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4.5 Desired standards of service

4.5.1 Purpose

The desired standard of service for a trunk infrastructure network is the standard of performance stated in the extrinsic material with the key standards of performance stated in this section.

4.5.2 Water supply network

The desired standard of service for the water supply network is as follows:

(a) ensure drinking water complies with the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian drinking water guidelines for colour, turbidity and microbiology;
(b) convey potable water from the South East Queensland Water Grid supply points to consumers in accordance with the Water Act 2000 and Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008;
(c) minimise non-revenue water loss;
(d) locate future trunk infrastructure for the water supply network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 along an actual alignment identified as part of a feasibility study;
(e) design the water supply network in accordance with the following:
(i) the Queensland Urban Utilities Design and Construction Standards, incorporating the South East Queensland Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (or the SEQ Code), an amendment to the Water Supply Code of Australia WSA 03-2011;
(ii) SEQ Code Design Criteria.
(f) design recycled water systems to meet requirements of Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 in accordance with the Queensland Government regulatory guidelines.

Editor’s note—Queensland Urban Utilities has prepared a Connections Policy. Where the desired standard of service in the Interim Connections Policy differs from the desired standard of service for water supply network in section 4.5.2, the Interim Connections Policy takes precedence.

4.5.3 Sewerage network

The desired standard of service for the sewerage network is as follows:

(a) provide a reliable network that collects, stores, treats and releases sewage from premises;
(b) locate future trunk infrastructure for the sewerage network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 along an actual alignment identified as part of a feasibility study;
(c) design the sewerage network in accordance with the following:
(i) the Queensland Urban Utilities Design and Construction Standards, incorporating the South East Queensland Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (or the SEQ Code), an amendment to the Sewerage Code of Australia WSA 02-2002;
(ii) SEQ Code Design Criteria;
(iii) the Water Act 2000;
(iv) all wastewater treatment plant licence conditions.

Editor’s note—Queensland Urban Utilities has prepared a Connections Policy. Where the desired standard of service in the Interim Connections Policy differs from the desired standard of service for water supply network in section 4.5.3, the Interim Connections Policy takes precedence.

4.5.4 Stormwater network

(1) The desired standard of service for the stormwater network is as follows:
(a) the stormwater network is to collect and convey stormwater flows during both major and minor flood events from existing and future land use in a manner that minimises risk to property and life and reduces the cost of flood damage to the community;
(b) locate future trunk infrastructure for the stormwater network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 along an actual alignment identified as part of a feasibility study;
(c) design the stormwater network for the areas identified in Map D2 Stormwater Network DSS Conveyance Standards in accordance with the dual conveyance standards:
(i) conveyance standard A for a prescribed stormwater area:
(A) the minimum desired capacity of the combined overland and underground trunk drainage system is to be the 50 year ARI (2% AEP) rainfall event;
(B) the minimum capacity of the underground drainage system is to be the 2 year ARI (50% AEP) rainfall event, however in some cases the underground drainage system may need to be upgraded to the 10 year ARI (10% AEP) or 50 year ARI (2% AEP) rainfall event;
(C) overland flow paths should be provided for the conveyance of flows in excess of the capacity of the underground drainage system unless deemed impractical by the Council.
(ii) conveyance standard B for an area other than the prescribed stormwater area:
(A) the minimum desired capacity of the combined overland and underground trunk drainage system is to be the 10 year ARI (10% AEP) rainfall event;
(B) the minimum capacity of the underground drainage system is to be the 2 year ARI (50% AEP) rainfall event with the overland flow limited in order to prevent flooding of utility and living areas, however in some cases the underground drainage system may need to be upgraded to the 10 year ARI (10% AEP) rainfall event;
(C) overland flow paths should be provided for the conveyance of flows in excess of the capacity of the underground drainage system unless deemed impractical by the Council.
(d) road crossing structures shall be designed to provide an appropriate level of flood immunity in accordance with the following:
(i) the latest version of the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual;
(ii) the Infrastructure Design Planning Scheme Policy;
(iii) any other applicable codes and standards in a local planning instrument.
(e) the stormwater network is designed on the assumption that the development achieves the water quality objectives for receiving waters at all times;
(f) water-sensitive urban design practices shall be implemented for all new development;
(g) waterway rehabilitation and natural channel works shall be designed to conform with the following:
(i) the latest version of the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual;
(ii) the Infrastructure Design Planning Scheme Policy;
(iii) provide required hydraulic conveyance of the waterway whilst maximising the potential environmental value of the waterway;
(iv) not increase flood levels.
(2) For subsection (1), a prescribed stormwater area means land which is:
(a) included in the following areas of the planning scheme:
(i) the Emerging community zone;
(ii) the Rochedale urban community neighbourhood plan;
(iii) the Albion neighbourhood plan in the following precincts:
(A) the Raceway Precinct;
(B) the Hunt Street Precinct;
(C) that part of the Station Street Precinct south of Bogan Street.
(iv) the South Brisbane riverside neighbourhood plan in precincts 6 and 7; or
(b) otherwise to be the subject of significant redevelopment at a higher density.

4.5.5 Transport network

4.5.5.1 Road network

The desired standard of service for the road network is as follows:

(a) provide a functional road hierarchy that supports the settlement pattern, commercial and economic activity and freight movement;
(b) support economic development through the efficient movement of freight by maintaining and enhancing critical links connecting key economic centres according to the Road hierarchy overlay;
(c) design the road network to comply with the following:
(i) the standard road cross-sections in the Infrastructure Design Planning Scheme Policy;
(ii) the off-peak operation of a road or intersection is no worse than level of service C;
(iii) the peak period operation of a road or intersection is no worse than level of service C, except for a road identified as being highly constrained as well as most inner city roads where the use of alternative modes of transport in these areas is anticipated in the mode share targets stated in Map E3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets;
(iv) traffic on a local road does not exceed 3,000 vehicles per day;
(v) access to an industrial area is not via a residential road;
(vi) transport corridors are planned to provide for future capacity needs.

4.5.5.2 Pathway network

The desired standard of service for the pathway network is as follows:

(a) provide a safe, attractive and convenient pedestrian and cycle pathway network that links residential areas to employment areas, major activity nodes, education facilities and public transport interchanges, thereby encouraging walking and cycling as acceptable travel alternatives;
(b) locate future trunk infrastructure for the pathway network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 in a location to be determined by a local planning process or as part of the assessment of a development application;
(c) the design of the pedestrian and cycle pathway network and associated infrastructure is to comply with an applicable code and standard in a local planning instrument including the Infrastructure Design Planning Scheme Policy.

4.5.5.3 Public transport (bus stops) network

The desired standard of service for bus stops is as follows:

(a) provide public transport infrastructure to support the future mode share targets stated in Map E3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets including bus stops and stations, rights of way and transport information;
(b) provide a public transport stop within 400m of each dwelling in an urban area;
(c) ensure full Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport compliance for public transport infrastructure by December 2022;
(d) provide priority and a right of way to public transport in key corridors to achieve the mode share targets stated in Map E3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets;
(e) maintain or improve network coverage through provision, upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure;
(f) locate future trunk infrastructure for the public transport (bus stops) network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in a location to be determined through a local planning process or as part of the assessment of a development application.

4.5.5.4 Public transport (ferry terminals) network

The desired standard of service for ferry terminals is as follows:

(a) provide public transport infrastructure to support the future mode share targets stated in Map E3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets including Ferry and CityCat terminals, rights of way and transport information;
(b) ensure full Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport compliance for public transport infrastructure by December 2022;
(c) maintain or improve network coverage through provision, upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure.

4.5.6 Community purposes network

4.5.6.1 Public parks network

The desired standard of service for the public parks network is as follows:

(a) provide an accessible network of parks and recreation facilities that meets the needs of the population (residents) and employees in accordance with the following:
(i) the land provision standard for the public parks network stated in Table 4.5.6.1.1 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(ii) the accessibility standard for the public parks network stated in Table 4.5.6.1.2 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(iii) the minimum size standard for the public parks network stated in Table 4.5.6.1.3 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(iv) an applicable code and standard in a local planning instrument for the configuration, slope and acceptable level of flood immunity for the public parks network.
(b) locate future trunk infrastructure for the public parks network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 in accordance with the following:
(i) where a specific site is conceptually identified for a public park in the plans for trunk infrastructure for the public parks network, in the specific location identified;
(ii) where an indicative location is conceptually identified for a public park in the plans for trunk infrastructure for the public parks network, in a location to be determined through a local planning process or as part of the assessment of a development application.
(c) embellish the public parks network to complement the type and purpose of the public park in accordance with the embellishment standard for the public parks network stated in Table 4.5.6.1.4.
Table 4.5.6.1.1—Land provision standard for the public parks network
Public parks network
Land provision (hectare/1,000 persons)
Area A Centres (1)
Area B General urban (1)
Area C Fringe
Population (residents)
Employees
Population (residents)
Employees
Population (residents)
Informal use
Local
0.3
N/A
0.8
0.3
N/A
District
0.4
N/A
0.8
N/A
0.8
Metro
0.4
N/A
0.4
N/A
0.4
Urban common
0.02
0.02
0.001
N/A
0.001
Total informal
1.12
0.02
2.001
0.3
1.201
Sport
District
0.5
N/A
1.5
N/A
1.5
Metro
0.5
N/A
0.5
N/A
0.5
Total sport
1.0
N/A
2.0
N/A
2.0
Total public parks network
2.12
0.02
4.001
0.3
3.201

Editor's note—

(1) The rate of land provision should be calculated based on either residents or employees (not the aggregate of both), whichever represents peak demand (i.e. whichever requires the greater provision of land).

Table 4.5.6.1.2—Accessibility standard for the public parks network
Public parks network
Distance (kilometres)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Informal use
Local
0.4
0.5
N/A
District
2.0
2.0
5.0
Metro
Citywide
Citywide
Citywide
Urban common
Varies
Varies
N/A
Sport
District
2.0
2.0
5.0
Metro
Citywide
Citywide
Citywide
Table 4.5.6.1.3—Minimum size standard for the public parks network
Public parks network
Area (hectares)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Informal use
Local
0.2–0.5
0.5
N/A
District
5.0
5.0
5.0
Metro
5.0+
5.0+
5.0+
Urban common
0.3
0.2
N/A
Sport
District
1.0–6.0
8.0
8.0
Metro
14.0
14.0
14.0
Table 4.5.6.1.4—Embellishment standard for the public parks network
Typical embellishments
Informal use park
Corridor link park
Informal recreation node (natural area park)
Sport park
Informal recreation park
Urban common
Botanic garden/ arboretum
Local
District
Metro
District/ Metro
District/ Metro
Local
District
Metro
District
Metro
District
Metro
Playground/play space
x x
x x
x x
x
x
     
x
x
   
Picnic facilities
x x
x x
x x
x
x
     
x x
x x
   
Kick-around space
x
x x
x x
 
x
     
x
x
   
Barbecues
 
x x
x x
x
x
     
x x
x x
   
Public toilets
 
x x
x x
x x
x x
     
x x
x x
x x
x x
Shade
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Taps/bubblers
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Bins
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Seating
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
   
Paths (pedestrian/ cycle)
 
x
x
x
x x
x
x x
x x
x
x
   
Bridge
       
x
x
x
x
       
Boardwalk
 
x
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
   
Bike racks
 
x x
x x
x
x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Dog off leash
 
x
x
                 
Half court
 
x
x
                 
Rebound wall
 
x
x
                 
Skate facility
 
x
x
                 
Sports field/s
                   
x x
x x
Sports court/s
                   
x x
x x
Spectator seating
                   
x x
x x
Boat ramp/s
 
x
x
     
x
x
   
x
x
Fishing platform/ pontoon
 
x
x
     
x
x
   
x
x
Earthworks, landscaping
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x
x
x x
x x
Garden beds
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
         
x
x
Internal roads
 
x x
x x
 
x
     
x x
x x
x x
x x
Internal car parks
 
x x
x x
 
x
     
x x
x x
x x
x x
Fencing
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Lighting
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Signage
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
x x
Fitness equipment
x
x
x
x
 
x
x
x
   
x
x
Irrigation
       
x x
         
x x
x x

Editor's note—

For the embellishment standard:

x x – Essential

x – Desirable where appropriate

4.5.6.2 Land for the community facilities network

The desired standard of service for the land for the community facilities network is to provide an accessible network of land for community facilities that meets the needs of the population and employees in accordance with the following:

(a) the land provision standard for the land for the community facilities network stated in Table 4.5.6.2.1 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(b) the accessibility standard for the land for the community facilities network stated in Table 4.5.6.2.2 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(c) the service population standard for the land for the community facilities network stated in Table 4.5.6.2.3 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(d) the minimum size standard for the land for the community facilities network stated in Table 4.5.6.2.4 for the areas identified in Map F2 Community Purposes Network DSS Areas;
(e) the location of future trunk infrastructure for the land for the community facilities network identified in the plans for trunk infrastructure in Schedule 3 in accordance with the following:
(i) where a specific site is conceptually identified for land for community facilities in the plans for trunk infrastructure for the land for the community facilities network, the land for community facilities is to be located in the specific location identified;
(ii) where an indicative location is conceptually identified for land for community facilities in the plans for trunk infrastructure for the land for the community facilities network, the land for community facilities is to be located in a location to be determined through a local planning process or as part of the assessment of a development application.
Table 4.5.6.2.1—Land provision standard for the land for the community facilities network
Land for the community facilities network
Service level
Land provision (m2/1,000 persons)(1)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Local(2)
360
60
360
60
0
60
Community service/leisure
District
550
N/A
550
N/A
550
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
83
N/A
83
N/A
83
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
11
N/A
11
N/A
11
N/A
Total for community service/leisure
 
1,004
60
1,004
60
644
60
Arts and culture
District
200
N/A
200
N/A
200
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
53
N/A
53
N/A
53
N/A
Total for arts and culture
 
253
0
253
0
253
0
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
District
625
200
625
200
625
200
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
Principal
233
N/A
233
N/A
233
N/A
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
District
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Principal
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Metro
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (metro sports park)
Total for sport and recreation
858
200
858
200
858
200
Total land for the community facilities network
2,116
260
2,116
260
1,756
260

Editor's note—

(1) The rate of land provision is based on the peak demand arising from the population or employees and therefore is not the aggregate of the population and employee demand.

(2) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

Table 4.5.6.2.2—Accessibility standard for the land for the community facilities network
Land for the community facilities network
Service level
Distance (kilometres)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community service/leisure
Local(1)
1
2
1
2
N/A
N/A
Community service/leisure
District
2
N/A
2
N/A
5
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arts and culture
Arts and culture
District
2
N/A
2
N/A
5
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A
Sport and recreation
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
District
3
3
3
3
5
5
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
District
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Principal
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Metro
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (metro sports park)

Editor's note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

Table 4.5.6.2.3—Service population standard for the land for the community facilities network
Land for the community facilities network
Service level
Persons
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community service/leisure
Local(1)
5,000
20,000
5,000
20,000
N/A
N/A
Community service/leisure
District
20,000-30,000
N/A
20,000–30,000
N/A
20,000–30,000
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
1,200,000
N/A
1,200,000
N/A
1,200,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Arts and culture
District
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
District
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
Sport and recreation
(excluding sports park)
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
District
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Principal
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Metro
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (metro sports park)

Editor's note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

Table 4.5.6.2.4—Minimum size standard for the land for the community facilities network
Land for the
Service level
Area (m2)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community space
Local(1)
1,200
1,200
1,200
1,200
N/A
N/A
Community space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Community service/group space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Community service/group space
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Libraries
District
3,000
N/A
3,000
N/A
3,000
N/A
Libraries
Principal
6,500
N/A
6,500
N/A
6,500
N/A
Libraries
Metro
13,000
N/A
13,000
N/A
13,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Arts and crafts
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Arts and crafts
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Performance space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Performance space
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
Indoor sport and recreation facilities
District
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
Indoor sport and recreation facilities
Principal
15,000
N/A
15,000
N/A
15,000
N/A
Aquatic facilities/swimming pools
District
10,000
N/A
10,000
N/A
10,000
N/A
Aquatic facilities/swimming pools
Principal
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
District
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Principal
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (district sports park)
Sport and recreation
(sports park)
Metro
Refer to public parks network desired standard of service (metro sports park)

Editor's note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

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