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Schedule 1 Definitions

SC1.1 Use definitions

SC1.1.1 Defined uses

(1) The use definitions listed in Table SC1.1.1.A have a particular meaning stated in Table SC1.1.1.B for the purpose of the planning scheme.
(2) Any use not listed in Table SC1.1.1.B column 1 is an undefined use.

Note—Development comprising a combination of defined uses is not considered to be an undefined use.

(3) The use definitions listed here are the definitions used in this planning scheme.
(4) A use listed in Table SC1.1.1.B column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2.
(5) Column 3 of Table SC1.1.1.B identifies examples of the types of activities that are consistent with the use identified in column 1.
(6) Column 4 of Table SC1.1.1.B identifies examples of activities that are not consistent with the use identified in column 1.
(7) Columns 3 and 4 of Table SC1.1.1.B are not exhaustive lists.
(8) Uses listed in Table SC1.1.1.B columns 3 and 4 which are not listed in column 1 do not form part of the definition.
Table SC1.1.1.A—Index of use definitions
Index of use definitions
Table SC1.1.1.B—Use definitions
Column 1
Use
Column 2
Definition
Column 3
Examples include
Column 4
Does not include the following examples
Adult store

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the primary purpose of displaying or selling—
(a) sexually explicit materials; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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
Air service

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) the arrival and departure of aircraft; or
(b) housing, servicing, refuelling, maintaining and repair of aircraft; or
(c) the assembly and dispersal of passengers or goods on or from an aircraft; or
(d) training and education facilities relating to aviation; or
(e) aviation facilities; or
(f) an activity that—
(i) is ancillary to an activity or facility stated in paragraphs (a) to (e); and
(ii) directly services the needs of aircraft passengers.

Examples of an air service— airport, air strip, helipad

Airport, airstrip, helipad, public or private airfield
 
Animal husbandry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) producing animals or animal products on native or improved pastures or vegetation; or
(b) 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 keeping, intensive animal husbandry, aquaculture, feedlots, piggeries
Animal keeping

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) boarding, breeding or training animals; or
(b) a holding facilities or machinery repairs and servicing, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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 husbandry
Bar

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises, with seating for 60 or less people, for—
(a) selling liquor for consumption on the premises; or
(b) an entertainment activity, or selling food for consumption on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
 
Club, hotel, nightclub entertainment facility, tavern
Brothel

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises made available for prostitution by 2 or more prostitutes at the premises.

Note—definition from the Prostitution Act 1999.

 
Adult store, club, entertainment facility, nightclub, shop
Bulk landscape supplies

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises used for the bulk storage and sale of mainly non-packages landscaping and gardening supplies (soil, gravel, potting mix or mulch, for example)
 
Garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery
Car wash

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for commercial cleaning of motor vehicles by an automatic, or partly automatic, process.
 
Service station
Caretaker’s accommodation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for a dwelling for a caretaker of a non-residential use on the same premises.
 
Dwelling house
Cemetery

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for interment of bodies or ashes after death.
Burial ground, crypt, columbarium, lawn
cemetery, pet cemetery, mausoleum
Crematorium, funeral parlour
Child care centre

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) an association established for social, literary, political, sporting, athletic or other similar purposes; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) providing social support to members of the public; or
(ii) providing medical care to the public, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
(b) 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 support centre

Disability support services, drop-in centre, respite centre, integrated Indigenous support centre
Child care centre, family day care, health care service, home-based child care, residential care facility
Community residence

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for residential accommodation—
(i) No more than 6 persons who require assistance or support with daily living needs; and
(ii) No more than 1 support worker; and
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) providing artistic, social or cultural facilities or community services to the public; or
(b) 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, entertainment facility, hotel, nightclub, place of worship
Crematorium

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the cremation or aquamation of bodies.
 
Cemetery
Cropping

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(c) growing and harvesting plants, or plant material, that are cultivated in soil, for commercial purposes; or
(d) harvesting, storing or packing plants or plant material grown on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a); or
(e) repairing and servicing machinery used on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of cropping— forestry for wood production, fodder and pasture production, producing fruit, 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, sugarcane growing, vineyard
Permanent plantations, intensive horticulture, rural industry
Detention facility

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the lawful detention of persons.

Example of a detention facility— correctional facility

Prison, detention centre, youth detention centre
Police station, court cell complex
Dual occupancy

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means a residential use of premises for 2 households involving—
(i) 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
(ii) any domestic outbuilding associated with the dwelling; but
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means a residential use of premises involving—
(a) 1 dwelling for a single household and any domestic outbuildings associated with the dwelling; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) training and instruction to impart knowledge and develop skills; or
(b) student accommodation, before or after school care, or vacation care, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of an educational 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises by government entity or community organisations to provide—
(a) essential emergency services or
(b) disaster management services; or
(c) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of facilities for the appreciation, conservation or interpretation of an area of cultural, environmental or heritage value; but
(b) 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
 
Extractive industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of Premises for—
(a) extracting or processing extractive resources; and
(b) any related activities (transporting the resources to market, for example).
Quarry
 
Food and drink outlet

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on or off the premises; or
(b) providing liquor for consumption on premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of a food and drink outlet—cafe, coffee shop, drive-through facility, kiosk, milk bar, restaurant, snack bar, takeaway shop, tearoom

Bistro, cafe, coffee shop, drive-through facility, kiosk, milk bar, restaurant, snack bar, takeaway, tearoom
Bar, club, entertainment facility, hotel, shop, theatre, nightclub
Function facility

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) receptions or functions; or
(b) preparing and providing food and liquor for consumption on the premises as part of a reception or function.
Conference centre, reception centre
Community use, hotel
Funeral parlour

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) arranging and conducting funerals, memorials and other similar events; or
(ii) a mortuary; or
(iii) storing and preparing bodies for burial or cremation; but
(b) does not include the use of premises for the burial or cremation of bodies.
 
Cemetery, crematorium, place of worship
Garden centre

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(c) selling plants; or
(d) selling gardening and landscape products and supplies that are mainly in pre-packaged form; or
(e) a food and drink outlet that is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Retail plant nursery
Bulk landscape supplies, wholesale nursery, outdoor sales
Hardware and trade supplies

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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 service

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for medical purposes, paramedical purposes, alternative therapies and 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
(a) either of the following apply—
(i) the use involves outdoor activities carried out between 6pm and 7am;
(ii) measures are required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
(b) 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 SC1.1.3 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of a dwelling or domestic outbuilding for a business activity that is subordinate to the residential use of the premises.
Bed and breakfast, home office, home-based childcare
Hobby, office, shop, warehouse, transport depot
Hospital

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) the medical or surgical care or treatment of patients, whether or not the care or treatment requires overnight accommodation; or
(b) providing accommodation for patients; or
(c) providing accommodation for employees, or any other use, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
 
Health care service,
residential care facility
Hotel

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) selling liquor for consumption on the premises; or
(ii) a dining or entertainment activities, or short-term accommodation, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
(b) Does not include bar.
Pub, tavern
Entertainment facility, nightclub
Indoor sport and recreation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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, entertainment facility, hotel, nightclub, theatre
Intensive animal industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) the intensive production of animals or animal products, in an enclosure, that requires food and water to be provided either mechanically or by hand; or
(ii) storing and packing feed and produce, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) the intensive production of plants or plant material carried out indoors on imported media; or
(ii) the intensive production of plants or plant material carried out outside using artificial lights or containers; or
(iii) 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
(b) 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
Landing

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for a structure—
(a) for mooring, launching, storing and retrieving vessels; and
(b) from which passengers embark and disembark.
Boat ramp, jetty, pontoon
Marina
Low impact industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
(a) the activity is carried out mainly indoors and mainly between 7am and 6pm; and
(b) measures are not required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
(c) 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 SC1.1.3 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) a transmission grid or supply network; or
(ii) a telecommunication facility, if the use is ancillary to the use in subparagraph (i); but
(b) does not include the use of premises for a supply network or private electricity works stated in the Planning Regulation 2016, schedule 6 [Development local categorising instrument is prohibited...], section 26(5), unless the use involves—
(i) a new zone substation or bulk supply substation; or
(ii) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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
Marine industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of waterfront premises for—
(a) manufacturing, storing, repairing or servicing vessels or maritime infrastructure; or
(b) providing fuel or disposing of waste, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of marine industry— boat building, boat storage, dry dock

Boat building, boat storage, dry dock
Marina
Market

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises on a regular basis for—
(a) selling goods to the public mainly from temporary structures (stalls, booths or trestle tables, for example)
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for industrial activity that is the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating of products, if—
(a) any of the following apply—
(i) the activity is carried out between 6pm and 7am, but not outdoors;
(ii) 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
(b) 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 SC1.1.3 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) organised or recreational motor sports; or
(b) 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, lawnmower 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means a residential use of premises involving 3 or more dwellings, weather 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for a tourism activity, including accommodation for tourists, for the appreciation, conservation and interpretation of—
(a) an area of environmental, cultural or heritage value; or
(b) a local ecosystem; or
(c) the natural environment.

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

Environmentally responsible accommodation facilities including lodges, cabins, huts and tented camps
Environment facility
Nightclub entertainment facility

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) providing entertainment that is cabaret, dancing and music; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) accommodation for non-resident workers; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) Providing an administrative, financial, management or secretarial service or function; or
(ii) the practice of a profession; or
(iii) providing business or professional advice or service; but
(b) does not include the use of premises 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) displaying, selling, hiring or leasing vehicles, boats, caravans machinery, equipment or other similar products, if the use is mainly conducted outdoors; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) a recreation or sport activity that is carried on outdoors and requires areas of open space; or
(b) providing and selling food and drink, change room facilities or storage facilities, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Driving range, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts,
football ground, cricket oval
Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, motor sport, park, community use
Outstation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for —
(a) cultural or recreation activities by Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for parking vehicles, other than parking that is ancillary to another use.
Car park, ‘park and ride’, bicycle parking
 
Party house

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means premises containing a dwelling that is used to provide, for a fee, accommodation or facilities for guests if—
(a) guests regularly use all or part of the premises for parties (bucks parties, hens parties, raves, or wedding receptions, for example); and
(b) the accommodation or facilities are provided for a period of less than 10 days; and
(c) the owner of the premises does not occupy the premises during that period.
   
Permanent plantation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for growing, but not harvesting, plants for 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) organised worship and other religious activities; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) the arrival and departure of vessels; or
(b) the movement of passengers or goods on or off vessels; or
(c) storing, servicing, maintenance or repairing vessels; or
(d) ancillary uses that directly service the needs of passengers of the vessels.
Marina, ferry terminal
Landing
Relocatable home park

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) relocatable dwellings for long-term residential accommodation; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for the generation of electricity or energy from renewable energy source (sources of bio-energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, solar energy or wind energy, for example); but
(b) 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, hydroelectric power, geothermal power
Wind turbine or solar panels supplying energy to domestic or rural activities on the same site
Research and technology industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for an innovative and emerging industry that involves designing and researching, assembling, manufacturing, maintaining, storing or testing machinery or equipment. Examples of research and technology industries— 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for supervised accommodation, and medical and other support services, for persons who—
(a) can not live independently; and
(b) require regular nursing or personal care.

Examples of a residential care facility— convalescent home, nursing home

Convalescent home, nursing home
Community residence, dwelling house, dual occupancy, hospital, multiple dwelling, retirement facility
Resort complex

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) tourist and visitor short-term accommodation that includes integrated leisure facilities; or

Examples of integrated leisure facilities— bars, meeting and function facilities, restaurants, sporting and fitness facilities

(b) staff accommodation that is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a); or
(c) transport facilities for the premises(a ferry terminal or air services, for example).
Island resort
 
Retirement facility

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means a residential use of premises for—
(a) accommodation for older members of the community, or retired persons, in independent living units or serviced units; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the roadside display and sale of goods in rural areas.
Produce stall
Market
Rooming accommodation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) residential accommodation, if each resident—
(i) has a right to occupy 1 or more rooms on the premises; and
(ii) does not have a right to occupy the whole of the premises; and
(iii) does not occupy a self-contained unit, as defined under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, schedule 2, or has only limited facilities available for private use; and
(iv) 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
(b) a manager's residence, an office or providing food or other service to residents, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
Boarding house, monastery, hostel, off-site student accommodation
Hospice, community residence, dwelling house, short-term accommodation, multiple dwelling
Rural industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) storing, processing or packaging products from a rural use; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises as accommodation, weather or not self-contained, for employees of a rural activity, if—
(a) the premises, and the premises where the rural activity is carried out, are owned by the same person; and
(b) the employees are not non-resident workers.
Farm workers accommodation
Short-term accommodation building, caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, dwelling house, nature or rural based tourist accommodation, non-resident worker accommodation, multiple dwellings
Sales office

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the temporary display of land parcels or buildings that—
(a) are for sale or proposed to be sold; or
(b) can be won as a prize in a competition.
Display dwelling
Bank, office
Service industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for an industrial activity that—
(a) does not result in off-site air, noise or odour emissions; and
(b) 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 high impact industry, special industry
Service station

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) selling fuel (petrol, liquid petroleum gas, automotive distillate or alternative fuels, for example); or
(b) 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).
Electric charging station
Car wash
Shop

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) displaying, selling or hiring goods; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for an integrated shopping complex consisting mainly of shops.
   
Short-term accommodation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

(a) Means the use of premises for—
(i) providing accommodation of less than 3 consecutive months to tourists or travellers; or
(ii) 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
(b) does not include a hotel, nature-based tourism, resort complex or tourist park.
Motel, backpackers, cabins, serviced apartments, accommodation hotel, farm stay
Hostel, rooming accommodation, tourist park
Showroom

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for the sale of goods that are—
(a) a related product line; and
(b) a size, shape or weight that requires—
(i) a large area for handling, display or storage; and
(ii) direct vehicle access to the building by members of the public, to enable the loading and unloading of the goods.

Examples of a showroom— bulk stationery supplies, bulky goods sales, motor vehicle sales showroom

Bulky goods sales, motor vehicles sales showroom, bulk stationery supplies
Food and drink outlet, shop, outdoor sales
Special industry

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for an industrial activity that is manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring or treating products, if—
(a) either of the following apply—
(i) the use involves outdoor activities carried out between 6pm and 7am;
(ii) measures are required on the premises to control the risk of emissions and impacts from dangerous goods stored as part of the use; and
(b) 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.

Note—Additional examples may be shown in SC1.1.3 industry thresholds.

Low impact industry, medium impact industry, high impact industry, service industry
Substation

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises—

(a) as part of a transmission grid or supply network to—
(i) converting or transforming electrical energy from one voltage to another; or
(ii) regulating voltage in an electrical circuit; or
(iii) controlling electrical circuits; or
(iv) switching electrical current between circuits; or
(b) for a telecommunications facility for—
(i) works, as defined under the Electricity Act 1994, section 12(1); or
(ii) workforce operational and safety communications.
Substations, switching yards
Major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure
Telecommunications facility

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for a facility that is capable of carry communications and signals by 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) presenting movies, live entertainment or music to the public; or
(b) the production of film or music; or
(c) the following activities or facilities, if the use is ancillary to a use in paragraph (a) or (b)—
(i) preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on the premises;
(ii) facilities for editing and post-production;
(iii) facilities for wardrobe, laundry and make-up;
(iv) set construction workshops;
(v) 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 facility, temporary film studio
Tourist attraction

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) providing entertainment to, or a recreation facilities for, the general public; or
(b) preparing and selling food and drink for consumption on the premises, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).

Examples of a tourist attraction— theme park, zoo

Theme park, zoo
Hotel, major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, nightclub entertainment facility
Tourist park

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) holiday accommodation in caravans, self-contained cabins, tents or other similar structures; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) storing vehicles, or machinery, that is used for commercial or public purposes; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) a service for supplying or treating water, hydraulic power or gas; or
(b) a sewerage, drainage or stormwater services; or
(c) a transport services; or
(d) a waste management service; or
(e) a maintenance depot, storage depot or other facility for a service stated in paragraph (a) or (b).
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 service

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) the medical or surgical treatment of animals; or
(b) the short-term stay of animals, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
 
Animal keeping
Warehouse

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) storing and distributing goods, whether or not carried out in a building; or
(b) 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

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) the wholesale of plants grown on or next to the premises; or
(b) selling gardening materials, if the use is ancillary to the use in paragraph (a).
 
Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre
Winery

Editor's note—The term is defined in the Planning Regulation 2017 - Regulated Requirements

Means the use of premises for—
(a) making wine; or
(b) selling wine that is made on the premises.
 
Rural industry

SC1.1.2 Defined activity groups

(1) The defined uses listed in Table SC1.1.1.A are able to be clustered into the activity groups listed in Table SC1.1.2.A and defined in Table SC1.1.2.B.
(2) An activity group listed in Table SC1.1.2.B column 1 clusters the defined uses listed in Table SC1.1.2.B 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.
Table SC1.1.2.A—Index of defined activity groups
Index of activity groups
Table SC1.1.2.B—Defined activity groups
Column 1
Activity group
Column 2
Uses
Accommodation activities
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • community residence
  • dual occupancy
  • dwelling house
  • multiple dwelling
  • non-residential workforce accommodation
  • relocatable home park
  • residential care facility
  • retirement facility
  • rooming accommodation
  • short-term accommodation
  • tourist park
Active frontage uses
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • health care service
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • office
  • place of worship
  • shop
  • veterinary service
Assembly uses
  • club
  • community use
  • educational establishment
  • function facility
  • major sport, recreation and entertainment facility
  • nightclub entertainment facility
  • place of worship
  • shopping centre, if a district shopping centre or 10,000m2 or larger
  • theatre
  • tourist attraction
Centre activities
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • child care centre
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • function facility
  • health care service
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • office
  • parking station, if bicycle parking
  • place of worship
  • sales office
  • service industry, if less than a gross floor area of 100m2
  • shop
  • shopping centre
  • short-term accommodation
  • substation
  • telecommunications facility, if a broadcasting station or television station
  • theatre
  • veterinary service
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • food and drink outlet
  • health care service
  • office
  • shop
  • veterinary service
Commercial character building activities, if in the Low impact industry zone or General industry A zone precinct of the Industry zone
  • bar
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • club
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • garden centre
  • health care service
  • hotel
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • low impact industry, if not exceeding a gross floor area of 100m2
  • office
  • research and technology industry, if not exceeding gross floor area of 100m2
  • sales office
  • shop
  • showroom
  • telecommunications facility
  • theatre
  • utility installation
  • veterinary service
Commercial character building activities, if in the Specialised centre zone
  • bar
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • child care centre
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • garden centre
  • health care service
  • hotel
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • low impact industry, if not exceeding a gross floor area of 100m2
  • nightclub
  • office
  • research and technology industry, if not exceeding gross floor area of 100m2
  • sales office
  • shop
  • showroom
  • telecommunications facility
  • theatre
  • utility installation
  • veterinary service
Commercial character building activities, if in the Community facilities zone
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • child care centre
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • health care service
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • office
  • utility installation
Community facilities
  • cemetery
  • club
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • community residence
  • community use
  • crematorium
  • educational establishment
  • funeral parlour
  • emergency services
  • health care service
  • hospital
  • major sport, recreation and entertainment facility
  • place of worship
Community facilities – cemetery
  • cemetery
  • crematorium
  • funeral parlour
  • place of worship
Community facilities – community purposes
  • club
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • place of worship
Community facilities – education purposes
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • educational establishment
  • place of worship
Community facilities – emergency services
  • emergency services
  • health care service
Community facilities – health care purposes
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • health care service
  • hospital
Community facilities – major health care
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • emergency services
  • health care service
  • hospital
  • place of worship
Community facilities – major sports venue
  • club
  • child care centre
  • community use
  • health care service
  • major sport, recreation and entertainment facility
Difficult to evacuate uses
  • child care centre
  • community residence
  • detention facility
  • educational establishment
  • hospital
  • hotel, if including short term accommodation
  • nature-based tourism
  • residential care facility
  • resort complex
  • retirement facility
  • short-term accommodation
  • tourist park
Essential community infrastructure
  • air services
  • community use, if for the storage of records or items of cultural or historic significance including facilities for the storage of public records under the Public Records Act 2002
  • emergency services
  • health care service, if supporting a hospital
  • hospital
  • major electricity infrastructure
  • renewable energy facility
  • substation, if supporting other essential community infrastructure
  • telecommunications facility
  • transport depot, if required for disaster response
  • utility installation
  • warehouse, if supporting emergency services or disaster response activities
Large format retail
  • agricultural supplies store
  • bulk landscape supplies
  • car wash
  • food and drink outlet (where ancillary to and integrated with any other uses in this activity group)
  • garden centre
  • hardware and trade supplies
  • outdoor sales
  • service industry
  • shop (with a minimum gross floor area of 1,000m2 and other than a department store, discount variety store, supermarket or corner store)
  • showroom
Rural activities
  • agricultural supplies store
  • animal husbandry
  • aquaculture
  • bulk landscape supplies
  • cropping
  • garden centre
  • intensive animal industry
  • intensive horticulture
  • market
  • permanent plantation
  • roadside stall
  • rural industry
  • veterinary service
  • wholesale nursery
  • winery
Small scale non-residential uses
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • health care service
  • office
  • shop
  • veterinary service
Vulnerable uses
  • child care centre
  • community residence
  • educational establishment
  • hospital
  • residential care facility

SC1.1.3 Industry thresholds

The industry thresholds listed in Table SC1.1.3 are to be used in conjunction with the defined uses listed in Table SC1.1.1.A.

Table SC1.1.3—Industry thresholds
Use
Additional examples include
Low impact industry
(a) Light engineering works, including assembling, fabricating or repairing metal or sheet metal products or components, not including boiler making, metal finishing, spray painting or foundry activities.
(b) Assembling, fabricating or repairing wood products, including furniture, kitchens, shop fitting, cabinet making, joinery if not involving:
(i) outdoor plant or machinery including dust extraction plant
(ii) spray painting, spraying glue or spraying surface coatings
(c) Dangerous goods store, if not including the storage of toxic gases and where storing less than the placard quantities listed in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
(d) Dismantling automotive or mechanical equipment, if not including debonding brake or clutch components
(e) Fitting and turning workshop
(f) Repairing or servicing tools, garden equipment, lawn mowers or outboard engines
(g) Repairing or servicing motor vehicles including mechanical components, radiators, electrical components, wheel alignments, exhausts, tyres, suspension, bull bars, roof racks or air conditioning, if not including spray painting
(h) Assembling or manufacturing plastic products, including moulding and extruding and not involving casting, liquid resins or fibre-glassing
(i) Clothing or footwear manufacturing or repair
(j) Assembling or repairing domestic furniture or fittings if not involving:
(i) Outdoor plant or machinery including dust extraction plant or compressors;
(ii) Not involving spraying paint, glue or surface coatings
(k) Upholstering
(l) Printing, with a gross floor area less than 1000m2

Note—Spray painting does not include the sole use of aerosol cans or air brushing for the purpose of this industry threshold table.

Medium impact industry
Medium impact industry – A
(a) Abrasive blasting workshop, if using less than 1 tonne of abrasive blasting material per annum
(b) Anodising workshop, if the tank area production capacity is less than 100m2
(c) Glass product manufacturing workshop, if producing less than 100 tonnes of product per annum
(d) Plaster manufacturing, if processing less than 1,000 tonnes of gypsum per annum
(e) Plastic or plastic product manufacturing involving PET, PETE, polypropylene or polystyrene, if not involving polyvinylchloride, where producing less than 1000 tonnes of product per annum
(f) Powder coating, if using less than 10 tonnes of coating per annum
(g) Contractors depot or storage yard
Medium impact industry – B
(a) Abrasive blasting facility, if using less than 10 tonnes of abrasive material per annum
(b) Anodising or electroplating workshop, if the tank area is less than 400m2
(c) Battery recycling or reprocessing workshop
(d) Boat repairing or maintaining works
(e) Boiler making or engineering works other than metal foundry or casting, if producing less than 10,000 tonnes of metal product per annum
(f) Clay or ceramic product, including bricks, tiles, pipes and pottery goods manufacturing, if producing less than 200 tonnes per annum
(g) Enamelling workshop, if using less than 15,000 litres of enamel per annum
(h) Fibreglass, foam plastic, composite plastic or rigid fibre-reinforced plastic manufacturing or product manufacturing works other than producing fibreglass boats, tanks and swimming pools, if producing less than 5 tonnes per annum
(i) Food, beverages or pet food processing, smoking, drying, curing, milling, bottling or canning works, if producing less than 200 tonnes per annum
(j) Fuel burning for power generation with an installed capacity of 0.1 MW or less, if:
(i) operating more than 100 hours per year;
(ii) not involving coal combustion
(k) Galvanising works, if using less than 100 tonnes of zinc per annum
(l) Glass fibre manufacturing works, if less than 200 tonnes per annum
(m) Glass or glass product manufacturing works, if producing less than 250 tonnes per annum
(n) Large dangerous goods store, if not including the storage of toxic gases
(o) Medium density fibreboard, chipboard, particle board, plywood, laminated board or wood veneer product manufacturing works, if producing less than 250 tonnes per annum
(p) Plastic manufacturing PET, PETE, polypropylene and polystyrene plastic or plastic products, if less than 10,000 tonnes per annum
(q) Manufacturing substrate for mushroom growing
(r) Metal foundry, if producing:
(i) less than 10 tonnes of ferrous metal castings per annum; or
(ii) less than 50 tonnes of non-ferrous metal castings per annum
(s) Plaster manufacturing, if processing less than 5000 tonnes of gypsum per annum
(t) Printing workshop producing advertising material, magazines, newspapers, packaging or stationery
(u) Powder coating workshop, if using less than 500 tonnes of coating per annum
(v) Reconditioning metal or plastic drums
(w) Sawmilling, wood chipping and kiln drying timber and logs, if producing less than 500 tonnes per annum
(x) Scrap metal yard (if not including a fragmentiser) or dismantling automotive or mechanical equipment including debonding brake and clutch components
(y) Spray painting workshop including spray painting vehicles, heavy machinery, signs, equipment or boats, if using:
(i) less than 20,000 litres of paint product per annum;
(ii) spray equipment other than the sole use of aerosol cans or air brush.
(z) Transport depot or distribution centre
(aa) Tyre recycling or reprocessing, including retreading workshop
(bb) Vegetable oil or oilseed processing works, with a design production capacity of less than 1,000 tonnes per annum
(cc) Wooden product manufacturing, including cabinet making, joinery or making timber frames or roof trusses involving:
(i) outdoor plant or machinery
(ii) spraying paint, glue or surface coatings
(dd) Facility, goods yard or warehouse for the storage and distribution of dangerous goods if:
(i) not involving manufacturing processes;
(ii) not a major hazard facility under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
High impact industry
(a) Abattoir, if not involving rendering
(b) Abrasive blasting facility, if using 10 tonnes or greater of abrasive material per annum
(c) Anodising or electroplating workshop, if the tank area is 400m2 or greater
(d) Battery manufacturing
(e) Boiler making or engineering works, if producing 10,000 tonnes or greater of metal product per annum
(f) Clay or ceramic product manufacturing, if including bricks, tiles, pipes and pottery goods, producing 200 tonnes or more per annum
(g) Concrete batching plant or works for producing concrete products
(h) Crematoria
(i) Enamelling workshop, if using 15,000 litres or more of enamel per annum
(j) Fibreglass, foam plastic, composite plastic or rigid fibre-reinforced plastic manufacturing or product manufacturing works including producing fibreglass boats, tanks and swimming pools, if producing 5 tonnes or more per annum
(k) Food, beverages or pet food processing, smoking, drying, curing, milling, bottling or canning works, if producing 200 tonnes or more per annum
(l) Fuel burning for power generation with an installed capacity of more than 0.1 MW, if:
(i) less than 10 MW;
(ii) not involving coal combustion
(m) Galvanising works, if using 100 tonnes or greater of zinc per annum
(n) Glass fibre manufacture, if producing 200 tonnes or more per annum
(o) Glass or glass product manufacturing, if producing 250 tonnes or more per annum
(p) Manufacturing tyres, asbestos products, asphalt, cement, mineral wool or ceramic fibre
(q) Major hazard facility for the storage or distribution of dangerous goods, if not involving manufacturing processes
(r) Medium density fibreboard, chipboard, particle board, plywood, laminated board or wood veneer product manufacturing works, if producing 250 tonnes or more per annum
(s) Metal foundry, if producing:
(i) 10 tonnes or more of ferrous metal castings per annum; or
(ii) 50 tonnes or more of non-ferrous metal castings per annum
(t) Plaster manufacturing, if processing 5,000 tonnes or more of gypsum per annum
(u) Plastic manufacturing works for PET, PETE, polypropylene and polystyrene plastic or plastic products, if producing 10,000 tonnes or greater per annum
(v) Powder coating workshop, if using 500 tonnes or more of coating per annum
(w) Recycling chemicals, oils or solvents
(x) Recycling, storing or reprocessing regulated waste, if not involving a waste incinerator
(y) Sawmilling, wood chipping or kiln drying timber and logs, if producing 500 tonnes or more per annum
(z) Scrap metal yard including a fragmentiser
(aa) Spray painting workshop including spray painting vehicles, heavy machinery, equipment, signs or boats, if using 20,000 litres or more of paint per annum
(bb) Soil conditioners manufacturing by receiving, blending, storing, processing, drying or composting organic waste, including animal manures, sewage, septic sludges and domestic waste
(cc) Treating timber for preservation using chemicals including copper, chromium, arsenic, borax or creosote
(dd) Vegetable oil or oilseed processing in works with a design production capacity of 1,000 tonnes or more per annum
(ee) Waste disposal facility, if not involving a waste incinerator
(ff) Wooden product manufacturing including cabinet making, joinery or making timber frames or roof trusses, if producing 500 tonnes or more per annum
Special industry
(a) Distilling alcohol in works, if producing 2,500 litres or more per annum
(b) Fuel burning for power generation with an installed capacity of 10 MW or greater or burning coal or coal products
(c) Manufacturing hazardous chemicals
(d) Manufacturing fertilisers involving ammonia
(e) Metal refining or smelting
(f) Oil refining or processing facility
(g) Polyvinyl chloride plastic manufacturing works
(h) Producing, refining or processing gas or fuel gas
(i) Producing, quenching, cutting, crushing or grading coke
(j) Pulp or paper manufacturing
(k) Rendering plant
(l) Sugar milling or refining
(m) Tannery or works for curing animal skins, hides or finishing leather
(n) Textile manufacturing including carpet manufacturing, wool scouring or carbonising, cotton milling or textile bleaching, dying or finishing
(o) Tobacco processing
(p) Waste incinerator

SC1.2 Administrative definitions

SC1.2.1 Preliminary

(1) The administrative definitions listed in Table SC1.2.2.A and Table SC1.2.3.A and defined in Table SC1.2.2.B and Table SC1.2.3.B assist with the interpretation of the planning scheme but do not have a meaning in relation to use.
(2) A term listed in Table 1.2.2.B and Table 1.2.3.B column 1 has the meaning set out beside that term in column 2 under the heading.
(3) The administrative definitions listed here are the definitions for the purpose of the planning scheme.

SC1.2.2 Administrative definitions

Note—As prescribed by section 8 of the Regulation, the definitions for the following administrative terms are located in schedule 4 column 2 of the Regulation.

Table SC1.2.2.A—Index of Administrative definitions
Index of QPP administrative definitions
Table SC1.2.2.B—Administrative definitions
Column 1
Term
Column 2
Definition
Adjoining premises
Means premises that share a common boundary, including premises that meet at a single point such on a common boundary.
Advertising device
(a) Means a permanent sign, structure or other device used, or intended to be used, for advertising; and
(b) includes a structure, or part of a building, the primary purpose of which is to support the sign, structure or device.
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 meters, between the midpoint on each side boundary of the lot.
Base date
Means the date from which the local government has estimated future infrastructure demand and costs for the local government area.
Basement
Means a space—
(a) between a floor level in a building and the floor level that is immediately below it; and
(b) no part of which is more than 1m above ground level.
Boundary clearance
Means the distance between a building or structure on 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—
(a) an architectural or ornamental attachment; or
(b) a rainwater fitting.

Examples —

  • 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.
  • 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—
(a) the vertical distance, measured in meters, 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
(b) the number of storeys in the building above ground level.
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 a the premises that, after the development is carried out, will be covered by—
(a) buildings or structures, measured to their outermost projection; or
(b) landscaping or open space; or
(c) facilities relating to the development; or
(d) on-site stormwater drainage or wastewater treatment; or
(e) a car park, road, access track or area used for vehicle movement; or
(f) another area of disturbance.
Domestic outbuilding
Means a non-habitable class 10a building that is—, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is
(a) a shed, garage or carport; and
(b) ancillary to a residential use carried out on the premises where the building is.
Dwelling
Means all or part of a building that—
(a) is used, or capable of being used, as a self-contained residence; and
(b) contains—
(i) food preparation facilities; and
(ii) a bath or shower; and
(iii) a toilet; and
(iv) a wash basin; and
(v) 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—
(a) building services, plant and equipment; or
(b) access between levels; or
(c) ground floor public lobby; or
(d) a mall; or
(e) parking, loading or manoeuvring vehicles; or
(f) unenclosed private balconies, whether roofed or not.
Ground level
Means—
(a) the level of the natural ground; or
(b) if the level of the natural ground has changed, the level lawfully changed.

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.5 provides that for the purpose of the definition of ground level in Schedule 1, the level of the natural ground is deemed to have been lawfully changed if the level of the natural ground level is the prescribed level.

Household
Means 1 or more individuals who—
(a) live in a dwelling with the intent of living together on a long-term basis; and
(b) make common provision for food and other essentials for living.
Minor building work
Means building work that increases the gross floor area of buildings by no more than the lesser of the following—
(a) 50m2;
(b) An area equal to 5% of the gross floor area of the building.
Minor electricity infrastructure
Means development for a supply network, as defined under the Electricity Act 1994, or for private electricity works that form an extension of, or provide service connections to, properties from the network, if the network operates at standard voltages up to and including 66kV, other than development for—
(a) a new zone substation or bulk supply substation; or
(b) the augmentations of a zone substation or bulk supply substation that significantly increases the input or output standard voltage .
Net developable area
Net developable area, for premises, means the area of the premises that—
(a) is able to be developed; and
(b) is not subject to a development constraint (a constraint relating to acid sulfate soils, flood or slope, for example).

Note—For the purpose of a local government infrastructure plan, net developable area is usually measured in hectares, net developable hectares (net dev ha).

Non-resident worker
Means a person who—
(a) Performs work as part of—
(i) a resource extraction project; or
(ii) a project identified in a planning scheme as a major industry or infrastructure project; or
(iii) a rural uses; and
(b) 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
The outermost projection of any part of a building or structure including, in the case of a roof, the outside face of the fascia, or the roof structure where there is no fascia, or attached sunhoods or the like, but does not include retractable blinds, fixed screens, rainwater fittings, or ornamental attachments.
Planning assumption
Means an assumption about the type, scale, location and timing of future growth in the local government area.
Plot ratio
Means the ratio of the gross floor area of a building on a site to the area of the site.
Projection area(s)
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.

Note—for example:

  • stormwater network service catchments can be delineated to align with watershed boundaries;
  • open space network service catchments can be determined using local government accessibility standards;
  • water network service catchments can be established as the area serviced by a particular reservoir.
Setback
Setback, for a building or structure, means the shortest distance, measured horizontally, between the outermost projection of a building or structure to the vertical projection of the boundary of the lot where the building or structure is.

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.6 provides that for the purpose of determining compliance with an assessment benchmarks for setback, development is deemed to comply with the assessment benchmarks if the development exceeds the assessment benchmarks only by reason of the inclusion of an outermost projection which is part of a building or structure that is:
  • an eave of a roof; or
  • a sunhood or the like attached to the wall of a building or structure to provide shade or shelter to the wall
Site
Site, of development, means the land that the development is to be carried out on.

Examples—

  • If development is to be carried out on part of a lot, the site of the development is that part of the lot.
  • 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 —
(a) in a landscaped or open space area (a gazebo or shade structure, for example); or
(b) a basement that is completely below ground level and used for a car parking; or
(c) the eaves or a building; or
(d) a sun shade.
Storey
(a) Means a space within a building between 2 floor levels or a floor level and a ceiling or roof, other than—
(i) a space containing only a lift shaft, stairway or meter room; or
(ii) a space containing only a bathroom, shower room, laundry, toilet or other sanitary compartment; or
(iii) a space containing only a combination of the things stated in subparagraph (i) or (ii); or
(iv) a basement with a ceiling that is not more than 1m above ground level; and
(b) includes—
(i) a mezzanine; and
(ii) a roofed structure that is on, or part of, a rooftop, if the structure does not accommodate building plant and equipment.
Temporary use
Means a use that —
(a) is carried out on a non-permanent basis; and
(b) does not involve the construction of, or significant changes to, permanent buildings or structures.

Note—Provisions for temporary use timeframes for defined uses may be provided within section 1.7 Local government administrative matters.

Editor’s note—It is recommended that local government use the ability under section 1.7 to further refine this definition for use within the local government area for defined uses.

Water Netserv plan

Means a plan adopted by an SEQ service provider, as defined under the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 under section 99BJ of that Act

SC1.2.3 Brisbane City Council administrative definitions

Table SC1.2.3.A—Index of Brisbane City Council administrative definitions
Index of Brisbane City Council administrative definitions
Table SC1.2.3.B—Brisbane City Council administrative definitions
Column 1
Term
Column 2
Definition
Access way
The part of a lot used to provide access to a road for a lot that does not otherwise front the road.
Acid sulfate soils
See the State Planning Policy, Glossary.
Acoustic fence
Solid, gap free fence with minimum panel surface density of 12.5kg/m2.
Acoustically screened
The source of noise is completely screened from view of habitable rooms (including balconies, patios, decks and verandas) of an adjoining sensitive use by solid, gap free material and construction e.g. acoustic fence, building, or enclosure.
Act
Active frontage – primary
May be specified in a neighbourhood plan or be identified in a design statement where no neighbourhood plan applies or no requirements are specified. These streets are the commercial and community heart of neighbourhoods. They house highly active non-residential uses that create the greatest degree of pedestrian activity and interaction and which are mostly accommodated in small individual tenancies with narrow building frontages, such as shops, restaurants and cafes.
Active frontage – secondary
May be specified in a neighbourhood plan or be identified in a design statement where no neighbourhood plan applies or no requirements are specified. These streets support and compliment active frontage-primary streets. They house active, non-residential uses that create pedestrian activity and interaction and which are mostly accommodated in larger tenancies with wider building frontages, such as offices, community uses, medical centres, fitness facilities and mini-major shops.
Amenity
The qualities of a location in regard to noise, vibration, dust, odour, air quality, lighting, daylight, glare, breezes and shade, freedom from hazard or risk of threats to health and well-being of occupants, and the uninterrupted ability to use and enjoy the land for the purpose it was designed, that may be affected by the level, time and duration of activities on nearby sites or the impacts of natural hazards, including spatial and temporal impacts.
Arcade
A privately owned pedestrian pathway that is part of the pedestrian network and is publicly accessible during hours of operation. An arcade can be covered or uncovered.
Arterial road
A road identified as an arterial road on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Average recurrence interval
The average, or expected, value of the periods between exceedences of a given rainfall total accumulated over a given duration. It is implicit in this definition that the periods between exceedences are generally random.

Note—For example, a 100 year ARI indicates an average of 100 years between exceedence of a given storm magnitude.

Aviation facilities
See the State Planning Policy, Glossary.
Building envelope
The three-dimensional extent of where a building and associated structure may be built on a site after consideration of limits set on height, set back and other similar measures.
Building envelope plan
A plan that shows the building envelope for a particular development.
Building footprint
The two-dimensional extent of built development, including balconies, covered private outdoor living areas and enclosed spaces but excluding the part of a building or structure that is:
(a) an eave or a roof; or
(b) a sunhood or the like attached to the wall of a building or structure to provide shade or shelter to the wall.
Building height transition
An area where a height transition is required at the interface between higher density and lower density zones, as required by a development code or a local neighbourhood plan.
Bushfire attack level
City Centre
Clearing site
The site where the vegetation clearing, development intrusion or environmental impact occurs and for which a biodiversity offset is to be provided for at the receiving site.
Combustible liquid
Commercial character building
A building constructed in 1946 or earlier on a site identified on the Commercial character building overlay map.
Communal open space
Recreation space for the use of all building occupants.
Conservation
The processes and actions of looking after a place so as to retain its natural significance, including protection and maintenance.
Corner land dedication
The corner of a site for dedication to the Council identified on the Streetscape hierarchy overlay map.
Corner lot
A lot bounded by two or more roads where they intersect or join.
Corridor hub
Critical assets
The infrastructure and facilities listed below, that if destroyed, degraded or rendered unavailable for an extended period would significantly impact on the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the city.
  • Archerfield Airport
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Central Business District, namely those elements of the CBD and environs that comprise government facilities, disaster management control centres and the transport network hub and major health care facilities, being the Mater, Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane Hospitals
  • Kedron Emergency Management Headquarters
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Acacia Ridge Intermodal Freight Terminal
Cross block link
A publicly owned pedestrian pathway identified on the Streetscape hierarchy overlay map.
Dangerous goods
Dangerous goods as defined by the Australian code for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail.
Defined flood event (DFE)
The flood event adopted by Brisbane City Council for the management of development in a particular locality. The DFE varies for different classes of development and flood source.

Note—Most commonly, the Defined flood event is the 1% Annual Exceedence Probability (AEP) flood for creek/waterway, 2% AEP for overland flow flooding sources, or the Residential Flood Level (RFL) for Brisbane River flooding. The DFE for a particular locality is determined in accordance with the Flood overlay code.

Defined flood level (DFL)
The DFL for Brisbane River flooding is a level of 3.7m AHD at the Brisbane City Gauge based on a flow of 6,800 m3/s.
Desired standard of service
Detailed landscape plan
A plan showing detailed landscape treatment including excavation, location of site services and proposed levels, drainage, construction detail and detailed planting schedule.
Development footprint plan
A plan that shows the development footprint for a particular development.

Note—An approved building location envelope, building location plan or development envelope area has the same meaning.

Note—The part of a site outside an approved environmental protection zone (shown on an approved plan) is considered to be within a development footprint plan.

Distributor–retailer
District road
A road identified as a district road on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Ecological features
Significant vegetation communities, significant flora species, significant fauna species and elements which provide important habitat value, such as hollow-bearing trees, rock outcrops, termitaria, vine thickets, roost trees, stag trees and coarse woody debris.
Ecological processes
Interactions between components of the natural environment essential to the long persistence and resilience of ecological features, such as soil formation and stabilisation; water and nutrient cycling; pollination and seed dispersal; organism dispersal, recruitment and succession and natural disturbances (e.g. fire, inundation).
Edge effects
Adverse effects on ecological features and processes caused by incompatible adjacent land uses/activities, such as invasive garden weeds, dogs and cats preying on native wildlife, stormwater run-off, rubbish dumping, light and noise intrusion and vandalism.
Environmentally relevant activity
Erosion prone area
Existing trunk infrastructure
The trunk infrastructure existing as at the base date.
Filling or excavation
Removal or importation of material to, from or within a lot that will change the ground level of the land.
Future Suburban Living Area
See SFM-002 Brisbane CityShape 2031 Land Use Strategic Framework Map.
Future trunk infrastructure
The trunk infrastructure to be provided from the base date to the planning horizon.
Greenspace and Rural Neighbourhoods
Greenspace System
See SFRM-004.Brisbane Greenspace System Strategic Framework Map.
Ground storey
The storey closest to ground level, being the storey where the distance between ground level and the ceiling, measured at the middle of the face of the front wall of the building, is greater than the distance between the ground level and the floor.
Growth Node
See SFM-003 Brisbane Selected Transport Corridors and Growth Nodes Strategic Framework Map.
Habitable room
See Building Code of Australia (Volume 1).
Hazardous chemical
A hazardous chemical identified in the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Hazardous material
A substance with potential to cause harm to persons, property or the environment because of 1 or more of the following—
  • the chemical properties of the substance;
  • the physical properties of the substance;
  • the biological properties of the substance.
Without limiting the first paragraph, all dangerous goods, combustible liquids and chemicals are hazardous materials.
Highest astronomical tide
See Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (Volume 1, Second Edition 2007).
Infrastructure corridor plan
See Schedule 3, SC3.1, Table SC3.1.1.
Investigation Area
See SFM-002 Brisbane CityShape 2031 Land Use Strategic Framework Map
Landmark site
A site identified in a neighbourhood plan to accommodate buildings or developments that attain citywide prominence through a combination of notable architectural excellence, siting and location.
Landscape concept plan
A drawing or drawings that shows the extent, function and character of areas to be landscaped, any proposed earthworks and an indicative planting palette.
Local cycle route
A cycle link from an individual property or destination to a primary or secondary cycle route network.
Local road
A road identified as a local road on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Major Centre
Major Industry Area
Major road
A road that is an arterial road, suburban road or district road.
Mean high water spring tide
The highest level that spring tides reach on the average over a period of time.
Minor road
A road that is a neighbourhood road or local road.
Motorway
A road identified as a motorway on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Natural habitat cover
Bushlands and corridors of native vegetation, including areas for habitat restoration that provide functioning habitat for native plants and animals and support the movement of wildlife across the city.
Neighbourhood road
A road identified as a neighbourhood road on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Non-juvenile koala habitat tree
A koala habitat tree that has a height of more than four metres or a trunk with a circumference of more than 31.5 centimetres at 1.3 metres above the ground
Non-residential
Any combination of uses not listed as residential.

Note—Only if used in relation to describing the proportion or component of development allocated for residential and non-residential use.

Outdoor lighting
Any form of permanently installed lighting system whether internal or external which emits light that may have an impact beyond the site.
Park concept plan
A plan that shows the conceptual layout of a proposed park.
Planning horizon
The year up to which a trunk infrastructure network has been planned.
Plaza
A privately owned open space that is publicly accessible during hours of operation.
Prescribed accepted development
Prescribed level
The level of the surface of the land:
(a) existing at the time the original estate was subdivided and roads created through the estate as determined by a registered surveyor under the Surveyors Act 2003 using best available evidence which is based on:
(i) the ‘as constructed’ drawings for the subdivision of the original estate lodged with the Council; or
(ii) if paragraph (a)(i) does not apply, the contours of the Council’s 2002 BIMAP; or
(b) that is the result of operational work carried out as a consequence of a material change of use or reconfiguring a lot, if:
(i) the material change of use or reconfiguring a lot was assessable development under the Council’s planning scheme in effect between 1 January 2002 and the commencement of this planning scheme; and
(ii) the operational work accords with the following:
(A) the development approval for the material change of use or reconfiguring a lot;
(B) the development approval which approved the operational work.

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.5 provides that for the purpose of the definition of ground level in Schedule 1, the level of the natural ground is deemed to have been lawfully changed if the level of the natural ground level is the prescribed level.

Prescribed secondary code
Primary cycle route
A cycle route (including Brisbane’s Riverwalk) that provides for all cyclists, including high speed commuters and links residential areas to major employment centres, regional activity centres and other key destinations, including public transport, cultural and recreation facilities.
Primary street frontage
The street frontage that is most commonly addressed by other buildings in the block.
Priority infrastructure area
Public realm
Any publicly accessible streets, pathways, cross-block links, arcades, plazas, parks, open spaces and any public and civic building and facilities.
Rear lot
A lot that has access to a road only by means of an access way that forms part of the lot, or by means of an easement over adjoining land.
Receiving site
The location where a biodiversity offset is established.
Regional ecosystem
Registered Professional Engineer Queensland
A person currently registered as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act 2002.
Regulation
Remnant vegetation
Replacement tree area
An area of a site shown on a plan or drawing, where trees replacing a lost significant landscape tree will be planted.
Residential
Any combination of the following uses: community residence, multiple dwelling, residential care facility, retirement facility, rooming accommodation short term accommodation.

Note—Only if used in relation to describing the proportion or component of development allocated for residential and non-residential use.

Residential flood level (RFL)
Residential flood level (RFL) for Brisbane River flooding equates to the flood level applicable to the extent of January 2011 floods as depicted by mapping on the Queensland Reconstruction Authority website or the Council's defined flood level (DFL) for the Brisbane River, whichever is higher.
Restoration
Returning existing habitats to a known past state or to an approximation of the natural condition by repairing degradation, removing introduced species or by reinstatement.
Run-off hectare
The demand for waterway capacity generated by one gross hectare of land calculated using the coefficient of run-off for that area classification.
Rural Neighbourhoods
See SFM-004 Brisbane Greenspace System Strategic Framework Map.
Secondary cycle route
A cycle route that provides linkages between residential areas and primary routes or between suburban destinations such as schools, suburban centres, cultural activity areas and recreational facilities.
Secondary street frontage
Where a lot has more than one frontage, a frontage that is not the primary street frontage.
Selected Transport Corridors
See SFM-003 Brisbane Selected Transport Corridors and Growth Nodes Strategic Framework Map.
Sensitive use
A use that is child care centre, community care centre, community residence, dual occupancy, dwelling house, dwelling unit, educational establishment, health care service, hospital, multiple dwelling, relocatable home park, residential care facility, retirement facility, rooming accommodation, short term accommodation or tourist park.
Sensitive zone
The following zones and precincts:
(a) all zones in the residential zones category and the centres zones category;
(b) Emerging community zone;
(c) Mixed use zone;
(d) Rural residential zone;
(e) in the Community facilities zone:
(i) education purposes zone precinct;
(ii) health care purposes zone precinct; and
(iii) major health care zone precinct.
SEQ Regional Plan
South East Queensland Regional Plan
Significant corner site
A site identified in a neighbourhood plan to accommodate building or development which attain local prominence through a combination of architecture, location and their contribution to the public realm and the quality of the pedestrian experience in particular.
Significant landscape tree
A tree on a site identified in the Landscape features sub-category, the Individual or group significant landscape tree site sub-category or the Significant landscape tree—adjoining site sub-category on the Significant landscape tree overlay map and listed in Table 8.2.19.3.B or Table 8.2.19.3.C of the Significant landscape tree overlay code; or
A tree identified in Significant landscape tree—vegetation protection order sub-category on the Significant landscape tree overlay map.
Significant vegetation
Mature vegetation that:
(a) is recognised as a significant flora species; or
(b) provides habitat for native fauna; or
(c) contributes to local landscape character values, such as shade provision, cooling, subtropicality or a sense of place.
Sleeping area
A bedroom, ward or dormitory.
Small lot
A lot which is:
(a) less than 450m2; or
(b) a rear lot of less than 600m2 excluding an access way.
Special Centre
Suburban Living Areas
Suburban road
A road identified as a suburban road on the Road hierarchy overlay map.
Tree protection zone
The three-dimensional extent of the space a tree occupies above and below ground, set aside for protection of the tree, as shown in Figure a of the Significant landscape tree overlay code.
Trunk infrastructure
Unacceptable risk
Unacceptable risk is a situation where people or property are exposed to a predictable hazard event that may result in serious injury, loss of life, failure of community infrastructure, or property damage that would make a dwelling unfit for habitation.
Walking distance
The distance between two places, measured from reasonable pedestrian access points and along roads with verges, off-road pathways or other reasonable pedestrian connections.
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