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5.5 Categories of development and assessment—Material change of use

The following tables identify the categories of development and assessment for development in a zone for making a material change of use.

Residential zones category

Table 5.5.1—Low density residential zone
Use
Categories of development and assessment
Assessment benchmarks
Accepted development
Development approval is not required
Not applicable
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Caretaker’s accommodation code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If not complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Caretaker’s accommodation code
Care co-located uses (activity group)
Assessable development—Code assessment
If located on the site of and associated with and subordinate to a residential care facility or retirement facility, where the cumulative gross floor area (existing and proposed) on the site for all uses in the activity group does not exceed 800m2 or 10% of the site area, whichever is the lesser
Accepted development
If identified in schedule 6, part 2 of the Regulation
Not applicable

Note—Where an overlay applies, a dwelling house may become assessable development. Refer to section 5.10.

Note—All dwelling houses in the Low density residential zone may become assessable development as the Dwelling house character overlay applies to all land within this zone. The relevant assessment benchmarks identified in section 5.10 are the Dwelling house code or the Dwelling house (small lot) code.

Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Home-based business code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If not complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Home-based business code
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Park code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If not complying with all acceptable outcomes in the Park code
Assessable development—Code assessment
If on the site of an existing relocatable home park or tourist park
Residential care facility
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If involving a residential care facility in an existing retirement facility premises, with no increase in gross floor area, where complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Retirement and residential care facility code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If involving a residential care facility in an existing retirement facility premises, with no increase in gross floor area, where not complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Retirement and residential care facility code
Retirement and residential care facility code—purpose, overall outcomes and section A outcomes only
If building height is no greater than 2 storeys and 9.5m and:
(a) on the site of an existing residential care facility or retirement facility; or
(b) extending the site of an existing residential care facility or retirement facility; or
(c) on a site greater than 3,000m2

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.7 applies where the maximum building height is specified in storeys and 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.

Retirement facility
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If involving a retirement facility in an existing residential care facility premises, with no increase in gross floor area, where complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Retirement and residential care facility code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If involving a retirement facility in an existing residential care facility premises, with no increase in gross floor area, where not complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Retirement and residential care facility code
Retirement and residential care facility code—purpose, overall outcomes and section A outcomes only
If building height is no greater than 2 storeys and 9.5m and:
(a) on the site of an existing residential care facility or retirement facility; or
(b) extending the site of an existing residential care facility or retirement facility; or
(c) on a site greater than 3,000m2

Editor’s note—Section 1.7.7 applies where the maximum building height is specified in storeys and 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.

Rooming accommodation
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If involving an existing premises with no increase in gross floor area, where:
(a) accommodating 5 persons or less;
(b) no more than 1 dwelling on the lot;
(c) complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Rooming accommodation code
Not applicable
If involving a new premises or an existing premises with an increase in gross floor area, where:
(a) accommodating 5 persons or less;
(b) no more than 1 dwelling on the lot;
(c) complying with all acceptable outcomes:
(i) in section A of the Rooming accommodation code;
(ii) AO2, AO3 and AO5 of the Dwelling house code, if not on a small lot;
(iii) in the Dwelling house (small lot) code, if on a small lot, excluding AO1.1, AO1.2, AO12.1, AO15, AO16, AO17.1 and AO17.2
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If involving an existing premises with no increase in gross floor area, where:
(a) accommodating 5 persons or less;
(b) no more than 1 dwelling on the lot;
(c) not complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Rooming accommodation code
Rooming accommodation code—purpose, overall outcomes and section A outcomes only
If involving a new premises or an existing premises with an increase in gross floor area, where:
(a) accommodating 5 persons or less;
(b) no more than 1 dwelling on the lot;
(c) not complying with all acceptable outcomes:
(i) in section A of the Rooming accommodation code;
(ii) AO2, AO3 and AO5 of the Dwelling house code, if not on a small lot;
(iii) in the Dwelling house (small lot) code, if on a small lot, excluding AO1.1, AO1.2, AO12.1, AO15, AO16, AO17.1 and AO17.2
Rooming accommodation code—purpose, overall outcomes and section A outcomes only;
Dwelling house code if not on a small lot— purpose, overall outcomes and outcomes PO2/AO2, PO3/AO3 and PO5/AO5 only; or
Dwelling house (small lot) code if on a small lot—purpose, overall outcomes and all outcomes excluding PO1/AO1.1-AO1.2, PO12/AO12.1, PO15/AO15, PO16/AO16 and PO17/AO17.1-AO17.2
Assessable development—Code assessment
If on the site of an existing relocatable home park or tourist park
Utility installation where sewage pump station or water pump station
Accepted development, subject to compliance with identified requirements
If complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Special purpose code
Not applicable
Assessable development—Code assessment
If not complying with all acceptable outcomes in section A of the Special purpose code
Special purpose code—purpose, overall outcomes and section A outcomes only
Assessable development—Impact assessment
Any other use not listed in this table.
Any use listed in this table and not meeting the description listed in the "Categories of development and assessment" column.
Any other undefined use.
The planning scheme

Note—Prescribed accepted development that is not assessable under the planning scheme is identified in section 5.3.4.

Editor’s note—The above categories of development and assessment apply unless otherwise prescribed in the Regulation.

Editor’s note—The default category of assessment is impact assessment unless otherwise prescribed in the Regulation.

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