A Planning Scheme is a document which sets out the controls and use of land that apply to land across the Shire. Planning Schemes, like many mandatory documents, can be complex and confusing until familiarity is gained through regular use. The scheme is used to ascertain the zoning and criteria for development proposals.
INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES RESOLUTION
At its Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 11 August 2015, in accordance with Section 630 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Council resolved to adopt its Infrastructure Charging. The resolution has effect on and from 18 August 2015 and applies to development application decisions made on or after this date.
AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING SCHEME
Quilpie Shire Council has amended its Planning Scheme to take into account recent and future development in and around the town of Quilpie.
Unless prescribed as exempt or self assessable development under the Building Regulation 2006 a Building Development Application is required to be submitted to a Building Certifier for building work including:
- repair work
- moving or demolishing a building
- swimming pools
- retaining walls over 1m in height
- change of classification
- tenancy fit-outs; and
- commercial buildings
To check if the building work is assessable development please contact the Building and Environmental Planning Officer at the Quilpie Shire Council office on (07) 4656 0500 or email us.
Guideline for use, inspection and maintenance of decks, balconies and windows released
The amendments come after several safety concerns reported including the 2012 Coroner’s Inquiry into the death of a young child caused by a decayed decking board, and other cases of recent deck and balcony collapses throughout Australia.
Various other changes have been made to reflect current National Construction Code requirements.
The Guideline was originally developed to help building owners and occupiers, builders and inspectors to carry out inspections on balustrades, decks and balconies in order to check the integrity and safety of these structures. Owners and managers of non-residential buildings with a deck or balcony, such as restaurants, hotels and clubs, may also find the Guideline relevant. However, industry professionals must note this document does not replace the technical standards used by the industry.