Logan Planning Scheme 2015 version 6

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March 25, 2019
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Logan Planning Scheme 2015 version 6

Logan City Council introduced a number of amendments to their planning scheme which came into effect on Monday 27th May 2019. The most notable changes were the requirements for Auxiliary Units and the Dual Occupancy and Dwelling House Code.

Logan Reserve Land Use Area Plan
A Land Use Area Plan for Logan Reserve is now located in the Strategic Framework. This guides the land uses and residential densities in the plan area. The zoning of the area remains Emerging Community Zone.

Industry Thresholds
– Allowance for water and emission-intensive developments (brewery, coffee roasting, garlic press, etc.) to be code assessable (formerly impact assessable)
– Updated thresholds table to reflect current technologies (e.g. vehicle brakes no longer contain asbestos)
– Significant reduction in number of impact assessable development applications

Townhouses and Apartments
– The Low-Medium Density Residential Zone no longer limits Multiple Dwellings to being ‘townhouse style’ in the Townhouse precinct and ‘apartment style’ in the Apartment precinct
– Tables of assessment have been revised to reflect this change
– Building height limitations in these two precincts will dictate the built form outcomes
– Limitation of ‘townhouse style’ development has also been removed from the Low Density Residential Zone
– The distinction between ‘townhouses’ and ‘apartments’ remains in the Medium Density Residential Zone

Subdivision of Approved Multiple Dwellings
– The subdivision of approved Multiple Dwellings must be in the form of a community title scheme to ensure equitable maintenance of shared infrastructure
– Freehold lots will only be considered if all the proposed lots have direct road frontage and equitable maintenance of shared infrastructure is provided

Mixed Use Zone Hours of Operation
The requirement for development in the Mixed Use Zone to restrict operating hours to 6am to 7pm where adjoining particular zones has been removed.

Auxiliary Units
– Minimum lot size requirement of 450m² located in the administrative definition
– Minimum frontage requirement of 15m (acceptable outcome)
– Requirement for five on-site car parking spaces (acceptable outcome)
– Requirement for 5.5m wide crossover and driveway
– Siting performance outcomes strengthened to reduce ability for siting variations

Domestic Outbuildings
– No longer regulate the size of domestic outbuildings in urban areas. These are solely regulated by the site cover provisions of the QDC
– 150m² size limitation applies to all non-urban areas
– 150m² size limitation can be increased to 300m2 if greater prescribed setbacks are achieved
– Any domestic outbuildings exceeding 300m2 are assessable

Rear Lots
– Administrative definition of ‘rear lot’ now includes lots that are accessed by means of common property as part of a community title scheme development
– Where producing four or more rear lots, access and manoeuvring must be provided for on-site refuse collection
– 4.9m setback requirement for garages from shared access driveways where four or more rear lots exist

Changes to Dual occupancy and Dwelling house code
– Introduced additional provisions from the Flood Hazard Overlay Code
– Second crossover permitted for secondary dwellings and auxiliary units on corner lots and dual road lots
– Allowed carports to be built within the front boundary setback where not exceeding 6m by 6m, a maximum height of 3.5m and entirely unenclosed
– Various minor additions / rewordings
– Restructured code to provide clarity of application