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7.2.16.1 Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan code

7.2.16.1.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing a material change of use, reconfiguring a lot, operational work or building work in the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan area if:
(a) assessable development where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for a neighbourhood plan (section 5.9); or
(b) impact assessable development.
(2) Land within the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan area is identified on the NPM-016.1 Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan map and includes the following precincts:
(a) Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001);
(b) Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002):
(i) Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002a);
(ii) Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002b);
(iii) Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c);
(iv) Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d).
(c) High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003);
(d) Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004):
(i) Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a);
(ii) Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b);
(iii) Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c);
(iv) Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d);
(v) Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e).
(e) High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005):
(i) High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a);
(ii) High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b);
(iii) High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c);
(iv) High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d).
(f) Police barracks precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006):
(i) Police barracks a sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006a);
(ii) Police barracks b sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006b);
(iii) Police barracks c sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006c);
(iv) Police barracks d sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006d).
(3) When using this code, reference should be made to section 1.5, section 5.3.2 and section 5.3.3.

Note—This neighbourhood plan includes a table of assessment with level of assessment variations to those in sections 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8 and 5.10. Refer to Table 5.9.54.A, Table 5.9.54.B, Table 5.9.54.C and Table 5.9.54.D.

7.2.16.1.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan code is to provide finer grained planning at a local level for the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan area.
(2) The purpose of the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan code will be achieved through overall outcomes including overall outcomes for each precinct of the neighbourhood plan area.
(3) The overall outcomes for the neighbourhood plan area are:
(a) The neighbourhood plan protects the character of the built environment by restricting the demolition of buildings that have either character or heritage significance. Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill were two of the first parts of the city to be settled and as such, contain some of the oldest buildings and traditional character streetscape in the city. Traditional modest residential dwellings erected on small allotments are the hallmark of Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill. These buildings and areas make a significant contribution to Brisbane’s heritage and character and are to be retained.
(b) Any new development is to be sympathetic to the scale and character of the original urban development pattern and siting of existing buildings. Development in the identified heritage protection precincts is to retain and reinforce the original character of buildings predominating during the period 1850 to 1920. Proposals in other precincts, subject to building design and character requirements, are to retain and improve upon the existing character by incorporating the main identifiable features, materials and detailing of buildings that predominated during the period from 1850 to 1935.
(c) The high level of inner-city residential amenity prevalent in Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill is not to be reduced through commercial expansion, increase in non-local traffic movements, City Centre commuter parking overspill and general deterioration of housing stock.
(d) Traditional character is to be protected from unsympathetic proposals in order to attract people to live within walking distance of the City Centre by improving the amenity and attractiveness of the neighbourhood plan area and encouraging an upgrading of traditional housing stock.
(e) Higher density residential and commercial development is to be contained to those areas identified as suitable for such uses. The expansion of commercial uses in the neighbourhood plan area outside the City Centre, or other areas well served by both bus and rail, is discouraged in order to reduce impacts on residential areas and the traffic network.
(f) Population increase and housing choice is encouraged through providing a range of dwelling types across the residential precincts. Residential and mixed-use development is encouraged in the commercial precincts by allowing residential floor space to be provided in addition to that permitted for commercial use and by creating environments in the commercial areas conducive to residential amenity.
(4) Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) overall outcomes are:
(a) The precinct is intended as a heritage and character protection precinct that preserves the area’s unified streetscapes featuring traditional built form character and buildings of similar age and generally high integrity. It comprises residential areas featuring cohesive and homogenous character, suffering little from the intrusion of other forms of development and relatively isolated from the effects of traffic and non-residential development. These areas are unsuitable for higher intensity residential development and are buffered from the highest intensity residential and commercial areas by a ring of less-intensive uses. As such, residential development in the precinct is intended to be in the form of detached houses strongly reflecting the typical Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill character predominating during the period 1850 to 1935. Existing traditional character buildings are to be retained wherever possible in preference to new buildings.
(b) Any new development within the precinct, including the erection of new houses, restoration, rehabilitation, repairs, alteration or additional, is to be carried out in a style and using materials consistent with the traditional character of the precinct.
(c) The neighbourhood plan requirements recognise the practical difficulties of rebuilding on the existing small sites located in areas with narrow and closely spaced roads and sloping terrain. As such, there are no minimum site area requirements for detached houses. The erection of the same type of houses that were originally built, subject to compliance with the requirements of this code, is encouraged. However, the subdivision of existing allotments is not considered to be appropriate.
(d) The following uses are considered consistent with the outcomes sought for the precinct:
(i) theatre if in special area 21 identified in Figure b;
(ii) parking station in special area 14 identified in Figure b if the car parking structure is no greater than 6.2m in overall height and the upper deck is no greater than 5.2m in height, with a side boundary clearance of 1.5m and perimeter screening of 1m height.
(5) Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) overall outcomes are:
(a) There are 4 sub-precincts within the Low-rise residential precinct providing for a variety of building intensities and housing types. The precinct comprises a band of more-intensive residential buildings, generally following the ridgelines of Gregory Terrace and Petrie Terrace and major roads, such as Boundary Street, that buffer areas of detached housing from the commercial precincts. The precinct is intended to retain the traditional urban form and built character and to accommodate multiple dwellings and dwelling houses. Multiple dwellings and dwelling houses are to be compatible with the traditional character of detached housing predominating during the period 1850 to 1935 by incorporating and/or reflecting the main building design and character elements of these older dwellings. New development is to incorporate any existing traditional character building with the new building and any extensions or alterations to be designed so that they are sympathetic to the style of the existing building.
(b) Development in the Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002a):
(i) provides for relatively low-rise medium intensity residential development in the form of townhouses or duplexes. Located in the residential hearts of Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill, the sub-precinct provides a transition from the style and intensity of development occurring in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) to the style and intensity occurring in the surrounding precincts that are allocated to higher intensity residential and non-residential uses.
(c) Development in the Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan NPP-002b):
(i) is suited to ‘walk up’ housing and is generally suited to higher density residential uses due to its visual amenity, proximity to parkland, its elevated location, the size of existing allotments and its proximity to the City Centre.
(d) Development in the Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c):
(i) is suited to ‘walk up’ housing. However, the sub-precinct acts as a buffer between the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) and the commercial precincts. Many of the sites have a frontage to a road with a high volume of traffic and thus are unsuited to development of a type or intensity likely to generate a substantial volume of vehicular movements.
(e) Development in the Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d):
(i) does not encourage high-intensity residential or non-residential uses, but does support the highest feasible intensities for ‘walk-up’ housing. The appearance of buildings is to be sympathetic with buildings in the adjacent Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001).
(f) The following uses are considered consistent with the outcomes sought for the precinct:
(i) parking station in special area 3 identified in Figure a if ancillary parking for adjoining development not within the Low-rise residential sub-precincts;
(ii) club if in special area 5, special area 6, special area 10, special area 13 and special area 20 identified in Figure a;
(iii) place of worship;
(iv) health care services if in special area 7 identified in Figure a;
(v) office if in the Low-rise residential sub-precincts on a site fronting Boundary Street;
(vi) telecommunications facility where a broadcasting station or television station if in the Low-rise residential sub-precinct on a site fronting Boundary Street;
(vii) veterinary services if in the Low-rise residential sub-precincts on a site fronting Boundary Street.
(6) High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003) overall outcomes are:
(a) The precinct comprises allotments which are generally larger, road capacities which are greater, services which are readily augmented if necessary and where the amenity, character or available views encourage such uses. Generally, high-rise apartments are to be concentrated in the southern and western residential parts of Spring Hill following the ridgelines along Leichhardt Street and Wickham Terrace.
(b) The precinct is particularly suited to high-rise housing, partly because of its relative closeness to the City Centre, and partly because of its topographic advantages, with ridges along the main roads and most of the remaining land sloping to the north or north-east.
(c) Considering the diverse range of existing residential and non-residential uses, and proximity of this precinct to the commercial precincts to the east, it is intended that the precinct develops for a wide range of residential uses. As it is intended that there should be a variety of residential types, and as it is desirable to allow the opportunity to develop the small sites in the precinct, it is also possible to erect low-rise apartments, attached houses or detached houses in accordance with the provisions applicable in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002).
(d) The following uses are considered consistent with the outcomes sought for the precinct:
(i) theatre if in special area 21 identified in Figure b;
(ii) indoor sport and recreation if in special area 6 or special area 20 identified in Figure a;
(iii) centre activities activity group if in special area 2 or special area 22 identified in Figure a;
(iv) hospital, office and health care services if in special area 8 identified in Figure a;
(v) food and drink outlet if in special area 9 identified in Figure a.
(7) Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) overall outcomes are:
(a) The precinct is divided into 5 sub-precincts. Many of the provisions applicable to the precinct are similar to those applying in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002). In both precincts, development is facilitated on small sites and is to be compatible with the traditional Spring Hill and Petrie Terrace character. It is intended that development in most of the sub-precincts in the precinct is built close to or on the alignment and that most of the available space in front of and around the buildings be landscaped.
(b) Development with large setbacks allocated particularly close to car parking is not encouraged as this would be detrimental to the character of the precinct.
(c) Preferred non-residential uses are those that are not likely to attract a significant number of business trips or cause non-local traffic impacts in the residential precincts.
(d) Development in the Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a):
(i) is set back from the road alignment and exhibit a residential character. The sub-precinct maintains a residential character, but complements the role of neighbouring commercial precincts and provides a transition between commercial and residential areas. Mixed use development allowing people to both live and work on the same site is encouraged.
(e) Development in the Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b):
(i) is set back from the road alignment and complements existing and proposed development in neighbouring residential areas with respect to scale, bulk and other design features.
(f) Development in the Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c):
(i) complements the role of the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d), while recognising the nature and function of prior buildings and existing uses. Development may be built to the alignment where appropriate in the streetscape. New buildings should incorporate sufficient car parking facilities to meet parking needs on site and residual areas should be landscaped. Mixed use development is also consistent with the outcomes sought.
(g) Development in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d):
(i) provides for a heritage and character protection precinct that preserves the commercial building types, including commercial character buildings, and streetscapes that predominated in the precinct during the period from 1850 to 1920. Any new development within the precinct, including the erection of buildings, restoration, rehabilitation, repairs, alteration or additions, is to be carried out in a style and using materials consistent with the traditional character of the precinct. In order to maintain continuity of facades along Caxton Street, building up to the alignment of Caxton Street is required. The provision of continuous pedestrian shelter, where appropriate in the streetscape, is also considered essential to the retention of character. The provision of off-street parking is essential as this precinct borders residential areas already experiencing significant impacts from commercial uses in the area.
(h) Development in the Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e):
(i) recognises the existence of buildings erected for non-residential purposes which have continued to be used in this way. Any new buildings in this precinct should complement existing and proposed buildings in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct with respect to scale, bulk and design features. New development should be set back from the road alignment. Any development that would attract vehicle-based shopping trips is considered inappropriate.
(8) High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005) overall outcomes are:
(a) The 4 sub-precincts in this precinct can be considered as 4 bands of building intensity stepping out and down from the City Centre. These bands allow a gradation of intensity, height and uses, with the highest being closest to the City Centre, and the lowest merging with the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) north of Boundary Street.
(b) Residential and mixed use development is encouraged through enabling gross floor area in excess of the maximum permitted for non-residential uses. However, the permitted intensity of residential buildings reduces between successive precincts in a similar manner to that of non-residential buildings. The type of activities envisioned within the various precincts also varies with distance from the City Centre.
(c) The requirements for commercial use in the precinct are more detailed because of the concern to create an environment conducive to residential uses. Awnings are to be provided to shelter pedestrians from the impacts of sun and rain. It is intended that proposals further enhance the precinct’s character through the introduction of landscaping of setback areas, provision of garden plants and the establishment of street trees. Proposals providing mid-block public pedestrian connections between roads such as Leichhardt Street, Astor Terrace and Wickham Terrace are consistent with the outcomes sought.
(d) The environment for the first 2 or 3 storeys is essentially of a commercial character in the form of a podium extended to the boundaries, except where front setbacks are required. Tower construction is intended above the podium, providing open space at the upper levels, and where residential uses are proposed, providing opportunities for outdoor living areas on roof decks. The location and shape of towers is to be carefully designed to minimise impacts of loss of light, air and outlook to buildings in the vicinity.
(e) Development in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a):
(i) is suited to the highest intensity of both residential and non-residential uses within the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan area because of its close proximity to the City Centre, Central Station, bus routes, parking facilities and accessibility to major traffic arteries. Centre activities providing commercial, technical and professional services for the activities in the City Centre are considered most appropriate. However, specialist medical functions contribute substantially to the character of the sub-precinct and their continued concentration is encouraged. Residential opportunities are provided by the form of high-rise multiple dwellings and short-term accommodation.
(f) The High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b) is well beyond the average walking distances from the main bus routes and centres of activity in the City Centre and is only just within such distance from Central Station. In addition, the topography is not encouraging for pedestrians. For these reasons the maximum commercial plot ratio in this precinct is roughly one-third less than that in High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a). Development in this sub-precinct:
(i) encourages residential and non-residential activities similar to those in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a). Uses associated with medical and other professional and technical services are also catered for.
(g) The High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c) is remote from the City Centre and the main public transport routes and, as such, the majority of employees could be expected to commute by car. In addition to increasing congestion on the arterial street system, large-scale uses would increase the demand for day-time parking and have adverse impact on the residential precincts of Spring Hill. Consequently the plot ratio for commercial uses has been matched to that of equivalent areas outside the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan. Development in this sub-precinct:
(i) has a distinctive character despite many of its possible uses being the same as High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) and High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b). Non-residential uses considered most acceptable are those encountered in the transitional areas at the fringe of the City Centre.
(h) The High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d) has been matched to that of equivalent areas outside the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan due to its distance from public transport and the City Centre and has the same character of land use as found in High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c). Development in this sub-precinct:
(i) has a range of activities provided for where no detriment would be likely to the amenity of existing or future residential uses or development.
(i) The following uses are considered consistent with the outcomes sought for the precinct:
(i) outdoor sales and low impact industry if vehicle sales, repair and servicing where in the High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c) or High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d);
(ii) hospital if in the High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c) or High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d).
(9) Police Barracks precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006) overall outcomes are:
(a) New development within this precinct integrates with the existing significant buildings. Any development is to be carried out in a manner that does not prejudice the retention and appearance of the existing buildings, including the Police Barracks buildings, and be of a scale that will complement and be consistent with the architectural building forms and style of those buildings. New development is also to be cognisant of the landmark qualities of the precinct and the impact on the city skyline that any new building work may have.
(b) The precinct has 4 sub-precincts, each of which combine with a level of assessment table and assessment criteria to ensure an appropriate nature and intensity of use is achieved for each sub-precinct.
(10) For development in a special area identified in Figure a or Figure b:
(a) A special area is a number of existing sites that do not comply with the outcomes sought for the precinct in which the site is located. However, where the use is generally well established and accepted by the community, it has been included as a special area to provide for the continuation of the use. Reasonable intensification and expansion of the use is possible provided it is located within the defined boundaries of the special area.
(b) Other special areas have been created to provide for the inclusion of alternative purposes or consideration of slightly higher residential intensities, where a particular planning problem has been identified and the potential exists to rectify it by applying more flexible planning provisions.
(c) It is intended that all development in special areas complies with the provision of this code pertaining to the precinct and sub-precinct if applicable in which the site is located. However, where the functions and other intrinsic characteristics of the particular purpose or any special circumstances of the special area make such compliance unreasonable, variation is possible provided the development exhibits the built form character intended for the precinct. If for some reason an existing use ceases, the site concerned should be developed under the other provisions of this code that apply in the precinct, and sub-precinct if applicable, in which it is located. However, where lawfully erected existing buildings are demolished, they may be rebuilt provided the new development does not contravene this code to any greater extent.

7.2.16.1.3 Assessment criteria

The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable development.

Table 7.2.16.1.3.A—Criteria for assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
General – number of storeys and building height
PO1
Development is of a height, scale and form that achieves the intended outcome for the precinct, improves the amenity of the neighbourhood plan area, contributes to a cohesive streetscape and built form character and is:
(a) consistent with anticipated density and assumed infrastructure demand;
(b) aligned to community expectations about the number of storeys to be built;
(c) proportionate to and commensurate with the utility of the site area and frontage width;
(d) designed to avoid significant and undue adverse amenity impact to adjoining development;
(e) sited to enable existing and future buildings to be well separated from each other and to avoid affecting the potential development of adjoining sites.

Note—Development that exceeds the intended number of storeys or building height can place disproportionate pressure on the transport network, public space or community facilities in particular.

Note—Development that is over-scaled for its site can result in an undesirable dominance of vehicle access, parking and manoeuvring areas that significantly reduce streetscape character and amenity.

AO1
Development complies with the number of storeys and building height in Table 7.2.16.1.3.B.

Note—Neighbourhood plans will mostly specify the maximum number of storeys where zone outcomes have been varied in relation to building height. Some neighbourhood plans may also specify the height in metres. Development must comply with both parameters where maximum number of storeys and height in metres are specified.

PO2
Development of buildings in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001), Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) and Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) are of a compatible scale and design and contribute positively to the amenity and desired traditional character of the precincts.
AO2
Building height does not exceed the eaves height specified in Table 7.2.16.1.3.B except for a pitched roof that may extend to the specified ridge height, if:
(a) the roof pitch does not commence above the specified ridge height;
(b) no part of the roof exceeds a maximum pitch of 45º.

Note—An additional attic storey built into the roof space is appropriate provided the building maintains the appearance of having the number of storeys indicated in Table 7.2.16.1.3.B.

Note—For detail in calculating compliance and other exceptions refer to Figure d.

PO3
Development of podiums in the High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005) is appropriate in height to the precinct’s function and context, and is consistent with the scale and design of nearby buildings.
AO3
Development of podiums does not exceed the height specified in Table 7.2.16.1.3.B.

Note—Guidance on how to apply these building forms is provided in Figure r.

Note—Additional podium height may be appropriate where the building form provides a consistent streetscape, does not result in enclosure or obstruction of outlook for nearby properties taking into account the nature of current and future buildings in the vicinity of the site.

General – site access and car parking
PO4
Development provides vehicle access and parking that is designed and located to ensure convenient and safe parking and vehicular access that does not detract from the aesthetics or amenity of the area.
AO4.1
Development for a dwelling house:
(a) provides a minimum of 1 car parking space;
(b) where the area of the site is less than 200m2 and it would be impracticable to require a car parking space, does not require on-site car parking.
AO4.2
Development in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) provides:
(a) not more than 1 car parking space per 125m2 of gross floor area for non-residential development of the non-residential part of a development in a mixed use development;
(b) not fewer than 1 car parking space per dwelling unit and not more than 1.5 spaces per dwelling for residential development or the residential part of a mixed use development.
AO4.3
Development provides no more than 20 car parking spaces for non-residential activities in the High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005), where alternative access is not possible and the site has a frontage of less than 40m to the following roads:
(a) Boundary Street;
(b) Leichhardt Street;
(c) Little Edward Street;
(d) Turbot Street;
(e) Upper Edward Street;
(f) Wharf Street;
(g) Wickham Street.
AO4.4
Development of an office where located in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) provides no more than 10% more car parking spaces than required under the Transport, access, parking and servicing code.
AO4.5
Development that cannot reasonably provide access from some other road frontage or alternative location does not provide vehicle access within 9m of an intersection with any of the following roads:
(a) Boundary Street;
(b) Brunswick Street;
(c) Caxton Street;
(d) Gregory Terrace;
(e) Hale Street;
(f) Leichhardt Street;
(g) Little Edward Street;
(h) Milton Road;
(i) Musgrave Road;
(j) Petrie Terrace;
(k) St Pauls Terrace;
(l) Turbot Street;
(m) Upper Edward Street;
(n) Water Street;
(o) Wharf Street;
(p) Wickham Terrace.
AO4.6
Development that cannot reasonably provide access from some other road frontage or alternative location does not provide vehicle access from a road:
(a) less than 7m wide on which traffic normally travels in 2 directions;
(b) less than 5m wide on which traffic normally travels in 1 direction.
AO4.7
Development for any activity except for a dwelling house or non-residential use requiring no more than 3 car parking spaces provides on-site manoeuvring for all types of vehicles where vehicle access is to the following roads:
(a) Boundary Street;
(b) Brunswick Street;
(c) Caxton Street;
(d) Gregory Terrace;
(e) Hale Street;
(f) Leichhardt Street;
(g) Little Edward Street;
(h) Milton Road;
(i) Musgrave Road;
(j) Petrie Terrace;
(k) St Pauls Terrace;
(l) Turbot Street;
(m) Upper Edward Street;
(n) Water Street;
(o) Wharf Street;
(p) Wickham Terrace.
General – residential amenity
PO5
Development provides dwelling houses with private outdoor living areas sufficient to meet residents’ needs and consistent with the intended character of the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) and Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002).
AO5
Development provides a dwelling house with a minimum private outdoor living area of:
(a) 60m2 with a 4.5m minimum horizontal dimension; or
(b) 30m2 with a 4.5m minimum horizontal dimension, if the site has an area of less than 200m2 or the shape or topography of the site constrains provision of additional outdoor living area.
PO6
Development activity creates a high level of amenity and does not reduce the amenity of adjacent uses or detract from the intended character of the precinct and neighbourhood plan area.
AO6.1
Development for residential or mixed residential/non-residential uses in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) and Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002):
(a) orientates the windows of the habitable rooms towards the front and rear boundary of the site, other for a corner site;
(b) orientates the windows of habitable rooms to avoid privacy conflicts if outdoor living areas are located adjacent to side boundaries or development is located on a corner lot.
AO6.2
Development for residential or mixed residential and non-residential uses in the High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005) provide dwellings with an outlook space 10m by 10m in dimension abutting the main window of a living room, if:
(a) the sill of that window is located on 1 side of that space;
(b) no structure other than a fence, mast or similar, or part of a balcony of the relevant unit, intrudes upon that space;
(c) that space is contained within the boundaries of the site of the building containing that unit and includes the road abutting it to the centre line of the road.
PO7
Development of separate structures not used for human habitation that form part of a use are designed and sited to preserve the amenity of adjacent uses and are compatible with the building/s they serve.
AO7.1
Development of an ancillary building in all precincts is designed and located to be sympathetic to the building/s that it serves and located so as not to detract from the building/s on the site as a whole.
AO7.2
Development of an ancillary building in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001), Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) and Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004):
(a) does not exceed 2.4m in maximum height, except for a roof that may extend to a maximum of 3.6m in height at the ridge of the roof;
(b) may extend to a side boundary provided the height above ground level at the boundary is limited to 2m where the building length along the relevant boundary is greater than 6m;
(c) increases in height within a 45º angle to the horizontal, as the setback increases from a side or rear boundary;
(d) are compatible with the building types that predominated from 1850 to 1935.
Refer to Figure c.
If in a residential precinct – gross floor area
PO8
Development building size and bulk are of a density consistent with the nature of the locality and retain an appropriate residential scale and relationship with other buildings.
AO8.1
Development has a maximum gross floor area of 60% of the site area in the Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct
AO8.2
Development has a maximum gross floor area in the Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002b), Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c) and Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d) as follows:
Site area
Gross floor area
less than 1,200 m2
100% of the site area
1,200 m2 to 3,000 m2
1,220 m2+ 140% of the site area (site area minus 1,200 m2)
greater than 3,000 m2
125% of the site area
AO8.3
Development has a maximum gross floor area in the High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003) of:
Site area
Gross floor area
less than 1,000m2
60% of the site area
1,000m2 to 1,200m2
600m2+ 120% of the site area (site area minus 1,000m2)
over 1,200m2 to 1,500m2
140% of the site area minus 460m2
over 1,500m2 to 3,500m2
2,120m2 + 200% of the site area (site area minus 1,500m2)
greater than 3,500m2
175% of the site area
AO8.4
Development in the Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct has a gross floor area for that part of the building used for non-residential purposes no greater than 50% of the maximum allowable gross floor area for the site.
If in a residential precinct – site cover
PO9
Development provides buildings that are of a scale and design generally compatible with those of nearby buildings and contribute positively to the amenity and character of the local area.
AO9.1
Development has a maximum site cover in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) of:
(a) 50% of the area of the site; or
(b) 60% of the area of the site if ancillary buildings associated with recreational uses is provided for residential development.
AO9.2
Development has a maximum site cover in the High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003) of:
(a) 30% for the first 2 storeys above ground level;
(b) 20% for the third storey above ground level and above.
If in a residential precinct – street frontage setbacks
PO10
The building setbacks complement the setbacks prevailing in the street.
AO10.1
Development provides a minimum building setback of 6m from the road alignment to all alignments in the High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003) and to the following road frontages in all other residential precincts:
(a) Boundary Street;
(b) Brunswick Street;
(c) Caxton Street;
(d) Gregory Terrace;
(e) Hale Street;
(f) Milton Road;
(g) Musgrave Road;
(h) Petrie Terrace;
(i) St Pauls Terrace;
(j) Water Street;
(k) Wickham Terrace.
AO10.2
Development provides a minimum building setback of 4m to all other road frontages in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) and Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002).
AO10.3
Development of open verandahs, balconies, carports and ancillary buildings may extend up to 2m into the building setback, and bay windows by not more than 0.75m in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) and Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002).
AO10.4
Development of buildings fronting Water Street in the Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c) may extend to the front alignment.
If in a residential precinct – side and rear setbacks
PO11
Development of buildings is well separated to allow for natural light penetration, air circulation, outlook and privacy.
AO11.1
Development provides minimum boundary clearances as follows:
Precinct/sub-precinct
Side setbacks
Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001)
1.5m
Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002a)
Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002b)
Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c)
Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d)
10m, or 6m in a screened situation

Note—A screened situation is provided in the Detached house precinct and the Low-rise residential precinct, where the following is provided along the relevant boundary:

  • a maximum 6.8m building height to eaves;
  • a 1.8m high fixed privacy screen or fence;
  • densely planted screening vegetation able to achieve 6m in height.
High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003)
50% of the building height or 3m, whichever is greater
Precinct/sub-precinct
Rear setback
Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001);
Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002a);
Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002b);
Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c);
Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d)
10m or 6m in a screened situation

Note—A screened situation is provided in the Detached house precinct and the Low-rise residential precinct, where the following is provided along the relevant boundary:

  • a maximum 6.8m building height to eaves;
  • a 1.8m high fixed privacy screen or fence;
  • densely planted screening vegetation able to achieve 6m in height.
High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003)
50% of the building height or 6m, whichever setback is greater
AO11.2
Development provides a minimum 1.5m side boundary clearance for part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) provided total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 6.8m.
AO11.3
Development provides a minimum 3m side boundary clearance for part of a building located more than 20m from a road frontage in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002), if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 6.8m;
(b) a screened situation is provided for a distance of 10m between this part of the building and any other part of the building setback less than 6m from a side boundary.
AO11.4
Development may have open verandahs, balconies and external stairs that extend 1.25m inside the minimum side and rear boundary setbacks in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) and the rear boundary setback in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001, as specified in AO11.1. Other exceptions, where a minimum 1.5m setback is possible, are as follows:
(a) a minimum side boundary setback to eaves of 1.2m;
(b) a minimum side boundary setback to window or sun hoods of 0.75m.

Note—For detail in calculating compliance in the Low-rise residential precinct, refer to Figure e.

AO11.5
Development involving part of a building in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) may extend to a side boundary, if:
(a) that part of the building is limited to 10m in length, with the exception of any extensions or alterations to an existing building as at 13 June 1997 that maintain the existing boundary setback or a greater setback;
(b) the building is less than 20m in total length along the relevant boundary;
(c) that part of the building is not closer than 2m to any habitable room window of a dwelling on an adjoining site.

Note—-Advice is to be provided by adjoining landowners that they have no objection to side boundary clearances less than that specified in AO11.1 in relation to an extension or addition to an existing building.

AO11.6
Development involving part of a building in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) may provide a minimum 3m rear boundary clearance if the site is so small or shallow, or the topography such that development would otherwise be rendered impractical or unsatisfactory.
AO11.7
Development involving part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) may extend to a side boundary if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 6.8m;
(b) the building is not closer than 2m to the habitable room windows of an adjacent dwelling;
(c) the building incorporates privacy screening to all windows and openings along the relevant boundary.
AO11.8
Development involving part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) may extend beyond 20m from the road frontage, if:
(a) the building setback to a side boundary is 1.5m;
(b) total building length provided at this setback does not exceed a range of 16.5m to 18m;
(c) building length provided at this setback does not exceed a range of 11m to 12m where the building height exceeds 6.8m.
AO11.9
Development involving part of a building located more than 20m from a road frontage in the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) may provide a 1.5m side boundary setback, if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 5m, of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 6.8m;
(b) a screened situation is provided for a distance of 10m between this part of the building and any other part of the building setback less than 6m from a side boundary.
If in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) – building design and character
PO12
Development ensures new buildings or additions to existing buildings:
(a) are compatible and in character with the building types that predominated during the period 1850 to 1920;
(b) are not replicas, but rather incorporate such basic design features, materials and detailing that give them an external appearance of being in the same design idiom.
AO12.1
Development of a building, or extensions to existing buildings, incorporates an orthogonal plan form with outside walls aligned to correspond with those of buildings on adjoining sites in accordance with Figure f.
AO12.2
Development has a roof design that:
(a) comprises a dominant, symmetrical and steeply pitched portion;
(b) may also feature steeply pitched gables and hips, with or without secondary lean-to sections;
(c) is consistent with roof types illustrated in Figure g and Figure h;
(d) avoids those roof types depicted in Figure i;
(e) is constructed from corrugated sheet metal of a compatible profile;
(f) incorporates ridges, valleys, barges and fascias together with roof drainage compatible with the details depicted in Figure j.
AO12.3
Development has external walls that are sheeted in wide-profile weatherboards, chamfer boards or similar lightweight materials. Brick and masonry construction is only acceptable if:
(a) it is rendered and painted;
(b) lightweight sheeting, being weatherboards, chamfer boards or similar, is also incorporated in the external wall detailing;
(c) the building does not include other features alien to the building types which predominated from 1850 to 1920.
AO12.4
Development ensures that windows and doors contained in any external wall of a building that is visible from the street or other public place are compatible with the design and type detailed in Figure k. The design and placement of windows and doors in visible external walls:
(a) emphasises openings that are of vertical proportions;
(b) includes a higher ratio of wall area to window or door;
(c) is of a style and construction and incorporates materials sympathetic with the building types that predominated between 1859 and 1920.

Note—Windows and doors of timber construction are preferred. However, powder-coated aluminium windows may be acceptable where they are consistent with other window and door requirements.

AO12.5
Development ensures that:
(a) buildings incorporate an open verandah that overlooks the road frontage of the site and extends across the front elevation, except where a projecting bay of the building prevents this, of a style compatible with the designs depicted in Figure l;
(b) if the verandah is above the ground, it is timber framed and decked, with the area underneath open except for the provision of timber battens, screen curtains or valances between stumps or posts;
(c) the verandah incorporates the following:
(i) balustrades of timber or steel rail with infill of either timber framing, dowelling or decorative metal, with any timber latticework or louvres located above the balustrade railing;
(ii) any steps or stairways to verandahs are to be timber framed, decked and balustraded in a like manner to the verandah;
(d) post supports are constructed from timber, with other lightweight supports such as metal posts being acceptable if they are designed and detailed to reflect the scale and form of timber;
(e) if it is proposed to enclose an existing verandah or construct a new building without open verandahs:
(i) the enclosed area is detailed as if it could serve as a verandah in keeping with the manner suggested in Figure m;
(ii) balustrading, louvers and latticework is retained to form part of the enclosure and the external materials are lightweight and distinct from the remainder of the building.
AO12.6
Development ensures any fencing along a road frontage is between 0.75m and 1.5m in height and constructed in open style similar to timber pickets and complementary to the type detailed in Figure n.
AO12.7
Development ensures all buildings, ancillary buildings and fences are painted in a colour scheme compatible with the schemes that predominated from 1850 to 1920.

Note—Minor variations from the character requirement are possible where it is demonstrated that the variation is reasonable and would not substantially detract from the intent of the design requirements. Major variations are possible where it is an extension or addition to a prior building and the style and character of the building is such that it would be unreasonable to require compliance with the design requirements.

If in the Detached house precinct (NPP-001) – more than one building on a site
PO13
Buildings are of a scale and design generally compatible with those of nearby buildings and contribute positively to the amenity and character of the neighbourhood plan area.
AO13
Development in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001) if comprising more than 1 building (other than ancillary buildings), locates such buildings in respect of each other and considers each building under this code as if it was independently sited.
If in the Low-rise residential precinct (NPP-002) – building design and character
PO14
Development ensures:
(a) buildings are of a scale and design generally compatible with those of nearby buildings and contribute positively to the amenity and character of the neighbourhood plan area;
(b) new buildings or additions to existing buildings are compatible and in character with the building types that predominated during the period 1850 to 1935;
(c) new buildings and extensions to existing buildings are not replicas, but rather incorporate such basic design features, materials and detailing that give them an external appearance of being in the same design idiom.
AO14.1
Development of a building is designed to appear as a series of blocks, each of a size and scale similar to that of a detached house, and which feature:
(a) separation by vertical recesses and projections in the exterior walls;
(b) articulation through steps in the plane of the exterior walls and roof;
(c) external walls and roof lines articulated in a manner similar to detached character houses, such as the addition of lightweight details.
AO14.2
Development of a building does not exceed 30m in length, unless the external walls of the building are designed to incorporate significant recesses and projections and the roof geometry provides significant variety, to prevent the appearance of inappropriate building form, disproportionate bulk and excessive facade length. For one example of how to reduce building bulk, refer to Figure o.
AO14.3
Development has building roofs that:
(a) incorporate steeply pitched gables and hips either with or without secondary lean-to sections. Their design is consistent with roof types illustrated in Figure g and Figure h but not those depicted in Figure i;
(b) are constructed from corrugated sheet metal of a compatible profile and incorporate ridges, valleys, barges and fascias together with roof drainage compatible with the details depicted in Figure j.
AO14.4
Development has external walls sheeted in wide-profile weatherboards, chamfer boards or other lightweight materials. Brick and masonry aspects of construction is rendered and painted.
AO14.5
Development:
(a) of a building incorporates an open verandah that overlooks the road frontage of the site and extends across the front elevation, and is of a style compatible with those that predominated between 1850 and 1935 except where a projecting bay of the building prevents this;
(b) if it is proposed to enclose an existing verandah or construct a new building without open verandahs, has the enclosed area detailed as if it could serve as a verandah in keeping with the manner suggested in Figure o.
AO14.6
Development ensures:
(a) windows and doors contained in any external wall of a building that are visible from the street or other public place are compatible with the design and type detailed in Figure k;
(b) design and placement of windows and doors in visible external walls:
(i) emphasises openings that are of vertical proportions;
(ii) includes a higher ratio of wall area to window or door;
(iii) is of a style and construction and incorporates materials sympathetic with the building types that predominated between 1850 and 1935.
If in the Low-rise residential precinct (NPP-002) – building separation distances
PO15
Development ensures residential and mixed use buildings within a site are designed to be well separated from each other to allow for natural light penetration, air circulation, outlook and privacy.
AO15.1
Development of residential and mixed use buildings has the following separation distances between windows:
Situation between windows
Separation distance
Facing situation
16m
Screened facing situation
10m
Other
3m
AO15.2
Development of residential and mixed use buildings has the following separation distances between windows and blank walls:
Main window
Blank wall length
Separation distance
Living room
greater than 12m
10m
Living room
less than 12m
6m
Other habitable room
greater than 12m
10m
Other habitable room
less than 12m
3m
 

Note—A facing situation occurs when the relevant windows and walls are within sightlines extending out at a 30º horizontal angle from the vertical edge of a window. A screened situation is provided where a fixed privacy screen or fence is erected across the window sightlines in conjunction with densely planted screening vegetation able to grow to 6m in height.

If in the High-rise residential precinct (NPP-003) – site requirements
PO16
Development uses sites large enough to accommodate a building form of an appropriate size and bulk.
AO16.1
Development of all existing lots within the precinct may be for the purpose of dwelling house irrespective of site area.
 
AO16.2
Development of building sites in the precinct have a minimum site area of 1,500m2 and a minimum frontage length of 40m.

Note—To provide a variety of residential types and opportunities to develop small sites, development on sites having a lesser area and frontage is acceptable provided such development is consistent with the intent and requirements of the Low-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002) and Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d).

If in a commercial precinct – site requirements
PO17
Development ensures that building size and bulk are consistent with the density and nature of the neighbourhood plan area.
AO17.1
Development has a gross floor area that complies with the following:
Gross floor area for non-residential purposes
Sub-precinct
High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a)
350% of the site area
High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b)
175% of the site area
High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c);
High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d)
150% of the site area
Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a),
Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c)
125% of the site area
Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b)
Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d)
Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e)
100% of the site area
Gross floor area for residential or mixed residential and non-residential purposes
Sub-precinct
High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a)
500% of the site area
High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b)
300% of the site area
High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c)
High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d)
250% of the site area
Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a)
Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c)
150% of the site area
Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b);
Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d)
Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e)
120% of the site area

Note—Development for mixed residential and non-residential uses ensures the gross floor area of the non-residential component does not exceed the amount specified in AO17.1.

Note—Where the site is in more than 1 precinct, the maximum gross floor area shall be calculated for each site and then summed.

AO17.2
Development promotes the provision of publicly accessible landscaped pedestrian-scale spaces and pedestrian links through sites in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) and High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b) by granting a gross floor area bonus up to 25% of the site area, provided the facilities comply with the acceptable outcomes in the Centre or mixed use code.
If in a commercial precinct – street frontage setbacks
PO18
Development of buildings enhances the character of traditional streetscapes and maintains a sense of open space and pedestrian scale in public and pedestrian areas.
AO18.1
Development below the maximum podium height in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) and High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b) has buildings built to the alignment with the exception of buildings fronting the following roads, which require a minimum 3m setback:
(a) Astor Terrace;
(b) Bowen Street;
(c) Leichhardt Street;
(d) Turbot Street;
(e) Upper Edward Street (not including the eastern side);
(f) Wharf Street (not including the western side between Astor Terrace and Leichhardt Street);
(g) Wickham Terrace.
AO18.2
Development above the maximum podium height in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) and High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct, has buildings that are set back a minimum of 6m to roads referred to in AO18.1 and a minimum 3m to all other roads.
AO18.3
Development above and below the maximum podium height in the High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct and High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct provide a minimum building setback of 6m.
AO18.4
Development for structures that may extend closer than the minimum building setback to a road frontage in the High-rise commercial precinct are:
(a) eaves, awnings, screens or similar providing privacy or shelter and extending not more than 1.2m through a building line;
(b) columns extending not more than 0.6m through a building line;
(c) an awning for pedestrian shelter along the road frontage.
AO18.5
Development provides a minimum building setback to the following road frontages in the Low-rise commercial precinct:
Minimum setback
Road frontages
Nil
Caxton Street and Boundary Street (between Bradley Street and Fortescue Street)
6m
Ayr Street, Boundary Street, Cathie Street, Sackville Street, St Pauls Terrace, Turbot Street, Water Street and Weetman Street
4m
All other frontages
AO18.6
Development in the Low-rise commercial precinct allows open verandahs, balconies, carports and ancillary buildings to extend up to 2m into the building setback and bay windows not more than 0.75m, into the building setback.

Note—Awnings required by the neighbourhood plan to provide pedestrian shelter along the frontage of premises are excluded from building line requirements.

If in a commercial precinct – boundary clearance to residential precincts
PO19
Development of commercial buildings is well separated from adjoining residential sites to allow for natural light penetration, air circulation, outlook and privacy.
AO19.1
Development provides a minimum boundary clearance to residential precincts of:
Precinct
Side and rear boundary clearance
Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004)
10m, or 6m in a screened situation
High-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005)
50% of the building height or 6m, whichever setback is the greater

Note—A screened situation is provided in the Low-rise commercial precincts where the following is provided along the relevant boundary:

  • a maximum 8.8m building height to eaves;
  • a 1.8m high fixed privacy screen or fence;
  • densely planted screening vegetation able to achieve 6m in height.

Note—In the High-rise commercial precinct, non-habitable areas not exceeding 1.5m height above ground level may provide a lesser setback where appropriate.

AO19.2
Development:
(a) of open verandahs, balconies and external stairs in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) may extend 1.25m inside the minimum side and rear boundary clearances specified in AO19.1;
(b) ensures other exceptions, where minimum 1.5m setbacks are possible, are as follows:
(i) a minimum side boundary setback to eaves of 1.2m;
(ii) a minimum side boundary setback to window or sun hoods of 0.75m.
AO19.3
Development may provide a minimum 1.5m side boundary clearance for part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct, if the total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 8.8m.
AO19.4
Development may provide a minimum 3m side boundary clearance for part of a building located more than 20m from a road frontage in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct, if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 8.8m;
(b) a screened situation is provided for a distance of 10m between this part of the building and any other part of the building set back less than 6m from a side boundary.

Note—For detail in calculating compliance in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct, refer to Figure e.

AO19.5
Development of part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct may extend to a side boundary if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 15m of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 8.8m;
(b) the building is not closer than 2m to the habitable room windows of an adjacent dwelling;
(c) the building incorporates privacy screening to all windows and openings along the relevant boundary.
AO19.6
Development of part of a building located within 20m of a road frontage in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct may exceed the maximum building length and extend beyond 20m from the road frontage, if:
(a) the building setback to a side boundary is 1.5m;
(b) total building length provided at this setback does not exceed a range of 16.5m to 18m;
(c) building length provided at this setback does not exceed a range of 11m to 12m where the building height exceeds 8.8m.
AO19.7
Development of part of a building located more than 20m from a road frontage in the Low-rise commercial precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004) abutting a residential precinct may provide a minimum 1.5m side boundary setback, if:
(a) total building length is not greater than 15m, of which no more than 10m exceeds a building eaves height of 8.8m;
(b) a screened situation is provided for a distance of 10m between this part of the building and any other part of the building set back less than 6m from a side boundary.
If in a commercial precinct – awnings and pedestrian walkways
PO20
Development ensures that pedestrian footpaths provide protection from rain and sun and:
(a) are continuous and compatible with existing pedestrian shelter;
(b) allow for street trees and other landscaping;
(c) are visually compatible with the principal building on the site and walkway structures on other sites in the immediate vicinity of the site.
AO20.1
Development proposals that include the non-residential uses and are located in the Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b), Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c), Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d), High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a) and High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b) provide a continuous pedestrian awning and a paved walkway (if a setback below podium is required) along the following frontages:
Precinct
Road frontage
High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a)
Astor Terrace, Turbot Street, Upper Edward Street, Wharf Street and Wickham Terrace
High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b)
Leichhardt Street, Upper Edward Street and Wharf Street
Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b)
Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c)
Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d)
Boundary Street, Caxton Street and Petrie Terrace

Note—It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and periodically refurbish these facilities.

AO20.2
Development provides paved walkways that are constructed so that the levels along the length of the paving correspond as far as practicable with the adjoining footpath to avoid steps and other sudden changes in gradient.
AO20.3
Development provides paved walkways and pedestrian awnings that are constructed in visually attractive and durable materials. Awnings are visually compatible with the building on the site.
AO20.4
Development of awnings in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) are roofed with corrugated iron of traditional profile, incorporate traditional roof drainage detailing, and are supported on timber posts. For details of appropriate awnings, refer to Figure p.
If in the Low-rise commercial precinct (NPP-004) – building design and character
PO21
Development of new buildings or additions to existing buildings:
(a) is compatible and in character with the building types that predominated during the period 1850 to 1920 in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) and building types predominating between 1850 to 1935 in the other sub-precincts;
(b) does not comprise replicas, but rather incorporates such basic design features, materials and detailing that give them an external appearance of being in the same design idiom.

Note—Minor variations from the character requirements are possible where the variation is reasonable and would not substantially detract from the intent of the building design requirements.

Note—Major variations are possible where it is an extension or addition to a prior building and the style and character of the building are such that it would be unreasonable to require compliance with the building design and character provisions.

AO21.1
Development in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) of any new building or addition to an existing building is compatible and in character with the building types that predominated during the period 1850 to 1920 as depicted in Figure p.
AO21.2
Development in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) of a single-storey building features a parapet above awning level as depicted in Figure p. Two-storey buildings are articulated with features that produce recesses and projections in the wall plane, such as cornices, pilasters and keystones, and have an open-roofed verandah at the second level that:
(a) overlooks the Caxton Street frontage of the site;
(b) extends along the Caxton Street elevation;
(c) has balustrades with infill of timber framing, dowelling or decorative metal;
(d) may provide timber louvres or lattice that is located above the balustrade;
(e) is compatible with the examples in Figure p.
AO21.3
Development ensures building roofs:
(a) in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) are steeply pitched and constructed from corrugated steel or shingles and are finished with roof drainage detailing appropriate for such building types;
(b) in the Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a), Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b), Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c) and Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e) incorporate steeply pitched gables and hips, with or without secondary lean-to sections.
AO21.4
Development ensures external walls in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) are sheeted in wide-profile weatherboards, chamfer boards or other lightweight materials. Brick and masonry construction is only acceptable where:
(a) it is rendered and painted;
(b) lightweight sheeting, being weatherboards, chamfer boards or similar, is also incorporated in the external wall detailing;
(c) the building does not include other features alien to the building types that predominated from 1850 to 1920.
AO21.5
Development of buildings in the Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a), Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b), Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c) and Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e) incorporates an open verandah that overlooks the road frontage of the site and extends across the front elevations of a style compatible with those that predominated between 1850 and 1935, except where a projecting bay of the building prevents this. For details of verandah design refer to Figure p.
AO21.6
Development of buildings in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d) has windows and doors that are contained in any external wall of a building that is visible from the street or other public place, compatible with the design and type detailed in Figure k and Figure q. The design and placement of windows and doors in visible external walls:
(a) emphasises openings that are of vertical proportions;
(b) includes a higher ratio of wall area to window or door;
(c) is of a style and construction and incorporates materials sympathetic with the building types which predominated from 1850 to 1935.
AO21.7
Development in the Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a), Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b), Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c) and Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e) has the windows and doors contained in any external wall of a building above ground storey that is visible from the street or other public place compatible with the design and type detailed in Figure k.
If in the Low-rise commercial precinct (NPP-004) – site cover
PO22
Development of buildings is of a scale and design generally compatible with those of nearby buildings and contributes positively to the amenity and character of the local area.
AO22
Development has a site cover that is a maximum of:
(a) 50% in the case of development for residential purposes exclusively; or
(b) 75% otherwise.
If in the High-rise commercial precinct (NPP-005) – site cover above podium height
PO23
Development ensures that site cover above maximum podium height allows for narrow buildings to ensure that building bulk is appropriate, that views are available between towers and that adequate light and air reaches the building and nearby buildings.
AO23.1
Development has a site cover above maximum podium height of no more than 30%.
AO23.2
Development has no provisions for maximum site cover that apply above maximum podium height for buildings that are solely for non-residential purposes, provided the tower component is no higher than 8m above maximum podium height, and does not extend above a 45º angle, measured from the horizontal around the boundaries of the site at maximum podium height.

Note—Guidance on how to calculate site cover is provided in Figure r.

If in the High-rise commercial precinct (NPP-005) – side and rear setbacks above podium height
PO24
Development ensures buildings are well separated from each other to:
(a) allow light penetration, air circulation and outlook;
(b) ensure windows are not built out by adjoining buildings;
(c) avoid unsightly expanses of blank walls that result from high-rise buildings built to a boundary with the exception of where abutting a future building.
AO24
Development provides a minimum side and rear boundary clearance above maximum podium height of 6m. Boundary clearance may be reduced to 3m where erecting a blank wall is proposed.

Note—Boundary clearance requirements do not apply to eaves, awnings, screen or similar providing privacy or shelter and extending not more than 1.2m into a boundary clearance and columns extending not more than 0.6m into a boundary clearance.

If in the High-rise commercial precinct (NPP-005) – landscaping
PO25
Development provides street trees and landscaping that contribute to the character and amenity of public places.
AO25
Development of the part of a site within 3m of any of the following roads is landscaped:
(a) Astor Terrace;
(b) Bowen Street:
(c) Leichhardt Street;
(d) Turbot Street;
(e) Upper Edward Street (not including the eastern side);
(f) Wharf Street (not including the western side between Astor Terrace and Leichhardt Street);
(g) Wickham Terrace.
If in the Police Barracks precinct (NPP-006)
PO26
Development is carried out in a manner that does not prejudice the retention and appearance of the existing heritage places including the Police Barracks building and any new proposal complements the architectural style of existing heritage buildings.
AO26.1
Development in the Police barracks a sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006a) ensures:
(a) the existing Police Barracks building is retained;
(b) the maximum gross floor area of any new building is 1,850m2;
(c) access ways and vehicle servicing are provided within the adjoining sub-precincts.
AO26.2
Development in the Police barracks b sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006b) ensures:
(a) the existing building is retained;
(b) gross floor area including the existing building is 1,080m2.
AO26.3
Development in the Police barracks c sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006c) ensures:
(a) the maximum gross floor area of any new building is 13,210m2;
(b) access ways and vehicle servicing are provided within the adjoining sub-precincts.
AO26.4
Development in the Police barracks d sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006d) ensures:
(a) the existing building is retained;
(b) the maximum gross floor area including the existing building is 360m2.
Table 7.2.16.1.3.B—Maximum building height
Development
Number of storeys
Eaves height (m)
Ridge height (m)
Podium height (m)
If in the Detached house precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-001)
Any development in this precinct
2
6.8
11
Not specified
If in the Low-rise residential 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002a)
Any development in this precinct
2
6.8
11
Not specified
If in the Low-rise residential 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002b)
Any development in this precinct
3
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the Low-rise residential 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002c)
Any development in this precinct
3
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the Low-rise residential 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-002d)
Any development in this precinct
3
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the High-rise residential precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-003)
Any development in this precinct
10
30
34.2
Not specified
If in the Low-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004a)
Any development in this precinct
3
11.9
16.3
Not specified
If in the Low-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004b)
Any development in this precinct
2
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the Low-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004c)
Any development in this precinct
3
11.9
16.3
Not specified
If in the Low-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004d)
Any development in this precinct
2
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the Low-rise commercial 5 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-004e)
Any development in this precinct
2
9.7
13.9
Not specified
If in the High-rise commercial 1 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005a)
Any development in this precinct
10
Not specified
Not specified
12
If in the High-rise commercial 2 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005b)
Any development in this precinct
10
Not specified
Not specified
12
If in the High-rise commercial 3 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005c)
Any development in this precinct
10
Not specified
Not specified
8
If in the High-rise commercial 4 sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-005d)
Any development in this precinct
7
Not specified
Not specified
8
If in the Police barracks a sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006a)
Any development in this precinct
Not specified
Not specified
9
Not specified
If in the Police barracks b sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006b)
Any development in this precinct
As existing
As existing
As existing
Not specified
If in the Police barracks c sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006c)
Any development in this precinct
5
Not specified
17.5
Not specified
If in the Police barracks d sub-precinct (Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill neighbourhood plan/NPP-006d)
Any development in this precinct
As existing
As existing
As existing
Not specified

Note—Eaves height may exceed the maximum indicated in Figure d if a gable, a parapet, a dormer window or for part of the external wall where no greater than 20% of the external wall length.

Note—The ridge height is the apex of the roof at any point. Eaves height is measured at the outermost projection to the top side of the eaves.

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