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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
Hardware and trade supplies
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
Premises used as a shop where the primary purpose is for the display or sale of sexually explicit materials, products and devices 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
Premises used for the sale of agricultural products and supplies including agricultural chemicals and fertilisers, seeds, bulk veterinary supplies, farm clothing, saddlery, animal feed and irrigation materials.
 
Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre, outdoor sales wholesale nursery
Air services
Premises used for any of the following:
  • the arrival and departure of aircraft;
  • the housing, servicing, refuelling, maintenance and repair of aircraft;
  • the assembly and dispersal of passengers or goods on or from an aircraft;
  • any ancillary activities directly serving the needs of passengers and visitors to the use;
  • associated training and education facilities;
  • aviation facilities.
Airport, airstrip, helipad, public or private airfield
 
Animal husbandry
Premises used for production of animals or animal products on either native or improved pastures or vegetation.
The use includes ancillary yards, stables and temporary holding facilities and the repair and servicing of machinery.
Cattle studs, grazing of livestock, non-feedlot dairying
Animal keeping, intensive animal industry, aquaculture, feedlots, piggeries
Animal keeping
Premises used for boarding, breeding or training of animals.
The use may include ancillary temporary or permanent holding facilities on the same site and ancillary repair and servicing of machinery.
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
Premises used for the cultivation of aquatic animals or plants in a confined area that may require the provision of food either mechanically or by hand.
Pond farms, tank systems, hatcheries, raceway system, rack and line systems, sea cages
Intensive animal industry
Brothel
Premises made available for prostitution by two or more prostitutes at the premises.

Note—definition from the Prostitution Act 1999.

 
Adult store, club, entertainment facility, nightclub, shop
Bulk landscape supplies
Premises used for bulk storage and sale of landscaping and gardening supplies, which may include soil, gravel, potting mix and mulch, where the majority of materials sold from the premises are not in pre-packaged form.
 
Garden centre, outdoor sales, wholesale nursery
Car wash
Premises primarily used for commercially cleaning motor vehicles by an automatic or partly automatic process.
 
Service station
Caretaker’s accommodation
A dwelling provided for a caretaker of a non-residential use on the same premises.
 
Dwelling house
Cemetery
Premises used for interment of bodies or ashes after death.
Burial ground, crypt, columbarium, lawn
cemetery, pet cemetery, mausoleum
Crematorium, funeral parlour
Child care centre
Premises used for minding, education and care, but not residence, of children.
Crèche, early childhood centre, kindergarten, outside-hours school care
Educational establishment, home- based child care, family day care
Club
Premises used by persons associated for social, literary, political, sporting, athletic or other similar purposes for social interaction or entertainment.
The use may include the ancillary preparation and service of food and drink.
Club house, guide and scout clubs, surf lifesaving club, RSL, bowls club
Hotel, nightclub, entertainment facility, place of worship, theatre
Community care centre
Premises used to provide social support where no accommodation is provided.
Medical care may be provided but is ancillary to the primary use.
Disability support services, drop-in centre, respite centre, integrated Indigenous support centre
Child care centre, family day care, health care services, home-based child care, residential care facility
Community residence
Any dwelling used for accommodation for a maximum of six persons who require assistance or support with daily living needs, share communal spaces and who may be unrelated.
The use may include a resident support worker engaged or employed in the management of the residence.
Hospice
Dwelling house, dwelling unit, residential care facility, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation
Community use
Premises used for providing artistic, social or cultural facilities and community support services to the public and may include the ancillary preparation and provision of food and drink.
Art gallery, community centre, community hall, library, museum
Cinema, club, entertainment facility, hotel, nightclub, place of worship
Crematorium
Premises used for the cremation or aquamation of bodies.
 
Cemetery
Cropping
Premises used for growing plants or plant material for commercial purposes where dependant on the cultivation of soil.
The use includes harvesting and the storage and packing of produce and plants grown on the site and the ancillary repair and servicing of machinery used on the site.
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
Premises used for the confinement of persons committed by a process of law.
Prison, detention centre
 
Dual occupancy
Premises containing two dwellings on one lot (whether or not attached) for separate households.
Duplex
Dwelling house, multiple dwelling
Dwelling house
A residential use of premises for one household that contains a single dwelling. The use includes outbuildings and works normally associated with a dwelling and may include a secondary dwelling.
 
Caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, rooming accommodation, short-term accommodation, student accommodation, multiple dwelling
Dwelling unit
A single dwelling within a premises containing non-residential use(s).
'Shop-top' apartment
Caretaker’s accommodation, dwelling house
Educational establishment
Premises used for training and instruction designed to impart knowledge and develop skills.
The use may include outside-hours school care for students or on-site student accommodation.
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
Premises used by government bodies or community organisations to provide essential emergency services, disaster management services, including management support facilities, for the protection of persons, property and the environment.
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
Facilities used for the conservation, interpretation and appreciation of areas of environmental, cultural or heritage value.
Nature-based attractions, walking tracks, seating, shelters, boardwalks, observation decks, bird hides
 
Extractive industry
Premises used for the extraction and/or processing of extractive resources and associated activities, including their transportation to market.
Quarry
 
Food and drink outlet
Premises used for preparation and sale of food and drink to the public for consumption on or off the site. The use may include the ancillary sale of liquor for consumption on site.
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
Premises used for conducting receptions or functions that may include the preparation and provision of food and liquor for consumption on site.
Conference centre, reception centre
Community use, hotel
Funeral parlour
Premises used to arrange and conduct funerals, memorial services and the like, but do not include burial or cremation.
The use includes a mortuary and the storage and preparation of bodies for burial or cremation.
 
Cemetery, crematorium, place of worship
Garden centre
Premises used primarily for the sale of plants and may include sale of gardening and landscape products and supplies where these are sold mainly in pre-packaged form.
The use may include an ancillary food and drink outlet.
Retail plant nursery
Bulk landscape supplies, wholesale nursery, outdoor sales
Hardware and trade supplies
Premises used for the sale, display or hire of hardware and trade supplies including household fixtures, timber, tools, paint, wallpaper, plumbing supplies and the like.
 
Shop, showroom, outdoor sales and warehouse
Health care services
Premises for medical, paramedical, alternative therapies and general health care and treatment of persons that involves no overnight accommodation.
Dental clinics, medical centres, natural medicine practices, nursing services, physiotherapy clinic
Community care centre, hospital
High impact industry
Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering recycling, storing, distributing, transferring, treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for significant impacts on sensitive land uses due to off-site emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise;
  • potential for significant off-site impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release;
  • generates high traffic flows in the context of the locality or the road network;
  • generates a significant demand on the local infrastructure network;
  • the use may involve night-time and outdoor activities;
  • on-site controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks.
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
A dwelling used for a business activity where subordinate to the residential use.
Bed and breakfast, farm stay, home office, home-based childcare
Hobby, office, shop, warehouse, transport depot
Hospital
Premises used for medical or surgical care or treatment of patients whether or not involving overnight accommodation. The use may include ancillary accommodation for employees and ancillary activities directly serving the needs of patients and visitors.
 
Health care services,
residential care facility
Hotel
Premises used primarily to sell liquor for consumption.
The use may include short-term accommodation, dining and entertainment activities and facilities.
Bar, pub, tavern
Entertainment facility, nightclub
Indoor sport and recreation
Premises used for leisure, sport or recreation conducted wholly or mainly indoors.
Amusement parlour, bowling alley, gymnasium, squash courts, enclosed tennis courts
Cinema, entertainment facility, hotel, nightclub, theatre
Intensive animal industry
Premises used for the intensive production of animals or animal products in an enclosure that requires the provision of food and water either mechanically or by hand.
The use includes the ancillary storage and packing of feed and produce.
Feedlots, piggeries, poultry and egg production
Animal husbandry, aquaculture, drought feeding, milking sheds, shearing sheds, weaning pens
Intensive horticulture
Premises used for the intensive production of plants or plant material on imported media and located within a building or structure or where outdoors, artificial lights or containers are used.
The use includes the storage and packing of produce and plants grown on the subject site.
Greenhouse and shade house plant production, hydroponic farms, mushroom farms
Wholesale nursery
Landing
A structure for mooring, launching, storage and retrieval of vessels where passengers embark and disembark.
Boat ramp, jetty, pontoon
Marina
Low impact industry
Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring, treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • negligible impacts on sensitive land uses due to off-site emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise;
  • minimal traffic generation and heavy-vehicle usage;
  • demands imposed upon the local infrastructure network consistent with surrounding uses;
  • the use generally operates during the day (e.g. 7am to 6pm);
  • off-site impacts from storage of dangerous goods are negligible;
  • the use is primarily undertaken indoors.
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
All aspects of development for either the transmission grid or electricity supply networks as defined under the Electricity Act 1994.
The use may include ancillary telecommunication facilities.
Powerlines greater
than 66kV
Minor electricity infrastructure, substation
Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility
Premises with large-scale built facilities designed to cater for large- scale events, including major sporting, recreation, conference and entertainment events.
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
Premises used for waterfront-based marine industries involved in any activity relating to the manufacturing, storage, repair or servicing of vessels and maritime infrastructure.
The use may include the provision of fuel and disposal of waste.
Boat building, boat storage, dry dock
Marina
Market
Premises used for the sale of goods to the public on a regular basis, where goods are primarily sold from temporary structures such as stalls, booths or trestle tables.
The use may include entertainment provided for the enjoyment of customers.
Flea market, farmers market, car boot sales
Shop, roadside stall
Medium impact industry
Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring, treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for noticeable impacts on sensitive land uses due to off-site emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise;
  • potential for noticeable off-site impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release;
  • generates high traffic flows in the context of the locality or the road network;
  • generates an elevated demand on the local infrastructure network;
  • on-site controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks;
  • the use is primarily undertaken indoors;
  • evening or night activities are undertaken indoors and not outdoors.
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.

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
Premises used for organised or recreational motor sports whether on or off road, which may include permanent, temporary or informal provision for spectators and other supporting uses.
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
Premises that contain three or more dwellings 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
The use of land or premises for a tourism activity, including tourist and visitor short-term accommodation, that is intended for the conservation, interpretation and appreciation of areas of environmental, cultural or heritage value, local ecosystem, and attributes of the natural environment.
Nature-based tourism activities typically:
  • maintain a nature-based focus or product;
  • promote environmental awareness, education and conservation;
  • carry out sustainable practices.
Environmentally responsible accommodation facilities including lodges, cabins, huts and tented camps
Environment facility
Nightclub entertainment facility
Premises used to provide entertainment which may include cabaret, dancing and music.
The use generally includes the sale of liquor and food for consumption on site.
 
Club, hotel, tavern, pub, indoor sport and recreation, theatre, concert hall
Non-resident workforce accommodation
Premises used to provide accommodation for non-resident workers.
The use may include provision of recreational and entertainment facilities for the exclusive use of residents and their visitors.
Contractor’s camp, construction camp, single person’s quarters, temporary workers accommodation
Relocatable home park, short-term accommodation, tourist park.
Office
Premises used for an administrative, secretarial or management service or the practice of a profession, where no goods or materials are made, sold or hired and where the principal activity provides for the following:
  • business or professional advice;
  • service of goods that are not physically on the premises;
  • office-based administrative functions of an organisation.
Bank, real estate agent, administration building
Home based business, home office, shop, outdoor sales
Outdoor sales
Premises used for the display, sale, hire or lease of products where the use is conducted wholly or predominantly outdoors and may include construction, industrial or farm plant and equipment, vehicles, boats and caravans. The use may include ancillary repair or servicing activities and sale or fitting of accessories.
Agricultural machinery sales yard, motor vehicles sales yard
Bulk landscape supplies, market
Outdoor sport and recreation
Premises used for a recreation or sport activity that is carried on outside a building and which requires areas of open space and may include ancillary works necessary for safety and sustainability.
The use may include ancillary food and drink outlet(s) and the provision of ancillary facilities or amenities conducted indoors such as changing rooms and storage facilities.
Driving range, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts,
football ground, cricket oval, pony club
Major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, motor sport, park, community use
Park
Premises accessible to the public generally for free sport, recreation and leisure, and may be used for community events or other community activities.
Facilities may include children’s playground equipment, informal sports fields and ancillary vehicle parking and other public conveniences.
Urban common
Tourist attraction, outdoor sport and recreation
Parking station
Premises used for parking vehicles where the parking is not ancillary to another use.
Car park
 
Permanent plantation
Premises used for growing plants not intended to be harvested.
Permanent plantations for carbon sequestration, biodiversity or natural resource management
Forestry for wood production, biofuel production
Place of worship
Premises used by an organised group for worship and religious activities.
The use may include ancillary facilities for social, educational and associated charitable activities.
Church, chapel, mosque, synagogue, temple
Community use, child care centre, funeral parlour, crematorium
Port services
Premises used for the following:
  • the arrival and departure of vessels;
  • the movement of passengers or goods on or off vessels;
  • any ancillary activities directly serving the needs of passengers and visitors or the housing, servicing, maintenance and repair of vessels.
Marina, ferry terminal
Landing
Relocatable home park
Premises used for relocatable dwellings (whether they are permanently located or not) that provides long-term residential accommodation.
The use may include a manager’s residence and office, ancillary food and drink outlet, kiosk, amenity buildings and the provision of recreation facilities for the exclusive use of residents.
 
Tourist park
Renewable energy facility
Premises used for the generation of electricity or energy from renewable (naturally reoccurring) sources.
Solar farm, wind farm, tidal power
Wind turbine or solar panels supplying energy to domestic or rural activities on the same site
Research and technology industry
Premises used for innovative and emerging technological industries involved in research design, manufacture, assembly, testing, maintenance and storage of machinery, equipment and components.
The use may include emerging industries such as energy, aerospace and biotechnology.
Aeronautical engineering, computer component manufacturing, medical laboratories, computer-server facility.
 
Residential care facility
A residential use of premises for supervised accommodation where the use includes medical and other support facilities for residents who cannot live independently and require regular nursing or personal care.
Convalescent home, nursing home
Community residence, dwelling house, dual occupancy, hospital, multiple dwelling, retirement facility
Resort complex
Premises used for tourist and visitor short-term accommodation that include integrated leisure
facilities including:
  • restaurants and bars;
  • meeting and function facilities;
  • sporting and fitness facilities;
  • staff accommodation;
  • transport facilities directly associated with the tourist facility such as a ferry terminal and air services.
Island resort
 
Retirement facility
A residential use of premises for an integrated community and specifically built and designed for older people.
The use includes independent living units and may include serviced units where residents require some support with health care and daily living needs.
The use may also include a manager’s residence and office, food and drink outlet, amenity buildings, communal facilities and accommodation for staff.
Retirement village
Residential care facility
Roadside stall
Premises used for the roadside display and sale of goods in rural areas.
Produce stall
Market
Rooming accommodation
Premises used for the accommodation of one or more households where each resident:
  • has a right to occupy one or more rooms;
  • does not have a right to occupy the whole of the premises in which the rooms are situated;
  • may be provided with separate facilities for private use;
  • may share communal facilities or communal space, with one or more of the other residents.
It may include:
  • rooms not in the same building on site; or
  • provision of a food or other service; or
  • on-site management or staff and associated accommodation.
Boarding house, monastery, hostel, off-site student accommodation
Hospice, community residence, dwelling house, short-term accommodation, multiple dwelling
Rural industry
Premises used for storage, processing and packaging of products from a rural use.
The use includes processing, packaging and sale of products produced as a result of a rural use where these activities are ancillary to a rural use on or adjacent to the site.
Packing shed
Intensive animal husbandry, intensive horticulture, roadside stall, wholesale nursery, winery, abattoir, agricultural supply store
Rural workers accommodation
Any premises used as quarters for staff employed in the use of land for rural purposes, such as agriculture, intensive animal husbandry and forestry, conducted on a lot in the same ownership whether or not such quarters are self-contained.
Farm workers accommodation
Short-term accommodation building, caretaker’s accommodation, dual occupancy, dwelling house, nature or rural based tourist accommodation, non-resident workers accommodation, multiple dwellings
Sales office
The temporary use of premises for displaying a land parcel or buildings that can be built for sale or can be won as a prize.
The use may include a caravan or relocatable dwelling or structure.
Display dwelling
Bank, office
Service industry
Premises used for industrial activities that have no external
air, noise or odour emissions from the site and can be suitably located with other non-industrial uses.
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
Premises used for the sale of fuel including petrol, liquid petroleum gas, automotive distillate and alternative fuels.
The use may include, where ancillary, a shop, food and drink outlet, maintenance, repair servicing and washing of vehicles, the hire of trailers, and supply of compressed air.
 
Car wash
Shop
Premises used for the display, sale or hire of goods or the provision of personal services or betting to the public.
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
Premises comprising two or more individual tenancies that is comprised primarily of shops and that function as an integrated complex.
   
Short-term accommodation
Premises used to provide short-term accommodation for tourists or travellers for a temporary period of time (typically not exceeding three consecutive months) and may be self-contained.
The use may include a manager’s residence and office and the provision of recreation facilities for the exclusive use of visitors.
Motel, backpackers, cabins, serviced apartments, accommodation hotel, farm stay
Hostel, rooming accommodation, tourist park
Showroom
Premises used primarily for the sale of goods of a related product line that are of a size, shape or weight that requires:
  • a large area for handling, display or storage;
  • direct vehicle access to the building by members of the public for loading and unloading items purchased or hired.
Bulky goods sales, motor vehicles sales showroom, bulk stationery supplies
Food and drink outlet, shop, outdoor sales
Special industry
Premises used for industrial activities that include the manufacturing, producing, processing, repairing, altering, recycling, storing, distributing, transferring, treating of products and have one or more of the following attributes:
  • potential for extreme impacts on sensitive land uses due to off-site emissions including aerosol, fume, particle, smoke, odour and noise;
  • potential for extreme off-site impacts in the event of fire, explosion or toxic release;
  • on-site controls are required for emissions and dangerous goods risks;
  • the use generally involves night-time and outdoor activities;
  • the use may involve the storage and handling of large volumes of dangerous goods;
  • requires significant separation from non-industrial uses.
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

Premises forming part of a transmission grid or supply network under the Electricity Act 1994, and used for:

  • converting or transforming electrical energy from one voltage to another; or
  • regulating voltage in an electrical circuit; or
  • controlling electrical circuits; or
  • switching electrical current between circuits; or
  • a switchyard; or
  • communication facilities for 'operating works' as defined under the Electricity Act 1994; and for workforce operational and safety communications.
Substations, switching yards
Major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure
Telecommunications facility
Premises used for systems that carry communications and signals by means of radio, including guided or unguided electromagnetic energy, whether such facility is manned or remotely controlled.
Telecommunication tower, broadcasting station, television station
Aviation facility, ‘low-impact telecommunications facility’ as defined under the Telecommunications Act 1997
Theatre
Premises used for presenting movies, live entertainment or music to the public and may include provision of food and liquor for consumption on the premises.
The use may include the production of film and music, including associated ancillary facilities, which are associated with the production, such as sound stages, wardrobe and laundry facilities, makeup facilities, set construction workshops, editing and post-production facilities.
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
Premises used for providing on-site entertainment, recreation or similar facilities for the general public.
The use may include provision of food and drink for consumption on site.
Casino, theme park, zoo
Hotel, major sport, recreation and entertainment facility, nightclub entertainment facility
Tourist park
Premises used to provide for accommodation in caravans, self-contained cabins, tents and similar structures for the public for short- term holiday purposes.
The use may include, where ancillary, a manager’s residence and office, kiosk, amenity buildings, food and drink outlet, or the provision of recreation facilities for the use of occupants of the tourist park and their visitors, and accommodation for staff.
Camping ground, caravan park, holiday cabins
Relocatable home park, tourist attraction, short-term accommodation, non-resident workforce accommodation
Transport depot
Premises used for the storage, for commercial or public purposes, of more than one motor vehicle. The use includes premises for the storage of taxis, buses, trucks, heavy machinery and uses of a like nature. The term may include the ancillary servicing, repair and cleaning of vehicles stored on the premises.
Contractor’s depot, bus depot, truck yard, heavy machinery yard
Home based business, warehouse, low impact industry, service industry
Utility installation
Premises used to provide the public with the following services:
  • supply or treatment of water, hydraulic power or gas;
  • sewerage, drainage or stormwater services;
  • transport services including road, rail or water;
  • waste management facilities;
  • network infrastructure.
The use includes maintenance and storage depots and other facilities for the operation of the use.
Sewerage treatment plant, mail depot, pumping station, water treatment plant, district energy facility
Telecommunications tower, major electricity infrastructure, minor electricity infrastructure, substation, renewable energy facility, transport depot
Veterinary services
Premises used for veterinary care, surgery and treatment of animals that may include provision for the short-term accommodation of the animals on the premises.
 
Animal keeping
Warehouse
Premises used for the storage and distribution of goods, whether or not in a building, including self-storage facilities or storage yards.
The use may include sale of goods by wholesale where ancillary to storage.
The use does not include retail sales from the premises or industrial uses.
Self-storage sheds
Hardware and trade supplies, outdoor sales, showroom, shop
Wholesale nursery
Premises used for the sale of plants, but not to the general public, where the plants are grown on or adjacent to the site.
The use may include sale of gardening materials where these are ancillary to the primary use.
 
Bulk landscape supplies, garden centre
Winery
Premises used for manufacturing of wine, which may include the sale of wine manufactured on site.
 
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 services
  • indoor sport and recreation
  • office
  • place of worship
  • shop
  • veterinary services
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
  • caretakers accommodation
  • child care centre
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • function facility
  • health care services
  • 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 services
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • club
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • food and drink outlet
  • health care services
  • office
  • shop
  • veterinary services
Commercial character building activities, if in the Low impact industry zone or General industry A zone precinct of the Industry zone
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • club
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • educational establishment
  • emergency services
  • food and drink outlet
  • garden centre
  • health care services
  • 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 services
Commercial character building activities, if in the Specialised centre zone
  • 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 services
  • 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 services
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 services
  • 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 services
  • 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 services
Community facilities – health care purposes
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • health care services
  • hospital
Community facilities – major health care
  • child care centre
  • community care centre
  • emergency services
  • health care services
  • hospital
  • place of worship
Community facilities – major sports venue
  • club
  • child care centre
  • community use
  • health care services
  • 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 services, 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 services
  • wholesale nursery
  • winery
Small scale non-residential uses
  • caretaker’s accommodation
  • community care centre
  • community use
  • dwelling unit
  • health care services
  • office
  • shop
  • veterinary services
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 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 stationary
(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 QPP administrative definitions

Table SC1.2.2.A—Index of QPP administrative definitions
Index of QPP administrative definitions
Table SC1.2.2.B—QPP administrative definitions
Column 1
Term
Column 2
Definition
Adjoining premises
Premises that share all or part of a common boundary. A common boundary may be a single point such as a corner point.
Advertising device
Any permanent structure, device, sign or the like intended for advertising purposes. It includes any framework, supporting structure or building feature that is provided exclusively or mainly as part of the advertisement.
Affordable housing
Housing that is appropriate to the needs of households with low to moderate incomes.
Average width
In regard to a lot, the distance between the midpoints of the side boundaries of the lot.
Base date
The date from which a local government has estimated its projected infrastructure demands and costs.
Basement
A space that is situated between one floor level and the floor level next below where no part of the space projects more than one metre above ground level.
Boundary clearance
The shortest distance from the outermost projection of a structural part of the building or
structure to the property boundary, including:
(a) if the projection is a roof and there is a fascia – the outside face of the fascia; or
(b) if the projection is a roof and there is no fascia – the roof structure.
The term does not include rainwater fittings or ornamental or architectural attachments.
Building height
If specified:
(a) in metres, the vertical distance between the ground level and the highest point of the building roof (apex) or parapet at any point, but not including load-bearing antenna, aerial, chimney, flagpole or the like;
(b) in storeys, the number of storeys above ground level; or
(c) in both metres and storeys, both (a) and (b) apply.
Demand unit
Demand units provide a standard of unit measurement to express demand on a trunk infrastructure network.
Development footprint
The location and extent of all development proposed on a site. This includes all buildings and structures, open space, all associated facilities, landscaping, on-site stormwater drainage, on-site wastewater treatment, all areas of disturbance, on-site parking, access and manoeuvring areas.
Domestic outbuilding
A Class 10a building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia, that is ancillary to a residential use on the same premises and is limited to non-habitable buildings for the purpose of a shed, garage and carport.
Dwelling
A building or part of a building used or capable of being used as a self-contained residence that must include the following:
(a) food preparation facilities;
(b) a bath or shower;
(c) a toilet and wash basin;
(d) clothes washing facilities.
This term includes outbuildings, structures and works normally associated with a dwelling.
Gross floor area
The total floor area of all storeys of the building (measured from the outside of the external walls or the centre of a common wall), other than areas used for the following:
(a) building services, plant and equipment;
(b) access between levels;
(c) ground floor public lobby;
(d) a mall;
(e) the parking, loading or manoeuvring of motor vehicles;
(f) unenclosed private balconies, whether roofed or not.
Ground level
The level of the natural ground, or, where the level of the natural has been lawfully changed, the level as 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
An individual or a group of two or more related or unrelated people who reside in the dwelling, with the common intention to live together on a long-term basis and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.
Minor building work
An alteration, addition or extension to an existing building where the floor area including balconies is less than five per cent of the building or fifty square metres, whichever is the lesser.
Minor electricity infrastructure
All aspects of development for an electricity 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.)
This includes:
(a) augmentations/upgrades to existing powerlines where the voltage of the infrastructure does not increase;
(b) augmentations to existing substations (including communication facilities for controlling works as defined under the Electricity Act 1994) where the voltage of the infrastructure does not increase, and where they are located on an existing substation lot.
Net developable area
The area of land available for development. It does not include land that cannot be developed due to constraints such as acid sulfate soils, conservation land, flood affected land or steep slope.

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

Netserv plan
A distributor-retailer’s plan about its water and wastewater networks and provision of water service and wastewater service pursuant to section 99BJ of the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009.
Non-resident workers
Workers who reside in areas for extended periods when employed on projects directly associated with resource extraction, major industry, major infrastructure or rural uses, but have a permanent place of residence in another area.
This includes workers engaged in fly-in/fly-out or drive-in/drive-out 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 assumptions
Assumptions about the type, scale, location and timing of future growth.
Plot ratio
The ratio of gross floor area to the area of the site.
Projection area(s)
Area or areas within a local government area for which a local government carries out demand growth projections.
Secondary dwelling
A dwelling used in conjunction with, and subordinate to, a dwelling house on the same lot. A secondary dwelling may be constructed under a dwelling house, be attached to a dwelling house or be free standing.
Service catchment
An area serviced by an infrastructure network. An infrastructure network is made up of one or more service catchments. Service catchments are determined by the network type and how it has been designed to operate and provide service to the urban areas.

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
For a building or structure, the shortest distance measured horizontally from the outermost projection of a building or structure to the vertical projection of the boundary of the lot

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.6 provides that for the purpose of determining compliance with an assessment criteria for site cover and setback, development is deemed to comply with the assessment criteria if the development exceeds the assessment criteria 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
Any land on which development is carried out or is proposed to be carried out whether such land comprises the whole or part of one lot or more than one lot if each of such lots is contiguous.
Site cover
The proportion of the site covered by a building(s), structure(s) attached to the building(s) and carport(s), calculated to the outermost projections of the building(s) and expressed as a percentage.
The term does not include:
(a) any structure or part thereof included in a landscaped open space area such as a gazebo or shade structure
(b) basement car parking areas located wholly below ground level

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.6 provides that for the purpose of determining compliance with an assessment criteria for site cover and setback, development is deemed to comply with the assessment criteria if the development exceeds the assessment criteria 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
Storey
A space that is situated between one floor level and the floor level next above, or if there is no floor above, the ceiling or roof above, but not a space that contains only:
(a) a lift shaft, stairway or meter room
(b) a bathroom, shower room, laundry, water closet, or other sanitary compartment
(c) a combination of the above.
A mezzanine is a storey.
A roofed structure on or part of a rooftop that does not solely accommodate building plant and equipment is a storey.
A basement is not a storey.
Temporary use
A use that is impermanent and may be irregular or infrequent that does not require the construction of a permanent building or the installation of permanent infrastructure or services.

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.

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 codes or a local neighbourhood plan.
Bushfire attack level
City Centre
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
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
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
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
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
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
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
Major Industry Area
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
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 on 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 exempt development
See section 5.3.4.
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 permit for the material change of use or reconfiguring a lot;
(B) the development permit or compliance permit 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
See Section 5.3.5
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 runoff 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 services, 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 2009-2031
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 subcategory 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
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
Suburban Living Areas
See SC2.1 Strategic framework maps.
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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