2020 Planning Scheme Amendments commence

InsiteSJC's planning team recently received a briefing from Bundaberg Regional Council’s Manager of Strategic Planning, Evan Fritz, about recent amendments to the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme that commenced on 10 February. 
Some of the key changes include:

  • Secondary dwellings: changes have been made to minimum lot size and maximum floor area requirements;
  • Development footprint plans: development footprint plans can provide alternate setback requirements to the QDC and Planning Scheme, removing the need for building application referrals;
  • High impact industry: High impact industry development in the High impact industry zone now requires a code assessable application to be lodged with Council. Under previous planning schemes, development was accepted subject to requirements did not require approval from the Council as long as it complied with the relevant assessment benchmarks;
  • Soil conditioning/composting: soil conditioning/composting involving organic material and waste is now defined as Special industry, and changes have been made to its level of assessment; and
  • Local area plans: changes have been made to the Bundaberg State Development area, Kalkie-Ashfield local development area, and the Hughes and Seaview Road Bargara local development area.

Why not give us a call? The planning team at InsiteSJC is ready to help you find development opportunities.
As locals familiar with the development context, we are well-positioned to help you interpret and respond to the scheme and recent amendments.

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