9.3.18 Residential care facility code
Note—Where this code includes performance outcomes or acceptable outcomes that relate to:
- noise impact assessment, guidance is provided in the Noise impact assessment planning scheme policy.
188.8.131.52 Assessment criteria
The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable development.
Development is located on a site with high accessibility to:
(a) a principal, major or district centre;
(b) high-frequency public transport which provides services every 15 minutes or less.
Development is on a site located in one of the following:
(a) Principal centre zone; or
(b) Major centre zone; or
(c) District centre zone; or
(d) High density residential zone; or
(e) Medium density residential zone; or
(f) Major health care zone precinct of the Community facilities zone; or
(g) Health care purposes zone precinct of the Community facilities zone.
Development ensures that residents have good access to on-site communal and social facilities which are located to maximise opportunities for interaction with and observation of the local community.
Development includes social facilities, including recreational space and communal buildings.
Development provides communal buildings that are easily accessible and residents are able to easily navigate the site on foot or with the assistance of mobility aids.
Communal facilities and open space components of the development are sited to enable interfacing with surrounding public realm areas (such as streets and parks).
Development, including a car park, is of a nature, scale, layout, design and construction that does not result in noise emissions that exceed the following criteria:
Where T is:
Where LAeq,adj,T is the A-weighted equivalent continuous sound pressure level during measurement time T, adjusted for tonal and impulsive noise characteristics, determined in accordance with the methodology described in the Noise impact assessment planning scheme policy.
Note—Rating background level is to be determined in accordance with the methodology described in the Noise impact assessment planning scheme policy.
Note—A noise impact assessment report prepared in accordance with the Noise impact assessment planning scheme policy can assist in demonstrating achievement of this performance outcome.
(a) is on a site located in one of the following:
(i) Principal centre zone; or
(ii) Major centre zone; or
(iii) District centre zone; or
(iv) High density residential zone; or
(vi) Major health care zone precinct of the Community facilities zone; or
(vii) Health care purposes zone precinct of the Community facilities zone; or
(b) does not generate noise that is clearly audible and creates a disturbance within a nearby sensitive use, including a dwelling or its associated balconies or patios, between 6pm and 7am.
Development ensures mechanical plant or equipment is acoustically screened from adjoining sensitive uses.
Note—Mechanical plant includes generators, motors, compressors and pumps, such as air conditioning, refrigeration or cold room motors
(a) provides a 2m high acoustic fence along any boundary with adjoining sensitive uses;
(b) ensures car parking areas used at night are acoustically screened from adjoining residential dwellings.
Development is of a nature, scale, layout, design and construction that ensures that odour emissions do not cause adverse impact on the amenity of nearby sensitive uses.
Development ensures that where food or cooking odour is released, exhaust vents are discharged vertically and directed away from a sensitive use and separated by the following distances:
(a) minimum of 6m horizontally from sensitive uses;
(b) minimum of 2m above a thoroughfare or roof with regular foot traffic.
Development provides pedestrian movement areas within the site with:
(a) comfortable vantage points to rest, socialise and observe surrounding activities;
(b) opportunities for interesting exercise routines and a variety of circulation options.
Development provides a series of changing views along recreation walkways by means of planting schemes, gradients and building location.
Development provides a variety of places to sit at intervals along recreation walkways.
Development provides resting seats, shade and handrails that are incorporated into the walkway design.