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With the commencement of the Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017, a number of uses will become accepted development. If your development complies with the accepted provisions of any applicable codes, it would not require an application to Council. The accepted development provisions will deliver a good outcome for your site, and it is worthwhile to address the planning scheme during the design stage to try and ensure that the accepted development provisions are met. This is time well spent and will potentially save you time and money in applications.
A proposal will be accepted development and will not require a development application if it complies with the:
Assessable development requires an application to be made to Council and require a development decision to be issued. There are two levels of assessment for assessable development:
The level of assessment required for a development is determined by the assessment tables in the planning scheme. Common types of assessable development applications are further detailed below.
A 'Material Change of Use' application is required when there is:
Please refer to the assessment tables in the planning scheme to determine the type of land use and the level of assessment.
A 'Reconfiguring a Lot' development application is required when:
Please refer to the planning scheme to ascertain Council minimum lot sizes and road frontages.
An 'Operational Work' development application is required when:
A 'Building Work Assessable Under the Planning Scheme' application does not involve a Material Change of Use, but involves a building project which does not meet the standards required by the Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2016, and needs to be assessed.