Level of assessment for lots designated to Council or State
Council has also received queries in the relation to the level of assessment for the creation of lots in open space and conservation zones within a broader subdivision, where those lots are to be dedicated to Council or State. This can be a common occurrence for large subdivision proposals over sites that have more than one zoning.
The following note is included within section 5.6 Levels of assessment - Reconfiguring a lot, Table 5.6.1: The lot size referenced does not apply to land that is to be dedicated to Council or State for open space or infrastructure purposes.
Provided the lot is to be dedicated to Council or State for open space or infrastructure purposes (for example, for a recreational park, stormwater device, sewerage pump station, etc.) the development application can remain as code assessable, regardless of the proposed lot size. The area needed for open space or infrastructure will still need to meet the relevant City Plan requirements.
Where the lot is not to be dedicated to Council or State for open space or infrastructure purposes, it will be subject to the requirements included in Table 5.6.1. For example, a proposed residential allotment in the Open space zone will trigger impact assessment.
This aligns with how material change of use proposals are treated in these situations – refer to http://www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/industryhub/news_feed/sites-included-in-more-than-one-zone