Version 2 - Current 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 Planning Act 2016
- 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 benchmarks
Table 188.8.131.52.1—Accepted development subject to requirements and 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 (if involving building work)
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 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|
|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.
No acceptable outcome is nominated.