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8.2.17 Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay code

8.2.17.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing development in the Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay if:
(a) compliance assessment where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for an overlay (section 5.10); or
(b) assessable development, where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for an overlay (section 5.10); or
(c) impact assessable development.
(2) Land in the Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay is identified on the Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay map and is included in the following sub-categories:
(a) Gas pipeline 20m sub-category;
(b) Gas pipeline 100m sub-category;
(c) Oil pipeline 15m sub-category;
(d) Oil pipeline 100m sub-category;
(e) Major electricity infrastructure high voltage powerline sub-category;
(f) Major electricity infrastructure high voltage powerline easement sub-category.
(3) When using this code, reference should be made to section 1.5 and section 5.3.3.

Editor’s note—For a proposal to be compliance assessable, it must meet all the compliance outcomes of this code and any other applicable code. Where it does not meet all compliance outcomes, the proposal becomes assessable development and a development application is required. Where a development application is located on a site within the overlay area, only the specific compliance outcome that the proposal fails to meet needs to be assessed against the corresponding acceptable outcome or performance outcome. Other compliance outcomes that are met are not assessed as part of the development application.

8.2.17.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay code is to:
(a) Implement the policy direction in the Strategic framework, in particular Theme 4: Brisbane’s highly effective transport and infrastructure networks and Element 4.2 – Brisbane’s other infrastructure networks.
(b) Provide for the assessment of the suitability of development in the Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay.
(2) The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
(a) Development of ‘at risk’ activities are located a safe distance from a gas pipeline and development in the vicinity of a gas pipeline is not at unnecessary risk.
(b) Development does not adversely impact on the safe operation and maintenance of a gas pipeline or an oil pipeline.
(c) Development does not compromise the potential future re-use of a decommissioned oil pipeline.
(d) Development is sited and designed to not impede the functioning and maintenance of high voltage electrical infrastructure.

8.2.17.3 Assessment criteria

Part A—Criteria for development requiring compliance assessment

The following table identifies the assessment criteria for development requiring compliance assessment.

Table 8.2.17.3.A—Criteria for compliance assessment
Compliance outcomes
If for filling or excavation, where in the Gas pipeline 20m sub-category or the Oil pipeline 15m sub-category
CO1
Development will not compromise the safe operation of a gas pipeline or oil pipeline or impact a decommissioned pipeline in accordance with the written confirmation of the pipeline licence holder of the pipeline.

Where not meeting this compliance outcome, performance outcomes PO1, PO2 and acceptable outcomes AO1, AO2 apply.

Part B—Criteria for assessable development

The following table identifies assessment criteria for assessable development.

Table 8.2.17.3.B—Criteria for assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
Section A—If in the Gas pipeline 20m sub-category or the Gas pipeline 100m sub-category
PO1
Development does not create a risk to life or property and does not compromise the safe operation of a gas pipeline.

Note—This can be demonstrated by a qualitative risk assessment in accordance with AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction.

AO1
Development:
(a) will not compromise the safe operation of a gas pipeline in accordance with the written confirmation of the pipeline licence holder of the gas pipeline; or
(b) is only for a boundary realignment.
Section B—If in the Oil pipeline 15m sub-category or the Oil pipeline 100m sub-category
PO2
Development does not create a risk to life or property and does not compromise the safe operation of an oil pipeline.

Note—This can be demonstrated by a qualitative risk assessment in accordance with AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction

AO2
Development:
(a) will not compromise the safe operation of an oil pipeline in accordance with the written confirmation of the pipeline licence holder of the oil pipeline; or
(b) is only for a boundary realignment.
PO3
Development does not compromise the potential future operation of a decommissioned oil pipeline.
AO3
Development is not located on land burdened by an easement associated with a decommissioned oil pipeline or will not impact on a decommissioned oil pipeline in accordance with the written confirmation of the pipeline licence holder of a decommissioned oil pipeline.
Section C—If in a Major electricity infrastructure high voltage powerline sub-category or the Major electricity infrastructure high voltage powerline easement sub-category
PO4
Development for reconfiguring a lot for land subject to high voltage electrical work avoids exposing people to unacceptable electromagnetic radiation or electrocution risk.
AO4.1
Development ensures that reconfiguring a lot for land subject to the Major electricity infrastructure high voltage powerline easement sub-category achieves the minimum safety clearances set out in the Electricity Safety Regulation 2002.
AO4.2
Development ensures that the expected level of hazard and risk to a resident within proximity to high voltage electrical works is within acceptable limits.

Note—This can be demonstrated by submitting an assessment from a specialist in electrical analysis that indicates that the proposal will not be located where it will be subject to an unacceptable level of hazard and risk.

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