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Part 1 About the planning scheme

1.1 Introduction

(1) The City Plan (planning scheme) has been prepared in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (the Act) as a framework for managing development in a way that advances the purpose of the Act.
(2) In seeking to achieve this purpose, the planning scheme sets out the Brisbane City Council’s intention for future development in the planning scheme area, over the next 20 years.

Editor’s note—This is the time horizon of 2031, aligning with the SEQ Regional Plan.

(3) The planning scheme seeks to advance state and regional policies, through more detailed local responses, taking into account the local context.
(4) While the planning scheme has been prepared with a 20 year horizon, it will be reviewed periodically in accordance with the Act to ensure that it responds appropriately to the changes in the community at a local, regional and state level.
(5) The planning scheme applies to the planning scheme area of the Brisbane City Council including all premises, roads, internal waterways and tidal areas and interrelates with the surrounding local government areas illustrated in Map 1.

Editor’s note—State and Commonwealth legislation may state that the planning scheme does not apply to certain areas, e.g. strategic port land declared under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994.

Map 1—Local government planning scheme area and context

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1.2 Planning scheme components

The planning scheme comprises the following components:

(a) about the planning scheme;
(b) state planning provisions;
(c) strategic framework;
(d) priority infrastructure plan;
(e) tables of assessment;
(f) the zones and precincts in Table 1.2.1;
(g) the neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood plan precincts and sub-precincts in Table 1.2.2:
(h) the mapping overlays and overlay codes in Table 1.2.3;
(i) the state-wide codes and development codes in Table 1.2.4;
(j) land in the planning scheme area which is affected by the following other plans;
(i) Bowen Hills UDA Development Scheme;
(ii) Fitzgibbon UDA Development Scheme;
(iii) Northshore Hamilton UDA Development Scheme;
(iv) Woolloongabba UDA Development Scheme;
(v) South Bank Corporation Area Approved Development Plan;
(k) the schedules and appendices in Table 1.2.5;
(l) the planning scheme policies in Table 1.2.6.
Table 1.2.1—Zones and precincts
Zones
Precinct
Residential zones category
Nil
2 storey mix zone precinct
2 or 3 storey mix zone precinct
Up to 3 storeys zone precinct
Nil
Up to 8 storeys zone precinct
Up to 15 storeys zone precinct
Character zone precinct
Infill housing zone precinct
Nil
Centre zones category
City Centre zone precinct
Regional centre zone precinct
Nil
District zone precinct
Corridor zone precinct
Nil
Recreation zones category
Local zone precinct
District zone precinct
Metropolitan zone precinct
Local zone precinct
District zone precinct
Metropolitan zone precinct
Environmental zones category
Nil
Local zone precinct
District zone precinct
Metropolitan zone precinct
Industry zones category
Nil
General industry A zone precinct
General industry B zone precinct
General industry C zone precinct
Nil
Nil
Other zones category
Cemetery zone precinct
Community purposes zone precinct
Education purposes zone precinct
Emergency services zone precinct
Health care purposes zone precinct
Major health care zone precinct
Major sports venue zone precinct
Nil
Nil
Centre frame zone precinct
Corridor zone precinct
Inner city zone precinct
Nil
Nil
Airport zone precinct
Defence zone precinct
Detention facility zone precinct
Port zone precinct
Transport infrastructure zone precinct
Utility services zone precinct
Brisbane Markets zone precinct
Entertainment and conference centre zone precinct
Large format retail zone precinct
Major education and research facility zone precinct
Marina zone precinct
Mixed industry and business zone precinct
Nil
Table 1.2.2—Neighbourhood plans precincts and sub-precincts
Neighbourhood plan
Precincts and sub-precincts
NPP-001: Archerfield Airport
NPP-002: Archerfield north (Granard Road) and Archerfield east (Desgrand Street)
NPP-003: Jackson Road
NPP-004: Elizabeth Street residential
NPP-005: Hellawell Road residential
NPP-006: Coopers Plains residential
NPP-007: Beaudesert Road centre
NPP-007a: Beaudesert Road centre south - Elizabeth Street
NPP-007b: Beaudesert Road centre north - O'Connel Street
NPP-008: Postle Street
NPP-008a: Mixed light industry and centre activities
NPP-008b: District centre
NPP-008c: Residential uses
NPP-009: Coopers Plains centre/office and industry
NPP-010: Queensland Government strategic sites (QGSS)
NPP-010a: Intermodal freight terminal
NPP-010b: Postle Street logistics
NPP-010c: Technical and trades training
NPP-011: Gateway industry/business
NPP-001: Station
NPP-002: Albion village
NPP-003: Corunna Street
NPP-004: North
NPP-005: Raceway
Nil
NPP-001: Newmarket shopping centre
NPP-002: Ashgrove village
NPP-003: The Grange Terminus
NPP-004: Wilston village
NPP-005: The Brickworks
NPP-006: Council works depot
NPP-001: Aspley centre
NPP-002: Aspley centre residential
NPP-003: Caravan park
NPP-004: Western residential
NPP-005: Reservoir
NPP-006: Robinson Road centre
NPP-001: Pinkenba
NPP-002: Airport
NPP-003: Old airport
NPP-004: Fisherman Islands
NPP-005: Lytton
NPP-006: Hemmant
NPP-007: Murarrie
NPP-001: Nudgee north
NPP-001a: Nudgee north a
NPP-002: Elliott Road north
NPP-002a: Elliott Road north a
NPP-002b: Elliott Road north b
NPP-002c: Elliott Road north c
NPP-003: Blinzinger Road
NPP-004: Banyo centre
NPP-004a: Banyo centre a
NPP-005: Banyo centre residential
NPP-006: Tufnell Road south
NPP-006a: Tufnell Road south a
NPP-007: St Vincents Road south
NPP-001: Residential village
NPP-002: Light industry
NPP-003: Mayne rail yards
NPP-004: Open space
NPP-005: Breakfast Creek wharf
NPP-006: Ross Street
NPP-001: Carseldine residential
NPP-002: Bridgeman Downs residential
NPP-003: Taigum residential
NPP-004: West Aspley residential
NPP-005: Relocatable home parks
NPP-006: Bracken Ridge east
NPP-007: Bald Hills village centre
NPP-008: Zillmere industrial
NPP-009: Gawain Road centre
NPP-010: Bald Hills/Bridgeman Downs
NPP-011: Bridgeman Downs
NPP-012: North Bald Hills
NPP-013: Bracken Ridge Road
NPP-014: North Bracken Ridge
NPP-015: Zillmere centre
NPP-001: Bulimba north
NPP-002: Oxford Street
NPP-002a: Oxford Street B1
NPP-002b: Oxford Street B2
NPP-002c: Oxford Street B3
NPP-003: Hawthorne centre
NPP-004: Department of Defence site
NPP-005: Godwin Street
Nil
Nil
Nil
NPP-001: Centre core
NPP-002: Centre fringe
NPP-003: Centre residential
NPP-001: Mt Ommaney mixed use centre
NPP-002: Mt Ommaney Hotel site
NPP-003: Housing diversity
NPP-004: Centenary sport and recreation
NPP-004a: Centenary sport and
recreation (private)
NPP-004b: Centenary sport and
recreation (public)
NPP-004c: Centenary sport and
recreation (private)
NPP-005: Monier Road
NPP-006: Seventeen Mile Rocks industrial
NPP-007: Jennifer Street
NPP-008: Horizon Drive bushland
NPP-009: Old turf farm
NPP-010: Sinnamon Farm heritage
NPP-001: Chermside centre activity
NPP-001a: Core
NPP-001b: Gympie Road
NPP-001c: Mixed use
NPP-001d: Playfield Street
NPP-002: Residential north
NPP-002a: High density residential
NPP-002b: Wheller Gardens
NPP-003: Residential south
NPP-004: Community use and sports
NPP-005: Hospital
NPP-001: Retail heart
NPP-002: Customs House
NPP-003: St John's Cathedral/northern gateway
NPP-004: North Bank
NPP-005: Town Reach
NPP-006: Central Station plaza
NPP-007: Petrie Bight
NPP-008: Countess Street and Roma Street Station vicinity
NPP-008a: Countess Street a
NPP-008b: Countess Street b
NPP-008c: Parklands, Upper Albert Street
NPP-009: Pancake Manor, Charlotte Street
NPP-010: Elizabeth Street
NPP-011: George Street
NPP-012: City Hall
NPP-013: General Post Office
NPP-014: Ann Street, Masonic Temple
NPP-015: Edward Street
NPP-016: Edward Street warehouses
NPP-017: Charlotte House
NPP-018: Produce Markets
Clayfield—Wooloowin district neighbourhood plan
Nil
NPP-001: Darra centre
NPP-001a: Darra suburban centre
NPP-001b: Darra residential
NPP-001c: Darra mixed light industry and business
NPP-001d: Darra industrial
NPP-002: Oxley centre
NPP-002a: Oxley suburban centre
NPP-002b: Oxley residential
NPP-003: Brickworks
NPP-004: Portal Street
NPP-005: Ipswich Motorway
NPP-005a: Ipswich Motorway mixed light industry and business
NPP-005b: Douglas Street light industry
NPP-005c: Douglas Street residential
Nil
Nil
NPP-001: Buranda
NPP-001a: Buranda core
NPP-001b: Buranda corridor
NPP-001c: Buranda residential
NPP-002: Buranda Station
NPP-002a: Buranda Station core
NPP-002b: Buranda Station corridor
NPP-003: Stones Corner
NPP-003a: Stones Corner core
NPP-003b: Stones Corner corridor
NPP-003c: Stones Corner residential
NPP-004: Langlands Park
NPP-004a: Langlands Park corridor
NPP-004b: Langlands Park residential
NPP-005: Coorparoo
NPP-005a: Coorparoo core
NPP-005b: Coorparoo corridor
NPP-005c: Coorparoo residential
NPP-006: Bennetts Road
NPP-006a: Bennetts Road corridor
NPP-006b: Bennetts Road residential
NPP-007: Annerley
NPP-007a: Annerley corridor
NPP-007b: Annerley residential
NPP-001: Alderley shopping centre
NPP-001: Everton Park centre
NPP-001a: Everton Park centre
NPP-002: Central residential
NPP-002a: Central residential a
NPP-002b: Central residential b
NPP-003: Fallon Park
Nil
Nil
NPP-001: Residential
NPP-002: District business centre
NPP-003: Blunder Creek environmental and open space
NPP-004: Parkland lots
NPP-001: Gotha Street
NPP-002: Valley heart
NPP-002a: Special context area
NPP-003: Valley gateway
NPP-004: Light Street hill
NPP-005: James Street
NPP-006: Water Street
NPP-001: Parkland
NPP-002: Greenslopes Busway Station
NPP-002a: Energex depot
NPP-002b: Stephens Mountain
NPP-002c: Nicholson Street
NPP-002d: Greenslopes Hospital
NPP-003: Greenslopes Mall district centre
NPP-004: Greenslopes central neighbourhood centre
NPP-005: Holland Park central district centre
NPP-006: Kuring-gai Avenue neighbourhood centre
NPP-007: Reservoir parkland
NPP-008: Hillside character
NPP-001: Multi-purpose centre
NPP-001a: High Street
NPP-001b: Moggill Road north
NPP-001c: Indooroopilly shopping centre mixed use
NPP-002: Witton Barracks
NPP-003: Special context area
NPP-003a: Jackson Street special context area
NPP-003b: Moggill Road west special
context area
NPP-001: Butterfield Street
NPP-001a: Butterfield Street a
NPP-001b: Butterfield Street b
NPP-002: Ballymore
NPP-003: Bishop Street
NPP-004: Guthrie Street
NPP-005: Brewery
NPP-006: Enoggera Terrace
NPP-007: Rosalie village
NPP-008: Hillside character
NPP-001: Residential
NPP-002: Community convenience centre
NPP-003: Park
NPP-004: Dockside
NPP-004a: Dockside A
NPP-004b: Dockside A1
NPP-004c: Dockside B1
NPP-004d: Dockside B2
NPP-004e: Dockside B3
NPP-004f: Dockside C1
NPP-004g: Dockside C2
NPP-004h: Dockside D1
NPP-004i: Dockside D2
NPP-004j: Dockside E1
NPP-004k: Dockside E2
NPP-004l: Dockside F
NPP-004m: Dockside G
NPP-004n: Dockside H
NPP-004o: Dockside I
NPP-001: Main Street
NPP-001a: Neighbourhood heart
NPP-002: Character residential
NPP-003: Raymond Park south
NPP-004: River Terrace
NPP-005: Shaftston Avenue
NPP-006: Vulture Street
NPP-007: Wellington and Lytton roads
NPP-007a: Manilla Street
NPP-001: Village centre
NPM-001a: Village centre 1
NPM-001b: Village centre 2
NPP-002: Mixed use
NPM-002a: Mixed use 1
NPM-002b: Mixed use 2
NPM-002c: Mixed use 3
NPM-002d: Mixed use 4
NPM-002e: Mixed use 5
NPM-002f: Mixed use 6
NPM-002g: Mixed use 7
NPM-002h: Mixed use 8
NPM-002i: Mixed use 9
NPP-003: Health and recreation
NPM-003a: Health and recreation 1
NPP-004: Residential
NPM-004a: Residential 1
NPM-004b: Residential 2
NPM-004c: Residential 3
NPM-004d: Residential 4
NPM-004e: Residential 5
NPM-004f: Residential 6
NPM-004g: Residential 7
Nil
NPP-001: Urban development land
NPP-002: Non-urban land
NPP-003: Natural environment land
NPP-004: Not committed land
NPP-005: Parkland rural
NPP-005a: Parkland rural a
NPP-001: Centres
NPP-002: Residential
NPP-003: Mixed use
NPP-004: Park
Lower Oxley Creek north neighbourhood plan
NPP-001: Willawong renewable energy
NPP-002: Limited development
Lower Oxley Creek south neighbourhood plan
NPP-001: Paradise Road
NPP-001: Lutwyche centre
NPP-001a: Lutwyche centre mixed use corridor
NPP-001b: Lutwyche centre residential corridor
NPP-002: Windsor east
NPP-002a: Windsor east mixed use corridor
NPP-002b: Windsor east residential corridor
NPP-003: Stafford depot
NPP-004: Albion and Wooloowin railway stations
NPP-005: Sisters of Mercy
NPP-006: Industrial
Nil
NPP-001: Residential
NPP-002: Douglas Street
NPP-003: Office
NPP-003a: Office a
NPP-003b: Office b
NPP-003c: Office c
NPP-003d: Office d
NPP-001: Mixed use centre
NPP-002: Mixed use residential
NPP-003: Core residential
NPP-004: Commercial
NPP-004a: Cribb Street
NPP-001: Brookside
NPP-001a: Brookside A
NPP-001b: Brookside B
NPP-001c: Brookside C
NPP-001d: Brookside D
NPP-001e: Brookside E
NPP-002: Fringe residential
NPP-003: McConaghy Street south
NPP-004: University Road
NPP-004a: University Road east
NPP-004b: University Road west
NPP-005: Blackwood Street
NPP-005a: Blackwood Street west
NPP-005b: Blackwood Street east
NPP-006: Osborne Road south
NPP-006a: Osborne Road south A
NPP-006b: Osborne Road south B
NPP-006c: Osborne Road south C
NPP-007: Prospect Road
NPP-008: Northmore Street
Nil
NPP-001: Environmental protection
NPP-002: Established residential
NPP-003: Low density residential
NPP-003a: Church and Witty roads
NPP-003b: Priors Pocket Road
NPP-004: Multi-purpose centres
NPP-005: University of Queensland Pinjarra Hills
NPP-001: Clifton Hill War Service Homes Estate
NPP-002: Fairfield Gardens
NPP-003: Moorvale shopping centre
NPP-001: Bulwer
NPP-002: Cowan Cowan
NPP-003: Tangalooma
NPP-004: Kooringal
NPP-001: Bushland living
NPP-002: Natural area and recreation
NPP-003: Metropolitan tourist and visitor destination
NPP-004: Telecommunications facility
NPP-005: Institutional uses
NPP-001: Upper Mt Gravatt
NPP-001a: Upper Mt Gravatt core
NPP-001b: Upper Mt Gravatt mixed use frame
NPP-001c: Upper Mt Gravatt high density residential
NPP-001d: Upper Mt Gravatt medium density residential
NPP-001e: Upper Mt Gravatt aged care
NPP-001f: Everett Street north medium density residential
NPP-002: Mt Gravatt central
NPP-002a: Mt Gravatt central core
NPP-002b: Mt Gravatt central mixed use frame
NPP-002c: Mt Gravatt central medium density residential
NPP-003: Logan Road
NPP-003a: Logan Road mixed use frame
NPP-003b: Logan Road medium to high density residential
NPP-003c: Logan Road low to medium density residential
NPP-004: Kessels Road
NPP-004a: Kessels Road corridor
NPP-004b: Kessels Road medium density residential
NPP-001: Low density living
NPP-002: Low–medium density living
NPP-003: Medium density living
NPP-004: Mixed use centre
NPP-004a: Brunswick Street
NPP-004b: Brunswick Street and Merthyr Road
NPP-004c: Merthyr Road and Moray Street
NPP-004d: James and Arthur streets
NPP-004e: Merthyr Road and James Street
NPP-005: Parks
NPP-005a: Howard Smith Wharves
NPP-001: Waterfront
NPP-002: Commercial Road
NPP-002a: Heritage
NPP-002b: Riverside
NPP-003: Riverpark
NPP-004: Newstead Terrace
NPP-005: Newstead north
NPP-006: Major parks
Nil
NPP-001: St John’s Church
NPP-002: Nellie Street
NPP-003: Tufnell Lodge
NPP-004: Ex Tip Top bakery
NPP-005: Ryans Road industrial
NPP-001: Detached house
NPP-002: Low-rise residential
NPP-002a: Low-rise residential 1
NPP-002b: Low-rise residential 2
NPP-002c: Low-rise residential 3
NPP-002d: Low-rise residential 4
NPP-003: High-rise residential
NPP-004: Low-rise commercial
NPP-004a: Low-rise commercial 1
NPP-004b: Low-rise commercial 2
NPP-004c: Low-rise commercial 3
NPP-004d: Low-rise commercial 4
NPP-004e: Low-rise commercial 5
NPP-005: High-rise commercial
NPP-005a: High-rise commercial 1
NPP-005b: High-rise commercial 2
NPP-005c: High-rise commercial 3
NPP-005d: High-rise commercial 4
NPP-006: Police barracks
NPP-006a: Police barracks a
NPP-006b: Police barracks b
NPP-006c: Police barracks c
NPP-006d: Police barracks d
NPP-001: Eagle Farm
NPP-002: Pinkenba village
NPP-003: Pinkenba north
NPP-004: Bulwer Island
NPP-005: Gateway
NPP-006: Myrtletown
NPP-001: Racecourse Road
NPP-002: Racecourses
NPP-002a: Eagle Farm racing
NPP-002b: Eagle Farm mixed use
NPP-002c: Eagle Farm community use
NPP-002d: Doomben racing and community use
NPP-002e: Doomben south
NPP-003: Kingsford Smith Drive
NPP-003a: Kingsford Smith Drive west
NPP-003b: Kingsford Smith Drive east
NPP-004: Hendra stables
NPP-001: Wacol industrial
NPP-001a: Sanananda Barracks industrial
NPP-001b: Sanananda Barracks mixed industry and business
NPP-002: Richlands central
NPP-002a: Richlands rail hub
NPP-002b: Richlands core
NPP-002c: Richlands frame
NPP-003: Richlands east
NPP-003a: Queensland Police Service Academy
NPP-001: Morningside
NPP-001a: Low–medium density residential
NPP-001b: District centre
NPP-002: Seven Hills TAFE
NPP-003: Cannon Hill/Murarrie
NPP-003a: Low–medium density residential
NPP-003b: Wynnum Road corridor
NPP-003c: Cannon Hill shopping centre
NPP-003d: Park Hill south
NPP-003e: Former CSIRO site
NPP-003f: Cannon Hill Station
NPP-004: Minnippi
NPP-005: Industry
NPP-001: Town centre
NPP-002: Neighbourhood centre and business service centre
NPP-003: Business park and gateway civic
NPP-003a: Business park
NPP-003b: Gateway civic
NPP-004: Future industry
NPP-005: Potential development area
NPP-005a: Very low density residential
NPP-005b: Low density residential
NPP-005c: Low–medium density residential
NPP-005d: Mixed use
NPP-005e: Proposed busway station
NPP-005f: Community uses
NPP-001: Sandgate town centre
NPP-002: The Gas Works
NPP-003: Deagon stables
Nil
NPP-001: West side character
NPP-002: Corinda centre
NPP-003: Sherwood centre
NPP-004: Honour Avenue centre
NPP-005: Community hub
NPP-006: St Aidan's school
NPP-007: Light industry and employment
NPP-008: Alan Fletcher Research Station/Montrose Access
NPP-009: Sport and recreation
NPP-001: South Brisbane reach
NPP-002: Musgrave
NPP-003: Boundary and Vulture
NPP-003a: Village heart
NPP-004: Kurilpa
NPP-004a: Kurilpa south
NPP-004b: Kurilpa north
NPP-005: Riverside north
NPP-006: Buchanan and Davies parks
NPP-006a: Hockings Street
NPP-007: Riverside south
NPP-001: Taringa core
NPP-002: Taringa gateway
NPP-003: Harrys Road east
NPP-001: Nundah village
NPP-001a: Nundah village
MPP-001b: Nundah village
NPP-001c: Nundah village medium density residential
NPP-002: Toombul central
NPP-002a: Toombul east
NPP-003: Union Street
NPP-003a: Union Street medium density residential
NPP-003b: Union Street medium density residential
NPP-004: Oxenham Park
NPP-004a: Oxenham Park medium density residential
NPP-004b: Oxenham Park medium density residential
NPP-005: Nundah north
NPP-005a: Nundah north medium density residential
NPP-006: Toombul west
NPP-006a: Toombul west medium density residential
NPP-006b: Toombul west medium density residential
NPP-001: Toowong centre
NPP-001a: Toowong centre a
NPP-001b: Toowong centre b
NPP-001c: Toowong centre c
NPP-002: Toowong residential
NPP-003: Memorial Park
NPP-004: Regatta riverside
NPP-004a: Regatta riverside a
NPP-005: Auchenflower heart
NPP-005a: Auchenflower heart a
NPP-005b: Auchenflower heart b
NPP-005c: Auchenflower heart c
NPP-006: Dunmore residential
NPP-001: Milton and Sylvan roads light industry
NPP-002: Dean Street shops
NPP-003: Government research
NPP-004: Woodstock Avenue
NPP-001: Residential development
NPP-001a: Residential a
NPP-001b: Residential b
NPP-001c: Residential c
NPP-002: Industrial development
NPP-001: West End estate
NPP-002: Mater Hill
NPP-002a: Mater Hill a
NPP-002b: Mater Hill b
NPP-001: Sumner
NPP-002: Wacol institutional
NPP-003: Wacol industrial
NPP-004: Inala
NPP-005: Carole Park/Ellen Grove
NPP-001: Paradise wetland investigation
NPP-001: Woolloongabba core
NPP-002: Woolloongabba hill
NPP-003: Ipswich Road and Stanley Street corridor
NPP-004: Logan Road corridor
NPP-005: Deshon Street
NPP-001: Wynnum north
NPP-001a: Wynnum north
NPP-002: Light and service industry
NPP-003: Wynnum central
NPP-003a: Wynnum CBD northern frame
NPP-003b: Parkside residential
NPP-003c: Western residential
NPP-003d: Wynnum central business district
NPP-003e: Bay Terrace
NPP-003f: Wynnum CBD southern frame
NPP-003g: Waterloo Bay Hotel
NPP-003h: Esplanade
NPP-004: Manly harbour village
NPP-005: Wynnum Hospital
NPP-006: Wynnum Road
NPP-007: Lota wetlands
Nil
Table 1.2.3—Overlays and overlay codes
Mapping overlays

Editor’s note—For all maps refer to City Plan mapping

Overlay codes
No applicable overlay code
Table 1.2.4—Statewide codes and development codes
Statewide codes
Development codes
Other development codes
Table 1.2.5—Schedules and appendices
Schedules
Appendices
Table 1.2.6—Planning scheme policies
Planning scheme policies

1.3 Interpretation

1.3.1 Definitions

(1) A term used in the planning scheme has the meaning assigned to that term by one of the following:
(a) the Act;
(b) the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (the Regulation);
(c) the definitions in Schedule 1 of the planning scheme;
(d) the Acts Interpretation Act 1954;
(e) the ordinary meaning where that term is not defined in the Act, the Regulation, Schedule 1 of the planning scheme or the Acts Interpretation Act 1954.
(2) In the event a term has been assigned a meaning in more than one of the instruments listed in sub-section 1.3.1(1), the meaning contained in the instrument highest on the list will prevail.
(3) A reference in the planning scheme to any act includes any regulation or instrument made under it, and where amended or replaced, if the context permits, means the amended or replacement act.
(4) A reference in the planning scheme to a specific resource document or standard, means the latest version of the resource documents or standard.
(5) A reference to a part, section, table or schedule is a reference to a part, section, table or schedule of the planning scheme.

1.3.2 Standard drawings, maps, notes, editor’s notes and footnotes

(1) Standard drawings contained in codes or schedules are part of the planning scheme.
(2) Maps provide information to support the outcomes and are part of the planning scheme.
(3) Notes are identified by the title ‘Note’ and are part of the planning scheme.
(4) Editor’s notes and footnotes are extrinsic material, under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, are identified by the title ‘Editor’s note’ and ‘Footnote’, are provided to assist in the interpretation of the planning scheme and; do not have the force of law.

Note—This is an example of a note.

Editor’s note—This is an example of an editor’s note.

Footnote—This is an example of a footnote.

1.3.3 Punctuation

(1) A word followed by ';' or ‘,and’ is considered to be 'and'.
(2) A word followed by '; or' means either or both options can apply.

1.3.4 Zones for roads, waterways and reclaimed land

The following applies to a road, closed road, waterway or reclaimed land in the planning scheme area:

(a) if adjoined on both sides by land in the same zone—the road, waterway or reclaimed land is in the same zone as the adjoining land;
(b) if adjoined on one side by land in a zone and adjoined on the other side by land in another zone—the road, waterway or reclaimed land is in the same zone as the adjoining land when measured from a point equidistant from the adjoining boundaries;
(c) if the road, waterway or reclaimed land is adjoined on one side only by land in a zone—the entire waterway or reclaimed land is in the same zone as the adjoining land;
(d) if the road, waterway or reclaimed land is covered by a zone then that zone applies.

Editor’s note—The boundaries of the local government area are described by the maps referred to in the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012.

1.4 Categories of development

(1) The categories of development under the Act are:
(a) exempt development;

Editor’s note—A development permit is not required for exempt development.

(b) self-assessable development;

Editor’s note—A development permit is not required for self-assessable development.

(c) development requiring compliance assessment;

Editor’s note—A compliance permit is required for development requiring compliance assessment.

(d) assessable development;

Editor’s note—A development permit is required for assessable development.

(e) prohibited development.

Editor’s note—A development application or a request for compliance assessment cannot be made for prohibited development.

(2) The Act and Regulation prescribe levels of assessment for certain types of development.
(3) The planning scheme also states the level of assessment for certain types of development in the planning scheme area in Part 5.

1.5 Hierarchy of assessment criteria

Where there is inconsistency between provisions in the planning scheme, the following rules apply:

(a) the strategic framework prevails over all other components to the extent of the inconsistency;
(b) statewide codes prevail over all other components (other than the strategic framework) to the extent of the inconsistency;
(c) overlays prevail over all other components (other than the strategic framework and statewide codes) to the extent of the inconsistency;
(d) neighbourhood plan codes prevail over zone codes, use codes and other development codes to the extent of the inconsistency;
(e) zone codes prevail over use codes and other development codes to the extent of the inconsistency;
(f) provisions of Part 10 may override any of the above.

1.6 Building work regulated under the planning scheme

(1) Section 78A of the Act states that a local planning instrument must not include provisions about building work to the extent the building work is regulated under the building assessment provisions, unless permitted under the Building Act 1975.
(2) The building assessment provisions are listed in section 30 of the Building Act 1975.

Editor’s note—The building assessment provisions are stated in section 30 of the Building Act 1975 and are a code for the integrated development assessment system for the carrying out of building assessment work or self-assessable work (see also section 31 of the Building Act 1975).

(3) This planning scheme, through Part 5, regulates building work in accordance with sections 32 and 33 of the Building Act 1975.

Editor’s note—The Building Act 1975 permits planning schemes to:

Refer to Schedule 3 of the Regulation to determine assessable development and the type of assessment.

(4) Table 1.6.1 identifies the building assessment provisions in the planning scheme.
Table 1.6.1—Building assessment provisions in the planning scheme
Description
Building assessment provisions in planning scheme
Section 32(a) BA and section 12 BR
Designation of a bushfire prone area for the BCA or QDC
Section 32(a) BA and section 13 BR
Designation of a natural hazard management area (flood) for the BCA or QDC
Section 32(b) BA and sections 13(1)(a), 13(1)(b)(i), 13(1)(b)(iv) and 13(1)(b)(v) BR
Declaration within the natural hazard management area (flood) of the defined flood event, a freeboard that is more than 300mm, and the finished flood floor levels of habitable rooms
Section 32(b) BA and section 10 BR
Qualitative statements and quantifiable standards for matters provided for under performance criteria 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 under QDC MP1.1 for a single detached Class 1 building or a Class 10 building or structure located on the same allotment as a single detached Class 1 building.
A neighbourhood plan code to the extent provided
Section 32(b) BA and section 10 BR
Qualitative statements and quantifiable standards for matters provided for under performance criteria 4 and 8 under QDC MP1.2 for a single detached Class 1 building or a Class 10 building or structure located on the same allotment as a single detached Class 1 building.
A neighbourhood plan code to the extent provided
Sections 32(c) and 33 BA
Alternative provisions to QDC boundary clearance and site cover provisions for particular buildings
A neighbourhood plan code to the extent provided

Editor’s note—A decision in relation to building work that is assessable development under the planning scheme should only be issued as a preliminary approval. See section 83(b) of the Building Act 1975.

Editor’s note—In a development application the applicant may request preliminary approval for building work. The decision on that development application can also be taken to be a referral agency’s response under section 271 of the Act, for building work assessable against the Building Act 1975. The decision notice must state this.

1.7 Local government administrative matters

1.7.1 Designated bushfire prone area for AS 3959-2009

For the purpose of section 32(a) of the Building Act 1975 and section 12 of the Building Regulation 2006, the land identified in Table 1.7.1 is a 'designated bushfire prone area'.

Table 1.7.1—Designated bushfire prone area for AS 3959-2009
Designated bushfire prone area
Land identified in the following sub-categories on the Bushfire overlay map:
  • High hazard area sub-category
  • Medium hazard area sub-category
  • High hazard buffer sub-category
  • Medium hazard buffer sub-category

1.7.2 Designated flood hazard area for Queensland Development Code MP3.5

(1) For the purpose of section 32(a) of the Building Act 1975, section 13(a) of the Building Regulation 2006 and Queensland Development Code MP 3.5 Construction of buildings in flood hazard areas, the land identified in Table 1.7.2 is a 'designated flood hazard area'.
Table 1.7.2—Designated flood hazard area for Queensland Development Code MP3.5
Designated flood hazard area
Land identified in the following sub-categories on the Flood overlay map:
  • Creek/waterway flood planning area 1 sub-category
  • Creek/waterway flood planning area 2 sub-category
  • Creek/waterway flood planning area 3 sub-category
  • Creek/waterway flood planning area 4 sub-category
  • Brisbane River flood planning area 1 sub-category
  • Brisbane River flood planning area 2a sub-category
  • Brisbane River flood planning area 2b sub-category
  • Brisbane River flood planning area 3 sub-category
  • Brisbane River flood planning area 4 sub-category
(2) For the purpose of section 32(b) of the Building Act 1975 and section 13(1)(b) of the Building Regulation 2006, the Flood overlay addresses the following:
(a) the defined flood event;
(b) a freeboard that is more than 300mm;
(c) the finished floor levels of habitable rooms.

1.7.3 Designated transport noise corridor for Queensland Development Code MP4.4

For the purpose of section 32(b) of the Building Act 1975 and the Queensland Development Code MP 4.4 Buildings in a transport noise corridor, the land identified in Table 1.7.3 is a 'designated transport noise corridor'.

Table 1.7.3—Designated transport noise corridor for Queensland Development Code MP4.4
Designated transport noise corridor
Land identified in the following sub-categories on the Transport noise corridor overlay map:
  • Queensland Development Code MP 4.4 Noise: Sub-category 1
  • Queensland Development Code MP 4.4 Noise: Sub-category 2
  • Queensland Development Code MP 4.4 Noise: Sub-category 3
  • Queensland Development Code MP 4.4 Noise: Sub-category 4

Editor’s note-for the purposes of the Building Act 1975 and application of the Queensland Development Code in relation to declaration of transport noise corridors, the planning scheme has not declared such transport noise corridors.

1.7.4 Declaration for amenity and aesthetic impact referral agency assessment

For the purpose of Schedule 7, item 17 of the Regulation, building work for a building or structure which is a single detached class 1(a)(i) building, class 1(a)(ii) building comprising not more than 2 attached dwellings or a class 10 building or structure in a locality identified in Table 1.7.4 that does not comply with the acceptable outcomes in the codes identified in Table 1.7.4, is declared to:

(a) have an extremely adverse effect on the amenity or likely amenity of the locality; or
(b) be in extreme conflict with the character of the locality.
Table 1.7.4—Declared locality and building form for amenity and aesthetic referral agency assessment
Locality
Codes
Land in the following zones:
(a) Rural zone
(b) Rural residential zone
(c) Environmental management zone
(d) Low density residential zone
(e) Character residential zone and zone precincts
(f) Low–medium density residential zone and zone precincts
(g) Medium density residential zone
(h) Emerging community zone
Land in the Traditional building character overlay
Land in a neighbourhood plan area
A relevant neighbourhood plan code to the extent provided

1.7.5 Designated lawful change to ground level

(1) 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 is the prescribed level.
(2) For the purpose of the definition of prescribed level in Schedule 1, the 2002 BIMAP contours are the contour information determined by the Council.

1.7.6 Deemed compliance with site cover and setback assessment criteria

(1) 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:
(a) an eave of 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.

1.7.7 Determination of maximum building height

(1) This section applies where the maximum building height for development is specified in storeys in a table of assessment or a code.
(2) The specified number of storeys for the development is reduced by 1 storey if the development includes 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, that contains only a bathroom, shower room, laundry, water closet or other sanitary compartment.

1.7.8 Repeal of Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/14 Protection of Residential Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911

Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/14 Protection of Residential Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911 is repealed on the coming into effect of this planning scheme.

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