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Amenity and Aesthetics Policy
Council adopted an Amenity and Aesthetics Policy on 12 May 2010 in response to changes to planning laws by the Queensland Government.
The amended Amenity and Aesthetics Policy, effective on and from 12 October 2011, is now only applicable to the assessment of Class 10 buildings and structures (eg. sheds, shipping container storage and carports) in certain circumstances.
Council has also adopted an additional Amenity and Aesthetics Policy relating to considerations for the removal/resiting of a dwelling and converting a Class 10 (shed) to a Class 1 (Dwelling), which took effect on Monday 16 August 2010.
Council adopted an amendment on 7 December 2011 to the Amenity and Aesthetics policy to exclude decks, patios, pergolas, verandahs and gazebos from being included in the calculation of the total use area of Class 10a buildings, which was initially intended to regulate the size of car ports and sheds.
The general effect of the amendment will provide greater certainty about Council’s intention to regulate the size of sheds and carports, but not patios, decks and the like.
Doolong Flats / Ghost Hill & Kawungan North East (Main Street) Structure Plan
Council at its Community and Development Committee Meeting on 8 September 2010, approved the Doolong Flats/Ghost Hill and Kawungan North East (Main Street) Structure Plan.
The structure plan seeks to provide an integrated land use and infrastructure strategy to guide the future development of this area and will assist Council in the assessment of current and future development proposals.
The structure plan identifies the preferred layout of future residential and commercial development as well as the location of major roads, open space and infrastructure.
The structure plan report includes a vision and a series of supporting strategies to help give effect to and implement the structure plan.
Schedule 4 Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 - Provisions relating to attached duplexes
Fraser Coast Regional Council has not nominated or resolved to have Schedule 4, Table 2, Item 2 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 apply to attached duplexes. As such, planning applications will be required for duplexes, which will be assessed against the relevant planning scheme. Whilst Council has not elected to ‘opt in’ to the Regulation provisions regarding duplexes at this time, other avenues for reducing assessment times and costs are being investigated by officers. More information...
Granville and Maryborough North Further Investigation Areas (June 2009)
This Strategic Planning Review and Structure Plan Concepts Report has considered the suitability of and issues associated with urban development occurring in two identified Further Investigation Areas on the eastern and northern outskirts of Maryborough (at Granville and Maryborough North).
The review has outlined the strategic context for urban growth within the Fraser Coast Region and has summarised the State, regional and local planning frameworks currently applicable to development within the Granville and Maryborough North Further Investigations Areas.