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Public Notice: Adoption of administrative and minor amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme (RPS)


Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that:

  • Council resolved to adopt Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 on 8 June 2016.
  • Under delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer resolved to adopt Administrative Amendment Package 01/2016 on 31 May 2016.

Part 1

Minor Amendment Package 01/2016 will result in changes to the following sections of the RPS:

  • Heritage Places Register
  • RPS Zone mapping
  • Bushfire Hazard Overlay
  • Flood Prone, Storm Tide and Drainage Constrained Land Overlay
  • Habitat Protection Overlay
  • Heritage Place and Character Precinct Overlay
  • Waterways, Wetlands and Moreton Bay Overlay
  • Landslide Hazard Overlay

Part 2

Administrative Amendment Package 01/2016 includes changes to the RPS document and Planning Scheme Policy 5 – Environmental Emissions. These changes include:

  • Correct the numbering under section P3.1 of the Commercial Industry Zone Code
  • Update the Assessment Criteria for an Apartment Building in the Local Centre Zone Table of Assessment
  • Update the Flood Prone, Storm Tide and Drainage Constrained Land Overlay Code to:
    • replace out-dated references
    • clarify in the self-assessable development provisions that any building works proposed in the Storm Tide Area of the overlay map will trigger an application to Council for assessment against the overlay code
    • clarify the assessment criteria applicable to self-assessable development in the Tables of Assessment
  • In Habitat Protection Overlay Code, clarify:
    • the level of assessment for defined uses not listed in column 1
    • the terms ‘Enhancement Areas’, ‘Enhancement Corridors’ and ‘Enhancement Links’
  • Replace the redundant term ‘Private Waterfront Structures’ with ‘Canal and Lakeside Structures’ in the Canal and Lakeside Structures Overlay
  • Update references to current legislation in the Child Care Centre Use Code
  • Update inconsistent numbering in the Dwelling House Use Code
  • Update Planning Scheme Policy 5 – Environmental Emissions to reflect current legislation and standards and replace a redundant term
  • Update the Planning Scheme Notations

The amendment packages will take effect as part of Redlands Planning Scheme Version 7.1 on 17 June 2016.

The amendments can be viewed and purchased at Council’s Customer Service Centres and online at Council’s website.

For further information on the planning scheme amendments, please contact Redland City Council’s City Planning and Assessment Group on (07) 3829 8654.

City Plan one step closer to public review


Redland City Council today endorsed its draft City Plan, which will now be sent to the Queensland Government for review, before being opened for public comment.

Council requires state approval to release its draft City Plan for community review and held today’s special meeting to avoid any delays with this process, meaning the community will get the chance to provide feedback as soon as possible.

Council is mindful of next year’s State Government election and is keen to avoid the potential for it to hold up our new city plan which is one of the most important pieces of work currently being undertaken by Council.

Council is committed to community engagement activities for the draft City Plan 2015 it is expected the formal public consultation will begin in early in 2015, once the Minister has advised Council it can proceed.

The new City Plan is a State Government requirement and will help guide the future of the city by ensuring future population growth can be accommodated through a balance of housing types, green space and community infrastructure.

By defining appropriate zones throughout the city it will position the Redlands to take advantage of economic growth opportunities, while maintaining the distinctive character and lifestyle that makes us one of the most sustainable cities in Australia.

Residents can sign up at the City Plan website www.redland.qld.gov.au/cityplan to receive regular updates on the city plan process.

Red-tape cut with latest Redland Planning Scheme amendments


Redland residents can look forward to a more streamlined planning assessment process thanks to new amendments to the Redland Planning Scheme (took effect on 15 April 2013).

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the minor amendments would improve the planning process by reducing red-tape and duplication with other legislation, such as the Queensland Development Code.

“Applicants will find the latest version of the Redlands Planning Scheme more user-friendly – with a reduction, and in some cases total removal, of planning requirements for certain types of development.

“I am delighted to be able to deliver on my promise to the people of Redlands to reduce unnecessary red tape wherever possible.

“As a Council we are about making it easier to do business, not harder.”

Redland City Council spokesperson for Planning and Development Cr Julie Talty said Council planning applications would no longer be needed for most domestic additions, outbuildings and swimming pools in residential areas.

“This type of building work will be assessed against the Queensland Development Code so in most cases all you will need from Council is a building approval,” Cr Talty said.

“Similarly, relative’s apartments (e.g. granny flats) are now included in state legislation as a secondary dwelling under the Dwelling House Code, so they won’t usually need a Council planning application either.

“We encourage applicants to check on our website or with officers on building application requirements.

“Reconfiguring lot sizes will be easier with the minimum standard lot size now 450 square metres, down from 500 square metres, in line with the rest of the state.

“All this means it will be quicker, easier and less costly for Redland families to make changes to their own homes and residential properties.”

Planning Scheme changes include:

  • Council planning applications no longer required for most domestic additions (e.g. home extensions), outbuildings and private swimming pools.
  • Council planning application no long required for most relative’s apartments (granny flats).
  • Minimum standard lot size reduced from 500m2 to 450m2.
  • Relaxation of requirements for car parking in commercial centres.

View the latest version of the Redland Planning Scheme (Version 5.2) on our website.