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Schedule 1  Definitions

SC1.1    Use definitions

  1. Use definitions have a specific meaning for the purpose of the planning scheme.
  2. Any use not listed in Table SC1.1.2 column 1 is an undefined use.
    Note—Development comprising a combination of defined uses is not considered to be an undefined use.
  3. A use listed in Table SC1.1.2 column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2.
  4. The use definitions listed here are the definitions used in this planning scheme.
  5. Column 3 of Table SC1.1.2 identifies examples of the types of that are consistent with the use identified in column 1.
  6. Column 4 of Table SC1.1.2 identifies examples of activities that are not consistent with the use identified in column 1.
  7. Columns 3 and 4 of Table SC1.1.2 are not exhaustive lists.
  8. Uses listed in Table SC1.1.2 columns 3 and 4 which are not listed in column 1 form part of the definition.

Table SC1.1.1—Index of use definitions

 

Column 1
Use
Column 2
Definitions
Column 3
Examples include
Column 4
Does not include the following examples

Table SC1.1.2—Use definitions

Adult Store Premises used as a shop where the primary purpose is for the display or sale of sexually explicit materials, products and devices associated with or used in a sexual practice or activity. Sex shop Shop, newsagent, registered pharmacist or video hire, where the primary use of these are concerned with:
  • the sale, display or hire of printed or recorded matter (not of a sexually explicit nature) or
  • the sale or display of underwear or lingerie or
  • the sale or display of an article or thing primarily concerned with or used in association with a medically recognised purpose
Agricultural supplies store Premises used for the sale of agricultural products and supplies including agricultural chemicals and fertilisers, seeds, bulk veterinary supplies, farm clothing, saddlery, animal feed and irrigation materials   Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery
Air services Premises used for any of the following:
  • the arrival and departure of aircraft
  • the housing, servicing, refuelling, maintenance and repair of aircraft
  • the assembly and dispersal of passengers or goods on or from an aircraft
  • any ancillary activities directly serving the needs of passengers and visitors to the use
  • associated training and education facilities
  • aviation facilities
Airport, airstrip, helipad, public or private airfield  
Animal husbandry

Premises used for production of animals or animal products on either native or improved pastures or vegetation.

The use includes ancillary yards, stables and temporary holding facilities and the repair and servicing of machinery.

Cattle studs, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairying Animal keepingintensive animal industryaquaculture, feedlots, piggeries
Animal keeping Premises used for boarding, breeding or training of animals.

The use may include ancillary temporary or permanent holding facilities on the same site and ancillary repair and servicing of machinery
Aviaries, catteries, kennels, stables, wildlife refuge Aquaculture, cattle studs, domestic pets, feedlots, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairying, piggeries, poultry meat and egg production, animal husbandry
Aquaculture Premises used for the cultivation of aquatic animals or plants in a confined area that may require the provision of food either mechanically or by hand. Pond farms, tank systems, hatcheries, raceway system, rack and line systems, sea cages Intensive animal industry
Bar

Premises used primarily to sell liquor for consumption on the premises and that provides for a maximum capacity to seat sixty persons at any one time.

The use may include ancillary sale of food for consumption on the premises and entertainment activities.
  Club, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, tavern
Brothel Premises made available for prostitution by two or more prostitutes at the premises.   Adult store, club, nightclub entertainment facility, shop
Bulk landscape supplies Premises used for bulk storage and sale of landscaping and gardening supplies, which may include soil, gravel, potting mix and mulch, where the majority of materials sold from the premises are not in pre-packaged form.   Garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery
Caretaker’s accommodation A dwelling provided for a caretaker of a non-residential use on the same premises.   Dwelling house
Car wash Premises primarily used for commercially cleaning motor vehicles by an automatic or partly automatic process.   Service station
Cemetery Premises used for interment of bodies or ashes after death. Burial ground, crypt, columbarium, lawn cemetery, pet cemetery, mausoleum Crematorium, funeral parlour
Child care centre Premises used for minding, education and care, but not residence, of children. Crèche, early childhood centre, kindergarten, outside hours school care Educational establishment, home based child care, family day care
Club

Premises used by persons associated for social, literary, political, sporting, athletic or other similar purposes for social interaction or entertainment.

The use may include the ancillary preparation and service of food and drink.

Club house, guide and scout clubs, surf lifesaving club, RSL, bowls club Hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, place of worship, theatre
Community care centre Premises used to provide social support where no accommodation is provided. Medical care may be provided but is ancillary to the primary use. Disability support services, drop in centre, respite centre, integrated Indigenous support centre Child care centre, family day care, home based child care, health care services, residential care facility
Community residence

Any dwelling used for accommodation for a maximum of six persons who require assistance or support with daily living needs, share communal spaces and who may be unrelated.

The use may include a resident support worker engaged or employed in the management of the residence.

Hospice Dwelling house, dwelling unit, residential care facility, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation
Community use Premises used for providing artistic, social or cultural facilities and community support services to the public and may include the ancillary preparation and provision of food and drink. Art gallery, community centre, community hall, library, museum Cinema, club, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, place of worship
Crematorium Premises used for the cremation or aquamation of bodies.   Cemetery
Cropping

Premises used for growing plants or plant material for commercial purposes where dependent on the cultivation of soil.

The use includes harvesting and the storage and packing of produce and plants grown on the site and the ancillary repair and servicing of machinery used on the site.

Fruit, nut, vegetable and grain production, forestry for wood production, fodder and pasture production, plant fibre production, sugar cane growing, vineyard Permanent plantations, intensive horticulture, rural industry
Detention facility Premises used for the confinement of persons committed by a process of law. Prison, detention centre  
Dual occupancy Premises containing two dwellings, each for a separate household, and consisting of:
  • a single lot, where neither dwelling is a secondary dwelling or
  • two lots sharing common property where one dwelling is located on each lot.
Duplex, two dwellings on a single lot (whether or not attached), two dwellings within one single community title scheme under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, two dwellings within the one body corporate to which the Building Units and Group Title Act 1980 continues to apply Dwelling house, multiple dwelling
Dwelling house

A residential use of premises for one household that contains a single dwelling.

The use includes domestic outbuildings and works normally associated with a dwelling and may include a secondary dwelling.

  Caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation, student accommodation, multiple dwelling
Dwelling unit A single dwelling within a premises containing non-residential use(s). ‘Shop-top’ apartment Caretaker’s accommodation, Dwelling house
Educational establishment

Premises used for training and instruction designed to impart knowledge and develop skills.

The use may include outside hours school care for students or on-site student accommodation

Pre-preparatory, preparatory and primary school, secondary school, special education, college, university, technical institute, outdoor education centres Child care centre, home based child care, family day care
Emergency services Premises used by government bodies or community organisations to provide essential emergency services or disaster management services including management support facilities for the protection of persons, property and the environment. State emergency service facility, ambulance station, rural fire brigade, auxiliary fire and rescue station, urban fire and rescue station, police station, emergency management support facility, evacuation centres Community use, hospital, residential care facility
Environment facility Facilities used for the conservation, interpretation and appreciation of areas of environmental, cultural or heritage value. Nature-based attractions, walking tracks, seating, shelters, boardwalks, observation decks, bird hides  
Extractive industry Premises used for the extraction and/or processing of extractive resources and associated activities, including their transportation to market. Quarry  
Food and drink outlet Premises used for preparation and sale of food and drink to the public for consumption on or off the site. The use may include the ancillary sale of liquor for consumption on site Bistro, café, coffee shop, drive-through facility, kiosk, milk bar, restaurant, snack bar, take-away, tea room Bar, club, hotel, shop, theatre, nightclub entertainment facility
Function facility Premises used for conducting receptions or functions that may include the preparation and provision of food and liquor for consumption on site. Conference centre, reception centre Community use, hotel
Funeral parlour

Premises used to arrange and conduct funerals, memorial services and the like, but do not include burial or cremation.

The use includes a mortuary and the storage and preparation of bodies for burial or cremation.

  Cemetery, crematorium, place of worship
Garden centre

Premises used primarily for the sale of plants and may include sale of gardening and landscape products and supplies where these are sold mainly in pre-packaged form.

The use may include an ancillary food and drink outlet.

Retail plant nursery Bulk landscape supplies, wholesale nursery, outdoor sales
Hardware and trade supplies Premises used for the sale, display or hire of hardware and trade supplies including household fixtures, timber, tools, paint, wallpaper, plumbing supplies and the like.   Shop, showroom, outdoor sales and warehouse
Health care services Premises for medical, paramedical, alternative therapies and general health care and treatment of persons that involves no overnight accommodation. Dental clinics, medical centres, natural medicine practices, nursing services, physiotherapy clinic Community care centre, hospital
High impact industry Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for significant impacts on sensitive land uses due to offsite emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise
  • potential for significant offsite impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release
  • generates high traffic flows in the context of the locality or the road network
  • generates a significant demand on the local infrastructure network
  • the use may involve night time and outdoor activities
  • onsite controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks.

Abattoirs, concrete batching plant, boiler making and engineering and metal foundry

Note – additional examples may be shown in SC1.1.2 industry thresholds.

Tanneries, rendering plants, oil refineries, waste incineration, manufacturing or storing explosives, power plants, manufacturing fertilisers, service industry, low impact industry, medium impact industry, special industry
Home based business A dwelling used for a business activity where subordinate to the residential use. Bed and breakfast, home office, home based child care Hobby, office, shop, warehouse, transport depot
Hospital Premises used for medical or surgical care or treatment of patients whether or not involving overnight accommodation. The use may include ancillary accommodation for employees and ancillary activities directly serving the needs of patients and visitors.   Health care services, residential care facility
Hotel

Premises used primarily to sell liquor for consumption.

The use may include short-term accommodation, dining and entertainment activities and facilities.

Pub, tavern Nightclub entertainment facility
Indoor sport and recreation Premises used for leisure, sport or recreation conducted wholly or mainly indoors. Amusement parlour, bowling alley, gymnasium, squash courts, enclosed tennis courts Cinema, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, theatre
Intensive animal industry

Premises used for the intensive production of animals or animal products in an enclosure that requires the provision of food and water either mechanically or by hand.

The use includes the ancillary storage and packing of feed and produce.

Feedlots, piggeries, poultry and egg production Animal husbandry, aquaculture, drought feeding, milking sheds, shearing sheds, weaning pens
Intensive horticulture

Premises used for the intensive production of plants or plant material on imported media and located within a building or structure or where outdoors, artificial lights or containers are used.

The use includes the storage and packing of produce and plants grown on the subject site.

Greenhouse and shade house plant production, hydroponic farms, mushroom farms Wholesale Nursery
Landing A structure for mooring, launching, storage and retrieval of vessels where passengers embark and disembark. Boat ramp, jetty, pontoon Marina
Low impact industry Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • negligible impacts on sensitive land uses due to offsite emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise
  • minimal traffic generation and heavy-vehicle usage
  • demands imposed upon the local infrastructure network consistent with surrounding uses
  • the use generally operates during the day (e.g. 7 am to 6 pm)
  • offsite impacts from storage of dangerous goods are negligible
  • the use is primarily undertaken indoors.

Repairing motor vehicles, fitting and turning workshop

Note – additional examples may be shown in SC1.1.2 industry thresholds

Panel beating, spray painting or surface coating, tyre recycling, drum re-conditioning, wooden and laminated product manufacturing, service industry, medium impact industry, high impact industry, special industry

Major electricity infrastructure

All aspects of development for either the transmission grid or electricity supply networks as defined under the Electricity Act 1994.

The use may include ancillary telecommunication facilities.

Powerlines greater than 66kV Minor electricity infrastructure, substation
Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility Premises with large scale built facilities designed to cater for large scale events including major sporting, recreation, conference and entertainment events. Convention and exhibition centres, entertainment centres, sports stadiums, horse racing Indoor sport and recreation, local sporting field, motor sport, park, outdoor sport and recreation
Marine industry

Premises used for waterfront based marine industries involved in any activity relating to the manufacturing, storage, repair or servicing of vessels and maritime infrastructure.

The use may include the provision of fuel and disposal of waste.

Boat building, boat storage, dry dock Marina
Market

Premises used for the sale of goods to the public on a regular basis, where goods are primarily sold from temporary structures such as stalls, booths or trestle tables.

The use may include entertainment provided for the enjoyment of customers.

Flea market, farmers market, car boot sales Shop, roadside stall
Medium impact industry Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for noticeable impacts on sensitive land uses due to offsite emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise
  • potential for noticeable offsite impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release
  • generates high traffic flows in the context of the locality or the road network
  • generates an elevated demand on the local infrastructure network
  • onsite controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks
  • the use is primarily undertaken indoors
  • evening or night activities are undertaken indoors and not outdoors

Spray painting and surface coating, wooden and laminated product manufacturing (including cabinet making, joining, timber truss making or wood working)

Note – additional examples may be shown in SC1.1.2 industry thresholds.

Concrete batching, tyre manufacturing and retreading, metal recovery (involving a fragmentiser), textile manufacture, chemically treating timber and plastic product manufacture, service industry, low impact industry, high impact industry, special industry
Motor sport facility Premises used for organised or recreational motor sports whether on or off-road, which may include permanent, temporary or informal provision for spectators and other supporting uses. Go-karting, lawn mower race tracks, trail bike parks, 4WD and all terrain parks, motocross tracks, off road motorcycle facility, motorcycle or car race tracks Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, outdoor sport and recreation
Multiple dwelling Premises containing three or more dwellings for separate households. Apartments, flats, units, townhouses, row housing, triplex Rooming accommodation, dual occupancy, duplex, granny flat, residential care facility, retirement facility
Nature-based tourism

The use of land or premises for a tourism activity, including tourist and visitor short-term accommodation, that is intended for the conservation, interpretation and appreciation of areas of environmental, cultural or heritage value, local ecosystem and attributes of the natural environment.

Nature-based tourism activities typically:

  • maintain a nature based focus or product
  • promote environmental awareness, education and conservation
  • carry out sustainable practices.
Environmentally responsible accommodation facilities including lodges, cabins, huts and tented camps Environment facility
Nightclub entertainment facility

Premises used to provide entertainment, which may include cabaret, dancing and music.

The use generally includes the sale of liquor and food for consumption on site.

  Club, hotel, tavern, pub, indoor sport and recreation, theatre, concert hall
Non-resident workforce accommodation

Premises used to provide accommodation for non-resident workers.

The use may include provision of recreational and entertainment facilities for the exclusive use of residents and their visitors.
Contractor’s camp, construction camp, single person’s quarters, temporary workers’ accommodation Relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park
Office Premises used for an administrative, secretarial or management service or the practice of a profession, where no goods or materials are made, sold or hired and where the principal activity provides for one or more of the following:
  • business or professional advice
  • service of goods that are not physically on the premises
  • office-based administrative functions of an organisation.
Bank, real estate agent, administration building Home based business, home office, shop, outdoor sales
Outdoor sales Premises used for the display, sale, hire or lease of products where the use is conducted wholly or predominantly outdoors and may include construction, industrial or farm plant and equipment, vehicles, boats and caravans. The use may include ancillary repair or servicing activities and sale or fitting of accessories. Agricultural machinery sales yard, motor vehicles sales yard Bulk landscape supplies, market
Outdoor sport and recreation

Premises used for a recreation or sport activity that is carried on outside a building and requires areas of open space and may include ancillary works necessary for safety and sustainability.

The use may include ancillary food and drink outlet(s) and the provision of ancillary facilities or amenities conducted indoors such as changing rooms and storage facilities.

Driving range, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, football ground, cricket oval Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, motor sport, park, community use
Outstation

Premises used for cultural and/or recreational activities undertaken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The use provides for intermittent short stay and/or long-term camping.

The use may involve permanent low scale built infrastructure
Indigenous camp site Dwelling house, hostel, multiple dwelling, relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park
Park

Premises accessible to the public generally for free sport, recreation and leisure, and may be used for community events or other community activities.

Facilities may include children’s playground equipment, informal sports fields and ancillary vehicle parking and other public conveniences.

Urban common Tourist attraction, outdoor sport and recreation
Parking station Premises used for parking vehicles where the parking is not ancillary to another use. Car park, ‘park and ride’, bicycle parking  
Permanent plantation Premises used for growing plants not intended to be harvested. Permanent plantations for carbon sequestration, biodiversity or natural resource management Forestry for wood production, biofuel production
Place of worship

Premises used by an organised group for worship and religious activities.

The use may include ancillary facilities for social, educational and associated charitable activities.

Church, chapel, mosque, synagogue, temple Community use, child care centre, funeral parlour, crematorium
Port services Premises used for the following:
  • the arrival and departure of vessels
  • the movement of passengers or goods on or off vessels
  • any ancillary activities directly serving the needs of passengers and visitors or the housing, servicing, maintenance and repair of vessels.
Marina, ferry terminal Landing
Relocatable home park

Premises used for relocatable dwellings (whether they are permanently located or not) that provides long-term residential accommodation.

The use may include a manager’s residence and office, ancillary food and drink outlet, kiosk, amenity buildings and the provision of recreation facilities for the exclusive use of residents.

  Tourist park
Renewable energy facility Premises used for the generation of electricity or energy from renewable (naturally reoccurring) sources. Solar farm, wind farm, tidal power Wind turbine or solar panels supplying energy to domestic or rural activities on the same site
Research and technology industry

Premises used for innovative and emerging technological industries involved in research design, manufacture, assembly, testing, maintenance and storage of machinery, equipment and components.

The use may include emerging industries such as energy, aerospace, and biotechnology.

Aeronautical engineering, computer component manufacturing, medical laboratories, computer server facility  
Residential care facility A residential use of premises for supervised accommodation where the use includes medical and other support facilities for residents who cannot live independently and require regular nursing or personal care. Convalescent home, nursing home Community residence, dwelling house, dual occupancy, hospital, multiple dwelling, retirement facility
Resort complex Premises used for tourist and visitor short-term accommodation that include integrated leisure facilities including:
  • restaurants and bars
  • meeting and function facilities
  • sporting and fitness facilities
  • staff accommodation
  • transport facilities directly associated with the tourist facility such as a ferry terminal and air services.
Island resort  
Retirement facility

A residential use of premises for an integrated community and specifically built and designed for older people.

The use includes independent living units and may include serviced units where residents require some support with health care and daily living needs.

The use may also include a manager’s residence and office, food and drink outlet, amenity buildings, communal facilities and accommodation for staff.

Retirement village Residential care facility
Roadside stall Premises used for the roadside display and sale of goods in rural areas. Produce stall Market
Rooming accommodation

Premises used for the accommodation of one or more households where each resident:

  • has a right to occupy one or more rooms
  • does not have a right to occupy the whole of the premises in which the rooms are situated
  • may be provided with separate facilities for private use
  • may share communal facilities or communal space with one or more of the other residents.

The use may include:

  • rooms not in the same building on site
  • provision of a food or other service
  • on site management or staff and associated accommodation.
  • Facilities includes furniture and equipment as defined in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
accommodation house, short-term accommodation, multiple dwelling
Rural industry

Premises used for storage, processing and packaging of products from a rural use.

The use includes processing, packaging and sale of products produced as a result of a rural use where these activities are ancillary to a rural use on or adjacent to the site.

Packing shed Intensive animal husbandry, intensive horticulture, roadside stall, wholesale nursery, winery, abattoir, agricultural supply store
Rural workers’ accommodation Any premises used as quarters for staff employed in the use of land for rural purposes, such as agriculture, intensive animal husbandry and forestry, conducted on a lot in the same ownership whether or not such quarters are self-contained. Farm workers’ accommodation Short-term accommodation, caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, dwelling house, nature or rural based tourist accommodation, non-resident workforce accommodation, multiple dwelling
Sales office

The temporary use of premises for displaying a land parcel or buildings that can be built for sale or can be won as a prize.

The use may include a caravan or relocatable dwelling or structure.

Display dwelling Bank, office
Service industry Premises used for industrial activities that have no external air, noise or odour emissions from the site and can be suitably located with other non-industrial uses. Audio visual equipment repair, film processing, bicycle repairs, clock and watch repairs, computer repairs, dry cleaning, hand engraving, jewellery making, laundromat, locksmith, picture framing, shoe repairs, tailor Small engine mechanical repair workshop, cabinet making, shop fitting, sign writing, tyre depot, low impact industry, medium impact industry, high impact industry, special industry
Service station

Premises used for the sale of fuel including petrol, liquid petroleum gas, automotive distillate and alternative fuels.

The use may include, where ancillary, a shop, food and drink outlet, maintenance, repair servicing and washing of vehicles, the hire of trailers, and supply of compressed air.

  Car wash
Shop Premises used for the display, sale or hire of goods or the provision of personal services or betting to the public. Hairdresser, liquor store, department store, discount department store, discount variety stores, betting agencies, supermarket, corner store Adult store, food and drink outlet, showroom, market
Shopping centre Premises comprising two or more individual tenancies that is comprised primarily of shops, and that function as an integrated complex.    
Short-term accommodation

Premises used to provide short-term accommodation for tourists or travellers for a temporary period of time (typically not exceeding three consecutive months) and may be self-contained.

The use may include a manager’s residence and office and the provision of recreation facilities for the exclusive use of visitors.

Motel, backpackers accommodation, cabins, serviced apartments, hotel, farm stay Hostel, rooming accommodation, tourist park
Showroom Premises used primarily for the sale of goods of a related product line that are of a size, shape or weight that requires:
  • a large area for handling, display or storage
  • direct vehicle access to the building by members of the public for loading and unloading items purchased or hired.
Bulky goods sales, motor vehicles sales showroom, bulk stationary supplies Food and drink outlet, shop, outdoor sales
Special industry Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for extreme impacts on sensitive land uses due to offsite emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise
  • potential for extreme offsite impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release
  • onsite controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks
  • the use generally involves night time and outdoor activities
  • the use may involve the storage and handling of large volumes of dangerous goods
  • requires significant separation from non-industrial uses.

Tanneries, rendering plants, oil refineries, waste incineration, manufacturing or storing explosives, power plants, manufacturing fertilisers

Note – additional examples may be shown in SC1.1.2 industry thresholds.

Low impact industry, medium impact industryhigh impact industry, service industry
Substation Premises forming part of a transmission grid or supply network under the Electricity Act 1994, and used for:
  • converting or transforming electrical energy from one voltage to another
  • regulating voltage in an electrical circuit
  • controlling electrical circuits
  • switching electrical current between circuits
  • a switchyard or
  • communication facilities for ‘operating works’ as defined under the Electricity Act 1994 or for workforce operational and safety communications.
Substations, switching yards Major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure
Telecommunications facility Premises used for systems that carry communications and signals by means of radio, including guided or unguided electromagnetic energy, whether such facility is manned or remotely controlled. Telecommunication tower, broadcasting station, television station Aviation facility, ‘low-impact telecommunications facility’ as defined under the Telecommunications Act 1997
Theatre

Premises used for presenting movies, live entertainment or music to the public and may include provision of food and liquor for consumption on the premises.

The use may include the production of film or music, including associated ancillary facilities, which are associated with the production, such as sound stages, wardrobe and laundry facilities, makeup facilities, set construction workshops, editing and post-production facilities.

Cinema, movie house, concert hall, dance hall, film studio, music recording studio Community hall, hotel, indoor sport and recreation facility, temporary film studio
Tourist attraction Premises used for providing on- site entertainment, recreation or similar facilities for the general public. The use may include provision of food and drink for consumption on site. Theme park, zoo Hotel, major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, nightclub entertainment facility
Tourist park

Premises used to provide for accommodation in caravans, self-contained cabins, tents and similar structures for the public for short term holiday purposes.

The use may include, where ancillary, a manager’s residence and office, kiosk, amenity buildings, food and drink outlet, or the provision of recreation facilities for the use of occupants of the tourist park and their visitors, and accommodation for staff.

Camping ground, caravan park, holiday cabins Relocatable home park, tourist attraction, short-term accommodation, non-resident workforce accommodation
Transport depot Premises used for the storage, for commercial or public purposes, of more than one motor vehicle. The use includes premises for the storage of taxis, buses, trucks, heavy machinery and uses of a like nature. The term may include the ancillary servicing, repair and cleaning of vehicles stored on the premises. Contractor’s depot, bus depot, truck yard, heavy machinery yard Home based business, warehouse, low impact industry, service industry
Utility installation

Premises used to provide the public with the following services:

  • supply or treatment of water, hydraulic power or gas
  • sewerage, drainage or stormwater services
  • transport services including road, rail or water
  • waste management facilities or
  • network infrastructure.

The use includes maintenance and storage depots and other facilities for the operation of the use.

Sewerage treatment plant, mail depot, pumping station, water treatment plant Telecommunications tower, major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure, substation, renewable energy facility, transport depot
Veterinary services Premises used for veterinary care, surgery and treatment of animals that may include provision for the short-term accommodation of the animals on the premises.   Animal keeping
Warehouse

Premises used for the storage and distribution of goods, whether or not in a building, including self-storage facilities or storage yards.

The use may include sale of goods by wholesale where ancillary to storage.

The use does not include retail sales from the premises or industrial uses.

Self-storage sheds Hardware and trade supplies, outdoor sales, showroom, shop
Wholesale nursery

Premises used for the sale of plants, but not to the general public, where the plants are grown on or adjacent to the site.

The use may include sale of gardening materials where these are ancillary to the primary use.

  Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre
Winery Premises used for manufacturing of wine, which may include the sale of wine manufactured on site.   Rural industry

 

SC1.1.1    Defined activity groups

  1. Defined uses listed in Table SC1.1 are able to be clustered into activity groups.
  2. An activity group listed in column 1 clusters the defined uses listed in column 2.
  3. An activity group is able to be referenced in Part 5.
  4. The activity groups listed here are the defined activity groups for the purpose of the planning scheme.
Activity group Uses

Table SC1.1.1.2—Defined activity groups

Commercial activities
Community activities
Rural activities

 

SC1.1.2    Industry thresholds

There are no industry thresholds for the planning scheme” or insert the following.

SC1.2    Administrative definitions

  1. Administrative definitions assist with the interpretation of the planning scheme but do not have a specific land use meaning.
  2. A term listed in Table SC1.2.2 column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2 under the heading.
  3. The administrative definitions listed here are the definitions for the purpose of the planning scheme.

Table SC1.2.1—Index of administrative definitions

Adjoining premises
Advertising device
Affordable housing
Average width
Base date
Basement
Boundary clearance
Building height
Defined flood event (DFE)
Defined flood level (DFL)
Demand unit
Development footprint
Domestic outbuilding
Dwelling

Gross floor area
Ground level
Household
Minor building work
Minor electricity infrastructure
Net developable area
Netserv plan
Non-resident workers
Outermost projection
Planning assumptions
Plot ratio
Projection area(s)
Secondary dwelling
Setback
Service catchment
Site
Site cover
Storey
Temporary use
Ultimate development
Urban purposes

 

Column 1
Term
Column 2
Definition

Table SC1.2.2—Administrative definitions

Adjoining premises Premises that share all or part of a common boundary. A common boundary may be a single point such as a corner point.
Advertising device Any permanent structure, device, sign or the like intended for advertising purposes. It includes any framework, supporting structure or building feature that is provided exclusively or mainly as part of the advertisement.
Affordable housing Housing that is appropriate to the needs of households with low to moderate incomes.
Average width In regard to a lot, the distance between the midpoints of the side boundaries of the lot.
Base date The date from which a local government has estimated its projected infrastructure demands and costs.
Basement A space that is situated between one floor level and the floor level next below where no part of the space projects more than 1m above ground level.
Boundary clearance The shortest distance from the outermost projection of a structural part of the building or structure to the property boundary, including:
  1. if the projection is a roof and there is a fascia—the outside face of the fascia
  2. if the projection is a roof and there is no fascia—the roof structure.
The term does not include rainwater fittings or ornamental or architectural attachments.
Building height If specified:
  1. in metres, the vertical distance between the ground level and the highest point of the building roof (apex) or parapet at any point, but not including load-bearing antenna, aerial, chimney, flagpole or the like
  2. in storeys, the number of storeys above ground level or
  3. in both metres and storeys, both (a) and (b) apply.
Defined flood event (DFE) For this planning scheme, this is the 1% annual exceedance probability (AEP) flood and is mapped in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping.
Defiined flood level (DFL) The flood level associated with a defined flood event relative to the Australian Height Datum (AHD). 
Demand unit Demand units provide a standard of unit measurement to express demand on a trunk infrastructure network.
Development footprint The location and extent of all development proposed on a site. This includes all buildings and structures, open space, all associated facilities, landscaping, on-site stormwater drainage, on-site wastewater treatment, all areas of disturbance, on-site parking, access and manoeuvring areas.
Domestic outbuilding A Class 10a building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is ancillary to a residential use on the same premises and is limited to non-habitable buildings for the purpose of a shed, garage and carport.
Dwelling

A building or part of a building used or capable of being used as a self-contained residence that must include the following:

  1. food preparation facilities
  2. a bath or shower
  3. a toilet and wash basin
  4. clothes washing facilities.

This term includes outbuildings, structures and works normally associated with a dwelling.

Gross floor area The total floor area of all storeys of a building (measured from the outside of the external walls or the centre of a common wall), other than areas used for the following:
  1. building services, plant and equipment
  2. access between levels
  3. ground floor public lobby
  4. a mall
  5. the parking, loading and manoeuvring of motor vehicles
  6. unenclosed private balconies whether roofed or not.
Ground level The level of the natural ground, or, where the level of the natural ground has been changed, the level as lawfully changed.
Household An individual or a group of two or more related or unrelated people who reside in the dwelling, with the common intention to live together on a long-term basis and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.
Minor building work An alteration, addition or extension to an existing building(s) which results in an increase in the gross floor area of the building(s) of less than five per cent of the gross floor area of the existing building(s) or 50 square metres, whichever is the lesser.
Minor electricity infrastructure

All aspects of development for an electricity supply network as defined under the Electricity Act 1994, (or for private electricity works that form an extension of, or provide service connections to properties from the network), if the network operates at standard voltages up to and including 66kV.

This includes:

  1. augmentations/upgrades to existing powerlines where the voltage of the infrastructure does not increase
  2. augmentations to existing substations (including communication facilities for controlling works as defined under the Electricity Act 1994) where the voltage of the infrastructure does not increase, and where they are located on an existing substation lot.
Net developable area

The area of land available for development. It does not include land that cannot be developed due to constraints such as acid sulfate soils, conservation land, flood affected land or steep slope.

Note – for the purpose of a local government infrastructure plan, net developable area is usually measured in hectares, net developable hectares (net dev ha).

Netserv plan A distributor-retailer’s plan about its water and wastewater networks and provision of water service and wastewater service pursuant to section 99BJ of the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009.
Non-resident workers

Workers who reside in areas for extended periods when employed on projects directly associated with resource extraction, major industry, major infrastructure or rural uses, but have a permanent place of residence in another area.

This includes workers engaged in fly-in/fly-out or drive-in/drive-out arrangements.

Outermost projection The outermost projection of any part of a building or structure including, in the case of a roof, the outside face of the fascia, or the roof structure where there is no fascia, or attached sunhoods or the like, but does not include retractable blinds, fixed screens, rainwater fittings, or ornamental attachments.
Planning assumptions Assumptions about the type, scale, location and timing of future growth.
Plot ratio The ratio of gross floor area to the area of the site.
Projection area(s) Area or areas within a local government area for which a local government carries out demand growth projections.
Secondary dwelling

A dwelling used in conjunction with, and subordinate to, a dwelling house on the same lot.

A secondary dwelling may be constructed under a dwelling house, be attached to a dwelling house or be free standing.

Service catchment

An area serviced by an infrastructure network. An infrastructure network is made up of one or more service catchments. Service catchments are determined by the network type and how it has been designed to operate and provide service to the urban areas.

Note – for example:

  • stormwater network service catchments can be delineated to align with watershed boundaries
  • open space network service catchment can be determined using local government accessibility standards
  • water network service catchment can be established as the area serviced by a particular reservoir.
Setback For a building or structure, the shortest distance measured horizontally from the outer most projection of a building or structure to the vertical projection of the boundary of the lot.
Site Any land on which development is carried out or is proposed to be carried out whether such land comprises the whole or part of one lot or more than one lot if each of such lots is contiguous.
Site cover

The proportion of the site covered by a building(s), structure(s) attached to the building(s) and carport(s), calculated to the outer most projections of the building(s) and expressed as a percentage.

The term does not include:

  1. any structure or part thereof included in a landscaped open space area such as a gazebo or shade structure
  2. basement car parking areas located wholly below ground level
  3. eaves and sun shading devices.
Storey

A space that is situated between one floor level and the floor level next above, or if there is no floor above, the ceiling or roof above, but not a space that contains only:

  1. a lift shaft, stairway or meter room
  2. a bathroom, shower room, laundry, water closet, or other sanitary compartment
  3. a combination of the above.
  • A mezzanine is a storey.
  • A roofed structure on or part of a rooftop that does not solely accommodate building plant and equipment is a storey.
  • A basement is not a storey.
Temporary use

A use that is impermanent and may be irregular or infrequent that does not require the construction of a permanent building or the installation of permanent infrastructure or services.

Note – provisions for temporary use timeframes for defined uses may be provided in section for Local government administrative matters.

Editor’s note – it is recommended that local government use the ability under section for Local government administrative matters to further refine this definition for use in the local government area for defined uses.

Ultimate development The realistic extent of development anticipated to be achieved when a site (or projection area or infrastructure service catchment) is fully developed.
Urban purposes For the purpose of local government infrastructure plans, urban purposes includes residential (other than rural residential), retail, commercial, industrial, community and government related purposes.

 

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