Planning Scheme amendments

Where changes are required to a published Planning Scheme these are approved and published as amendments to that scheme. These are categorised as administrative, minor or major. Listed below are the recent amendments.

More information about these changes can be found in the State Government Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) website.

 

Proposed

No proposed amendment.

Approved

Adoption of Amendment No.22 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (minor amendment)

Planning Act 2016

Chapter 2 Part 3

Adoption of Amendment No.22 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (Minor Amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 20 August 2019 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 22 (Minor Amendment).

The amendment commences on 23 August 2019.

A change has been made to the local government area boundary between the Toowoomba Region and Southern Downs regional councils. As a result, there is a small portion of land on the region’s south-easternmost area that is now included within the Toowoomba Region. This amendment to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme’s zone and overlay mapping has been made to ensure this land is included in the planning scheme.

The planning scheme amendment amends the zone designations and overlay coverage for the following properties:

Lot/RP number                             

Amended Zone Designation        

Applicable Overlays

Lot 1199 on Crown Plan AG3273  

Rural Zone 100ha Precinct

Bushfire Hazard Overlay (Medium Risk)

Ecological Significance Overlay

Lot 1 on Crown Plan A34796

Rural Zone 100ha Precinct

Bushfire Hazard Overlay (Medium Risk)

Ecological Significance Overlay

Lot 2 Registered Plan 29954

Rural Zone 100ha Precinct

Bushfire Hazard Overlay (Medium Risk)

Ecological Significance Overlay

Lot 1987 on Crown Plan A341487 

Rural Zone 100ha Precinct

Bushfire Hazard Overlay (Medium Risk)

Ecological Significance Overlay

Lot 36 on Crown Plan AG682

Rural Zone,100ha Precinct

Bushfire Hazard Overlay (Medium Risk)

Ecological Significance Overlay

Related document

Planning Scheme Amendment No.22 - Formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.21 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (major amendment)

Planning Act 2016

Chapter 2 Part 3

Adoption of Amendment No.21 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (Qualified State Interest Amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 23 July 2019 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 21 (Qualified State Interest Amendment). The amendment commences on 9 August 2019.

The purpose of the amendment is to modify the relevant parts of the scheme to resolve issues between existing planning policy and operational aspects of the TRPS. These changes relate to non-residential development in residential zones and reconfiguring a lot development. This includes some changes to the level of assessment and assessment benchmarks.

The planning scheme amendment amends the following parts of the planning scheme:

Tables of Assessment

5.5.1 Low Density Residential Zone

5.5.2 Low-Medium Density Residential Zone

5.10 Overlays

Zone Codes

6.2.1 Low Density Residential Zone

6.2.2 Low-Medium Density Zone

Overlay Codes

8.3.1 Heritage Overlay Code

8.3.2 Neighbourhood Character Overlay Code

Development Codes

9.4.5 Reconfiguring a Lot Code

9.4.6 Transport, Access and Car Parking Code

Schedule 1 – Definitions

SC1.2 Administrative Definitions

Related documents

Planning Scheme Amendment No.21 - Formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.11 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (major amendment)

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of Amendment No.11 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (major amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 17 April 2018 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 11 (major amendment). The amendment commences on 27 April 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendment is to undertake multiple amendments to the following sections of the planning scheme:

Related documents

Amendment No.11 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Formal documentation and explanatory statement

Adoption of Amendment No.2 to Schedule 6, SC6.3 – Planning Scheme Policy No.3 – Engineering Standards – Water and Waste Water Infrastructure

Planning Act 2016

Chapter 2 Part 22

Adoption of Amendment No.2 to Schedule 6, SC6.3 – Planning Scheme Policy No.3 – Engineering Standards – Water and Waste Water Infrastructure

Notice is hereby given that on 20 March 2018 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.3 - Planning Scheme Policy No.3 – Engineering Standards – Water and Waste Water Infrastructure – Amendment No. 2.

The amendment commenced on 27 April 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to ensure that Planning Scheme Policy No.3 – Engineering Standards – Water and Waste Water Infrastructure:

  1. Meets the most current requirements and specifications relating to design and construction standards and operation and maintenance requirements for water and waste water infrastructure; and
  2. Includes specifications and requirements in relation to underground infrastructure; and 
  3. Does not duplicate other legislation; and
  4. Is consistent with Council’s Water Infrastructure Policy 2.03.

Related documents

Planning Scheme Policy No.3 - Amendment No.2 formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 6, SC6.4 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 4 – Master Planning

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 6, SC6.4 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 4 – Master Planning

Notice is hereby given that on 15 August 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.4 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 4 – Master Planning – Amendment No. 1.

The Amendment commenced on 27 April 2018.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

Related documents

Planning Scheme Policy No.4 - Amendment No.1 formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.4 to Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of Amendment No.4 to Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places

Notice is hereby given that on 15 August 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.6 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places – Amendment No.4.

The amendment commenced on 27 April 2018

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

  1. remove the following addresses from Planning Scheme Policy No.6:
    • Lot 6 & 7 on RP16334 (107 Russell Street, Toowoomba City)
    • Lot 2 on RP139401 & Lot 2 on RP65392 (30 Murray Street, Pittsworth)
  2. include the following addresses to Planning Scheme Policy No.6
    • Lot 2 on RP65392 and Lot 2 on RP139401 (30 Hume Street, Pittsworth)
    • Lot 1 on SP193872 (103 Russell Street, Toowoomba City)
    • Lot 907 on AG2321 (341-367 South Street, Rangeville)
  3. amend the Local Heritage Place status (from Yes to No) of the following properties:
    • Lot 2 on RP91062 (108 Russell Street, Toowoomba City)
    • Lot 30 on RP907890 (40 Neil Street, Toowoomba City)
  4. amend the Local Heritage Place status (from No to Yes) of the following properties:
    • Lot 18 on AG814532 (158 James Street, South Toowoomba)
  5. amend address number of the following properties:
    • Lot 5 on D10146 (196 Margaret Street, Toowoomba City) to Lot 5 on D10146 (194-196 Margaret Street, Toowoomba City)
  6. amend lot description of the following properties:
    • Lot 121 on R122175 (0 Bridge Street, Oakey) to Lot 121 on RP122175 (0 Bridge Street, Oakey)
    • Lot 2 on RP142240 (344-376 Ramsay Street) to (Part) Lot 65 on SP248455 & Lot 66 on SP248455 (344-376 Ramsay Street)

Related documents

Planning Scheme Policy No.6 - Amendment No.4 formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.3 to Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places

Planning Act 2016
Chapter 2 Part 22

Adoption of Amendment No.3 to Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places

Notice is hereby given that on 15 August 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.7 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places – Amendment No. 3

The amendment commenced on 27 April 2018

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

  1. remove the following addresses from Planning Scheme Policy No.7:
  1. insert the following addresses from Planning Scheme Policy No.7:
  1. amend the following addresses in Planning Scheme Policy No.7 from:

Related documents

Planning Scheme Policy No.7 - Amendment No.3 formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.18 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (alignment amendment)

Planning Act 2016

Section 293

Adoption of Amendment No.18 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (alignment amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 21 November 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.18 (Alignment Amendment) under the Alignment Amendment Rules and section 293 of the Planning Act 2016.

The amendment will commence on 24 November 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to correct 2 errors made through the adoption of Alignment Amendment No.19 (commenced on 3 July 2017):

This amendment affects changes to Part 5.5 and Schedule 1 of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme.

Related documents

Amendment No.18 - formal documentation (alignment amendment)

Amendment No.18 - explanatory statement (alignment amendment)

Adoption of Amendment No.19 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (alignment amendment)

Planning Act 2016

Section 293

Adoption of Amendment No.19 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (alignment amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 26 June 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.19 (alignment amendment) under the alignment amendment rules and section 293 of the Planning Act 2016.

The amendment commences on 3 July 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to align the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme with the Planning Act 2016 and associated legislation and rules by:

This amendment affects changes to all parts of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme.

Related documents

Amendment No.19 - formal documentation (alignment amendment)

Appendix A:

Amendment No.19 - explanatory statement (alignment amendment)

Adoption of Amendment No.15 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of Amendment No.15 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP))

Notice is hereby given that on 31 May 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.15 (Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)). The amendment commences on 9 June 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to replace the Toowoomba Regional Council’s Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) with a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). Consequential changes to the planning scheme are limited to alignment amendments, to ensure the planning scheme refers to and properly reflects the LGIP.

Related documents

Amendment No.15 - formal documentation

Amendment No.15 explanatory statement

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) schedule of works model

Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) checklist

Adoption of Amendment No.10 (major amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Notice is hereby given that on 18 April 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.10 (Major amendment). The amendment commences on 21 April 2017. The purpose and general effect of the planning scheme amendment is to undertake multiple amendments to the following sections of the planning scheme:

Part 5 – Assessment Tables:

1. Amendment of Table 5.7:1 is required to ensure that the demolition and/or removal of a Heritage Place impact assessable if:

a. the building or structure is a Heritage Place identified in SC6.6.2 of Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 and is not a State Heritage Place; and
b. the building or structure is not a freestanding outbuilding; and
c. more than 25m² of the Gross Floor Area is proposed to be Demolished and/or Removed.

2. Amendment of Part 5.7:1 (Building Work) is required to eliminate the need to obtain Building Work approval for development within the Neighbourhood Character Overlay where a Material Change of Use application is also required. This reduces unnecessary duplication.

3. Amendment of Part 5.5:2 (Low-medium Density Residential Zone Assessment Table) is required to correct a duplication error whereby Dual Occupancies are both exempt and self-assessable where they are attached buildings. Only attached Dual Occupancies are eligible to be exempt development.

Schedule 2 – Mapping:

1. Changes to the zoning of land in parts of Back Plains, Bringalily, Centenary Heights, Charlton, Clifton, Coalbank, East Toowoomba, Emu Creek, Glenvale, Gowrie Junction, Harlaxton, Irongate, Millmerran, Millmerran Downs, Millwood, Mount Lofty and Pittsworth.

2. Remove 27 Drayton Road, Harristown from Heritage Overlay; and

3. Include 24-36 Drayton Road, Harristown into Heritage Overlay.

Related document

Planning Scheme Amendment No.10 - Formal Documentation (Major Amendment)

Adoption of Amendment No.3 to Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Notice is hereby given that on 18 April 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places – Amendment No.3. The amendment commenced on 21 April 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

1. remove the following address from Planning Scheme Policy No.6:

• Lot 4 RP71505 (27 Drayton Road, Harristown).

2. include the following address into Planning Scheme Policy No.6:

• Lot 7 RP864738 (24-36 Drayton Road, Harristown).

Related document

Planning Scheme Policy No.6 - Heritage Places - Amendment No.3 Formal Documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.2 to Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Notice is hereby given that on 18 April 2017 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places – Amendment No.2.

The amendment commenced on 21 April 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

1. remove the following addresses from Planning Scheme Policy No.7:

• Lot 7 RP97379 and Lot 8 RP5680 (1 Bridge Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP133214 (5 Bridge Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 10 RP65590 (7 Bridge Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP84737 (12 Bridge Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP90730 (24 Herries Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP89185 (135 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 2 RP89185 (137 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 9 RP5484 (141 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 7 and Lot 8 RP5484 (143 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 6 RP5484 (145 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 5 RP5484 (147 James Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 18 RP5496 (2 Jane Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 17 SP217411 (113 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 13 and Lot 14 RP16530 (117 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 15 SP182266 (119 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 RP16529 (121 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 and Lot 2 RP16532 (123 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 and Lot 4 RP16532 (125 Jelicoe Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP91301 (177 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 RP5419 (680 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 and Lot 3 RP100715 (687 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP68756 (701 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 2 RP48654 (703 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 6 RP16775 (704 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP16750 (705 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lots 7-9 RP16778 (706-708 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP155873 (709 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP62069 (710 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 2 RP62069 (712 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 RP16748 (713 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 RP62069 (714 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP16779 (716 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lots 63 and 64 RP16748 (717 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lots 3 and 4 RP16753 (719 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lots 1 and 2 RP16753 (721 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 2 RP16754 (723 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 3 RP43596 (724 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 4 RP43596 (726 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 33 RP16753 (727 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 2 RP68007 (731 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 RP58881 (740 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba)
• Lot 1 SP149664 (53-59 West Street, Toowoomba

Related document

Planning Scheme Policy No 7 – Neighbourhood Character – Amendment No 2 Formal Documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.14 (minor amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of amendment No.14 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (administrative amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 13 December 2016 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.14 (minor amendment). The amendment commences on 3 February 2017.

The purpose and general effect of the minor amendment is to improve the accuracy of some property boundaries and include any new parcels in the Planning Scheme maps (Schedule 2 – Mapping) by applying the April 2016 Version of Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) layer.

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.14 (minor amendment)

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 6, SC6.3 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 3 - Engineering Standards - Water and Wastewater Infrastructure (major amendment)

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3, Part 5

Schedule 6, SC6.3 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 3 - Engineering Standards - Water and Wastewater Infrastructure - Amendment No. 1

Notice is hereby given that on 20 September 2016 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted Schedule 6, SC6.3 - Planning Scheme Policy No. 3 - Engineering Standards - Water and Wastewater Infrastructure - Amendment No. 1.

The amendment commenced on 7 October 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to ensure consistency with recent adopted changes to Council policies - Water Infrastructure Policy (No.2.03), and Wastewater Infrastructure Policy (No.2.04)

Related document

Amendment No.1 to Planning Scheme Policy No.3 Formal Documentation included Appendix A

Adoption of Amendment No.13 (administrative amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Adoption of Amendment No.13 (administrative amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Notice is hereby given that on 16 August 2016 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.13. The amendment commenced on 19 August 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to amend inconsistent cross-references to planning scheme policies. They reference “SC6.3 PSP No.3 - Engineering Standards - Water and Waste Water Infrastructure” when they should reference “SC6.2 PSP No.2 - Engineering Standards - Roads and Drainage Infrastructure”.

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.13 (administrative amendment)

Adoption of Amendment No.8 (major amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Chapter 3 Part 5

Notice is hereby given that on 19 July 2016 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.8. The amendment commences on 29 July 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to implement recommendations of the Highfields, Meringandan and Meringandan West Local Plan including:

  1. changing to the zoning of land in parts of Highfields and Meringandan;
  2. removing the ‘Highway Precinct’ from zone maps; and
  3. removing the ‘Crow’s Nest Army Signals Buffer’.

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No. 8 formal documentation with attachments

Adoption of Amendment No.12 (minor amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 12 (minor amendment).

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this planning scheme amendment on the 17 May 2016.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 20 May 2016.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 2 – Mapping

Amend the zoning of the following properties from the Rural Zone (100 Hectare Precinct) to the Rural Residential Zone (4,000m² Precinct) in the manner identified in Attachment No.1:

 

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No.12 - formal documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Schedule 6, SC6.7 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places – Amendment No.1

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this amendment on the 8 March 2016.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 18 March 2016.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Planning Scheme Policy No.7 is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 7 – Planning Scheme Policies

SC6.7 PSP No. 7 – Neighbourhood Character Places, 6.7.2:

omit – the following addresses

Adoption of Amendment No.2 to Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places – Amendment No.2

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this amendment on the 8 March 2016.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 18 March 2016.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Planning Scheme Policy No.6 is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 6 – Planning Scheme Policies

SC6.6 PSP No. 6 – Heritage Places, SC6.6.2:

omit the following addresses:


insert – the following new addresses.

Adoption of Amendment No.5 (major amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to:

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme - Amendment No.5 Formal Documentation

Adoption of Amendment No.9 (Minor Amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 9 (minor amendment).

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this planning scheme amendment on the 20 January 2015.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 27 February 2015.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 2 – Mapping

Amend the zoning of following properties from the Rural Zone (100 Hectare Precinct) to the Township Zone in the manner identified in Attachment No.1:

Adoption of Amendment No 7 (Major Amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to undertake multiple amendments to the following sections of the planning scheme:

Related document

Adoption of Amendment No.7 to Toowoomba Regional Planning

Adoption of Amendment No.6 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No. 6.

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this planning scheme amendment on the 15 July 2014.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 4 August 2014.

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of each part - Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Citation and Commencement, Part 1 to Part 10:

Clause 6 Amendment of each schedule – Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Schedule 1 to Schedule 5:

Clause 7 Amendment of Appendics – Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Appendix 10 to Appendix 12:

 

Explanatory Statement

The following statement gives background information on the issues covered by the proposed amendment. The proposed minor amendment wholly deletes and replaces each part (including schedules and appendices) of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme 2012 (TRPS) to ensure it is consistent with the latest version of the Queensland Planning Provisions (QPP).

Background

The QPP provides a consistent form for the preparation of a planning scheme in Queensland through standardised structure and format, land use and administrative definitions, zones, overlays, infrastructure planning provisions and assessment codes and other administrative matters. The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) requires a local government to amend its planning scheme to ensure consistency with the most current version of the QPP. On 10 December 2013 Toowoomba Regional Council resolved to prepare the proposed TRPS Amendment No.6 in accordance with section 2.2.2 of the Statutory Guideline 01/13—Making and amending local planning instruments (the Statutory Guideline) to ensure consistency with QPP version 3.0. QPP Version 3.0 commenced in October 2013 and replaced QPP Version 2.0, on which the TRPS was originally drafted. The draft Queensland Planning Provisions Version 3.1 was notified on 16 May 2014 for consultation by the State Government. It makes additional minor changes to QPP Version 3.0 for clarity. The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) has confirmed that the amendments to the TRPS should be consistent with draft QPP Version 3.1.

Explanation of changes

The proposed minor amendment does not alter levels of assessment in the TRPS for existing uses or development types. Where new use definitions have been introduced, the assessment level has been applied as a 'like for like' arrangement where the new use definition suite was compared against the existing use definition suite and the levels of assessment within each zone.The following table provides a summary of the key changes components:

Part Key changes
Preliminary
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
Part 1 - About the planning scheme
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Part 1.2—Planning scheme components (formerly Planning scheme elements) expanded to reflect more aspects of the planning scheme including state planning provisions, tables of assessment and development codes
  • Part 1.3 - Interpretation expanded to provide greater clarity and describe aspects relating to definitions, intrinsic/extrinsic material and zones for roads, waterways and reclaimed land
  • Part 1.3.1—Definitions include further information regarding the rules for definitions and references used in the planning scheme
  • Part 1.5—Rules for determining the assessment criteria (formerly compliance with the planning scheme) partly relocated to Part 5 – Tables of assessment and Part 8 – Overlays, with some remaining in Part 1.5
  • Part 1.6—Building work regulated under the planning scheme, subsection (4) (editor's note) clarifies that a decision for building work assessable against the planning scheme can only be issued as a preliminary approval.
  • Part 1.7— Local government administrative matters, provisions for Temporary Use timeframes for defined uses will be provided in this section.
Note: Temporary Use becomes an administrative definition.
Part 2 - State planning provisions
  • Minor editing and removal of table formats
  • Part 2.1—State planning policy Removal of term 'state planning policies' and replace with 'state planning policy'.
  • Part 2.3—Referral agency delegations. This new section includes a table to list agreed delegations of referral agency jurisdictions to local governments.
Note: State Government has confirmed that the existing references to former State Planning Policies are to be maintained at this time.
Part 3 - Strategic framework
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • General realignment of the strategic framework to align with state planning policy
  • Part 3.1 – Preliminary, subsection (3)clarified that the strategic framework is the purpose of the planning scheme that articulates the policy direction
  • Part 3.2—Strategic intent, this new section mandates a strategic intent to provide a combining statement that links the components of the strategic framework together and succinctly expresses the aspirations for the future development of the local government area
Part 4 - Priority infrastructure plan
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
Part 5 - Tables of assessment
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Inclusion of content from former Part 1.5 (as amended) under part 5.3.3
  • Part 5.3.2 – Determining the level of assessment, subsection (6) clarifies that for the purposes of Schedule 4, Table 2, Item 2 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (SPR), an overlay is not relevant if the development proposal meets the self-assessable acceptable outcomes of the relevant overlay code
  • Part 5.3.2 – Determining the level of assessment clarifies default levels of assessment for the following:
  • Material Change of Use – Impact, unless otherwise prescribed in the Tables of Assessment or other legislation
  • Reconfiguring a Lot – Code, assessment unless otherwise prescribed in the Tables of Assessment or other legislation
  • Building Work Assessable Against the Planning Scheme – Exempt, unless otherwise prescribed in the Tables of Assessment or other legislation
  • Operational Work – Exempt, unless otherwise prescribed in the Tables of Assessment or other legislation
  • Part 5.3.3—Determining the Assessment Criteria. This section includes new rules for clarifying certain matters regarding the determination of assessment criteria, compliance with requirements identified in the assessment criteria column and the associated relationship to the level of assessment including:
  • Subsection 2(c) identifies development that does not comply with the self-assessable outcomes becomes assessable development
  • Subsections 4(b) and (c) limit the assessment of certain code assessable development applications to non-complying self-assessable outcomes only, where not otherwise prescribed in the Tables of Assessment (default setting)
  • Where a development is self assessable in the Tables of Assessment, but does not meet the self assessable criteria in the zone code, the development becomes code assessable only against those provisions it did not meet to be self assessable. Under the previous version of the scheme, code assessment would be against all relevant codes listed in the Tables of Assessment.
  • Additional qualifiers have been included in the Tables of Assessment to maintain the existing assessment status and applicable assessment criteria (i.e. this default provision does not apply in the TRPS).
  • Amendments in relation to the way the rules for determining assessment criteria for compliance assessment were described as they were not consistent with the Act
  • Subsection 4(d) outlines that code assessable development must be assessed with regard to the purpose of any instrument containing an applicable code. A note has also been included to clarify the role of the strategic framework or the structure plan (where relevant) as the purpose of the instrument containing an applicable code in line with the provisions of section 313(3)(d) of the Act.
  • Part 5.6 – Levels of assessment – Reconfiguring a Lot. Amendments to the Table of Assessment to specifically identify where impact assessment applies. This includes:
  • Reconfiguring a lot, where creating lots less than the prescribed minimum lot size in the Emerging Community, Low Density Residential, Rural Residential, Rural and Township Zones; and
  • Reconfiguring a Lot by volumetric subdivision in all zones.
  • Parts 5.4 – Prescribed levels of assessment and 5.5—5.10 Levels of assessment (tables)
  • Tables of assessment order and numbering has changed as follows:
  • 5.5 – Material Change of Use
  • 5.6 – Reconfiguring a Lot
  • 5.7 – Building Work
  • 5.8 – Operational Work
  • 5.9 – Local Plans
  • 5.10 – Overlays
  • Changes to format of the tables of assessment.
  • General reformatting of all tables for consistency.
  • Material Change of Use development is organised by use (alphabetical) then level of assessment (exempt to impact).
  • This section includes a new prescribed level of assessment for Cropping where Forestry for Wood Production is to be capped at a maximum of code assessment
  • Greater clarification on the Sustainable Planning Regulations 2009 in relation to exemptions for dwelling houses and dual occupancies
Part 6 - Zones
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Change of (level 2) zone names (also applied to the whole planning scheme):
  • 'Residential Living Zone' to 'Low Density Residential Zone'
  • 'Residential Choice Zone' to 'Low-medium Density Residential Zone'
  • 'Community Purposes Zone' to ' Community Facilities Zone'
  • 'Emerging Communities Zone' to 'Emerging Community Zone'
  • Change of precinct name in Low Density Residential Zone due to change in zone name:
  • 'Low Density Residential Precinct' to 'Park Residential Precinct'
  • The Specialised Centre Zone has been re-categorised as a level 1 zone (originally a level 2 zone under the 'Centre Zones' category)
  • Inclusion of mandatory 'application' component for all codes
  • Inclusion of additional sub-headings in all codes for improved clarity
  • Removal of local government purpose of the zone code
  • The content of the local government purpose has been included in 'purpose' section of the zone code
  • Minor editing to zone code purpose statements and overall outcomes.
  • Editing to zone code tables to ensure criteria for self assessable development applies to assessable development as well.
Part 7 - Local plans
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Inclusion of mandatory 'application' component for all codes
  • Inclusion of additional sub-headings in all codes for improved clarity
Part 8 - Overlays
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Inclusion of mandatory 'application' component for all codes
  • Inclusion of additional sub-headings in all codes for improved clarity
  • Change of overlay name:
  • 'Biodiversity Areas Overlay' to 'Environmental Significance Overlay'
  • 'Good Quality Agricultural Land Overlay' to 'Agricultural Land Overlay'
Part 9 - Development codes
  • Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
  • Inclusion of mandatory 'application' component for all codes
  • Inclusion of additional sub-headings in all codes for improved clarity
  • Part 9.2.1 – Community Residence Code moved from 9.2.2.
  • Part 9.2.2 – Forestry for Wood Production Code (new state-wide code) has been included.
  • Part 9.2.3 – Reconfiguring a Lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and Associated Operation Works Code) Moved from 9.2.3. Editing to Table 9.2.3:1 for greater clarity and consistency with QPP V 3.1.
Part 10 - Other Plans
  •  Minor editing (including zone names, formatting, headings)
Schedule 1 - Definitions
  •  SC1.1 Use definitions – New suite of definitions introduces 12 new use definitions and 21 new administrative definitions.
  • SC1.1.1 Industry thresholds – Inclusion of an Industry Thresholds table for greater clarity for industrial uses.
  • Minor editing to some existing use definitions (name and definition).
  • Minor changes to Activity Groups (to maintain consistency with QPP V3.1).
  • SC1.2 – Administrative definitions – Four (4) use definitions and 15 administrative definitions were deleted. Minor changes to some existing administrative names and definitions.
Schedule 2 - Mapping
  •  Minor editing to reflect zone, precinct and overlay name changes.
Schedule 3 - Priority infrastructure plan mapping and supporting material
  • Insert a new Schedule 3 to read as follows: 'Schedule 3 Priority infrastructure plan mapping and supporting material'.
Schedule 4 - Notations required under the Act
  • Inserted a new schedule 4 to read as follows:
  • 'Schedule 4 Notations required under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009'
  • Renumbered the former schedule 3 to become a new subheading to read as follows:
  • 'SC4.1 Notation of decisions affecting the planning scheme under section 391 of the Act'
  • Included a new subheading to read as follows: 'SC4.2 Notation of resolution(s) under section 648D of the Act'
  • Included a new subheading to read as follows: ' SC4.3—Notation of registration for urban encroachment provisions under section 680ZE of the Act' .
Schedule 5 - Land designated for community infrastructure
  • Inserted a new schedule 5 to read as follows: 'Schedule 5 Land designated for community infrastructure'.
Schedule 6 - Planning scheme policies
  • Renumbered the former schedule 4 to become a new schedule 6 to read as follows:
  • 'Schedule 6 Planning scheme policies'.

 

Reason for considering this as a 'minor amendment'

The process for amending planning schemes is set down in Statutory Guideline 01/14 — Making and amending local planning instruments. The guideline outlines the process that amendments must go through and steps a local government must follow. An amendment to make the planning scheme consistent with the latest version of QPP is identified as a minor amendment as it is a matter that meets the following criteria:

A minor amendment does not require public consultation.

Adoption of Amendment No.3 to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 - Short title

This amendment may be cited as Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme– Amendment No. 3.

Clause 2 - Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this planning scheme amendment on the 21st May 2013.

Clause 3 - Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 14th June 2013.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Clause 4 - Amendment of the Planning Scheme

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 - Amendment of Part 8 – Overlays

Adoption of Amendment No.2 (major amendment) to Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme

Sustainable Planning Act 2009
Chapter 3 Part 5
Adoption of Amendment No.2 to the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme (major amendment)

Notice is hereby given that on 21 October 2014 the Toowoomba Regional Council adopted the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.2. The amendment commences on 3 November 2014.

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme – Amendment No.2

The purpose and general effect of the amendment is to undertake multiple amendments to the following sections of the planning scheme:

 

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No2 - Expanatory Statement

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places – Amendment No.1

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this planning scheme policy amendment on the 19 August 2014.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 3 November 2014.

 

Part 2 Amendment of Planning Scheme Policy

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Planning Scheme Policy 6 (Heritage Places) is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 6 Planning Scheme Policies (1)

Schedule 6, SC6.6 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 6 – Heritage Places, SC6.6.2 : 

omit - 

2/PIT/0153
0
Yandilla Street
PITTSWORTH
RP179484/4 No

insert – 

2/PIT/0153
81 Yandilla Street
PITTSWORTH
RP179484/4
No

Adoption of Amendment No.1 to Schedule 4, SC4.2 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 – Engineering Standards – Roads and Drainage Infrastructure

Part 1 Preliminary

Clause 1 Short title

This amendment may be cited as Schedule 4, SC4.2 – Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 – Engineering Standards – Roads and Drainage Infrastructure – Amendment No.1

Clause 2 Adoption

Toowoomba Regional Council adopted this amendment on the 10th December 2013.

Clause 3 Commencement

This amendment took affect on the 10th January 2014.

 

Part 2 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Clause 4 Amendment of the Planning Scheme Policy

Planning Scheme Policy No.2 is amended in the manner set out in this part.

Clause 5 Amendment of Schedule 4 – Planning Scheme Policies

SC4.2 PSP No. 2 – Engineering Standards – Roads and Drainage Infrastructure:

Clause 6 Amendment of Appendix 12 (Table of amendments)

Appendix 12, at the end of the table:

Related document

Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme Amendment No1 - Amendment Document

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