Version 1 - Superseded Planning Scheme
- Citation and commencement
- Part 1 About the planning scheme
- Part 2 State planning provisions
- Part 3 Strategic framework
- Part 4 Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)
- Part 5 Tables of assessment
- Part 6 Zones
- Part 7 Local plans
- Part 8 Overlays
- Part 9 Development codes
- Part 10 Other plans
- Schedule 1 Definitions
- Schedule 2 Mapping
- Schedule 3 Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) mapping and tables
- Schedule 4 Notations required under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009
- Schedule 5 Land designated for community infrastructure
- Schedule 6 Planning scheme policies
6.2.10 Environmental management
This code applies to development where the code is identified as applicable in a table of assessment. When using this code, reference should be made to section 5.3.2 and where applicable, section 5.3.3 located in Part 5.
- The purpose of the environmental management zone code is to:
- Limit the scale of development in areas of environmental and visual amenity significance such as on the Gladstone harbour islands.
- Provide for small scale dwelling houses on lots and limited other low impact tourism and environmental related activities.
- The purpose of the zone will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
- Low impact, small–scale rural type living opportunities and associated activities are facilitated where they do not adversely impact on any ecological, visual, scenic amenity or coastal character values.
- Adverse impacts on natural systems, both on–site and on adjoining land are minimised through the location, design and management of development.
- Adverse impacts from on–site and adjoining sites are minimised or avoided through the location, design and management of development and activities.
- Development does not fragment regional or local environmental corridors and maintains linkages to areas with other ecological values.
- Development responds to land constraints, including but not limited to bushfire, flooding and minimising changes to natural topography.
- Very low intensity development related to the conservation and environmental values of the area may be facilitated where it does not detrimentally affect the environmental values of the area.
- Further lot reconfiguration does not occur in order to protect areas with high visual and environmental values.
126.96.36.199 Assessment criteria
Table 188.8.131.52.1—Self–assessable development
|Performance outcomes||Acceptable outcomes|
|Use – Caretaker's accommodation |
No more than 1 caretaker's accommodation unit is established on the site.
Caretaker's accommodation is a maximum of 100m2 GFA.
|Built form |
Buildings and other structures:
Building height does not exceed 8.5m.
The maximum combined site cover of buildings and structures does not exceed the lesser of 10% of the total site area or 500m2.
Non–residential buildings have a maximum combined GFA of 300m2.
|Residential density |
Residential density reflects the low intensity and environmental character of the locality.
Residential density is limited to one dwelling house per allotment (including one secondary dwelling).
Where a dwelling house, any secondary dwelling is:
|For all assessable development |
|Land use |
|No acceptable outcomes are nominated.|
|Effects of development |
Development responds sensitively to on–site and surrounding topography, drainage patterns, coastal foreshores, waterways, utility services, access, vegetation and adjoining land use, such that:
|No acceptable outcome is nominated|
|Use – Nature based tourism |
Development protects environmental values and is of a scale and intensity that does not compromise the low density and environmental character of the locality.
Development and associated accommodation do not exceed six guests at any one time.