Public Notice: Adoption of Major and Minor Amendments to the Redlands Planning Scheme

Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 that Council resolved to adopt Major Amendment Package 01/2013 on 30 July 2014 and Minor Amendment Package 02/2014 on 10 December 2014.

Under Delegated authority, the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with s.257(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009 has set a commencement date of 20 March 2015 for the Major and Minor Amendment Packages. The amendment packages will take effect as part of Redlands Planning Scheme Version 7.

The major amendment includes:

Major Centre Zone

  • Amending the Table of Assessment in the Major Centre Zone to make tenancy changes self-assessable development;
  • Including a Specific Outcome into the Major Centre Zone code that provides scope to support proposals above the building height specified for the Cleveland CBD where a proposal demonstrates the increased height supports the revitalisation of the CBD and contributes to employment/residential growth;
  • Replacing the building height map for Cleveland with a new map that is consistent with the Cleveland Centre Master Plan.

Redland Bay Centre

  • Removing the Redland Bay Centre from the Neighbourhood Centre zone and including it in the District Centre zone.

Urban Residential Zone

  • Providing opportunities for Council to consider a wider variety of housing choices by making Multiple Dwellings Impact Assessable on Urban Residential zoned premises between 1200m2 and 4000m2 and where meeting certain design criteria;
  • Clarifying that dual occupancies are eligible for code assessment on 800m2 lots;
  • Amending provisions relating to built to boundary walls to ensure consistency with the Queensland Development Code.

Bushfire Hazard Overlay

  • Reflecting the Queensland Government’s Single State Planning Policy mapping for North Stradbroke Island;
  • Amending the explanatory notes within the Bushfire Hazard Overlay code to recognise that areas identified as medium bushfire hazard are “designated bushfire prone areas” in accordance with the Building Regulation 2006;
  • Removing dwelling houses and building work from the overlay and regulating under the Building Regulation 2006.

Canal and Lakeside Structures Overlay

  • Incorporating a new overlay to ensure that new development protects the structural stability of Council revetment walls and embankments in Raby Bay, Aquatic Paradise and Sovereign Waters.

Heritage Places

  • Updating the Heritage Places Register by adding three local heritage sites on Coochiemudlo Island and reflecting the State Heritage Register.

The minor amendment incorporates changes to zone and overlay mapping
(Habitat Protection Overlay, Flood Prone, Storm Tide & Drainage Constrained Land Overlay, Waterways, Wetlands & Moreton Bay Overlay and Landslide Hazard Overlay) to reflect recent development approvals.

The amendment packages will take effect as part of Redlands Planning Scheme Version 7 on 20 March 2015.

Major Amendment Package 01/2013 & Minor Amendment Package 02/2014 can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centres and online at Council’s website

For further information on the planning scheme amendment, please contact Redland City Council’s City Planning and Assessment Group on (07) 3829 8999.