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9.2 Statewide codes

9.2.1 Community residence code

(1) The purpose of the Community residence code is for assessing a material change of use for a community residence.
Table 9.2.1.1—Community residence for self-assessable development only
Acceptable outcomes (AO)
AO1
The maximum number of residents is 7.
AO2
One support worker is permitted to reside on the premises at any time.
AO3
The maximum number of support workers attending any daytime activity shall not exceed 7 people over a 24 hour period.
AO4
Resident and visitor parking is provided on site for a minimum of 2 vehicles. One vehicle space must be dedicated for parking for support services.

9.2.2 Forestry for wood production code

9.2.2.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing a material change of use for development involving cropping (where involving forestry for wood production) in the Rural zone.

9.2.2.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the code is to ensure forestry for wood production is assessed with equal regard to other forms of cropping, to guarantee long-term harvest and minimise impacts.
(2) The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
(a) the use is appropriately located and setback from areas of environmental interest and existing infrastructure;
(b) the impacts on adjoining land uses are minimised;
(c) the risk of fire is minimised;
(d) expected harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus proposed wildfire management and the location of supportive infrastructure are known by the local government, where development is assessable.

9.2.2.3 Criteria for assessment

Part A—Criteria for assessable development

Table 9.2.2.1—Self-assessable and assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
For self-assessable and assessable development
Setbacks
PO1
The establishment of the forest for wood production is located to minimise impacts (such as shading and falling trees) on infrastructure and areas of environmental interest.
AO1.1
The establishment of the forest for wood production is setback from existing infrastructure and areas of environmental interest in accordance with Table 9.2.2.2—Forestry for wood production setback distances.
AO1.2
No cultivation and planting for wood production is to occur in the setback areas identified in Table 9.2.2.2. Road and track establishment and maintenance can occur.
AO1.3
Self-propagated seedlings (wildlings) generated from the forest for wood production are eradicated from the setback areas identified in Table 9.2.2.2.
Impacts on soil structure, fertility and stability
PO2
The impacts of the forest for wood production on soil structure, fertility and stability are minimised through appropriate management of the site.
AO2.1
The establishment and maintenance (including associated tracks and roads) of the forest for wood production utilises 1 or more of the following methods:
  • mechanical strip cultivation on the contour, spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes greater than 10% and less than 25%;
  • either spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes equal to or greater than 25%;
  • tracks and roads are established away from natural drainage features and areas that are subject to erosion and landslips.
AO2.2
Any part of a track or road established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is appropriately drained and adopts the following measures:
  • establish and maintain a stable surface;
  • drain the track or road with crossfall drainage (preferably with a slope greater than 4%) or by shaping the track or road to a crown so that water drains to both of its sides;
  • establish and maintain drainage structures to convey water away from the track or road formation (for example, crossdrains, mitre drains, turnouts and diversion drains or relief culverts).
AO2.3
Drainage water from tracks and roads established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is directed away from exposed soils, unstable areas, and towards undisturbed ground and areas with stable surfaces.
Fire risk
PO3
The risk of fire to adjoining premises and infrastructure is minimised through the provision of firebreaks and fire tracks and roads.
AO3.1
Firebreaks are established and maintained:
  • between the forest for wood production, adjoining premises and existing infrastructure
  • at a minimum width from the base of the outside trees in accordance with Table 9.2.2.3—Forestry for wood production firebreak distances
  • that are free of flammable material that is greater than 1m high
  • to be accessible and trafficable for fire suppression vehicles
AO3.2
Fire access tracks and roads are established and maintained:
  • to a minimum width of 4m;
  • that are accessible;
  • that ensure no part of a plantation is more than 250m from a fire access track or road
For assessable development
Cropping harvest, haulage and wildfire management
PO4
The local government is informed of the expected cropping harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus proposed wildfire management and location of supportive infrastructure.
AO4.1
When the forest for wood production area is greater than 10ha a management report is attached to the development application that contains the following information:
  • expected harvest cycles and estimated harvest timescale;
  • an estimated haulage route plan identifying likely local roads for transporting the harvest to the primary destination/s;
  • proposed methods and supporting infrastructure location for managing wild fire (including an area map of the property location, adjacent roads and tracks, property entrances, location of fire access tracks and turnarounds on the property and location of water points in the area).
Table 9.2.2.2—Forestry for wood production setback distances
Aspect
Distance (measured from the base of the tree)
Areas of environmental interest
Top of a defining bank of streams (gully, creek or river) that are represented on the 1:100, 000 topographic map series in accordance with the stream order classification system
Stream order 1 to 2: 5m; or
Stream order 3 to 5: 10m; or
Stream order 6: 20m.
State-owned protected areas and forest reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
10m
Protected vegetation under the Vegetation Management Act 1999
10m
Infrastructure
Dwellings
100m or such distance that ensures the dwelling is consistent with the requirements of AS3959-2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas and the Building Code of Australia
Machinery sheds
25m or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater
Transmission lines and above-ground pipelines (excluding infrastructure servicing only the farm) not subject to an easement
25m or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater
Table 9.2.2.3—Forestry for wood production firebreak distances
Firebreaks
Forestry for wood production activities less than 40ha
7m
Forestry for wood production of 40ha to 100ha
10m
Forestry for wood production greater than 100ha
20m, or a 10m break that is free of flammable material that is greater than 1m high followed by a 10m fuel reduction area where forestry for wood production trees are pruned up to a minimum height of 5m, commencing once trees are greater than 10m in height

9.2.3 Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing 1 lot into 2 lots) and associated operational works code

(1) The purpose of the Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing 1 lot into 2 lots) and associated operational works code is for assessing requests for compliance assessment for development for reconfiguring a lot that requires compliance assessment as prescribed in Part 5, section 5.4 under Table 5.4.2—Prescribed levels of assessment: reconfiguring a lot.

Note—Development subject to compliance assessment must be able to achieve compliance with the compliance outcomes for a compliance permit to be issued.

Note—If compliance with the code is not possible, the development cannot be considered for compliance assessment and a development application for assessable development must be made to the local government as outlined in Schedule 18 of the Regulation.

Table 9.2.3.1—Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing 1 lot into 2 lots) and associated operational works requiring compliance assessment
Compliance outcomes (CO)
Lot design
CO1
Each lot is to comply with the following frontage requirements:
(a) the frontage requirements in Table 9.4.10.3.B in the Subdivision code.
CO2
Each lot is to comply with the following building envelope requirements:
(a) the building envelope requirements in a relevant local planning instrument.
CO3
Any rear lot is to comply with the following:
(a) only 1 rear lot is provided behind each standard lot;
(b) no more than 2 rear lot access strips directly adjoin each other;
(c) no more than 2 rear lots gain access from the head of a cul-de-sac.
CO4
In relation to a reconfiguration in a zone in the residential zones category, the reconfiguration ensures that any existing buildings and structures are set back to any new property boundary as follows:
(a) if a small lot, the Dwelling house (small lot) code
(b) if not a small lot, the Queensland Development code Queensland Development Code.
CO5
In relation to a reconfiguration in a zone in the residential zones category, the reconfiguration enables any proposed buildings and structures to comply with boundary setback requirements as follows:
(a) if a small lot, the Dwelling house (small lot) code
(b) if not a small lot, the Queensland Development code Queensland Development Code.
CO6
The reconfiguration enables proposed buildings and structures to avoid easements, such as easements for trunk sewer lines. No new lots are created where proposed buildings and structures can not be constructed due to existing or planned underground or above ground infrastructure.
CO7
In relation to a reconfiguration in a zone in the residential zones category, no new lots are created on land identified in the Brisbane River flood planning area 1, 2a, 2b or 3 sub-categories or the Creek/waterway flood planning area 1, 2a, 2b or 3 sub-categories of the Flood overlay map.
or
In relation to a reconfiguration in a zone in the industry zones category, no new lots are created on land identified in the Brisbane River flood planning area 1, 2a, 2b or 3 sub-categories or the Creek/waterway flood planning area 1, 2, or 3 sub-categories of the Flood overlay.
CO8
If the land is located in a designated bushfire-prone area, the reconfiguration does not involve premises identified as being greater than low risk.
CO9
No new lots are created where the existing slope of the land is 15% or greater.
Infrastructure
CO10
For premises located in a reticulated water area, each lot is connected to the reticulated water supply system.
or
For premises outside a reticulated water area, each lot is provided with an alternative potable water supply source such as rainwater or bore water, with a minimum storage capacity in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.
CO11
For premises within a sewered area, each lot is connected to the sewerage service.
or
For premises outside a sewered area, each lot provides for an effluent treatment and disposal system in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.

Note—Sewered area is defined in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and means a service area for a sewerage service under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

CO12
Each lot is connected to an electricity supply network where required under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO13
Each lot is connected to a telecommunications network where required under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO14
Infrastructure (water supply, sewerage, roads, stormwater quality and quantity, recreational parks, land only for community purposes) is designed and constructed in accordance with any requirements under a relevant local planning instrument to service the lots.
Access
CO15
Each lot has lawful, safe and practical access to the existing road network via:
(a) direct road frontage; or
(b) an access strip (for a rear lot); or
(c) an access easement, where provided for in a relevant local planning instrument.
CO16
Where access to a lot is proposed via an access strip or easement:
(a) the access strip or easement has:
(i) a minimum width in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument; or
(ii) if no minimum width is prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument, a minimum width of 5m in a zone in the residential zones category or 8m in a zone in the industry zones category;
(b) the access strip or easement is designed and constructed in accordance with any requirements under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO17
The maximum length of an access strip or easement does not exceed any maximum length prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument.
or
Where there is no maximum length prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument, the maximum length of an access strip or easement is 50m.
CO18
The gradient of an access strip or easement does not exceed any maximum grade prescribed under a relevant local planning instrument.
CO19
A driveway crossover to each lot is designed and constructed in accordance with any requirements under a relevant local planning instrument.
Stormwater
CO20
On-site erosion and the release of sediment or sediment-laden stormwater from the premises is minimised at all times including during construction and complies with the requirements of a relevant local planning instrument.
CO21
Filling or excavation on the premises does not exceed a maximum of 1m vertical change in natural ground level at any point.
CO22
Filling or excavation does not cause ponding on the premises or adjoining land in accordance with a relevant local planning instrument.
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