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Schedule 1  Definitions

  1. Use definitions
  2. Regulated requirements

 

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

 

Regulated Requirements Guidance
Column 1
Use term
Column 2
Use definition
Column 3
Examples include
Column 4
Does not include the following examples

Table SC1.1.2—Use definitions

Adult Store Adult store means the use of premises for  the primary purpose of displaying or  selling—
  1. sexually explicit materials; or
  2. products and devices that are  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

Agricultural supplies store means the use of premises for the sale of agricultural supplies and products.

Examples of agricultural supplies and products – 
Animal feed, bulk veterinary supplies, chemicals, farm clothing, fertilisers, irrigation materials, saddlery, seeds

  Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery
Animal husbandry

Animal husbandry means the use of premises for—

  1. producing animals or animal products on native or improved pastures or vegetation; or
  2. a yard, stable, temporary holding facility or machinery repairs and servicing, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a)

Examples of animal husbandry-—
Cattle stud, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairy

Cattle studs, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairying Animal keepingintensive animal industryaquaculture, feedlots, piggeries
Animal keeping Animal keeping means the use of premises for—
  1. boarding, breeding or training animals; or
  2. a holding facility or machinery repairs and servicing, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Examples of animal keeping—
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

Bar means the use of premises, with seating for 60 or less people, for—

  1. selling liquor for consumption on the premises; or
  2. an entertainment activity, or preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
  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

Club means the use of premises for—

  1. An association established for social, literary, political, sporting, athletic or other similar purposes; or
  2. Preparing and selling food and drink, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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
  1. means the use of premises for
  2. does not include the use of premises for providing accommodation to members of the public.
Examples of a 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
Community residence

Community residence—  

  1. means the use of premises for residential accommodation for—
    1. no more than 6 persons requiring assistance or support with daily living needs; and
    2. no more than 1 support worker; and
  2. Includes a building or structure that is reasonably associated with the use in paragraph (a).
Hospice Dwelling house, dwelling unit, residential care facility, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation
Community use Community use means the use of premises for—
  1. providing artistic, social or cultural facilities or community services to the public; or
  2. preparing and selling food and drink, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a)
Examples of a community use—
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
Cropping means the use of premises for—
  1. growing and harvesting plants, or plant material, that are cultivated in soil, for commercial purposes; or
  2. harvesting, storing or packing plants or plant material grown on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a); or
  3. repairing and servicing machinery used on the premises, if the use in ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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
  1. means a residential use of premises for 2 households involving
    1. 2 dwellings (whether attached or detached) on a single lot or 2 dwellings (whether attached or detached) on separate lots that share a common property; and
    2. any domestic outbuilding associated with the dwellings; but
  2. does not include a residential use of premises that involves a secondary dwelling.
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

Dwelling house means a residential use of premises involving—

  1. 1 dwelling for a single household and any domestic outbuildings associated with the dwelling; or
  2. 1 dwelling for a single household, a secondary dwelling, and any domestic outbuildings associated with either dwelling.
  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

Educational establishment means the use of premises for—

  1. training and instruction to impart knowledge and develop skills; or
  2. student accommodation, before or after school care, or vacation care ,if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of an education establishment—
college, outdoor education centre, primary school, secondary school, special education facility, technical institute, university

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—
  1. essential emergency services; or
  2. disaster management services; or
  3. management support facilities for the services.
Examples of emergency services—
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
  1. means the use of premises for a facility for the appreciation, conservation or interpretation of an area of cultural, environmental or heritage value; but
  2. does not include the use of premises to provide accommodation for tourists and travellers.
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—
  1. preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on or off the premises; or
  2. providing liquor for consumption on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Examples of a food and drink outlet—
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, clubhotel, shop, theatre, nightclub entertainment facility
Function facility Function facility means the use of premises for— 
  1. receptions or functions; or
  2. preparing and providing food and liquor for consumption on the premises as part of the reception or function.
Conference centre, reception centre Community use, hotel
Funeral parlour

Funeral parlour

  1. means the use of premises for—
    1. arranging and conducting funerals, memorials and other similar events; or
    2. a mortuary; or
    3. storing and preparing bodies for burial or cremation; but
  2. does not include the use of premises for the burial or cremation of bodies.
  Cemetery, crematorium, place of worship
Garden centre

Garden centre means the use of premises for—

  1. selling pants; or
  2. selling gardening and landscape products and supplies that are mainly in pre-packaged form; or
  3. a food and drink outlet is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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.


Examples of a health care service—
dental clinic, medical centre, physiotherapy clinic

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—
  1. either of the following apply—
    1. the use involves outdoor activities carried out between 6p.m. and 7a.m.;
    2. measures are required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
  2. the impacts of the use on other premises, or road or infrastructure networks, are within the upper and lower limits for the use stated in a local planning instrument applying to the premises.

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—
  1. the medical or surgical care or treatment of patients, whether or not the care or treatment requires overnight accommodation; or
  2. providing accommodation for patients; or
  3. providing accommodation for employees, or any other use, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a)
  Health care services, residential care facility
Hotel
Hotel— 
  1. means the use of premises for—
    1. selling liquor for consumption on the premises; or
    2. a dining or entertainment activity, or short-term accommodation, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
  2. does not include a bar.
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 court

Amusement parlour, bowling alley, gymnasium, squash courts, enclosed tennis courts Cinema, hotel, nightclub entertainment facilitytheatre
Intensive animal industry
Intensive animal industry— 
  1. means the use of premises for— 
    1. the intensive production of animals or animal products, in an enclosure, that requires food and water to be provided mechanically or by hand; or
    2. storing and packing feed and produce, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
  2. does not include the cultivation of aquatic animals.
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
Intensive horticulture

Intensive horticulture— 

  1. means the use of premises for— 
    1. the intensive production of plants or plant material carried out indoors on imported media; or
    2. the intensive production of plants or plant material carried out outside using artificial lights or containers; or
    3. storing and packing plants or plant material grown on the premises, if the use is ancillary to a use in subparagraph (i) or (ii); but
  2. does not include the cultivation of aquatic plants.

Examples of intensive horticulture—
greenhouse, hydroponic farm, mushroom farm

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—
  1. the activity is carried out mainly indoors and mainly between 7am and 6pm; and
  2. measure are not required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
  3. the impact of the use on other premises, or road or infrastructure networks, does not exceed the limits for the use stated in a local planning instrument applying to the premises.

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

major electricity infrastructure

  1. means the use of premises for—
    1. a transmission grid or supply network; or
    2. a telecommunication facility, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
  2. does not include the use of premises for a supply network or private electricity works stated in the Planning Regulation 2017, schedule 6 [Development local categorising instrument is prohibited…], section 26(5), unless the use involves—
    1. a new zone substation or bulk supply substation; or
    2. the augmentation of a zone substation or bulk supply substation that significantly increases the input or output standard voltage.
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 centre, exhibition centre, horse racing facility, sports stadium

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

Market means the use of premises on a regular basis for— 

  1. selling goods to the public mainly from temporary structures (stalls, booths or trestle tables, for example); or 
  2. providing entertainment, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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—
  1. any of the following apply—
    1. the activity is carried out between 6pm and 7am, but not outdoors;
    2. the activity involves the storage of dangerous goods and requires measures on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
  2. the impacts of the use on other premises, or road or infrastructure networks, are within the upper and lower limits for the use stated in a local planning instrument applying to the premises.

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—
  1. Organised or recreational motor sports; or
  2. Facilities for spectators (stands, amenities or food and drink outlets, for example).
Examples of a motor sport facility—
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

Nature-based tourism means the use of premises for a tourism activity, including accommodation for tourists, for the appreciation, conservation or interpretation of—

  1. an area of environmental, cultural or heritage value; or
  2. a local ecosystem; or
  3. the natural environment.

Examples of nature-based tourism—
Environmentally responsibly accommodation facilities including cabins, huts, lodges and tents

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—

  1. providing entertainment that is cabaret, dancing or music; or
  2. selling liquor and food for consumption on the premises; if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
  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—

  1. accommodation of non-resident workers; or
  2. recreation and entertainment facilities for persons residing at the premises and their visitors, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Contractor’s camp, construction camp, single person’s quarters, temporary workers’ accommodation Relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park
Office Office
  1. means the use of premises for—
    1. providing an administrative, financial, management or secretarial service or function; or
    2. the practice of a profession; or
    3. providing business or professional advice or services; but
  2. does not include premises used for making, selling or hiring goods.
Examples of an office—
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—
  1. displaying, selling, hiring or leasing vehicles, boats, caravans, machinery, equipment or other similar products, if the use is mainly conducted outdoors; or
  2. repairing, servicing, selling or fitting accessories for the products stated in paragraph (a), if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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—

  1. a recreation or sporting activity that is carried on outdoors and requires areas of open space; or 
  2. providing and selling food and drink, change room facilities or storage facilities, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of outdoor sport and recreation—
cricket oval, driving range, golf course, swimming pool, tennis court

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—
  1. cultural or recreation activities by Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders; or
  2. facilities for short-term or long-term camping activities, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Indigenous camp site Dwelling house, hostel, multiple dwelling, relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park
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 attractionoutdoor 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—

  1. organised worship and other religious activities; or, 
  2. social, education or charitable activities, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Church, chapel, mosque, synagogue, temple Community use, child care centre, funeral parlour, crematorium
Port Service Port service means the use of premises for— 
  1. the arrival and departure of vessels; or
  2. the movement of passengers or goods on or off vessels; or
  3. storing, servicing, maintaining or repairing vessels; or 
  4. ancillary uses that directly service the needs of passengers of the vessels. 
Marina, ferry terminal Landing
Relocatable home park

Relocatable home park means the use of premises for—

  1. relocatable dwellings for long-term residential accommodation; or
  2. amenity facilities, food and drink outlets, a manager’s residence, or recreation facilities for the exclusive use of residents, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
  Tourist park
Renewable energy facility Renewable energy facility— 
  1. means the use of premises for the generation of electricity or energy from a renewable energy source (sources of bio-energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, solar energy or wind energy, for example); but
  2. does not include the use of premises to generate electricity or energy that is to be used only on the premises.
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, biotechnology industries, computer component manufacturing, computer server facilities, energy industries, medical laboratories

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—
  1. can not live independently; and
  2. require regular nursing or personal care.
Examples of residential care facility—
Convalescent home, nursing home
Convalescent home, nursing home Community residence, dwelling house, dual occupancy, hospital, multiple dwelling, retirement facility
Retirement facility

Retirement facility means a residential use of premises for— 

  1. accommodation for older members of the community, or retired persons, in independent living units or services units; or
  2. amenity and community facilities, a manager’s residence, health care and support services, preparing food and drink or staff accommodation, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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

Rooming accommodation means the use of premises for—

  1. residential accommodation, if each resident—
    1. has a right to occupy 1 or more rooms on the premises; and 
    2. does not have a right to occupy the whole of the premises; and 
    3. does not occupy a self-contained unit, as defined in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, schedule 2, or has only limited facilities available for private use; and
    4. shares other rooms, facilities, furniture or equipment outside of the resident’s room with 1 or more other residents, whether or not the rooms, facilities, furniture or equipment are on the same or different premises; or
  2. a manager’s residence, an office or providing food or other services to residents, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of rooming accommodation—
boarding house, hostel, monastery, off-site student accommodation

accommodation house, short-term accommodation, multiple dwelling
Rural industry

Rural industry means the use of premises for— 

  1. storing, processing or packaging products from a rural use; or
  2. selling products from a rural use, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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—
  1. the premises, and the premises where the rural activity is carried out, are owned by the same person; and
  2. the employees are not non-resident workers.
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—
  1. are for sale or proposed to be sold; or
  2. can be won as a prize in a competition. 
Display dwelling Bank, office
Service industry Service industry means the use of premises for an industrial activity that—
  1. does not result in off-site air, noise or odour emissions; and
  2. is suitable for location with other non-industrial uses.
Examples of service industries—
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

Service station means the use of premises for—

  1. Selling fuel (petrol, liquid petroleum gas, automotive distillate or alternative fuels, for example); or
  2. A food and drink outlet, shop, trailer, hire, or maintaining, repairing, servicing or washing vehicles, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
  Car wash
Shop

Shop means the use of premises for—
displaying, selling or hiring goods; or providing personal services or betting to the public.

 

Examples of a shop—
betting agency, corner store, department store, discount variety store, hair dressing salon, liquor store, supermarket

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.    
Short-term accommodation

Short-term accommodation

  1. means the use of premises for
    1. providing accommodation of less than 3 consecutive months to tourists or travellers; or
    2. a manager’s residence, office, or recreation facilities for the exclusive use of guests, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
  2. does not include a hotel, nature-based tourism, resort complex or tourist park.
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—
  1. are of a related product line; and
  2. a size, shape or weight that requires—
    1. a large area for handling, display or storage; and
    2. direct vehicle access to the building that contains the goods by members of the public to enable the loading and unloading of the goods. 
Examples of a showroom—
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—
  1. either of the following apply—
    1. the use involves outdoor activities carried out between 6pm and 7am;
    2. measures are required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
  2. the impacts of the use on other premises, or road or infrastructure networks, exceed the limits for the use stated in a local planning instrument applying to the premises.

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

Low impact industry, medium impact industryhigh impact industry, service industry
Substation
Substation means the use of premises—
  1. as part of a transmission grid or supply network to—
    1. convert of transform electrical energy from one voltage to another; or
    2. regulate voltage in an electrical circuit; r 
    3. control electrical circuits; or
    4. switch electrical current between circuits; or
  2. for a telecommunications facility for—
    1. works, as defined under the Electricity Act, section 12(1); or
    2. workforce operational and safety communications.
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
Theatre means the use of premises for—
  1. presenting movies, live entertainment or music to the public; or
  2. the production of film or music; or
  3. the following activities or facilities, if the use is ancillary to a use in paragraph (a) or (b) –
    1. preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on the premises; 
    2. facilities for editing and post-production;
    3. facilities for wardrobe, laundry and make-up;
    4. set construction workshops;
    5. sound stages.
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–
  1. providing entertainment to, or a recreation facility or, the general public; or
  2. preparing and selling food and drink for consumption non the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Examples of a tourist attraction—
theme park, zoo
Casino, theme park, zoo Hotel, major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, nightclub entertainment facility
Tourist park
Tourist park means the use of premises for—
  1. holiday, accommodation in caravans, self-contained cabins, tents or other similar structures; or
  2. amenity facilities, a food and drink outlet, a manager’s residence, offices, recreation facilities for the use of occupants and their visitors, or staff accommodation, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Camping ground, caravan park, holiday cabins Relocatable home park, tourist attraction, short-term accommodation, non-resident workforce accommodation
Transport depot
Transport depot means the use of premises for - 
  1. storing vehicles, or machinery, that is used for a commercial or public purpose; or 
  2. cleaning, repairing or servicing vehicles or machinery, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a). 
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
Utility installation means the use of premises for—
  1. a service for supplying or treating water, hydraulic power or gas; or
  2. a sewerage, drainage or stormwater service; or
  3. a transport service; or
  4. a waste management service; or
  5. a maintenance depot, storage depot or other facility for a service stated in paragraphs (a) to (d).
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- 
  1. the medical or surgical treatment of animals; or 
  2. the short-term stay of animals, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a). 
  Animal keeping
Warehouse

Warehouse means the use of premises for- 

  1. storing or distributing goods, whether or not carried out in a building; or
  2. the wholesale of goods, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of a warehouse—
self-storage facility, storage yard

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

Wholesale nursery means the use of premises for- 

  1. the wholesale of plants grown on or next to the premises; or 
  2. selling gardening materials, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
  Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre
Winery Winery means the use of premises for- 
  1. making ; or 
  2. selling wine that is made on the premises. 
  Rural industry

 

SC1.1.1    Defined activity groups

  1. Defined use terms listed in Table SC1.1.2 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 SC1.1.2—Defined activity groups

Commercial activities
Community activities
Rural activities

 

SC1.2    Administrative definitions

  1. Administrative terms and definitions assist with the interpretation of the planning scheme but do not have a meaning in relation to a use term.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Column 1
Term
Column 2
Definition

Table SC1.2.1—Administrative terms and definitions as per the regulated requirements

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
  1. means a permanent sign, structure or other device used, or intended to be used, for advertising; and 
  2. includes a structure, or part of a building, the primary purpose of which is to support the sign, structure or 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—
  1. between a floor level in a building and the floor level that is immediately below it; and
  2. no part of which is more than 1m above ground level.
Boundary clearance

boundary clearance means the distance between a building or structure on premises and the boundary of the
premises and the boundary of the premises, measured from the part of the building or structure that is closest to the boundary, other than a part that is—

  1. an architectural or ornamental attachment; or
  2. a rainwater fitting.

Examples—

  1. If the fascia of a building is the part of the building that is closest to the boundary, the boundary clearance is the distance between the outside of the fascia and the boundary.
  2. If a point on the roof of a building is the part of the building that is closest to the boundary, the boundary clearance is the distance between that point on the roof and the boundary.
Building height building height, of a building, means—
  1. the vertical distance, measured in metres, between the ground level of the building and the highest point on the roof of the building, other than a point that is part of an aerial, chimney, flagpole or load-bearing antenna; or
  2. the number of storeys in the building above ground level.
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—
  1. buildings or structures, measured to their outermost projection; or
  2. landscaping or open space; or
  3. facilities relating to the development; or
  4. on-site stormwater drainage or wastewater treatment; or
  5. a car park, road, access track or area used for vehicle movement; or
  6. another area of disturbance.
Domestic outbuilding domestic outbuilding means a non-habitable class 10a building that is—
  1. a shed, garage or carport; and
  2. ancillary to a residential use carried out on the premises where the building is.
Dwelling

dwelling means all or part of a building that—

  1. is used, or capable of being used, as a self-contained residence; and
  2. contains—
    1. food preparation facilities; and
    2. a bath or shower; and
    3. a toilet; and
    4. a wash basin; and
    5. facilities for washing clothes.
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—
  1. building services, plant or equipment; or
  2. access between levels; or
  3. a ground floor public lobby; or
  4. a mall; or
  5. parking, loading or manoeuvring vehicles; or
  6. unenclosed private balconies, whether roofed or not.
Ground level ground level means—
  1. the level of the natural ground; or
  2. if the level of the natural ground has changed, the level as lawfully changed.
Household
household means 1 or more individuals who—
  1. live in a dwelling with the intent of living together on a long-term basis; and
  2. make common provision for food and other essentials for living.
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—
  1. 50m2;
  2. an area equal to 5% of the gross floor area of the building.
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—

  1. is able to be developed; and
  2. is not subject to a development constraint, including, for example a constraint relating to acid sulfate soils, flooding or slope.
Non-resident workers

non-resident worker means a person who—

  1. performs work as part of—
    1. a resource extraction project; or
    2. a project identified in a planning scheme as a major industry or infrastructure project; or
    3. a rural use; and
  2. lives, for extended periods, in the locality of the project, but has a permanent residence elsewhere.

Example of a non-resident worker—
a person engaged in fly-in/fly-out, or drive in/drive out, working arrangements

Outermost projection outermost projection, of a building or structure, means the outermost part of the building or structure, other than a part that is—
  1. a retractable blind; or
  2. a fixed screen; or
  3. a rainwater fitting; or
  4. an ornamental attachment.
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

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

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

site, of development, means the land that the development is to be carried out on.

Examples—

  1. If development is to be carried out on part of a lot, the site of the development is that part of the lot.
  2. If development is to be carried out on part of 1 lot and part of an adjoining lot, the site of the development is both of those parts.
Site cover

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—

  1. in a landscaped or open space area, including, for example a gazebo or shade structure; or
  2. a basement that is completely below ground level and used for car parking; or
  3. the eaves of a building; or
  4. a sun shade.
Storey

storey

  1. means a space within a building between 2 floor levels, or a floor level and a ceiling or roof, other than—
    1. a space containing only a lift shaft, stairway or meter room; or
    2. a space containing only a bathroom, shower room, laundry, toilet or other sanitary compartment; or
    3. a space containing only a combination of the things stated in subparagraphs (i) or (ii); or
    4. a basement with a ceiling that is not more than 1m above ground level; and
  2. includes—
    1. a mezzanine; and
    2. a roofed structured that is on, or part of, a rooftop, if the structure does not only accommodate building plant and equipment.
Temporary use

temporary use means a use that—

  1. is carried out on a non-permanent basis; and
  2. does not involve the construction of, or significant changes to, permanent buildings or structures.
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—
  1. including residential, industrial, sporting, recreation and commercial purposes; but
  2. not including rural residential, environmental, conservation, rural, natural or wilderness area purposes.
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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