritage place or its removal to another location; and
  2. an archival record is prepared to document the changes.

Editor’s note: the report must be prepared by suitably qualified consultants, such as conservation architects or engineers, and detail alternative options investigated.

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Biodiversity

PO35
Development:

  1. identifies matters of state environmental significance as identified in SPP mapping  – Environment and Heritage, Biodiversity;
  2. facilitates the protection and enhancement of matters of state environmental significance; and
  3. protects and enhances ecological connectivity.

AO35
Where development is located in a zone other than the Township zone, buildings, ancillary structures and all other development are constructed:

No Acceptable outcome is provided for development located in the Township zone.

Aviation Facilities

PO36
Development does not interfere with the function of aviation facilities.

AO36
Development located within the building restriction area for an aviation facility does not create:

  1. permanent or temporary physical obstructions in the line of sight between antenna;
  2. an electrical or electromagnetic field that interferes with the signals transmitted by the facility; and
  3. reflective surfaces that could deflect or interfere with signals transmitted by the facility.

OR

Development located within the building restricted area for an aviation facility is designed and constructed to mitigate adverse impacts on the function of the facility ;

OR

Development complies with this outcome where written confirmation from Air Services Australia confirms that the development will not impair the functioning of the aviation facility.

 

Use Requirements

Table 7.3.1.2 Car parking requirements

Child Care Centre 1 space per site, plus 1 extra space for every 3 sites.
Commercial activities 1 space per 50m2 of gross floor area.
Dual Occupancy
Multiple Dwelling
1 covered space for every 2 bedrooms, plus 1 space for every additional bedroom.
Industrial Uses

1 space per 50m2 of gross floor area for the first 1000m2 and 1 additional space per 100m2 of gross floor area exceeding 1000m2.

Non-resident workforce accommodation 1 space per unit plus 1 visitor space per every 5 units.
Residential premises 1 covered space per dwelling unit.
Rural activities 1 space per 100m2 of gross floor area.
Service station 1 space per 30m2 site area.
Short-term accommodation 1 covered space per guestroom or suite, 1 additional space per 30m2 of gross dining area, and 1 space per employee.
All other uses Sufficient spaces to accommodate the amount of vehicle traffic likely to be generated by the particular use. 

 

7.3.2 Non-resident workforce accommodation code

This code applies to assessing material change of use applications for non-resident workforce accommodation (NRWA) when identified in the table of assessment.

The purpose of the NRWA code is to ensure that non-resident workforce accommodation is well serviced and designed, and operated in a manner that will not detract from existing uses.

The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:

  1. NRWA has adequate infrastructure for the use including water supply, waste water disposal, stormwater control, telecommunications and electricity;
  2. NRWA is appropriately located to protect the amenity of the locality, and to support the economic development of the town and Shire;
  3. NRWA does not detract from, or restrict the operation of, existing uses; and
  4. NRWA is appropriately screened and landscaped.
Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes

Table 7.3.2.1 Assessment criteria - Non-residential workforce accommodation

For assessable development

PO1
The location of NRWA does not adversely affect existing industrial, residential and commercial uses, and maintains the amenity of the locality.

AO1
All buildings are set back:

  1. a minimum of 500m from rural residential and residential precinct areas;
  2. a minimum of 15m from all side boundaries; and
  3. a minimum of 25m from the front and rear boundaries.

PO2
The location of the NRWA is located the proximate distance to Burketown or Gregory and the major road network that:

  1. enables convenient access to services and facilities in the town where the use is able to support the economic development of the town; and
  2. supports the long term development of infrastructure in the Shire.

PO2
No Acceptable outcome provided.

PO3
The layout of NRWA buildings does not substantially detract from the character of the area through overdevelopment of the site.

AO3
Buildings and ancillary facilities occupy no more than 25% of the site area.

PO4
Development is connected to infrastructure required for the use including; water supply, waste water disposal, stormwater control, telecommunications and electricity.  (Where Council infrastructure is available, this is required in lieu of on-site infrastructure.)

AO4
No Acceptable outcome proposed 

PO5
NRWA buildings and waste disposal areas are screened and landscaped from site boundaries.

AO5
No Acceptable outcome proposed.

PO6
NRWA developments are temporary in nature.

AO6.1
NRWA are only in operation for a maximum period of five (5) years.

AO6.2
When not used for more than six (6) months the site is restored to its pre-NRWA condition.

 

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7.4  Other development codes

7.4.1  Operational works code

This code applies to assessing operational works applications when identified in the tables of assessment.

The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:

  1. Operational works involving excavating and filling land:
    1. Site disturbance is minimised;
    2. Water and sediment runoff is controlled; and
    3. Once work is complete, the site is rehabilitated to a safe stable area that does not cause further erosion and safety issues.
  2. Levees are constructed in accordance with the applicable State Code;
  3. Biodiversity values and ecological connectivity are protected, maintained and enhanced.
Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes

Table 7.4.1.1 Assessment criteria - operational works

For assessable development
Site Layout

PO1
Adverse impacts of operations are minimised including impacts from:

  • noise, or
  • dust, or
  • silt, or
  • other noxious emissions;

Changes to adjoining land and natural features, including surface and groundwater are minimised and do not adversely impact adjoining properties or the locality..

AO1

Excavation or filling on all land (except dams on rural zoned land for rural purposes):-

  1. does not exceed 1m deep or 1m high (except for excavation for building works);
  2. ensures the fill or excavation line is not closer than 10m from an adjoining property boundary;
  3. has a childproof fence if excavation is for a water retaining structure;
  4. ensures no ponding develops on adjacent land at any time;
  5. restores all surfaces exposed or damaged by the operations immediately on conclusion of the works to their original standard; and
  6. ensures works are a minimum 100m from wetlands and 200m from rivers, creeks and streams.

Editor's note: the following animation is included to provide an illustrated indication of how the acceptable coutcome could be met.

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PO2
Operational works or the construction activities for the development avoid or minimise adverse impacts on stormwater quality.

AO2
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Note:  Implementation of an erosion and sediment control plan (ESCP) prepared by a suitably qualified person which demonstrates that release of sediment-laden stormwater is avoided for the nominated design storm, and minimised when the nominated design storm is exceeded, by addressing design objectives listed below in Table A (construction phase) or local equivalent, for:

  1. drainage control;
  2. erosion control;
  3.  sediment control; and
  4. water quality outcomes.
Levees

PO3
The levee does not result in—

  1. an unacceptable change in hydraulic effects that occur off-property; and
  2. an unacceptable impact on people, property or the environment.  

AO3
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Note:  A hydraulic report from an RPEQ will be required to determine the hydraulic characteristics of water flow and its impacts.

PO4
Any off-property impact from the levee is minimised and acceptable having regard to the following—

  • the environment in which the levee is located;
  • the measures proposed to be taken to mitigate any off-property impact; and
  • any compensation measures for an impact that are proposed by the applicant.

AO4
No Acceptable outcome provided.

Note:  A hydraulic report from an RPEQ will be required to determine the hydraulic characteristics of water flow and its impacts.

PO5
The levee is a safe and stable structure.

AO5
The design, construction, operation and maintenance for the levee is appropriate for the materials used and the levee’s intended function.

PO6
Community safety is ensured in the event a category 3 levee fails or overtops.

Editors note: (For further details on levees including classification, planning and development see: DNRM Guideline: Regulation of levee banks.
 

AO6.1
Demolition is required due to a catastrophic event which substantially destroys the structure or building.

AO6.2
Appropriate emergency action procedures are in place for category 3 levees.

Site rehabilitation

PO7
Extractive industry provides for the progressive rehabilitation of all areas subject to extractive industry operations to a stable and restored state so the land is suitable for use by alternative land uses. 

AO7
Extractive industry provides for all rehabilitation works to be undertaken on a progressive basis in accordance with an expected final landform design and site rehabilitation plan.

Vegetation clearing

PO8
Development:

  1. identifies matters of state environmental significance as identified in SPP mapping  – Environment and Heritage, Biodiversity;
  2. facilitates the protection and enhancement of matters of state environmental significance; and
  3. protects and enhances ecological connectivity.

AO8
No Acceptable outcomes provided.

 

Issue Design objectives

Table 7.4.1.2 Construction phase - stormwater management design objectives

Drainage control Temporary drainage works
  1. Design life and design storm for temporary drainage works:
  • Disturbed area open for <12 months—1 in 2-year ARI event
  • Disturbed area open for 12–24 months—1 in 5-year ARI event
  • Disturbed area open for > 24 months—1 in 10-year ARI event
  1. Design capacity excludes minimum 150mm freeboard.
  2. Temporary culvert crossing—minimum 1 in 1-year ARI hydraulic capacity.
Erosion control Erosion control measures
  1. Minimise exposure of disturbed soils at any time
  2. Divert water run-off from undisturbed areas around disturbed areas
  3. Determine the erosion risk rating using local rainfall erosivity, rainfall depth, soil-loss rate or other acceptable methods
  4. Implement erosion control methods corresponding to identified erosion risk rating 
Sediment control 

Sediment control measures
Design storm for sediment control basins
Sediment basin dewatering 

  1. Determine appropriate sediment control measures using:
  • potential soil loss rate;
  • monthly erosivity; or
  • average monthly rainfall
  1. Collect and drain stormwater from disturbed soils to sediment basin for design storm event:
  • design storm for sediment basin sizing is 80th% five-day event or similar
  1. Site discharge during sediment basin dewatering:
  • TSS < 50 mg/L TSS;
  • Turbidity not >10% receiving waters turbidity; and
  • pH 6.5–8.5
Water quality Litter and other waste, hydrocarbons and other contaminants 
  1. Avoid wind-blown litter;
  2. Remove gross pollutants;
  3. Ensure there is no visible oil or grease sheen on released waters; and
  4. Dispose of waste containing contaminants at authorised facilities. 

 

7.4.2  Reconfiguring a lot code

This code applies to assessing reconfiguring a lot applications when identified in the tables of assessment.

The purpose of the reconfiguring a lot code is to:

  1. Facilitate the creation of lots to a size and dimension of that allows the zones and precincts to achieve the intended use.
  2. Reconfiguring lots ensures that future lots are resilient from the impacts of flood and bushfire.
  3. Reconfiguring lots does not adversely impact on the cultural heritage or biodiversity values of an area or water quality.
  4. Reconfiguring lots does not adversely impact on the Shire’s economy.

The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:

  1. Reconfiguration of lots creates safe, functional and suitable lots that are consistent with the existing zone and precinct intent.
  2. Reconfiguration of lots ensures that development can provide adequate access and services for all new lots.
  3. Reconfiguration of lots does not lead to a loss of biodiversity and ecological connectivity.
  4. Reconfiguration ensures the environmental values and quality of Queensland waters are protected and enhanced.
Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes

7.4.2.1 Assessment criteria - reconfiguring a lot

For assessable development

PO1
The land is physically suitable for the anticipated future land use in terms flooding hazard, bushfire hazard and practical access. 

AO1.1
All lots have a flood free access from a constructed road to an area on a site where a building can be constructed.

AO1.2
All lots have a bushfire free access to an area on a site where a building can be constructed.

PO2
The proposed lots have a legal point of access from local or state controlled road networks.

AO2
No Acceptable outcome proposed.

PO3
The proposed lots are of a size and dimension to meet the outcomes for development in the zones and precincts in respect of:

  • preserving land for agriculture and animal production in the Rural Zone;
  • achieving a safe and pleasant residential environment;
  • consistent with the nature and layout of existing subdivision patterns; and
  • providing a variety of lot sizes for residential living, industry and commerce.

AO3
Allotments dimensions comply with Table 7.4.2.2.

PO4
The development is planned, designed, constructed and managed to avoid adverse impacts on surrounding development or compromise the natural health and functioning of adjoining waters.  

AO4
No Acceptable outcome proposed.

Note:  A site stormwater quality management plan (SQMP) is prepared and implemented , and which:

  1. provides for achievable stormwater quality treatment measures meeting design objectives listed in Table A (construction phase) or current best practice environmental managements, reflecting land use constraints, such as:
    1. erosive, dispersive, sodic and/or saline soil types;
    2. landscape features (including landform); and
    3. rainfall erosivity; and
  2. is consistent with any local area stormwater management planning.

Editor’s note: Local area stormwater management planning may include Catchment or waterway management plans, Healthy Waters Management Plans or Natural Resource Management Plans.

PO5
The creation of new lots avoids significant adverse impacts on the Shire’s important biodiversity identified in  SPP mapping - Environment and Heritage, Biodiversity and maintains and enhances ecological connectivity.

AO5
No Acceptable outcome proposed.

PO6
The proposed lots will not lead to diminished productivity of rural land, or compromise the long term viability of rural activities on the land.

AO6
No Acceptable outcome proposed.

PO7
A potable water supply and adequate sewerage services are available to each lot in a development that will be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. 

AO7.1
All lots within the Township zone, where reticulated water and sewerage is available, are connected to the reticulated water and sewerage service.

AO7.2
All lots within the Rural and Rural residential zone have a potable water supply and on site sewerage.

Flood

PO8
Lot design in areas of flood hazard maintains personal safety and minimises property impacts at all times, through siting and layout of lots and access.

Safe egress is provided to all building areas within lots in emergencies in all floods.

AO8
Development on land identified as flood hazard on the flood hazard maps (as identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping)  is sited and designed so that:

Where reconfiguring a lot

  1. all new lots contain a building envelope of sufficient size for the final intended purpose:
    1. outside of the mapped flood area in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping; or
    2. have a finished lot level above the defined flood level; and
  2. there is at least one (1) evacuation route that achieves safe egress for emergency evacuations during all floods.

Note: Where minimum flood levels are not indicated in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping a flood study will be required to identify the defined flood level.

OR

AO8.2
Where land is not identified in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping, all new lots contain a building envelope of sufficient size for the final intended purpose on the highest part of the site.

Bushfire

PO9
Development mitigates the risk of bushfire hazard through separation from hazardous vegetation.

AO9
Where reconfiguration is undertaken in an urban area or is for urban purposes or smaller scale rural residential purposes:

  1. No new lots are created within the bushfire hazard area; or

Editor’s note: bushfire prone area as shown in SPP mapping – Hazards and Safety, Natural hazards, Bushfire.

OR

  1. Lots are separated from hazardous vegetation by a distance that:

- achieves radiant heat flux level of 29kW/m2  at all boundaries; and

- is contained wholly within the development site.

OR

Where reconfiguration is undertaken for other purposes, a building envelope of reasonable dimensions is provided on each lot which achieves radiant heat flux level of 29kW/m2  at all boundaries

Editor’s notes:

  • “Urban purposes” and “urban area” are defined in the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009. Reconfiguration will be taken to be for rural residential purposes where proposed lots are between 2000m2 and 2ha in area. “Smaller scale” rural residential purposes will be taken to be where the average proposed lot size is 6000m2 or less.
  • Where a separation distance is proposed to be achieved  by utilising existing cleared developed areas external to the site, certainty must be established (through tenure or other means) that the land will remain cleared of hazardous vegetation.
  • For staged developments, temporary separation distances, perimeter roads or fire trails may be absorbed as part of subsequent stages.
  • The achievement of a cleared separation distance may not be achievable where other provisions within the planning scheme require protection of certain ecological, slope, visual or character features or functions.

PO10
Where reconfiguration is undertaken in an urban area or is for urban purposes, a constructed perimeter road with reticulated water supply is established between the lots and the hazardous vegetation and is readily accessible at all times for urban fire-fighting and emergency vehicles and safe evacuation. The access is available for both firefighting and maintenance/defensive works.

AO10.1
Lot boundaries are separated from hazardous vegetation by a public road which:

  1. has a two lane sealed carriageway;
  2. contains a  reticulated water supply;
  3. is connected to other public roads at both ends and at intervals of no more than 500m;
  4. accommodates geometry and turning radii in accordance with Qld Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Hydrant and Vehicle Access Guidelines;
  5. a minimum of 4.8m vertical clearance above the road;
  6. is designed to ensure hydrants and water access points are not located within parking bay allocations; and
  7. incorporates roll-over kerbing.

AO10.2
Fire hydrants are designed and installed in accordance with AS2419.1 2005, unless otherwise specified by the relevant water entity.

Editor’s note: Applicants should have regard to the relevant standards set out in the reconfiguration of a lot code and works codes in this planning scheme.

PO11
Where reconfiguration is undertaken for smaller scale rural residential purposes, either a constructed perimeter road or a formed, all weather fire trail is established between the lots and the hazardous vegetation and is readily accessible at all times for the type of fire-fighting vehicles servicing the area. The access is available for both firefighting and maintenance/hazard reduction works.

AO11
Lot boundaries are separated from hazardous vegetation by a public road or fire trail which has:

  1. a reserve or easement width of at least 20m;
  2. a minimum trafficable (cleared and formed) width of 4m capable of accommodating a 15 tonne vehicle and which is at least 6m clear of vegetation;
  3. no cut or fill embankments or retaining walls adjacent to the 4m wide trafficable path;
  4. a minimum of 4.8m vertical clearance;
  5. turning areas for fire-fighting appliances in accordance with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Hydrant and Vehicle Access Guidelines;
  6. a maximum gradient of 12.5%;
  7. a cross fall of no greater than 10 degrees;
  8. drainage and erosion control devices in accordance with the standards prescribed in a planning scheme policy;
  9. vehicular access at each end which is connected to the public road network at intervals of no more than 500m;
  10. designated fire trail signage;
  11. if used, has gates locked with a system authorised by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services; and
  12. if a fire trail, has an access easement that is granted in favour of Council and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

PO12
Where reconfiguration is undertaken for other purposes, a formed, all weather fire trail is provided between the hazardous vegetation and either the lot boundary or building envelope, and is readily accessible at all times for the type of fire fighting vehicles servicing the area.

However, a fire trail will not be required where it would not serve a practical fire management purpose.

AO12
Lot boundaries are separated from hazardous vegetation by a public road or fire trail which has:

  1. a reserve or easement width of at least 20m;
  2. a minimum trafficable (cleared and formed) width of 4m capable of accommodating a 15 tonne vehicle and which is at least 6m clear of vegetation;
  3. no cut or fill embankments or retaining walls adjacent to the 4m wide trafficable path;
  4. a minimum of 4.8m vertical clearance;
  5. turning areas for fire-fighting appliances in accordance with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ Fire Hydrant and Vehicle Access Guidelines;
  6. a maximum gradient of 12.5%;
  7. a crossfall of no greater than 10 degrees;
  8. drainage and erosion control devices in accordance with the standards prescribed in a planning scheme policy;
  9. vehicular access at each end which is connected to the public road network;
  10. designated fire trail signage;
  11. if used, has gates locked with a system authorised by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services; and
  12. if a fire trail, has an access easement that is granted in favour of Council and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

PO13
The development design responds to the potential threat of bushfire and establishes clear evacuation routes which demonstrate an acceptable or tolerable risk to people.  

AO13
The lot layout:

  1. minimises the length of the development perimeter exposed to, or adjoining hazardous vegetation;
  2. avoids the creation of potential bottle-neck points in the movement network;
  3. establishes direct access to a safe assembly/evacuation area in the event of an approaching bushfire; and
  4. ensures roads likely to be used in the event of a fire are designed to minimise traffic congestion.

Editor’s note: For example, developments should avoid finger-like or hour-glass subdivision patterns or substantive vegetated corridors between lots.
In order to demonstrate compliance with the performance outcome, a bushfire management plan prepared by a suitably qualified person may be required. The bushfire management plan should be developed in accordance with the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) guideline entitled “Undertaking a Bushfire Protection Plan.
Advice from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services should be sought as appropriate.   

PO14
Critical infrastructure does not increase the potential bushfire hazard. 

AO14
Critical or potentially hazardous infrastructure such as water supply, electricity, gas and telecommunications are undergrounded.

Local heritage places

PO15
Development maintains an intact context and setting that is compatible with the cultural heritage significance of the place.

AO15
No Acceptable outcome is provided.

Stock Route Network

PO16
The stock route network identified in SPP mapping – Environment and Heritage, Agriculture, Stock route network is protected from incompatible development on adjoining sites.

AO16
No new allotments are created within or adjacent to the stock route network.

 

PO17
The integrity of pipelines carrying petroleum is maintained 

AO17
No development is located closer than 200m from a pipeline or pipeline easement identified on Schedule 2 - Strategic Map.

 

Zone/Precinct Allotment Size Road frontage

Table 7.4.2.2 - Acceptable outcomes for lot sizes and frontages

Rural zone 5,000ha N/A
Rural residential zone 2ha 70m
Recreation and open space zone Not applicable Not applicable
Township zone 1,000m2 20m
Commercial precinct 400m2 15m
Industrial precinct 2,000m2 30m
Residential precinct 500m2 20m

 

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