Schedule 1 - Definitions
SC1.1 Use definitions
- Use definitions have a specific meaning for the purpose of the planning scheme.
- 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.
- A use listed in Table SC1.1.2 column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2.
- The use definitions listed here are the definitions used in this planning scheme.
- Column 3 of Table SC1.1.2 identifies examples of the types of that are consistent with the use identified in column 1.
- Column 4 of Table SC1.1.2 identifies examples of activities that are not consistent with the use identified in column 1.
- Columns 3 and 4 of Table SC1.1.2 are not exhaustive lists.
- Uses listed in Table SC1.1.2 columns 3 and 4 which are not listed in column 1 form part of the definition.
Does not include the following examples
|Adult Store||Adult store means the use of premises for the primary purpose of displaying or selling—
||Sex shop||Shop, newsagent, registered pharmacist or video hire, where the primary use of these are concerned with:
|Agricultural supplies store||
Agricultural supplies store means the use of premises for the sale of agricultural supplies and products.
Examples of agricultural supplies and products –
|Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery|
Animal husbandry means the use of premises for—
Examples of animal husbandry-—
|Cattle studs, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairying||Animal keeping, intensive animal industry, aquaculture, feedlots, piggeries|
|Animal keeping||Animal keeping means the use of premises for—
Aviary, cattery, kennel, stables, wildlife refuge
|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||Aquaculture means the use of premises for cultivating, in a confined area, aquatic animals or plants for sale.||Pond farms, tank systems, hatcheries, raceway system, rack and line systems, sea cages||Intensive animal industry|
Bar means the use of premises, with seating for 60 or less people, for—
|Club, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, tavern|
|Bulk landscape supplies||Bulk landscape supplies means the use of premises for the bulk storage and sale of mainly non-packaged landscaping and gardening supplies, including for example, soil, gravel, potting mix or mulch.||Garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery|
|Caretaker’s accommodation||Caretaker’s accommodation means the use of premises for a dwelling for a caretaker of a non-residential use on the same premises.||Dwelling house|
|Car wash||Car wash means the use of premises for the commercial cleaning of motor vehicles.||Service station|
|Cemetery||Cemetery means the use of premises for the interment of bodies or ashes after death.||Burial ground, crypt, columbarium, lawn cemetery, pet cemetery, mausoleum||Crematorium, funeral parlour|
|Child care centre||Child care centre means the use of premises for the care, education and minding, but not residence, of children.
Examples of a child care centre—
Before or after school care, crèche, early childhood centre, kindergarten, vacation care
|Crèche, early childhood centre, kindergarten, outside hours school care||Educational establishment, home based child care, family day care|
Club means the use of premises for—
|Club house, guide and scout clubs, surf lifesaving club, RSL, bowls club||Hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, place of worship, theatre|
|Community care centre||Community care centre—
disability support service, drop-in centre, respite centre, indigenous sport centre
|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|
|Hospice||Dwelling house, dwelling unit, residential care facility, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation|
|Community use||Community use means the use of premises for—
art gallery, community centre, community hall, library, museum
|Art gallery, community centre, community hall, library, museum||Cinema, club, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, place of worship|
|Crematorium||Cremation means the use of premises for the cremation or aquamation of bodies.||Cemetery|
Cropping means the use of premises for—
Examples of cropping—
Forestry for wood production, fodder and pasture production, producing fruits, nuts vegetables and grains, plant fibre production, sugar cane growing, vineyard
|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|
|Dual occupancy||Dual occupancy—
||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 means a residential use of premises involving—
|Caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation, student accommodation, multiple dwelling|
|Dwelling unit||Dwelling unit means the use of premises containing a non-residential use for a dwelling, other than a dwelling for a caretaker of the non-residential use.||‘Shop-top’ apartment||Caretaker’s accommodation, Dwelling house|
Educational establishment means the use of premises for—
Examples of an education establishment—
|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||Emergency services means the use of premises by a government entity or community organisation to provide—
ambulance station, evacuation centre, fire station, police station
|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||Environment facility—
||Nature-based attractions, walking tracks, seating, shelters, boardwalks, observation decks, bird hides|
|Food and drink outlet||Food and drink outlet means the use of premises for—
café, coffee shop, drive-through facility, kiosk, milk bar, restaurant, snack bar, takeaway shop, tearoom
|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||Function facility means the use of premises for—
||Conference centre, reception centre||Community use, hotel|
|Cemetery, crematorium, place of worship|
Garden centre means the use of premises for—
|Retail plant nursery||Bulk landscape supplies, wholesale nursery, outdoor sales|
|Hardware and trade supplies||Hardware and trade supplies means the use of premises for selling, displaying or hiring hardware and trade supplies (house fixtures, timber, tools, paint, wallpaper or plumbing supplies, for example).||Shop, showroom, outdoor sales and warehouse|
|Health care services||
Health care services means the use of premises for medical purposes, paramedical purposes, alternative health therapies or general health care, if overnight accommodation is not provided on the premises.
|Dental clinics, medical centres, natural medicine practices, nursing services, physiotherapy clinic||Community care centre, hospital|
|High impact industry||High impact industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
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||Home based business means the use of a dwelling or domestic outbuilding on premises for a business activity that is subordinate to the residential use of the premises.||Bed and breakfast, home office, home based child care||Hobby, office, shop, warehouse, transport depot|
|Hospital||Hospital means the use of premises for—
||Health care services, residential care facility|
|Bar, Pub, tavern||Nightclub entertainment facility|
|Indoor sport and recreation||
Indoor sport and recreation means the use of premises for a leisure, sport or recreation activity conducted wholly or mainly indoors.
Examples of indoor sport and recreation—
|Amusement parlour, bowling alley, gymnasium, squash courts, enclosed tennis courts||Cinema, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, theatre|
|Intensive animal industry||
Intensive animal industry—
Examples of intensive animal industry—
feedlot, piggery, poultry and egg production
|Feedlots, piggeries, poultry and egg production||Animal husbandry, aquaculture, drought feeding, milking sheds, shearing sheds, weaning pens|
Examples of intensive horticulture—
|Greenhouse and shade house plant production, hydroponic farms, mushroom farms||Wholesale Nursery|
|Low impact industry||Low impact industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
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—
|Powerlines greater than 66kV||Minor electricity infrastructure, substation|
|Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility||
Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility means the use of premises for large-scale events (major sporting, recreation conference or entertainment events, for example).
Examples of a major sport, recreation and entertainment facility—
|Convention and exhibition centres, entertainment centres, sports stadiums, horse racing||Indoor sport and recreation, local sporting field, motor sport, park, outdoor sport and recreation|
Market means the use of premises on a regular basis for—
|Flea market, farmers market, car boot sales||Shop, roadside stall|
|Medium impact industry||Medium impact industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
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||Motor sport facility means the use of premises for—
Car race track, go-kart track, trail bike park, 4WD park
|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||Multiple dwelling means a residential use of premises involving 3 or more dwellings, whether attached or detached, 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 means the use of premises for a tourism activity, including accommodation for tourists, for the appreciation, conservation or interpretation of—
Examples of nature-based tourism—
|Environmentally responsible accommodation facilities including lodges, cabins, huts and tented camps||Environment facility|
|Nightclub entertainment facility||
Nightclub entertainment facility means the use of premises for—
|Club, hotel, tavern, pub, indoor sport and recreation, theatre, concert hall|
|Non-resident workforce accommodation||
Non-resident workforce accommodation means the use of premises for—
|Contractor’s camp, construction camp, single person’s quarters, temporary workers’ accommodation||Relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park|
bank, real estate agency
|Bank, real estate agent, administration building||Home based business, home office, shop, outdoor sales|
|Outdoor sales||Outdoor sales means the use of premises for—
||Agricultural machinery sales yard, motor vehicles sales yard||Bulk landscape supplies, market|
|Outdoor sport and recreation||
Outdoor sport and recreation means the use of premises for—
Examples of outdoor sport and recreation—
|Driving range, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, football ground, cricket oval||Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, motor sport, park, community use|
|Outstation||Outstation means the use of premises for—
||Indigenous camp site||Dwelling house, hostel, multiple dwelling, relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park|
Park means the use of premises, accessible to the public free of charge, for sport, recreation and leisure activities and facilities.
|Urban common||Tourist attraction, outdoor sport and recreation|
|Parking Station||Parking station means the use of premises for parking vehicles, other than parking that is ancillary to another use.||Car park, ‘park and ride’, bicycle parking|
|Permanent plantation||Permanent planation means the use of premises for growing, but not harvesting, plants for the carbon sequestration, biodiversity, natural resource management or another similar purpose.||Permanent plantations for carbon sequestration, biodiversity or natural resource management||Forestry for wood production, biofuel production|
|Place of worship||
Place of worship means the use of premises for—
|Church, chapel, mosque, synagogue, temple||Community use, child care centre, funeral parlour, crematorium|
|Port Service||Port service means the use of premises for—
||Marina, ferry terminal||Landing|
|Relocatable home park||
Relocatable home park means the use of premises for—
|Renewable energy facility||Renewable energy facility—
||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||
Research and technology industry means the use of premises for an innovative or emerging industry that involves designing and researching, assembling, manufacturing, maintaining, storing or testing machinery or equipment.
Examples of research and technology industry—
|Aeronautical engineering, computer component manufacturing, medical laboratories, computer server facility|
|Residential care facility||Residential care facility means the use of premises for supervised accommodation, and medication and other support services, for persons who—
Convalescent home, nursing home
|Convalescent home, nursing home||Community residence, dwelling house, dual occupancy, hospital, multiple dwelling, retirement facility|
Retirement facility means a residential use of premises for—
|Retirement village||Residential care facility|
|Roadside stall||Roadside stall means the use of premises for the roadside display and sale of goods in a rural area.||Produce stall||Market|
Rooming accommodation means the use of premises for—
Examples of rooming accommodation—
|accommodation||house, short-term accommodation, multiple dwelling|
Rural industry means the use of premises for—
|Packing shed||Intensive animal husbandry, intensive horticulture, roadside stall, wholesale nursery, winery, abattoir, agricultural supply store|
|Rural workers’ accommodation||Rural worker’s accommodation means the use of premises as accommodation, whether or not self-contained, for employees of a rural activity, if—
||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||Sales office means the use of premises for temporary display of land parcels or buildings that—
||Display dwelling||Bank, office|
|Service industry||Service industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that—
audio visual equipment repair, bicycle repairs, clock and watch repairs, computer repairs, dry cleaning, film processing, hand engraving, jewellery making, laundromat, locksmith, picture framing, shoe repairs, tailor
|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 means the use of premises for—
Shop means the use of premises for—
Examples of a shop—
|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||Shopping centre means the use of premises for an integrated shopping complex consisting mainly of shops.|
|Motel, backpackers accommodation, cabins, serviced apartments, hotel, farm stay||Hostel, rooming accommodation, tourist park|
|Showroom||Showroom means the use of premises for the sale of goods that—
bulk stationary supplies, bulky goods sales, motor vehicle sales showroom
|Bulky goods sales, motor vehicles sales showroom, bulk stationary supplies||Food and drink outlet, shop, outdoor sales|
|Special industry||Special industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that is manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating products, if—
Tanneries, rendering plants, oil refineries, waste incineration, manufacturing or storing explosives, power plants, manufacturing fertilisers
|Low impact industry, medium impact industry, high impact industry, service industry|
Substation means the use of premises—
|Substations, switching yards||Major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure|
|Telecommunications facility||Telecommunications facility means the use of premises for a facility that is capable of carrying communications and signals by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy.||Telecommunication tower, broadcasting station, television station||Aviation facility, ‘low-impact telecommunications facility’ as defined under the Telecommunications Act 1997|
Theatre means the use of premises for—
Examples of a theatre—
cinema, concert hall, film studio, music recording studio
|Cinema, movie house, concert hall, dance hall, film studio, music recording studio||Community hall, hotel, indoor sport and recreation, temporary film studio|
|Tourist attraction||Tourist attraction means the use of premises for–
theme park, zoo
|Casino, theme park, zoo||Hotel, major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, nightclub entertainment facility|
Tourist park means the use of premises for—
|Camping ground, caravan park, holiday cabins||Relocatable home park, tourist attraction, short-term accommodation, non-resident workforce accommodation|
Transport depot means the use of premises for -
Examples of a transport depot—
Using premises to store buses, taxis, trucks, heavy vehicles or heavy machinery.
|Contractor’s depot, bus depot, truck yard, heavy machinery yard||Home based business, warehouse, low impact industry, service industry|
Utility installation means the use of premises for—
|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||Veterinary service means the use of premises for-
Warehouse means the use of premises for-
Examples of a warehouse—
|Self-storage sheds||Hardware and trade supplies, outdoor sales, showroom, shop|
Wholesale nursery means the use of premises for-
|Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre|
|Winery||Winery means the use of premises for-
SC1.1.1 Defined activity groups
- Defined use terms listed in Table SC1.1.2 are able to be clustered into activity groups.
- An activity group listed in column 1 clusters the defined uses listed in column 2.
- An activity group is able to be referenced in Part 5.
- The activity groups listed here are the defined activity groups for the purpose of the planning scheme.
SC1.2 Administrative definitions
- Administrative terms and definitions assist with the interpretation of the planning scheme but do not have a meaning in relation to a use term.
- An administrative term listed in Table SC1.2.1 column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2 under the heading.
- The administrative terms and definitions listed here are the terms and definitions for the purpose of the planning scheme.
Note - As prescribed by section 8 the Regulation the definitions for the following administrative terms are located in schedule 4, column 2 of the Regulation
|Adjoining premises||adjoining premises means premises that share a common boundary, including premises that meet at a single point on a common boundary.|
|Advertising device||advertising device-
|Affordable housing||affordable housing means housing that is appropriate to the needs of households with low to moderate incomes, if the members of the households will spend no more than 30% of gross income on housing costs.|
|Average width||average width, of a lot, means the distance, measured in metres, between the midpoint on each side boundary of the lot.|
|Base date||base date means the date from which the local government has estimated future infrastructure demand and costs for the local government area.|
|Basement||basement means a space—
boundary clearance means the distance between a building or structure on premises and the boundary of the
|Building height||building height, of a building, means—
|Demand unit||demand unit means a unit of measurement for measuring the level of demand for infrastructure.|
|Development footprint||development footprint, for development, means a part of the premises that the development relates to, including, for
example, any part of the premises that, after the development is carried out, will be covered by—
|Domestic outbuilding||domestic outbuilding means a non-habitable class 10a building that is—
dwelling means all or part of a building that—
|Gross floor area||gross floor area, for a building, means the total floor area of all storeys of the building, measured from the outside of the external walls and the centre of any common walls of the building, other than areas used for—
|Ground level||ground level means—
household means 1 or more individuals who—
|Minor building work||minor building work means building work that increases the gross floor area of a building by no more than the lesser of the following—
|Minor electricity infrastructure||
minor electricity infrastructure means development stated in the Planning Regulation 2017, schedule 6 section 26(5).
|Net developable area||
net developable area, for premises, means the area of the premises that—
non-resident worker means a person who—
Example of a non-resident worker—
|Outermost projection||outermost projection, of a building or structure, means the outermost part of the building or structure, other than a part that is—
|Planning assumptions||planning assumption means an assumption about the type, scale, location and timing of future growth in the local government area.|
|Plot ratio||plot ratio means the ratio of the gross floor area of a building on a site to the area of the site|
|Projection area||projection area means a part of the local government area for which the local government has carried out demand growth projection.|
secondary dwelling means a dwelling, whether attached or detached, that is used in conjunction with, and subordinate to, a dwelling house on the same lot.
service catchment means an area serviced by an infrastructure network.
|Setback||setback, for a building or structure, means the shortest distance, measured horizontally, between the outermost projection of the building or structure to the vertical projection of the boundary of the lot where the building or structure is.|
site, of development, means the land that the development is to be carried out on.
site cover, of development, means the portion of the site, expressed as a percentage, that will be covered by a building or structure, measured to its outermost projection, after the development is carried out, other than a building or structure, or part of a building or structure, that is—
temporary use means a use that—
|Ultimate development||ultimate development, for an area or premises, means the likely extent of development that is anticipated in the area, or on the premises, if the area or premises are fully developed.|
|Urban purposes||urban purpose means a purpose for which land is used in cities or towns—
|Water netserv plan||water netserv plan means a plan adopted by an SEQ service provider, as defined in the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009, under section 99BJ of that Act.|
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