Interim pavement design requirements
The City is conducting a review of the pavement design standards required under the City Plan Land Development Guidelines (City Plan LDG’s).
The review will consider a number of issues including the costs associated with pavement construction; whole of life costs to ensure the standards do not result in an unacceptable maintenance burden on Council; and whether the design standards are comparable with the requirements of other local governments in South East Queensland.
Until the current review of the pavement design requirements under the City Plan LDG’s is complete and any consequential amendments have commenced:
The City will apply the most recent version of Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines pavement design requirements to permissible change requests where the existing development approval currently requires compliance with the City Plan LDG’s pavement design requirements.
The City will condition future development approvals to require compliance with the most recent version of Planning Scheme Policy 11 – Land Development Guidelines pavement design requirements.
These interim requirements will take effect immediately. Applicants who have existing development approvals that require compliance with the pavement design requirements in the City Plan LDG’s may submit a permissible change request at their earliest convenience.
It is presently expected that Council will consider whether to adopt amendments to the existing City Plan LDG’s in response to the review in the second half of 2017. Any proposed amendments to the City Plan LDG’s will follow the process required under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 which includes public notification requirements.
It is envisaged that once the City Plan LDG pavement review is complete and any consequential amendments are adopted all future applications (including OPW applications) submitted after commencement will be conditioned to comply with the revised City Plan LDG requirements. Council will provide further details about the transitional arrangements closer to the date of commencement of any proposed changes.