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9.3.27 Tourist park and relocatable home park code

9.3.27.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing a material change of use if:
(a) assessable development where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for a material change of use (section 5.5) or a neighbourhood plan (section 5.9); or
(b) impact assessable development for a tourist park or a relocatable home park or a use of a similar nature.
(2) When using this code, reference should be made to section 1.5 and section 5.3.3.

Note—Where this code includes performance outcomes or acceptable outcomes that relate to:

Editor’s note—A permit from the Council is to be obtained to operate a residential park, which is assessed against the Council’s Local Law (Caravan Parks and Relocatable Home Parks).

9.3.27.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the Tourist park and relocatable home park code is to assess the suitability of development to which this code applies.
(2) The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
(a) Development effectively manages impacts both on and from the surrounding area.
(b) Development is safe, easy to navigate and offers good amenity and high quality facilities for tourists and for long-term residents.

9.3.27.3 Assessment criteria

The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable assessment.

Table 9.3.27.3—Criteria for assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
PO1
Development is located on lots of sufficient size to accommodate the proposed use and associated facilities and to enable a high level of amenity for users.
AO1
Development has a minimum lot size of 2,000m2.
PO2
Development of individual sites provide a range of sizes to accommodate variations in relocatable homes, caravans, annexes and tents with a high level of convenience and privacy for occupants.
AO2.1
Development of tourist parks meets the following minimum requirements:
(a) 130m2 individual site area;
(b) 1.5m setback from any other tourist park site or relocatable home site boundary;
(c) 3m setback from any adjoining building;
(d) 30m2 private open space area;
(e) 3m setback from an internal road;
(f) frontage of 10m;
(g) 14m2 parking space.
AO2.2
Development of relocatable home parks meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) 130m2 individual site area;
(b) 1.5m setback from side and rear site boundaries;
(c) 3m setback from any adjoining building;
(d) 30m2 private open space area;
(e) 3m setback to an internal road;
(f) frontage of 13m;
(g) 14m2 parking space.
PO3
Development of every individual site has a hard-stand and well-drained surface.
AO3
No acceptable outcome is prescribed.
PO4
Development is located, designed and constructed to prevent or minimise adverse impacts upon the amenity of adjoining or nearby residential areas.
AO4.1
Development provides a landscape buffer that is a minimum:
(a) 5m deep along boundaries that adjoin a zone in the Residential zones category and 2m deep along boundaries to any other zone;
(b) 6m deep along any frontage.
AO4.2
Development provides a 1.8m high, acoustic fence on the boundary between the development and residential dwellings.
PO5
Development provides refuse and recycling collection, separation and storage facilities that are located and managed to minimise adverse impacts on site occupants, neighbouring properties and the public realm.
AO5
Development ensures that refuse and recycling collection and storage location and design does not have any adverse impact (including odour, noise or visual impacts) on the amenity of residents within or adjoining the development.

Note—Refer to the Refuse planning scheme policy for further guidance.

PO6
Development ensures that all sites are designed so that relocatable homes and caravans can be easily manoeuvred onto or removed from internal roads.
AO6
No acceptable outcome is prescribed.
PO7
Development offers an accessible pedestrian environment for all park users.
AO7
Development provides a continuous path of travel to all sites and destinations intended for general use by residents and visitors and this connects to external cycling and walking routes and road networks.
PO8
Development provides emergency services with direct access to every site and building without a height impediment to fire-fighting facilities.
AO8.1
Development provides unrestricted road access for fire-fighting appliances within 60m of all sites and buildings.
AO8.2
Development ensures that landscaping and fencing do not create barriers that prevent necessary emergency access.
PO9
Development provides open space to satisfy the recreational and amenity needs of park residents.
AO9.1
Development provides at least 10% of the site as open space suitable for recreation; this excludes landscaped buffer areas and obstacles not intended for recreational use.
AO9.2
Development of open space is designed for passive and active recreation such as sheltered seating, children’s playgrounds, areas for ball games and cycling and walking routes.
AO9.3
Development provides a community room for passive and active recreation for park residents.
PO10
Development creates a safe environment by incorporating the key elements of crime prevention through environmental design.
AO10.1
Development incorporates the key elements of crime prevention through environmental design in its layout, building or structure design and landscaping by:
(a) facilitating casual surveillance opportunities and including good sightlines to publicly accessible areas such as car parks, pathways, public toilets and communal areas;
(b) defining different uses and ownerships (private and public) through design and restricting access from non-residential uses into private residential dwellings;
(c) promoting safety and minimising opportunities for graffiti and vandalism through exterior building design and orientation of buildings and use of active frontages;
(d) ensuring publicly accessible areas such as car parks, pathways, public toilets and communal areas are well lit;
(e) including way-finding cues;
(f) minimising predictable routes and entrapment locations near public spaces such as car parks, public toilets, ATMs and communal areas.

Note—For guidance in achieving the key elements of crime prevention through environmental design, refer to the Crime prevention through environmental design planning scheme policy.

AO10.2
Development of fencing adjoining waterway corridors, parkland and cycling and walking routes is low and visually permeable, with:
(a) a maximum height of 1.2m, if at least 50% transparent; or
(b) a maximum height of 0.9m, if less than 50% transparent.
PO11
Development minimises the potential for graffiti and vandalism through access control, canvas reduction and easy maintenance selection.
AO11
Development incorporates graffiti and vandalism prevention techniques in its layout, building or structure design and landscaping by:
(a) denying access to potential canvas through access control techniques;
(b) reducing potential canvases through canvas reduction techniques;
(c) ensuring graffiti can be readily and quickly removed through easy maintenance selection techniques.

Note—For guidance on graffiti and vandalism prevention techniques, refer to the Graffiti prevention planning scheme policy.

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