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Part 7  Development Codes

  1. Preliminary
  2. Development that cannot be made assessable in accordance with Schedule 6 of the Planning Regulation 2017
    1. Community residence requirements
    2. Requirements for cropping involving forestry for wood production code for accepted development
    3. Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code
  3. Use codes
    1. General development code
    2. Non-resident workforce accommodation code
  4. Other development codes
    1. Operational works code
    2. Reconfiguring a lot code

7.1  Preliminary

  1. Development codes are codes for assessment where identified as an applicable code in Part 5.
  2. Use codes and other development codes are specific to each planning scheme area.
  3. The following are the codes and requirements under the Regulation for development in the planning scheme:
    1. Community residence code requirements applying to development that may not be made assessable development under the planning scheme
    2. Cropping (involving forestry for wood production) code applying to development that may not be made assessable development under the planning scheme
    3. Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code applying to development for which code assessment is required under Schedule 10, part 12 and Schedule 10, part 14, division 2 of the Regulation.
  4. The following are the use codes for the planning scheme:
    1. General Development Code.
    2. Non-Resident Workforce Accommodation Code.
  5. The following are the other development codes for the planning scheme:
    1. Operational works code.
    2. Reconfiguration a lot code

7.2 Development that cannot be made assessable in accordance with Schedule 6 of the Planning Regulation 2017

7.2.1 Community residence requirements

  1. Development for a community residence that complies with all of the requirements in Table 7.2.1.1 is accepted development.

7.2.1.1 Community residence for accepted development only

Requirements
1 The premises are in a residential zone or rural residential zone.
2 No more than 7 support workers attend the residence in a 24-hour period.
3 At least 2 car parks are provided on the premises for use by residents and visitors.
4 At least 1 of the car parks stated in (3) is suitable for persons with disabilities.
5 At least 1 car park is provided on the premises for use by support workers.

 

Editor’s note—Schedule 6, Part 2, (6) of the Regulation states the development the planning scheme is prohibited from making assessable development for a material change of use for community residence.

7.2.2 Requirements for cropping involving forestry for wood production code for accepted development

The Planning Scheme is in accordance with the relevant requirements from schedule 13, requirements for cropping involving forestry for wood production of the Regulation.

7.2.2.1 Requirements for accepted development that is a material change of use for cropping involving forestry for wood production or operational work for harvesting trees for wood production

Requirements
Setbacks
1 The use or work is at a distance of at least the separation distance stated in Table 7.2.2.2 Separation distances.
Refer to Table 7.2.2.2 Separation Distances below.
2 Seedlings within the separation distance stated in requirement 1 are removed if the seedlings—
  1. are the same species as the trees to be harvested; and
  2. are not native to the local area.
3 For land with a slope of more than 10% but less than 25% - the development uses only—
  1. mechanical strip cultivation on the contour; or
  2. spot cultivation; or 
  3. manual cultivation.
4 For land with a slope of 25% or more— the development uses only—
  1. spot cultivation; or
  2. manual cultivation.
Requirements
5 The construction, operation or maintenance of a track or road for the development does not adversely affect—
  1. a natural drainage feature on the land; or
  2. land that is subject to erosion or landslide.
6 A track or road for the development—
  1. is appropriately drained; and
  2. has a stable surface.
7 Drainage structures for a track or road for the development are regularly maintained.
8 Drainage water from a track or road for the development is directed away from exposed soils and onto undisturbed ground or other areas with a stable surface.
 
9 For development involving a forest for wood production that is less than 40ha— a fire break that is at least 7m wide, measured from the base of the outermost tree in the forest to be harvested, is established and maintained.
10 For development involving a forest for wood production that is at least 40ha, but less than 100ha—a fire break that is at least 10m wide, measured from the base of the outermost tree in the forest to be harvested, is established and maintained.
11 For development involving a forest for wood production that is 100ha or more—
  1. a fire break that is at least 20m wide, measured from the base of the outermost tree in the forest to be harvested, is established and maintained; or
  2. both of the following things are established and maintained— 
    1. a fire break that is at least 10m wide, measured from the base of the outermost tree in the forest to be harvested;
    2. a fuel reduction area immediately behind the fire break that is at least 10m wide.
12 Trees to be harvested in the fuel reduction area are pruned to a minimum height of 5m when the trees reach a height of 10m.
13 Fire breaks are kept clear of flammable material with a height of more than 1m.
14 Fire access tracks and roads that are at least 4m wide are established and maintained on the premises.
15 Each part of the forest for wood production is within 250m of a fire access track or road.
16 Despite requirement (1), the following works may be carried out within the separation distance mentioned in Table 7.2.2.2 - Separation distances— 
  1. the construction of roads and tracks for the development;
  2. maintenance works for the development.

Table 7.2.2.2- Separation distances

Column 1
Structure or thing
Column 2
Separation distance
1. A watercourse shown on the regulated vegetation management map (1:100,000) and classified as stream order 1 to 2 under the Strahler stream order classification system 5m from the defining bank of the watercourse
2. A watercourse shown on the regulated vegetation management map (1:100,000) and classified as a stream order 3 to 5 under the Strahler stream order classification system 10m from the defining bank of the watercourse
3. A watercourse shown on the regulated vegetation management map (1:100,000) and classified as a stream order 6 under the Strahler stream order classification system 20m from the defining bank of the watercourse
4. A State-owned protected area or forest reserve under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 10m from the boundary of the protected area or forest reserve
5. A category A area, category B area, category C area or category R area 10m from the boundary of the area
6. A dwelling 100m from the dwelling, or another distance that complies with the Building Code and AS 3959-2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas
7. A machinery shed A distance that is the greater of the following—
  1. 25m from the machinery shed; or
  2. A distance from the structure that equals 1.5 times the maximum height of the trees to be harvested
8. A transmission grid, supply network or above-ground pipeline, that services more than 1 premises and is not the subject of an easement. A distance that is the longer of the following— 
  1. 25m from the structure; 
  2. A distance from the structure that  equals 1.5 times the maximum height of the trees to be harvested

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

  1. The purpose of the reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code is for assessing applications for development for reconfiguring a lot that requires assessment as regulated in Part 5, section 5.4 under Table 5.4.2—Regulated categories of development: reconfiguring a lot.

Editor’s note—Schedule 12 (3) of the Regulation sets out the assessment benchmarks for the reconfiguring a lot.

Table 7.2.3.1     Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works requiring code assessment

This code applies to a reconfiguring of a lot if – 

  1. The lot is in an industrial zone or residential zone (other than a park residential zone or rural residential zone); and
  2. the reconfiguration is the subdivision of 1 lot, other than a rear lot, into 2 lots (each a created lot); and
  3. each created lot is at least the minimum lot size for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument; and
  4. the reconfiguration is consistent with the purpose statement for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument.

However, this code does not apply if –

  1. all or part of the premises, are in an erosion prone area or any of the following areas under a local instrument—
    1. a flood hazard area;
    2. a bushfire hazard area;
    3. a landslide hazard area;
    4. a storm tide inundation area; or
  2. an overlay in a  local instrument applies to all or part of the premises, or any part of the premises.

For this section –

Industrial zone means area (however described) designated in a local categorising instrument as industrial.

Relevant zone means the zone applying to premises under a local instrument.

A reference to a local instrument is a reference to a local instrument applying to the premises.

  The frontage of each created lot complies with the minimum frontage requirements for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument.
 

The building envelope of each created lot complies with the building envelope requirements for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument.

 

The reconfiguration involved the creation of a rear lot only if the local instrument states that a rear lot is consistent with the relevant zone.

 

The number of lots, including rear lots, adjoining each created lot complies with the maximum number of adjoining lots of the relevant zone stated in a local instrument.

  If the reconfiguration creates a rear lot—
  1. An access strip for the rear lot does not adjoin the access strip of more than 1 other rear lot; and
  2. No more than 2 rear lots are accessed from the head of a single cul-de-sac
  If a local instrument states minimum setback distances for the relevant zone—the distance of a building or structure from a boundary of a created lot complies with the minimum distances stated in the local instrument.
  If the reconfiguration is in a residential zone and a local instrument does not state minimum setback distances for the zone— the distance of an existing building or structure from a boundary of a created lot complies with the minimum setback distances stated in the Queensland Development Code, parts 1.1 to 1.3
  A new building or structure on the premises will-
  1. comply with the Queensland Development Code, part 1.4; and
  2. be outside of an existing or planning infrastructure easement.
 
  1. Each created lot has access to the road network through-direct road frontage; or
  2. an access strip; or
  3. an access easement, if a local instrument states that an access easement is consistent with the relevant zone.
  Access from each created lot to the road network is-
  1. lawful, safe and practical; and
  2. designed and built in accordance with requirements for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument, including requirements about width, length or gradient;
  If a local instrument does not state a minimum width requirement for an access strip or access easement in the relevant zone – an access strip or access easement for a created lot has a minimum width of –
  1. for reconfiguring a lot in a residential zone—5m; or
  2. for reconfiguring a lot in an industrial zone— 8m.
  If a local instrument does not state a maximum length requirement for an access strip or access easement in the relevant zone – an access strip or access easement for a created lot has a maximum length of 50m.
  If the premises are in a reticulated water area – each created lot is connected to the reticulated water supply system.
  If the premises are not in a reticulated water area – each created lot has an alternative potable water supply source that complies with the minimum storage capacity requirements for the relevant zone stated in a local instrument.
  If the premises are in an area with a sewerage service – each created lot is connected to the sewerage service. 
  If the premises are not in an area with a sewerage service – each created lot has an effluent treatment and disposal system designed and built in accordance with the requirements stated in a local instrument.
  Each lot is connected to a supply network and telecommunication network, if required under a local instrument.
  Any other infrastructure necessary to service the lots will be provided, designed and built in accordance with the requirements stated in a local instrument. 
  The release of sediment from the premises, including from erosion and sediment-laden stormwater runoff-
  1. is minimised during and after construction; and
  2. complies with the requirements stated in a local instrument.
  Filling and excavation on the premises –
  1. does not cause a vertical change to the natural ground level of more than 1 metre; and
  2. does not result in ponding on the premises or adjoining land; and
  3. complies with the requirements stated in a local instrument.

7.3 Use codes

7.3.1 General development code

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. Developmewnt is located to protect and enhance matters of national, state and local; environmental significance, landscape values and ecological connectivity.
  2. Development has a safe and efficient site layout;
  3. 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; 
  4. 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;
  5. An appropriate level of servicing and infrastructure is provided to new development and is connected to MSC’s infrastructure where available;
  6. 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; 
  7. Assets of the MSC are protected; and
  8. Any planned earthworks ensure that existing drainage regimes are maintained.

Table 7.3.1.1: Assessment benchmarks - General Development Code

Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes
Site Layout
PO1
The size and bulk of new buildings associated with development:
  1. maintains and enhances the intended local character of the location (zone and/or precinct);
  2. avoids over-development of  the site; and
  3. results in development at a consistent scale, siting and intensity to nearby development.
AO1
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 (Charleville Commercial Precinct) - 90%
  • Township Zone (Charleville Residential Precinct) - 85%
  • Township Zone (Charleville Industrial Precinct) - 40%
  • Rural Zone – no acceptable outcome prescribed

PO2

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.

AO2

Except in the Charleville commercial precinct and the Rural zone , a minimum of 10% of the total development area is landscaped.
PO3
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.
No acceptable outcome provided.
Building Design
PO4
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.
AO4
The height of development does not exceed:
  • Recreation and Open Space Zone – 8.5m above ground level;
  • Rural Residential Zone – 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 (Charleville Commercial Precinct) – 2 storeys or 8m above ground level;
  • Township Zone (Charleville Industrial Precinct) – 15m above ground level; and
  • Township Zone (Charleville Residential Precinct) – 2 storeys and 8.5m above ground level.

PO5

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

AO5
Except where in the Charleville commercial and industrial precincts, at least three of the six 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.
PO6
Buildings and structures are setback from the front, side and rear boundaries generally consistent with:
  • he 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.
No acceptable outcome provided.
Dual Occupancy and Multiple Dwelling

PO7

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.

No acceptable outcome provided.

PO8

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.

No acceptable outcome provided.

PO9

Landscaping is provided for site presentation, privacy and shade. 
No acceptable outcome provided.
Ancillary Users

PO10

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.

AO10

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.
Access, manoeuvring and parking

PO11

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

AO11

Car parking is provided at rates as per table 7.3.1.2.

PO12

The proposed driveway is clear of all impediments.

AO12

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

PO13

The location of driveways does not create a danger to the safety and efficiency of existing intersections. 
AO13.1
Driveway access is from the secondary lower order road where located on a corner allotment

AO13.2
The minimum distance of a driveway from an intersection of one street with another is 6 metres.
PO14
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 appropriate parking space/s and access for people with a disability.
AO14.1
Vehicle crossovers are designed in accordance with:
  1. Figure 1; or
  2. Figure 2.
AO14.2
Car parking and manoeuvring areas are designed in accordance with:
  • AS2890.1 – Parking Facilities; and
  • Austroads AP-34/95 - Design Vehicles and Turning Path Templates.
Infrastructure and Services

PO15

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

AO15

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

PO16

All development has an adequate supply of potable water and can provide for appropriate treatment and disposal of effluent and other waste water.
AO16.1
In the Township zone, all development is connected to MSC’s reticulated water supply network in accordance with:
  • Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), 2011, “WSA 03-11 Water Supply Code of Australia” Version 3.1.
  • Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply, 2010, Planning Guidelines for Water Supply and Sewerage. 
In the Public and Open Space, Rural and Rural Residential Zones, a potable water supply is provided.
 
AO162
In the Township zone, all development is connected to MSC’s reticulated sewerage network.
 
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.

PO17

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

AO17
In all zones,  stormwater drainage is provided in accordance with:

  • Queensland urban drainage manual, 3rd Edition, Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply, 2013.
  • Pilgrim, DH, (ed)., Australian Rainfall & Runoff – A Guide to Flood Estimation, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1987.

PO18
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.

AO18.1

Wastewater from development is not discharged to a waterway.
MSC assets

PO19

Development does not adversely impact on MSC infrastructure. 

AO19.1
All proposed structures and buildings are clear of MSC easements and underground infrastructure within the site boundaries.
 

AO19.2
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 1metre.

Development located in a Bushfire Hazard Area

PO20

A vulnerable use is not established or materially intensified where there are unacceptable risks to people or property from a Bushfire Hazard.
AO20
Vulnerable uses are not established or expanded within a bushfire  prone area as identified on SPP mapping – Hazards and Safety, Natural hazards, , Risk and Resilience.
Editor’s note: Vulnerable uses are those involving:
  1. 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
  2. the provision of essential services including community uses, emergency services, utility installation, telecommunications facility, substations and major electricity infrastructure.

PO21

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

AO21

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 hazard area.

PO22

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

AO22

The manufacture or storage of hazardous material in bulk does not occur within a bushfire prone area.
PO23
Development in a bushfire prone area as identified on SPP mapping – Hazards and Safety, Natural hazards, Risk and Resiliencebmakes adequate provision of water supply for fire-fighting requirements.
No acceptable outcome identified.
Development located in a Flood Hazard Area

PO24

Development minimises exposure of people and property to unacceptable risk from flood hazards.
AO24
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:
  1. all new lots contain a building envelope located:
    1. outside of the mapped flood area in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping; or
    2. can achieve the flood immunity level of 295.85 AHO (Charleville), 366 .5 AHO (Augathella).
  2. there is at least one (1) evacuation route that achieves safe egress for emergency evacuations during all floods.

PO25

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

AO25

No acceptable outcome provided.
Stock Route Network

PO26

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.

AO26

No acceptable outcome is provided.
Petroloeum pipeline
PO27
The integrity and function of pipelines carrying petroleum and gas is maintained
AO27
No development is located within 200m of petroleum and gas pipelines or pipeline easement identified on Schedule 2 - Context Map.
Local heritage places
PO28
Development maintains the values and cultural heritage significance of local heritage places, and facilitates their adaptive reuse

AO28.1
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.

AO28.2
Development does not involve the demolition of key parts of the place's cultural heritage significance. 

Note:  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.

Biodiversity
PO29
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.

AO29
Where development is located in a zone other than the Township Zone, buildings, ancillary structures and all other development are constructed:

  • at least 100m from the top bank of all water courses and the full supply level of storages;
  • a minimum of 100m from areas identified as Matters of State Environmental Significance (MSES) in SPP mapping  –Environment and Heritage, Biodiversity.

No acceptable outcome is provided for development located in the Township Zone.

Aviation facilities

PO30

Development does not interfere with the function of aviation facilities.

AO30
Development located within the building restriction area for an aviation facility does not create:

(a) permanent or temporary physical obstructions in the line of sight between antenna;
(b) an electrical or electromagnetic field that interferes with the signals transmitted by the facility; and
(c) 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.

Table 7.3.1.2: Car parking Requirements

Use Requirements
Caravan Park 1 space per site, plus 1 extra space for every 3 sites.
Child Care Centre 1 space for every employee, and 1 space for every 4 children.
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 covered space for every 2 bedrooms, plus 1 space for every additional bedroom.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.

Figure 1 - Vehicle Crossover non-piped

Figure 2 - Vehicle Crossover – piped

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.

Table 7.3.2.1 Assessment benchmarks - Non-resident workforce accommodation

Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes
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 500 metres from rural residential and residential precinct areas; 
  2. a minimum of 15 metres from all side boundaries; and
  3. a minimum of 25 metres from the front and rear boundaries.
PO2
The location of the NRWA is located the proximate distance to Charleville 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.
AO2
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 MSC 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 5 years.

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

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. Development:
    1. Is located to avoid significant adverse impacts on matters of state environmental significance;
    2. Facilitates the protection and enhancement of matters of state environmental significance; and 
    3. Protects and enhances ecological connectivity.

Table 7.4.1.1 Assessment benchmarks - Operational works

Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes
Site Layout

PO1
Adverse impacts of operations are minimised including impacts from:

  • noise;
  • dust;
  • silt; and
  • 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 1 metre deep or 1 metre high (except for excavation for building works).
  2. Ensures the fill or excavation line is not closer than 10 metres 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.
  6. Ensures works are a minimum 100 metres from wetlands and 200 metres from rivers, creeks and streams.
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;
  • 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 https://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/water/catchments-planning/levees

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

Table 7.4.1.2 Construction phase—stormwater management design objectives

Issue 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 150 mm 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, or 
  • 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, and 
  • 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; remove gross pollutants 
  2. Ensure there is no visible oil or grease sheen on released waters 
  3. 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.

7.4.2.1 Assessment benchmarks – reconfiguring a lot

Performance outcomes Acceptable outcomes
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; and
  • compromising 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 impacts of development on matters of state environmental significance (identified in SPP mapping – Environmental and Heritage – Biodiversity) are avoided or if avoidance is not possible, minimised
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
Reconfiguration on land identified as flood hazard on the flood hazard maps is sited and designed so that:
  1. all new lots contain a building envelope located:
    1. outside of the mapped flood area in Schedule 2 – Flood mapping; or
    2. can achieve the flood immunity level of 295.85 AHO (Charleville), 366.5 AHO (Augathella); and
  2. there is a least one (1) evacuation route that achieves safe egress for emergency evacuations during all floods.
Bushfire

PO9
Where reconfiguration is undertaken in an urban area or is for urban purposes or smaller scale rural residential purposes, a separation distance from hazardous vegetation can be established at the edge of the proposed lot(s).
 

Editor’s note: “Urban purposes” and “urban area” are defined in the Planning Regulation 2017. 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.
 

PO9.1
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/m2at any point.

AO9.1
No new lots are created within the bushfire hazard area 

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

OR

AO9.2
Lots are separated from hazardous vegetation by a distance that:
  1. achieves radiant heat flux level of 29kW/m2  at all boundaries; and
  2. is contained wholly within the development site.
Editor’s notes:
  • 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 vehicles.

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 4 metres capable of accommodating a 15 tonne vehicle and which is at least 6 metres clear of vegetation;
  3. no cut or fill embankments or retaining walls adjacent to the 4 metres wide trafficable path; 
  4. a minimum of 4.8 metres 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 500 metres;
  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 MSC 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 20 metres;
  2. a minimum trafficable (cleared and formed) width of 4 metres capable of accommodating a 15 tonne vehicle and which is at least 6 metres clear of vegetation;
  3. no cut or fill embankments or retaining walls adjacent to the 4 metres wide trafficable path; 
  4. a minimum of 4.8 metres 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;
  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 MSC 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 placs
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.

Table 7.4.2.2 – acceptable outcomes for lot sizes and frontages

Zone/Precinct Allotment Size Road Frontage
Rural Zone 5000ha N/A
Rural Residential Zone 2ha 70 metres
Recreation and Open Space Zone N/A N/A
Township Zone (excluding the Charleville precincts) 1000m2 20 metres
Charleville commercial precinct 400m2 15 metres
Industrial precinct 2000m2 30 metres
Charleville residential precinct 800m2 20 metres

 

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