New development conditions go live 4 September 2017

31 Aug 2017

In order to improve our customer experience, Council has reviewed and prepared a new suite of development conditions. The suite of development conditions has a new look and feel and will improve efficiency, consistency and ease of understanding.

Along with approved plans and drawings, development conditions are a key mechanism for achieving the built aspirations of the City, as expressed in the City Plan. It is important development conditions are consistently written and applied to convey the broader desired planning outcomes and objectives of the City at a site by site, development by development level.

These new conditions will be applied to Material Change of Use, Reconfiguring a Lot and Operational Work approvals.

These development conditions provide the common elements of the conditions package and would be generally applicable across a variety of circumstances. Additional information (as needed) will be inserted to make them relevant to the proposed development being approved.

In addition, unique “application specific” development conditions could also be imposed. These “application specific” conditions will be crafted as needed and follow the same drafting approach as the development conditions.

Drafting of the new development conditions revolved around the philosophy to improve the customer experience and included the following principles:

  • are adaptable and easier to maintain

  • are legally sound, aligned to policy and planning instruments

  • provide consistency in the way conditions are drafted and applied

  • meet the criteria for what constitutes a condition

Council’s suite of development conditions have been prepared with input from a variety of internal and external stakeholders and have been legally reviewed prior to implementation.

The development conditions booklet is available on our website . For enquiries, please contact Planning Assessment on 07 5582 8866.

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