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Protectionof
environmental
features suchas
keyhabitats and
wildlifecorridors
Objectives:
§ Retentionof vegetationof ecological, aestheticand/or cultural
significance
§ Retentionof significant cultural landscapes, associated
vegetation, gardensandlandscapeforms
7.2.21LandscapeWorkCode, Purpose
Purpose:
Ensurethat anyreconfigurationof lotsresultsin:
§ Protectionandenhancement of ecologicallysignificant areasand
environmental values.
PC.3Ecologicallysignificant areaslocatedonsitesidentifiedon
OverlayMapOM.1–Rural Subdivisionmust beprotected.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
PC.1Vegetationmust beprotectedtoensurethat:
§ Habitatsareprovidedfor rareandthreatenedfloraandfaunaas
definedbytheNatureConservationAct 1992andNature
Conservation(WildlifeRegulations) 1994
§ Vegetationof historical, cultural andvisual significanceis
retained
§ Vegetationisretainedfor erosionpreventionsandslope
establishment
§ Thecharacter of thelocal areaismaintained
§ Theconservationof theCity’sbiodiversityisassisted.
7.2.36VegetationManagementCode
PC1, 2Prior tocommencingthedevelopment design:
§ Theecological featuresandfunctionslocatedand/or adjacent to
thesitemust beidentifiedandassessed
§ Andecologicallysignificant areas, includinganywetlands,
aquaticandriparianareas, or degradedareassuitablefor
rehabilitationtobecomeecologicallysignificant, andlocatedon
and/or adjacent tothesite, must beidentified.
7.3.9Natural WetlandAreasandNatural WaterwaysCode, PC.1
7.3.10NatureConservationCode, PC.2,
PC.5, 2Ecologicallysignificant areasmust beprotectedand
maintained.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode, PC. 5
7.3.9Natural WetlandAreasandNatural WaterwaysCode, PC.2
PC13Ecologicallysignificant areasmust beconservedand
protected.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode, PC13
PC.3 Native fauna and its habitat located on a site identified as
beingecologically significant inany ecological siteassessment must
beconserved.
Principle:
Ecosystemfeaturesandprocessesunderpinningthebiological well
beingof theRochedaleCommunityistobeprotected, managedand
enhanced.
Requirement:
Protect andenhanceecological features, including:
§ Thenorthtosouthecological corridor withintheEnvironmental
ProtectionAreaandalongBulimbaCreek;
§ Thenorthtosouthwaterwaycorridor alongBulimbaCreekand
twominor waterwaystothesouth-west of theRochedaleLocal
Plan;
§ Ecosystemprocessesandservices;
§ Thepresence, distributionandabundanceof significant areas,
species, communitiesandecological processesasidentifiedin
CityPlan;
§ Degradedhabitat areasor ecological corridorsincritical locations
suitablefor restorationand/or enhancement.
Biodiversity- Neighbourhood
P11Thelayout retainssignificant vegetation, wildlifecorridorsand
habitat areas, incorporatesnatural andcultural features, minimises
soil erosionandavoidsdevelopment onflood-proneland.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
P14Thestreet systemislocated, designedandmanagedto
preserveor enhancethehabitat andcorridor requirementsof native
wildlife(plantsandanimals).
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.3
TheShire'suniquenatural, openspace, climatic, rural andscenic
attributesareprotectedtomaintainbiodiversity, ecological
processes, andvisuallyattractiveandvariedlandscapesand
managedsoastoprovideasustainablefocusandsettingfor the
Shire'scommunityandeconomicdevelopment. Thisincludes:
§ Thevarietyof ecosystemsandthespeciestheysupport being
maintainedor enhanced,
§ Prominent natural landscapeelementssuchasescarpments,
ridgelines, beaches, headlandsandmountainpeaks, whichserve
asdistinctivevisual landmarkswithintheShire, beingprotected,
§ TheMaroochy, MooloolahandMaryRiver systemsandother
water resources, beingprotected,
§ Highstandardsof water andair quality, andacceptablenoise
levels, beingmaintained, and
§ Premiseswhicharesensitivelysitedanddesignedhavingregard
tolocal climaticconditions, vegetationcover andtopography.
DesiredEnvironmental OutcomeNo.1
Overall outcomesof theVegetationManagement Codeare:
§ significant areasof nativevegetationandtheir associatedwildlife
habitatsandlinkagesareconservedandappropriatelymanaged
§ vegetationwithindefinedwater catchment areas, riparianareas
or wetlandsisconservedandappropriatelymanaged.
§ vegetationwithinenvironmentallysensitiveareasincluding
steeplyslopinglandandareaspronetoerosionor salinityis
conservedandappropriatelymanaged.
§ vegetationwhichisof cultural heritage, ecological, horticultural,
scientific, recreationor aesthetic(includingstreetscape,
townscapeor landscape) significanceor valueisconservedand
appropriatelymanaged.
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PC.7 Unimpeded movement of fauna within and through the site
andalongdesignatedecological corridorsmust befacilitated.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode
Relationshipto
topographyand
natural site
features
All lotscreatedhavesufficient areathat isfloodfreetosafelyand
adequatelyaccommodatetheir intendeduseanddevelopment.
ReconfiguringALotCode, PC.16
Landscapeworkmust beconsistent withandnot degrade, the
ecological valuespresent onthesiteanditssurrounds.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode, PC.12
Principle:
Respectingandreflectingthesite’shistory, landformandlandscape
andusingthisasagenerator of neighbourhoodcharacter.
Requirements:
§ Preserveandenhancethesite’scultural, environmental and
historical elements.
§ Workwithrather thanalter variationsinthetopographyand
landscapeasanelement intheneighbourhood’sdesignandasa
meansof expressionandreference;
§ Support andconnect vegetation/habitat corridorswhichalso
providescenicamenityandasenseof place;
§ Integrateexistinghistoricallyor culturallyrelevant speciesonsite
(egboulevardingstreetswithhooppinesor mangotreesetc) into
theoverall landscapeof theneighbourhood;
§ Provideopportunitiesfor viewseg. RochedaleandPriestdale
Roadetc.
Subtropical Design- Neighbourhood
P1Thelot andstreet layout givesaneighbourhoodastrongand
positiveidentity, byrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting,
landmarks, placesof cultural heritagesignificanceandviewsand
throughclearlylegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
Outcome
Creatingneighbourhoodfocal pointsandadiverserangeof
activitieswithineachcommercial centreor industrial estateto
promotea‘senseof place’ andthecreationof adistinctiveidentity
whichrecognisesand, whererelevant, conservesthenatural
environment andplacesof cultural heritagesignificance.
Overall outcomefor StreetscapeandLandscape(urbanareasonly)
inReconfigurationCodenotes:
Attractivestreetscapesareprovidedthat:
§ Reinforcethefunctionof astreet
§ Enhancetheamenityof premises
§ Aresensitivetothebuilt form, landscapeandenvironmental
conditionsandcharacter of thelocality; and
§ Promotesafetyandsecurity
Newdevelopment is cognisant of the existing landscape character,
and retains or reinforces that character through measures such as
vegetation retention, provision of newlandscaping, management of
stormwater quality…..
12.5ReconfiguringaLotCode
ModerateandMajor Subdivisions
§ Givesaresidential neighbourhood…astrongandpositive
identitybyrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting, landmarks,
views, placesof cultural significanceandthroughclearlylegible
streetsandstreetscapingthemes, andinthecaseof residential
neighbourhoods, openspacenetworks;
Table12.5.2SpecificOutcomesandprobablesolutions– LayoutandDesign
Development Constraintsoverlaynoteswithrespect todifficult
topography:
Uses and works avoid land with slopes greater than 20%or on
geologicallyunstableland.
DevelopmentConstraintsOverlayspart11div4section11.4.6
Stormwater
Management
Thedevelopment must not causeanadverseimpact fromchanges
inqualityand/ or quantityof stormwater dischargesduringthe
constructionor operational phasesof thedevelopment. Stormwater
runoff withinlandtobesubdividedandonadjacent propertiesmust
bemanagedsoasnot tocauseanyadverseimpactsonthebuilt or
natural environment, either upstreamor downstreamof thesite.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode, PC17
Principle
Promoteswater useefficiencyandwater cycleinitiativesthat:
§ Generatessignificantlylesswastewater thanconventional urban
areasinBrisbane;
§ Maximisestheuseof nondrinkingwater
§ Improvesthequalityof downstreamwaterways.
Requirement
§ Localisedwastewater treatment plant
§ Onsitewater treatment systemsandtechnologysuchasreed
Toprovidestormwater qualitymanagement systemswhichensure
that disturbancetonatural streamsystemsinminimisedand
stormwater dischargetosurfaceandundergroundreceivingwaters,
bothduringconstructionandindevelopedcatchments, doesnot
degradethequalityof water inthereceivingdomains.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element3.2, Objective
Thedesignof thelandscapeinpublicstreetsmaximisesabsorptive
landscapedareasfor infiltrationof stormwater whereappropriate.
Drainagesystemsareprovidedwhich:
§ Adequatelyprotect peopleandthenatural andbuilt environments
at anacceptablelevel of riskandinacost effectivemanner …;
and
§ Contributepositivelytotheenvironmental enhancement of
catchment areas.
Stormwater qualitymanagement systemsareprovidedwhich:
§ Ensurethat disturbancetonatural ripariansystemsisminimised
includingtheminimisationof erosionandscour resultingfrom
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§ Small sizedandpressurereductionin water reticulation
§ Smart sewersandlowpressureonsitesystems
§ Reticulatednondrinking(treatedtoclassAspecifications) water
toeachhouseholdfor outdoor useandfirefightingrequirements
§ Localisedaquifer extractiontoirrigatelocal parksor possible
water miningof Bulimbacreeksewer systemtosatisfynon
drinkingwater requirementsof RDA
§ Treat runoff andeliminatesewer overflowinwet weather
IntegratedWaterManagement
Principle:
Requirement:
§ Maximisenumber of lotselevatedaboveroadnetwork
§ Permeablepavementsandfilter trenches
§ Drought proof streetscapesieusingappropriatespecies,
reticulatednon-drinkingwateringsystemandBCCstormwater
treewateringsystem
WaterSensitiveDesign
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element4.1, P2
changedwater regimes…..
Reconfig. CodePart12Division5, Outcomes
Earthworksensure:
§ natural landformsanddrainagelinesaremaintainedwhere
possible;
§ that landor water isnot contaminated
EarthworksCodepart12div15
SpecificOutcomesfor theUrbanenvironment asawhole
Environmental management
§ Thequalityof stormwater runoff fromauseor siteissimilar toor
better thantheestablishedwater qualitystandardsfor the
receivingwatersor lawful point of discharge.
§ Usesandworksaredesignedtosupport integratedcatchment
management, including:
i. Protectionandrehabilitationof natural drainagepatterns
andriparianvegetation;
ii. appropriatebufferingalonganyadjoiningmajor
watercourses.
Part4Div3section4.3.3(3)
Definitionof
Neighbourhood
andrelationship
toUrban
Structure
Purpose: Ensurethat anyreconfigurationof lotsresultsin:
§ Goodurbandesignoutcomesthat areconsistent withthe
intendedcharacter for aparticular area…
§ Urbanareasthat arewell defined, energyefficient andlegible,
withahighdegreeof connectivity
§ Achoiceof affordablehousingtypes
PC. 6Subdivisionof landmust providefor aneighbourhoodwitha
strongandpositiveidentify, through:
§ Clearlyreadablestreet andopenspacenetworks
§ Appropriateresponsetositecharacteristicsandsetting(incl
landmarksandviews)
§ Integrationwiththesurroundingurbanenvironment
§ Locationof community, retail andcommercial facilitiesat focal
points, withinconvenient walkingdistancefor residents
§ Shareduseof publicfacilitiesbyadjoiningcommunities(where
relevant)
§ Enhancement of personal safetyandminimisationof potential for
crime, vandalismandfear mymaximisingopportunitiesfor
casual surveillanceof publicspaces
§ Achievingasenseof place.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Not addressed Toprovidesafe, convenient andattractiveneighbourhoodsthat
meet thediverseandchangingneedsof thecommunity.
Thisencompasses:
§ offeringawidechoiceingoodqualityhousingandassociated
communityandcommercial facilities,
§ providingfor local employment opportunities,
§ encouragingwalkingandcycling,
§ minimisingenergyconsumptionand
§ promotingasenseof placethroughneighbourhoodfocal points
andthecreationof adistinctiveidentitywhichrecognisesand,
whererelevant, conservesthenatural environment andlacesof
cultural heritagesignificance.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1, OBJ ECTIVE
Outcomes
§ (a) thefutureurbanzoneprovidesfor integratedurban
development onlargeandstrategicallylocatedparcelsof land
§ (c) development occursinaccordancewithcomprehensivearea
planninganddetailedsiteplanningwhich:
- achievesanorderly, integratedandcoordinatedsettlement
pattern; and
- resolvesanyphysical landconstraints.
§ (d) non-residential usesareappropriatelylocatedanddesigned
andservicethedaytodayneedsof thelocal community, or form
part of adesignatedcommercial or businesscentre.
§ (e) Residential useswithinthefutureUrbanZone
- providesamixof lowtomediumdensityhousingtypesand
lot sizesinresponsetocommunityhousingneeds
- areconcentratedat higher densitiesaroundcentres, public
transport nodesandother communityfocal points.
TheschemealsocontainsspecificoutcomestheRipley
Valley/DeebingCreekSubArea, RedbankPlains, Chuwar,
Wallon/ThangoonaandKeigesRoadSouth, whichall require
additional structureplanningtodeterminenatureandcompositionof
neighbourhoods, movement networks, infrastructureetc..
Thisisalsoreflectedinplanningpoliciesfor IntegratedPlanningin
theScheme.
ThereconfigurationCode(part 12Div5Table12.5.2) notes:
§ (a)Givesaresidential neighbourhood…astrongandpositive
identitybyrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting, landmarks,
views, placesof cultural significanceandthroughclearlylegible
streetsandstreetscapingthemes, andinthecaseof residential
neighbourhoods, openspacenetworks;
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§ (b) providesamixof lot sizes andenablesavarietyof housing
types, commercial andindustrial establishmentsandother
compatiblelanduses
§ (c) distributeslandusessoastominimiseinfrastructurecosts;
§ (d) tobecognisant of linear openspaces…andensuretheyare
locatedtodefinetheboundariesof neighbourhoods
§ (e) reinforceneighbourhood identitybylocatingcommunity,
retail andcommercial facilitiesat focal pointswithconvenient
walkingdistancesfor residents;
§ (g) providesapedestriannetwork
§ (h) provideswell distributedpublicopen spacesthat contribute
thelegibilityandcharacter of thelocality, providefor arangeof
usesandactivities,
§ (i) provideswell locatedvehicle, cyclist andpedestriannetworks
that minimiselocal vehicletrips, maximisepublictransport
effectiveness, andencouragewalkingandcyclingtodaily
activitiesandtoprovideasourceof recreation.
FromheretheReconfigurationreferstoAMCORDElement 1.1
NeighbourhoodDesignandChapter 7of QueenslandStreetsto
provideadditional designassistance.
LocationScale
andNumberof
Centres
The Activity Centre Strategy 1998 identifies a role and function for
each individual centres and relates each one to those of other
centres within the City, contributing to a coordinated system of
Activity Centres for Gold Coast City community. It seeks to promote
a system of diverse, multi-faceted, environmentally, socially and
economically sustainable Activity Centres which will enhance
prosperityfor thebusinessandresidential community.
3.2.5ActivityCentres– KeyIssues
The aimof the strategy is to achieve benefits fromthe clustering of
certain functions, in terms of both economic and cultural
considerations. It also assumes that community benefits flow from
the selective allocation of particular services to those locations,
whereaccesstotheservicecatchment canbeoptimised.
….The location and size of individual Activity Centres are closely
related to the historical development of the region and the influence
of transport technology, as well as innovations in service industries,
particularly in retailing. Gold Coast City differs fromother similarly
sized cities within Australia in that it does not have a single
dominant business centre. The resulting mix of traditional town
centres, tourist resort areas, major stand-alone regional shopping
facilities and industrial and commercial precincts is now well
established, and will inevitably continue to be a feature of Gold
Coast City.
Gold Coast City has a large supply of retail and commercial
floorspace, together with an extensive supply of vacant commercial
land, which is capable of being developed for such purposes. The
large stock of existing commercial land has allowed newcentres to
be developed, at the expense of the consolidation and rejuvenation
of existingcentres.
Principle: Centres and other key facilities within the neighbourhood
sited, planned and designed for the comfort of users and to provide
anattractivelocal destination.
Requirement: Centres to be sited for maximumaspect and access
(physicallyandvisually).
Subtropical Design- Neighbourhood
Obj. Tocreateor maintainCentresthat accommodateuses,
facilitiesandbuildingsof atypeandscaleappropriatetoeach
Centre’sdesiredroleandcharacter.
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element1,
Council intendsthat small-scalecentresand“corner stores” be
establishedat suitablesitesthroughout theShiretomeet the
convenienceshoppingandrelatedday-to-daycommercial services
needsof local communities. Suchcentresarealsointendedto
serviceasneighbourhoodfoci andthereforeamixof local
commercial andcommunityfacilitiesisfavoured.
Local centres:
§ Of upto2000m2total commercial/businessgrossfloor areaare
intendedtoprovideconvenienceshoppingtoimmediately
surroundingpremises(mainlyinresidential areasbut alsosome
industrial, rural residential andrural areas). Thesecentresmay
includeconvenienceshops, local newsagentsandservice
stations; and
§ Beingsomewhat larger (upto5000m2total commercial/business
grossfloor area) neighbourhoodcentresmaybeappropriatein
coastal urbanareasor Nambour toservicelarger residential
communitieswhicharemoreremotefromexistingor proposed
higher order centre; and
§ Incorporatinglocal communityfacilitiesareadesirable.
5.2CodeforLocal Centres, PREAMBLE
O1Toprovidefor local centrestobeestablishedonsuitablesites
havingregardtoaccessibility, sizeandlocation, andthedesirability
of consolidatingexistingcentres.
The role and function of centres is set out in both the Strategic
Framework (strategy map 2 – Urban Areas) and in the assessment
provision of the scheme. Specifically, in section 4.3.3, Specific
Outcomes for the Urban Area as a whole notes with respect to
Centres:
Anetworkof centresisestablishedwhich:
§ Supportsthedevelopment of theIpswichCityCentreasakey
Centrefor thewestern Subregionof SouthEast Queensland
§ Supportsandprovidesfor major centresat Booval, …and
Walloon, toservicethemainconvenienceandcomparison
shoppingneedsof theCity’sresidents;
§ Supportsandprovidesfor thedistributionof neighbourhood
shoppingcentresandlocal shoppingareas, whichmainlycater
for convenienceshoppingandlocal services, acrosstheCityand
generallywithinthelocationsdepictedonMap3Sched. 7.
Neighbourhood Centres and local shopping centres are designed
andlocated:
§ Totakeadvantageof major entry/exit pointstoresidential
communitieswithgoodvisibilityandaccessfrommajor roads
§ Tobeconvenientlyaccessibletothecatchment areatheyare
intendedtoserve;
§ Tobeconvenientlyaccessible, wherepossible, topublic
transport andpedestriancycleroutes;
§ Toprovideafocusfor communityinteractionandmeet
demonstratedcommunityneeds
§ Wherepossible, tobenear schools, parklandandcommunity
facilitiesinorder toformpart of acommunitynode; and
§ Sizedsoasnot tocompromisetheviabilityof higher order
centresor other existingor plannedneighbourhoodcentres.
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The future of centres within the city will be driven by a number of
important factors, these being the availability of a relatively cheap
source of transportation fuel, the finite volume of suitable residential
land stocks, demographic and population trends, increasing
community desire for time, convenient goods and services, and
global andregional environmental concerns.
Key Regional Centres (also known as Key Metropolitan Centres) -
200-250,000people
Regional Centres–100-120,000people
SubRegional Centres–40-60,000people
District Centres–20-30,000people
Local Centres - 5-10,000people
NeighbourhoodCentres–lessthan5,000people
3.2.5ActivityCentres– THEEXISTINGSYSTEMOFCENTRES
3.2.5ActivityCentres– CATCHMENTBASEDCENTRES
Cluster Development - To create a number of globally capable
industrycentres, characterised
by a critical mass of similar and related firms, availability of an
intensityof knowledge, researchanddevelopment andinnovation.
3.2.16PICPolicy
O2Toprovidefor ascaleof development andusecompatiblewith
thecharacter andamenityof thelocality, andwhichrecognisesthe
primacyof theShire’shigher order centres.
5.2CodeforLocal Centres, 2, Element1, 2
VillageCentres
§ Thesecentresprovidearangeof retail andcommercial facilities
satisfyingtheneedsof their host towns. Thestrategyseeksto
enhancethecharacter of thetownsandtheir centresandit must
thereforeensurethat existingbusinessareasretaintheir roleas
theprincipal retail andcommercial servicecentresof their towns;
§ Newcommercial development intherural townsisgenerallyto
occur inthevillagecentre, thoughcorner or general storesmay
locateelsewhereintheurbanareas;
§ Landusesaregenerallyexpectedtoincludesmall scale
supermarketsthat servicethelocal communityonly, specialty
shops, arangeof local communityservices, suchaslibrariesand
healthandeducationfacilities, andsmall scaletourist facilities;
§ Usessuchasretail showrooms, commercial recreationand
repair andmaintenanceservicesarenot generallyconsidered
appropriateinvillagecentres, unlesstheyarerequiredtosatisfy
alocal need.
4.3Retail andCommercial Strategy, 4.3.4VillageCentres
Local Centres
§ Thesefacilitiesrangefromlocal neighbourhoodcentres, which
maycompriseasupermarket, convenienceshopsandsome
comparisonshoppingtosatisfytheday-to-dayneedsof discrete
residential areas, tolocal conveniencecentreswhichinclude
corner storesor shoppinggroupswhichsatisfyoccasional, after-
hoursor emergencyneeds;
§ Local neighbourhoodandlocal conveniencecentresareintended
tobedistributedthroughout theShireinamanner that ensures
all residential areashaveconvenient accesstosuchacentre;
§ Newcentresof thisscale, or expansionof them, should, where
possible, beclearlyassociatedwithadefinitelocal community,
beadequatelyaccessibletoit andfacilitatethegroupingof all or
most retail, commercial, serviceandcommunityfacilities;
§ Suitablecommercial facilitiesarethosewhichsatisfytheneeds
of therespectivelocal communitiesandmayincludecommunity
servicesandrecreational facilities, andinthecaseof local
neighbourhoodcentres, someprofessional andbusinessoffices;
§ Theneedtolimit development tothat servinglocal communities
onlyisdrivenbythepremisethat it strengthenscommunity
identityandfocus; and
§ Thestrategyalsoenvisagesthecreationof attractiveretail and
commercial areasthroughrecognitionof environmental, cultural
andaestheticfactors. Thesefactorsareessential inattracting
tourist tradeandinmaintainingaregional competitiveedge.
4.3Retail andCommercial Strategy, 4.3.5Local Centres
OutcomesfortheUrbanAreas, asawhole
Part 4, Divisions 9 (Major Centre Zone) and 10 (Local Retail and
Commercial Zone) deal withOverall andSpecific outcomes for retail
andcommercial areaswithincentres.
Incorporationof
mixed-uses
All subdivisionswithmorethan250lotsaretoincludeappropriate
sitesfor thelocationof convenienceshopsand/or community
Not addressed P2Neighbourhoodidentityisreinforcedbylocatingcommunity,
retail andcommercial facilitiesat focal pointswithinconvenient
Thereislimitedreferencetomixedusedevelopment withinthebody
of theschemeandtherearedistinctionsmade, if onlysubtly
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mixed-uses
Integrationof
residential with
centres
facilities.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode, PC.13
Enhanced employment and investment opportunities through better
integration of residential and business activity, whilst protecting the
residential amenity.
2.1.3DEOECON. 2
The location and design of residential areas and support facilities to
maximise accessibility to community facilities and places of
employment, and to maximise opportunities for community
interaction.
2.1.4DEOSOC. 2
walkingdistancesfor residents.
8.2Reconfiguringof Lotsfor Residential Purposes, Element 1.1
P5Higher residential densitiesinareasadjacent toparks, public
transport routes, inandadjacent toCentresandwithinclose
proximitytoeducational facilitiesmust beachievedwithout
compromisingtheenvironmental valuesof thesiteor theexistingor
intendedresidential character of thearea.
8.2Reconfiguringof Lotsfor Residential Purposes, Element 5.1
P3Mixedusedevelopment incorporatingresidential accommodation
must providereasonablestandardsof identity, privacyandsecurity
for residentsandtheir visitors.
5.1Codefor TownandVillageCentres, Element 6
betweenexpectationfor mixedusedevelopment betweenhigher
order andlower order centres.
Thetableof Assessment for themajor centrezoneallowsthe
locationof multipledwellingsasCodeAssessabledevelopment.
However intheLocal Retail andCommercial ZoneMultiple
Dwellingsareimpact assessable. Althoughnot explicitlystatedit is
impliedthat residential formsarenot onlyexpectedbut encouraged
withinmajor centres. However, inthesmaller centresit appears
that the focusisonmaintainingacoreof retail/commercial uses
surroundedbymediumdensitydevelopment withnocompetitionfor
spacebetweenthetwoclassesof useswithinthelower order
centres.
Part 4Division9–Major CentreZonenotesasoneof itsoverall
outcomeswithrespect toHousing-
AccommodationwithinandadjoiningmajorCentres offers vitality
andaccessibilitytoservices, facilities andemployment, butcannot
beexpectedtoprovidethesamelevel ofPeace, quietandprivacyof
othersuburbansettings.
Noother referenceismadeintheUrbanAreasCodeor Residential
Coderegardingthenaturescaleor formof mixedusedevelopment.
Numberand
distributionof
parks andpublic
openspace
P.C. 18Apublicopenspacenetworkmust beprovidedwhich:
§ Providesor incorporatesarangeof recreationsettingsandcan
accommodateadequatefacilitiestomeet theneedsof the
community
§ Provideswell distributedopenspacesthat contributetothe
legibility, accessibilityandcharacter of thedevelopment
§ Createsattractiveurbanenvironmentssettingsandfocal points
§ Establishingaclear relationshipbetweenpublicopenspaceand
adjoininglanduses
§ Facilitatesappropriatemeasuresfor stormwater andflood
management andcareof valuableenvironmental resources
§ Enablestheretentionof significant vegetation, wetlands,
waterways, andother habitat areas, their associatedbuffer and
linkages/corridorsandnatural andcultural features
§ Iscost effectivetomaintain.
P.C. 19Thedesignandlocationof openspace(parkland) isto
result inhighqualityparklandandopenspaceareaswhichprovide
arangeof safeandeasilyaccessible, passiverecreational
opportunitiesfor thecommunity.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Ensurethat communityrecreationandsportingfacilitiesarewell
integratedintotheurbanenvironment.
3.2.11CROSPolicy2
P. Parksmeet communityneedsthrougharangeof recreation
opportunitiesandhelptoprotect biodiversityandlandscapeamenity
values.
Req.
§ Avarietyof Parktypes(asdefinedinthedraft BrisbanePark
ClassificationGuide) andfunctionsisprovidedinthepark
network, including:
- Informal useparks
- Sportsparks
- Natural areas
- Landscapeamenityparks
- Corridor linkparks
§ Parksmayinclude:
- Festivespaces
- Communitygardens
- Communityhalls
- Accessiblenatural landscapefeatures
§ Corridor Linkparksareprovidedalongwaterwaysand, where
appropriate, alongecological corridors.
P. Theparknetworkrespondstodifferent levelsof communityneed
andexpectedvisitor catchments.
Req.
Theparknetworkincludesahierarchyof parksignificancelevels
designedtocater for different communityneeds andvisitor/service
catchments, including:
§ Metropolitanparks
§ District parks
P9Thelayout provideswell-distributedpublicopenspacesthat
contributetothelegibilityandcharacter of thedevelopment, provide
for arangeof usesandactivities, arecost-effectivetomaintain, and
contributetostormwater management andenvironmental care.
P10Thelayout ensuresthat major linear or regional openspaces
arealocatedtodefinetheboundariesof neighbourhoodsand, where
appropriate, providecommunityfocal points.
8.2Reconfiguringof Lotsfor Residential Purposes, Element 1.1
Obj. Toprovide, whereappropriate, publicopenspacethat meets
user requirementsfor recreational andsocial activities, amenityand
for alandscapethat contributestotheidentityof MaroochyShire
andtheenvironmental healthof thecommunity.
8.2Reconfiguringof Lotsfor Residential Purposes, Element 1.6
Part 1Division3–StrategicFrameworknotesthat thoseareasof
land(bothpublicandprivate) requiredtoformpart of theoverall
integratedopenspacenetworkareshowninMap1inSchedule7.
ThisplanhighlightsthePrincipal ConservationAreasandelements
of theintegratedOpenSpaceNetworkthroughout theShire.
Overall outcomesfor theUrbanAreaspart 4, Division3, section
4.3.2under environmental Management andGreenSpacenotes-
§ (m) thereisanintegratedopenspacenetworkprovidingfor
diverse, useable, accessible, multi-purposeandaffordable
recreationandleisureopportunitiesthat respondtocommunity
needs.
For theRipleyValley/ DeebingCreekareathenatureof riparian
corridorslocationandtypesof parks, gardensandsportsgrounds
betheydistrict or local areshownonfigure4.8.1. Thisistheonly
detailedplanfor aparticular locality.
For development inother localitiestheReconfigurationCodeisthe
primesourceof designguidance. Table12.5.2notesintheSpecific
Outcomesfor PublicOpenSpace:
Parks
§ (a) areprovidedinthegeneral locationsasoutlinedinMap6.2
(FutureLinear andWatersideParksInfrastructure) of planning
schemePolicy5–InfrastructureandMap1(Principal
ConservationAreas&IntegratedOpenSpaceNetwork) in
Schedule7.
§ (e) arelocatedanddesignedinaccordancewiththedesired
standardsof service for eachrecreationsettingoutlinedin
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§ Local parks
P. Equitablydistributedparksthat aresafeandaccessiblefor
residentsandworkers.
Req
§ 100%of residentsinlowandmediumdensityresidential; areas
arewithin500msafewalkingor cyclingdistanceof alocal park
that hasalocal activityspace.
§ Proposedinformal uselocal parksareaccessiblefromthelocal
street network, anddonot front anarterial road.
§ 100%of residentsarewithin2kmof district parkwithseveral
activityspaces, includingakick-about space.
§ Proposedsport andinformal usedistrict parksinresidential
areasfront, andareaccessiblefrom, asuburbanor district
accessrouteandareconnectedtobikepathsor nearbypublic
transport.
§ Proposedsport andinformal usemetropolitanparksfront andare
accessiblefromasuburbanor arterial road, andareconnected
tobikepathsor servedbypublictransport.
§ Smaller, intenselydevelopedinformal usedistrict parksmaybe
integratedintocommercial centresor communityhubs.
§ Proposedcorridor linkparksthat followwaterwaysor other linear
featuresinresidential areas, haveconnectionstothelocal street
networkat least every500m.
Parks - Neighbourhoods
PlanningPolicy5–Infrastructure.
Provisionof
utilities and
servicecorridors
Thedesignandprovisionof publicutilities, includingsewerage,
water, electricity, street lightingandcommunicationservices, must:
§ Meet theneedsof theusers
§ Ensurethehealth, safetyandconvenienceof thecommunity
§ Becost effectiveover their lifecycle
§ Minimiseadverseimpactstotheenvironment (includingthe
amenityof thelocal area) intheshort andlongterm.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode, PC.23
All development (includingstructures, fill, infrastructureand
services) must beset backfromanyecologicallysignificant
areas, includingwetlands, aquaticandripariancommunities, to
enable:
§ Thecontinuedecological functionof thearea
§ Accesstotheareafor maintenanceandmanagement purposes
7.3.9Natural WetlandAreasandNatural WaterwaysCode, PC.4
Not addressed P15Thelayout of residential premiseswithinor abuttingconfirmed
bushfireproneandbushfirehazardareasensuresthat streetsare
designed, locatedandconnectedtoallowsafeandefficient
movement of fireemergencyvehicles, andlotsareconfiguredfor
thesitinganddesignof housesthat incorporatebushfireprotection
measures(refer totherelevant PlanningSchemeprovisionsand
code, andElement B1of QRDGSubdivision, BushfireProtection,
for moredetail).
8.2Reconfiguringof Lotsfor Residential Purposes, Element 1.1
Part 12Division5ReconfiguringaLot Codenotesintheoverall
outcomesregardingutilities–
§ (i) Residential (includinganylargelot residential), commercial
andindustrial areasareadequatelyservicedwithsewerage…,
water, firefighting, electricity, gas, street lighting, and
communicationservicesinatimely, cost effective, coordinated
andefficient manner that supportssustainabledevelopment
practices;
InNote31intable12.5.2of theReconfiguringaLot Codeat point 2
it notes“wherever possible, compatiblepublicutilityservicesareco-
locatedincommontrenchinginorder tominimisethelandrequired
andthecostsfor undergroundservices”.
Streetnetwork,
access to
centres, public
transportroutes
Purpose: Ensurethat anyreconfigurationof lotsresultsin:
§ Provisionfor convenient andsafemovement of peoplebetween
areasandfacilitiesbywalking, cyclingandpublictransport use
§ Aneffectiveandefficient roadnetwork
PC.4Safeandefficient accessfor vehiclesandpedestriansmust be
provided.
PC.8Anoverall street networkmust beprovidedwhich:
Principle: Ensure that the urban formof the master plan promotes
accessibility with high quality access to goods, facilities and
services.
Transport systemistofacilitatemovement bynon-motorisedmodes
andaccesstopublictransport nodes.
Requirements:
Landusessuchasemployment, school andrecreational integrate
Element 1.2
Obj. Toprovidemovement networksfor vehicles, publictransport,
pedestrianandcycliststhat areintegrated, cost-effectiveand
environmentallyacceptable, andminimisetheimpact of trafficon
theresidential environment.
P7Safeandefficient connectionsbetweentransport corridorsand
residential neighbourhoodsareprovided.
Anefficient, safeandattractivetransport networkisprovidedfor a
rangeof transport modesincludingmotor vehicles, freight vehicles,
publictransport, pedestriansandcyclists.
Pedestrian, cycleandvehicleconnectivityandeaseof mobilityare
providedwithinandbetweenneighbourhoods, major centres,
employment areasandpublictransport interchanges.
Conflict betweenlocal andthroughtrafficandbetweenpedestrians,
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§ Hasdesignfeatureswhichconveytheprimaryfunctionof each
typeof street andencouragedriver behaviour, speedsandtraffic
volumesthat areappropriatetothat function
§ Providesahighlevel of internal accessibilityandappropriate
external connectionsfor vehicles, pedestrianandcycle
movements
§ Detersthroughtrafficfromresidential areasandcreatessafeand
convenient vehiclemovements
§ Providesfor street widthsandlengthsthat optimisethecost
effectivenessof thenetworkandtheprovisionof publicutilities
§ Allowsfor efficient andunimpededmovement of buses, without
facilitatinghightrafficspeedsonstreetsthat areidentifiedbus
routes.
PC.9Thestreet networkinurbanareascatersfor theextensionof
existingor futurepublictransport routestoprovideservicesthat are
convenient andaccessibletothecommunity.
PC.10Thesubdivisiondesignmust achieveenhancedvehicular
permeabilityandlegibilityinthelocationandlayout of roadsand
streets.
PC.11Thesubdivisionlayout must encouragewalkingandcycling
andasafeenvironment for pedestrians.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
withtransport network
Integrationwithdevelopedareasexternal tothestudyarea
Landuseplanningmust consider thetravel demandeffectsof time,
densityandlocationof development
Roadnetworktominimisethelengthof timetravelledinalowspeed
environment
Providesafe, convenient, direct andlegiblenetworksof pedestrian
walkwaysandbikewaysthat serviceactivitynodessuchasschools,
recreational areas, employment areasandconveniencecentres.
100%of householdswithin400mof publictransport stopsor 800m
of linehaul services.
Publictransport tocomplement thelocationof activitynodes.
TransportandTraffic
Element 1.3
Obj. Tocreatestreet systeminwhichthefunctionof eachstreet is
clearlyidentified, providingacceptablelevelsof access, safetyand
conveniencefor all users. Whilst minimisingtheimpact onthe
environment andmaintainingandenhancingidentifiedconservation
values.
Element 1.4
Obj. Toencouragewalkingandcyclingbyprovidingsafe,
convenient andlegiblemovement networkstopointsof attraction
withinandbeyonddevelopment.
Element 1.5
Obj. Toincreaseopportunitiesfor choiceinmodeof transport and
providecost-effectiveandenergyefficient publictransport services
that areaccessibleandconvenient tothecommunity.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes,, Elements
Residential, visitor andbusinesscommunitiesservicedbyan
efficient, safe, convenient andattractivetransport network
achieving:
§ Pedestrian, cycleandvehicleintegrationandconnectivity;
§ Aviableandcoordinatedpublictransport system;
§ Minimal conflict, congestionandseverance;
§ Achoiceof effectiveandenvironmentallyresponsivetransport
modesincludingrail, air andwater basedmodes;
§ Easeof movement withinandbetweencommunities, major
centres, employment areasandpublictransport interchanges;
§ Highcapacityandsecurefreight movement; and
§ Goodqualityurbandesign.
Thisincludescompatibleusesandpremisesbeingestablishedin
thevicinityof theSunshineCoast Airport whichmaintainthelong
termoperational andsafetyrequirementsfor air traffic.
DesiredEnvironmental OutcomeNo. 4
cyclistsandvehiclesisminimised.
Part4.3.3TransportandAccess
Outcomes:
IntegratedMovement Networks
Movement networksareprovided:
(i) withinurbanareasfor vehicles, publictransport, pedestriansand
cycliststhat areintegrated, cost effectiveandenvironmentally
acceptable, andwhichminimiseinternal trafficvolumesandthe
impact of trafficontheresidential environment; and
TheRoadSystem
Anefficient roadsystemisprovidedexternal totheresidential,
commercial/industrial andrural system.
Street Networks
Street networksarecreatedinwhichthefunctionof eachstreet is
clearlyidentified, providingacceptablelevelsof access, onstreet
parking, safetyandconveniencefor all userswhilst minimisingthe
impact ontheenvironment andmaintainingandenhancingidentifies
conservationvalues.
PedestrianandCyclist Facilities
Walkingandcyclingareencouragedbyprovidingsafe, convenient
andlegiblemovement networkstopointsof attractionwithinand
beyondthedevelopment andtonearbycentresandemployment
areas.
PublicTransport
Opportunitiesfor increasedchoiceinmodeof transport andcost
effectiveandenergyefficient publictransport servicesthat are
accessibleandconvenient tothecommunityareprovided.
12.5ReconfiguringaLotCode- Outcomes
Lotsize, frontage
anddepth
PC.1All buildingsmust providefor setbacksfromthestreet frontage
whichareappropriatetotheefficient useof thesiteandthe
streetscapecharacter.
PC.2All buildingsmust providefor setbacksfromsideandrear
boundariestoensurethat thereis:
§ Nosignificant lossof amenitytoresidentsonadjoiningsites
§ Nosignificant reductionindaylight toprivateopenspaceand
habitablerooms, indwellingsonadjacent sites
§ Adequatesunlight tothemajorityof useableopenspaceareas
withinthepremises
Nosidesetbackisnecessarywhereanattacheddwellingabuts
another attacheddwelling.
PC.3Thesitemust havesufficient frontagetoensurethat:
§ Safeandconvenient vehicular accesscanbeprovided
§ Adequatelandscapingisprovidedadjacent totheroadfrontage
§ Thecrossover or drivewayisproportional totheproperty
frontage
Principle
Lot orientation, sizeanddimensiontosupport optimumhouse
orientationanddesignfor indoor andoutdoor climatecomfort.
Requirement
Siteplanningandlandscapedesigntoallowandsupport
channellingof desirablebreezesconsideringthesitesmicroclimate.
Optimumlot orientation, sizesanddimensionstosupport optimum
buildingandhousedesign
Minimumstandardsfor solar access(ielocationandheight of multi
storeybuildingstobeconsidered).
Subtropical Design- Lot
Obj. Toprovidearangeandmixof lot sizestosuit avarietyof
dwellingandhouseholdtypes, withareas, shapesanddimensions
that createlotswithasmuchstreet frontageaspossibletoprovide
easyandsimpleaccessandencourageandfacilitategeneral
surveillanceof thestreet.
P2Lot size, shapeanddimensionstakeintoaccount theslopeof
thelandandthedesirabilityof minimisingtheneedfor earthworks,
and/or retainingwallsassociatedwithBuildingWorksor Operational
Works.
P3Lotsmust haveanarea, dimensionandshapethat clearly
demonstrates:
§ Protectionof natural andcultural featuresfromanypossible
adverseimpacts;
§ Accommodationof all siteconstraintsandother mattersrelevant
toalot, including, but not limitedtolandstability, bushfirerisk, on
sitewastedisposal areas, water qualitytreatment measure,
flooding, erosion, improvements, drainageandbuffersto
incompatiblelandusesandtopography;
Cottage Lots
<300m
2
10mminfrontage
not onslopes>2%
not tooccupy>5%of total number of lots
developedashouseandlandproduct
Courtyard Lots
300m
2
to449m
2
10mminfrontage
not onslopes>4%
not tooccupy>10%of total number of lots
must becapableof containing9mx15mrectangle
Traditional Lots
450m
2
andabove(600m
2
oncorner lots)
15mminfrontage
generallyonland<10%slope
not tooccupy<10%of total lots
general frontagetodepthratiois1:2
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§ Sufficient on-street car parkingspacescanbeprovided
7.2.6AttachedDwellingsCode
PC.1Lotsmust havetheappropriateareaanddimensionsto
enable:
§ Densityof landusestobeconsistent withtheintendedcharacter
of thelocal areaor neighbourhood
§ Sitingandconstructionof buildingstominimiseriskof soil
erosion, floodingandbushfireandtominimisedetriment from
effluent disposal
§ Water qualityimpacts
§ Retentionof ecologicallysignificant areasandother remnant
vegetation
§ Retentionof cultural featuresandviews
§ Minimisationof earthworksand/or retainingwallsassociatedwith
buildingconstructiononsteepsites
§ Provisionof privateoutdoor spaceandon-sitelandscaping
§ Convenient vehicleaccessandon-siteparking.
ReconfiguringALotCode
PC.4 Lot size, design and layout must support the protection of the
site’secologicallysignificant areas.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode
incompatiblelandusesandtopography;
§ Preservationof special features(evenexternal tothesite) such
asviewstoandfromthesite, lookoutsandthelike.
P4Lot sizesmust meet theprojectedrequirementsof peoplewith
different housingneeds, andprovidehousingdiversityandchoice.
P6Lot frontagesmust beorientatedtowardsstreetsandopen
spacessothat personal andpropertysecurity, deterrenceof crime
andvandalism, andsurveillanceof footpathsandpublicopenspace
arefacilitated.
Cottagelots- 300m2-449m2min. lot size, 10mmin. roadfrontage,
1:2min. widthtolengthof parcel.
Courtyardlots–450m2-599m2, min. lot size, 15mmin. road
frontage, 1:2min. widthtolengthof parcel.
All lotsfor residential subdivisionaretohaveanappropriateareas,
frontageanddimensionstoenable:
§ Thesitingandconstructionof adwellingandancillary
outbuildings;
§ Theprovisionof privateoutdoor recreationspace;
§ Convenient vehicleaccessandparking;
§ Solar access;
§ Accesstocoolingbreezes;
§ Andanyother relevant sitinganddesignrequirementsin
Council’sPlanningSchemeCodesand/or QRDG.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element5.1
Hillside Lots
>800m
2
20m–30mminfrontage(dependingonslope)
>10%slope(>20%dependingongeotech)
Buildingenvelopeof 10mx15mtobelocatedonareawith<20%
slope.
Part12.5– ReconfiguringaLotCode, AppendixA
Diversityof
HousingTypes
Purpose: Ensurethat anyreconfigurationof lotsresultsin
§ Achoiceof housingtypes
ReconfiguringALotCode
Not addressed P7Thelot designandlayout provideamixof lot sizesandenablea
varietyof housingtypesandother compatiblelanduses.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
Obj. Toprovidearangeandmixof lot sizestosuit avarietyof
dwellingandhouseholdtypes, withareas, shapesanddimensions
that:
§ Meet therequirementsof users, bothpresent andfuture;
§ Createlotswithasmuchstreet frontageaspossibletoprovide
easyandsimpleaccessandencourageandfacilitategeneral
surveillanceof thestreet;
§ Takeintoconsiderationtheenvironmental valuesof thesite
(includingslopeandlocal andregional biological diversity);
§ Provideappropriateareasof privateopenspacewithineachlot;
§ Createlotsthat areorientatedtoconservenon-renewableenergy
sourcesandassist inthedesignof buildingsthat areappropriate
for thelocal climaticconditions.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element5.1
Multi-unit residential premisesof upto3storeysor 12m(whichever
isgreater) inheight areintendedtobelimitedtolocationswhere
communityandcommercial facilities, andutilityandtransport
infrastructure, isavailabletoadequatelysupport (andbesupported
by) amixof housingtypesandhigher concentrationsof local and(in
somecases) visitor populationdensities.
Overall outcomes – Housing
§ (c) Thereisadiversityof housingtype.
§ (d) Thereisanadequatesupplyof residential landanddwellings
that respondtocommunityneedsandlocational constraintsand
opportunities.
§ (e) Thespacious, largelot, residential natureof certain
communitiesismaintained…
§ (f) Thehistorictownscapecharacter of thehistoricsuburbis
conservedandnewdevelopment iscompatiblewiththat
character.
§ (g) Thereareincreasedandmixedresidential densitiesin
identifiedareashavinggoodaccesstocommercial, community,
employment andtransport facilitieswithparticular concentrations
aroundcommuter railwaystations.
4.3.2Overall OutcomesforUrbanAreas
Lot layout and Design
Arangeandmixof lot sizesareprovidedtosuit avarietyof dwelling
andhouseholdtypes, …withareasanddimensionswhichmeet
user requirements.
For residential development, lotsareinkeepingwiththe
environmental valuesof thesite(includinglocal andregional
biological diversity, wherepossible) andareorientedwhere
practicabletoenablemicroclimatemanagement, includingthe
applicationof energyconservationprinciples.
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Orientationfor
energyefficient
design
PC.14Thestreet andlot orientationmust facilitatetheconstruction
of energyefficient buildingsthat respondtothelocal climate
conditionsby:
§ Maximisingsolar accesstothenorthinwinter
§ Minimisingsolar accesstotheeast andwest inthesummer
§ Maximisingaccesstoanyprevailingsummer breezes
§ Minimisingexposuretoprevailingwinter winds.
PC.15 Lots are to provide favourable solar access and to allow
potential dwellings to take advantage of breezes and other positive
natural attributes.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Principle:
Lot orientation, sizeanddimensiontosupport optimumhouse
orientationanddesignfor indoor andoutdoor climatecomfort.
Requirement:
Siteplanningandlandscapedesigntoallowandsupport
channellingof desirablebreezesconsideringthesitesmicroclimate.
Optimumlot orientation, sizesanddimensionstosupport optimum
buildingandhousedesign
Minimumstandardsfor solar access(ielocationandheight of multi
storeybuildingstobeconsidered).
Subtropical Design- Lot
P6Thestreet andlot orientationandlot dimensionfacilitatethe
sitinganddesignof dwellingswhichconservenon-renewable
energysourcesandassist indesignappropriatefor theclimatic
conditions.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
Obj. ToachievenewbuildingswithinCentresthat takeadvantageof
theprevailingsub-tropical climateandactivelyminimiserelianceon
non-renewableenergysourcesfor heatingandcooling.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element5.1, OBJ ECTIVE
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element4, OBJ ECTIVE
Climate Control Specific Outcomes
§ (a)Usesandworksaresited, designedandconstructedto
respondtoIpswich’sclimateinamanner whichminimises
relianceonnon-renewableenergysourcesfor heating, coolingor
ventilation.
§ (b) Habitablerooms, occupants, streetsandpublic/communal
spacesarecapableof receivingadequatedaylight and
ventilationwhichmaximisesaccesstowinter sunshineand
summer breezes.
§ (c) Windowsanddoorsinbuildingsarelocated, sizedand
shadedandthebuildinglayout andmaterial’schosentofacilitate
energyconservation.
§ (d) Buildingdesignincorporatesarchitectural featuressuchas
extendedeaves, awnings, pergolasandveranda’stoprotect
windowsanddoorwaysfromsummer sun, glareandrain, andto
provideshelter for outdoor livingareas.
§ (e) Habitableroomsreceiveadequatedaylight for thecarrying
out of dailytasksandprivaterecreationspacereceivesadequate
sunlight, havingregardtobothon-siteandadjacent
development.
§ (f) Buildingsaresitedanddesigned-
(i)Tomaximiseuseofprevailingbreezes fornatural
ventilation; and
(ii)Sothatopenings (windows anddoors)arelocatedin
oppositeandadjacentwalls whereverpossibletofacilitate
captureofprevailingbreezesandcrossventilation.
12.6.4Residential UsesandWorks– EffectsofDevelopment- General Provisions.
Street
Orientation-
General
Lot layout and Design
Lots (including hatchet lots) have the appropriate layout, area and
dimensionsto
§ (k) enablelot frontagestobeorientedtowardsthestreet and
openspacestofacilitatepersonal safety, propertysecurityand
causal surveillanceof footpaths andpublicopenspaceareas;
ReconfiguringalotCode– Table12.5.2LotlayoutanddesignSpecificoutcomes.
Building Orientation – Specific Outcomes
§ Buildingsaddressthestreet frontageor frontagesrather than
beingalignedat right anglesor diagonal tothestreet.
§ Buildingsaredesignedsothat overlookingandopportunitiesfor
casual surveillanceof publicspaces, pedestrianpathsandcar
parkingareasareprovided.
§ Generally, asmuchaspractical of thehabitablepartsof a
buildingarelocatedtowards thestreet, inorder todevelopa
strongrelationshipbetweenprivateaccommodationandthe
street.
§ Buildingsaresitedanddesignedtoprovideaclearlydelineated
transitionspacefrompublicspaces(egthestreet or communal
openspace) todwellingsandassociatedprivateuseareas.
§ Thesitelayout ensuresthat thefront entranceof eachdwellingis
easilyfound, andthat amenityismaintainedbetweenbuildings
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Probable Solutions:
§ Therearenoblankwallsalongstreet frontages.
§ Habitableroomsof dwellingsthat arelocatednear thestreet
frontageareorientedtowardsthestreet, andhaveverandahsor
balconiesadjoining, or orientedtothestreet.
12.6.4Residential UsesandWorks– EffectsofDevelopment– General Provisions.
Streetscape P.C.6Theresidential subdivisiondesignmust promotethevarietyin
residential streetscapes, rather thanrowsof uniformdwellingsand/
or garages.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Not addressed Obj. Toprovideattractivestreetscapesthat reinforcethefunctionsof
astreet, enhancetheamenityof buildingsandaresensitivetothe
built form, landscapeandenvironmental conditionsof thelocality.
P1Thestreetscapeandlandscapedesignachieves:
§ Thecreationof attractiveresidential streetscapeenvironments
withclear character andidentity;
§ Respect for existingattractivestreetscapesinestablishedareas;
§ Appropriatestreetscapesinareaswheredesiredfutureurban
character hasbeendefined;
§ Theinfiltrationof stormwater run-off wherever practicable
(subject toclimatic, soilsandurbancharacter criteria);
§ Provisionfor appropriatestreet treeplantingtakingintoaccount
theimageandroleof thestreet, theenvironmental valuesof the
local areas, solar accessrequirements, soils, selectionof
appropriatespeciesandservices;
§ Useof suchfeaturesof thesiteasviews, vistas, existing
vegetation, landmarksandplacesof cultural heritage
significance.
P2Thedesignof thelandscapeinpublicstreets:
§ Definesathemefor newstreets, or complementsexisting
streetscapesandintegrateswithnewdevelopment;
§ Issensitivetositeattributes;
§ Complementsthefunctionsof thestreet;
§ Reinforcesdesiredtrafficspeedandbehaviour;
§ Isof anappropriatescalerelativetoboththestreet reservewidth
andtheproposebuildingbulk;
§ Promotessafetyandcasual street surveillance;
§ Improvesprivacyandminimisedunwantedoverlooking;
§ Appropriatelyaccountsfor streetscapesandplacesof cultural
heritagesignificance;
§ Assistsinmicroclimatemanagement;
§ Maximisesabsorptivelandscapedareasfor infiltrationof
stormwater whereappropriate;
§ Integratesandformslinkageswithparks, reservesandtransport
corridors;
§ Enhancesopportunitiesfor pedestriancomfort;
§ Achieveslinesof sight for pedestrians, cyclistsandvehicles;
§ Providesadequatelightingfor pedestrianandvehiclesafety;
§ Providesattractiveandcoordinatedstreet furnitureandfacilities
tomeet user needs;
§ Satisfiesmaintenanceandutilityrequirementsandminimisedthe
visual impact of above-roundutilities.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element4.1
Residential usesare:
(d) subject tovaryingdensityrequirements/benchmarkstoreflect
thehousingcharacter proposedfor anareaor totakeaccount of
sensitiveinfill objectives.
Part1– Introduction, Division3– StrategicFramework, 1.6UrbanAreasStrategy
Streetscape and Landscape
AttractiveStreetscapesareprovidedthat
§ Reinforcethefunctionsof astreet;
§ Enhancetheamenityof premises
§ Aresensitivetothebuilt form, landscapeandenvironmental
conditionsandcharacter of thelocality; and
§ Promotesafetyandsecurity.
Newdevelopment iscognisant of theexistinglandscapecharacter,
andretainsor reinforcesthat character throughmeasuressuchas
vegetationretention, provisionof newlandscaping, management of
stormwater qualityanduseof appropriateurbandesignprinciples.
Wherethereisnodiscernibleexistinglandscapecharacter, new
development providesappropriatelandscapingandappliesurban
designprinciplesthat will assist increatingcharacter.
12.5.3Overall OutcomesforStreetscapeandLandscape.
Thestreetscapeistoachieve:
§ Thecreationof attractiveresidential, commercial or industrial
streetscapeenvironmentswithclear character andidentity;
§ Respect for existingattractivestreetscapesinestablishedareas;
§ Appropriatestreetscapesinareaswheredesiredfuturecharacter
hasbeendefined;
§ Provisionfor appropriatestreet treeplantingtakingintoaccount
theimageandroleof thestreet, theenvironmental valuesof the
local area, solar accessrequirements, soils, selectionof
appropriatespecies, andservices;
§ Useof suchfeaturesof thesiteasviews, vistas, existing
vegetation, landmarksandplacesof cultural heritage
significance.
ReconfiguringaLotCodeTable12.5.2Note21
StreetscapeDesign
§ Createssafepublicplaces
§ Encouragespedestrianflow; and
§ Designatessaferestingplaces
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Pavingmaterials, surfacesandspacesarefreeof triphazardsand
obstructionsfor thesafemovement of theelderlyandpeoplewith
mobilitydifficulties.
Whereappropriate, street furnitureisprovidedwhich:
§ Doesnot obscuretheviewsof users, obstruct sightlinesalong
thestreet, or provideopportunitiesfor concealment; and
§ Providesshadeandencouragesuseandinformal surveillance.
12.6.4Residential UsesandWorks– EffectsofDevelopment– General Provisions.
(note: it isclear formareadingof theprovisionsrelatingto
streetscapesintheICCplanningschemethat Streetscapeis
intendedtobereadasbeingonlythat areawithintheroadreserve
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P5Theoverall subdivisiondesignmust minimiseimpactsonnatural,
ecological andscenicfeaturesonthesite, andotherwiseprotect and
promoteviewsof physical landscapeandscenicfeatures.
A5.1Lotsarearrangedsothat buildingsandassociated
infrastructurearelocatedoutsideareasof
§ Natural scenicvalue
§ Environmental andscenicconstraint
§ Environmental andwaterwaycorridors
§ Ecological significance
§ Natural Corridor or Natural AreaCorridor
A5.2significant landscapetreesor vegetation…areretainedand
incorporatedintothedevelopment designandsitelayout
A5.3Noteworthynatural featuressuchasprominent ridgelines,
mountains, hills, rockyoutcropsor other geological formations, are
protectedandincorporatedintothedevelopment designandsite
layout.
5.1.3Natural Environment
P8Thestreet networktakesaccount of thetopographyand
vegetation, respectsandexistingor potential siteassets, andtakes
advantageof opportunitiesfor viewsandvistas
IntegratedDevelopments/ Subdivision
ElementA2StreetNetworks
Street Location
Thelocationshouldbesympathetictothetopography, andflowwith
thecontour of thelandrather thancut acrossinahardline.
5.0DesignDetail, 5.4Streetscape
Obj. Tominimisenon-renewableenergyuseandcar dependence,
encouragegreater self –containment inneighbourhoodsandtowns
andprotect keynatural andcultural assets.
Obj. Toensurethat thedesignof neighbourhoodstakesintoaccount
environmental constraintsincludingsoil erosion, urbanwater
management, andbushfirerisk.
R6Thelayout shouldenhancelocal identitybyrespondingtothe
sitecontext, sitecharacteristics, setting, landmarksandviews,
incorporatingelementsof natural andcultural significance; and
establishlegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
O3Toprovidelotswithareaanddimensionsthat protect
environmental featuresandtakeaccount of siteconstraints.
Element3, LotLayout
Relationship
toriparianand
environmental
corridors
P4Thesubdivisionpatternmust bedesignedtominimiseimpactson
waterwaycorridorsandhabitatsandecological corridors.
A4.1Theroadnetworkandassociatedinfrastructureoccur outside
of anywaterwaycorridor or habitat or ecological corridor except
whereconnectionsarerequiredtoensurepermeabilityof the
subdivisionisunavoidable.
P6thesubdivisionpatternmust bedesignedto:
Minimisecrossingof waterwaycorridors
Ensurethat anysuchcrossingsprotect thevariousfunctionsof the
corridor
A6Individual accesstoanynewlotsor dwellingsitesdoesnot
requirecrossingof waterwaycorridors
5.1.3Natural Environment
Toprovidewater qualitymanagement systemswhichensurethat
disturbancetonatural streamsystemsisminimisedandstormwater
dischargetosurfaceandundergroundreceivingwaters, bothduring
andinthedevelopment catchments, doesnot degradethequalityof
water inthereceivingdomains.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA8, WaterQualityManagement
Toprovidemajor andminor drainagewhichadequatelyprotects
peopleandthenatural andbuilt environmentsat anacceptableleer
pf riskandinasot-effectivemanner, intermsof initial cost and
maintenance, andwhichcontributespositivelytoenvironmental
enhancement of catchment.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA7, StormDrainage
Not Addressed O6Tominimisenon-renewableenergyuseandcar dependence,
encouragegreater self –containment inneighbourhoodsandtowns
andprotect keynatural andcultural assets.
Element1, CommunityDesign
Obj. Toensurethat thedesignof neighbourhoodstakesintoaccount
environmental constraintsincludingsoil erosion, urbanwater
management, andbushfirerisk.
R6Thelayout shouldenhancelocal identitybyrespondingtothe
sitecontext, sitecharacteristics, setting, landmarksandviews,
incorporatingelementsof natural andcultural significance; and
establishlegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
O3Toprovidelotswithareaanddimensionsthat protect
environmental featuresandtakeaccount of siteconstraints.
Element3 LotLayout
Relationship
toexisting
landscape
elements
Seeabove P9Thelayout retainssignificant vegetationandhabitat areas,
incorporatesnatural andcultural features, minimisessoil erosionand
avoidsdevelopment onflood-proneland.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA1, NeighbourhoodDesign
Street location, alignment andgradingshouldbevariedas
necessarytopreserveworthwhilenatural features, suchas
individual treesor groupsof trees, rockoutcropsetc.
Natural Features
Tominimisenon-renewableenergyuseandcar dependence,
encouragegreater self –containment inneighbourhoodsandtowns
andprotect keynatural andcultural assets.
Toensurethat thedesignof neighbourhoodstakesintoaccount
environmental constraintsincludingsoil erosion, urbanwater
management, andbushfirerisk.
R6Thelayout shouldenhancelocal identitybyrespondingtothe
sitecontext, sitecharacteristics, setting, landmarksandviews,
incorporatingelementsof natural andcultural significance; and
establishlegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
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O3Toprovidelotswithareaanddimensionsthat protect
environmental featuresandtakeaccount of siteconstraints.
Element3, LotLayout
Orientationof
streets for
goodsolar
access
P9theroadnetworkmust facilitateefficient solar accessfor
dwellings
A9 Theroadnetworkisgenerallyorientedonamodifiedgridpattern
whichallowsfor topographicconstraintsbut facilitatesthefollowing
orientationof lotswherever possible:
§ Generallynorth-southroadstoallowlotstohavetheir longaxes
typicallyorientedeast-west; and
§ Generallyeast-west roads, toallowlotstohavetheir longaxes
typicallyorientednorth-south
P6Lotsareorientedtofacilitatethesitingof dwellingstotake
advantageof microclimaticbenefits, andhavedimensionstoallow
adequateon-sitesolar accessandaccesstobreezes(especiallyin
thehot- humidtropics), takingintoaccount likelydwellingsizeand
therelationshipof eachlot tothestreet.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA9, LotLayout
Not Addressed R11Street andlot orientationandlot dimensionsshouldfacilitatethe
sitinganddesignof dwellings. Theseshouldminimisenon-
renewableenergyuseandbeappropriatefor theclimaticconditions.
Theseshouldbepredominatelyeast-west andnorth-south street
layout for temperateclimates.
Element1, Communitydesign
O2Toprovidelotswhichareorientedanddimensionedtosuit
energyefficient housingwhichcanminimiseenergyusefor heating
inwinter andcoolinginsummer or whichrespondtolocal climatic
conditions.
Element3, LotLayout
Vegetation P5Theoverall subdivisiondesignmust minimiseimpactsonnatural,
ecological andscenicfeaturesonthesite, andotherwiseprotect and
promoteviewsof physical landscapeandscenicfeatures.
A5.1Lotsarearrangedsothat buildingsandassociated
infrastructurearelocatedoutsideareasof
§ Natural scenicvalue
§ Environmental andscenicconstraint
§ Environmental andwaterwaycorridors
§ Ecological significance
§ Natural Corridor or Natural AreaCorridor
A5.2significant landscapetreesor vegetation…areretainedand
incorporatedintothedevelopment designandsitelayout
Not Addressed O3Toprovidelotswithareaanddimensionsthat protect
environmental featuresandtakeintoaccount of siteconstraints.
R16Lot sizeanddimensionshouldenabledwellingstobesitedto:
§ Protect natural andcultural features
Element3, LotLayout
Parks and
public spaces
Open Space
Providepublicopenspacethat meetsuser requirementsfor outdoor
recreational andsocial activities, andfor landscapingthat
contributestotheidentityandenvironmental healthof the
community
Ensureprovisionof anintegratedopenspacesystemalongmajor
watercoursesandareasof environmental significancethroughout
thecity
Ensurethat reconfigurationoccursinamanner that protects
waterwaycorridors, includingtheBrisbaneRiver Corridor.
5.5Parkland
A1.1Whereapplicableparklandisprovidedinaccordancewithany:
§ Local plan
§ InfrastructureChargesPlan
§ ApprovedStructurePlan
A1.2landtobededicatedasparklandis:
Toprovide, whereappropriate, publicopenspacethat meetsuser
requirementsfor outdoor recreational andsocial activitiesandfor
landscaping.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA3PublicOpenSpace
Not Addressed O6Toprovideanetworkof well distributedparksandrecreation
areasthat offer avarietyof safe, appropriateandattractivepublic
openspaces.
R17Thelayout shouldprovidewell-distributedparklandthat
contributestothelegibilityandcharacter of thedevelopment,
providesfor arangeof usesandactivities, iscost effectiveto
maintainandassistswithurbanwater management.
R18Major linear, district or regional openspacesanddrainage
shouldbelocatedtodefinetheboundariesof neighbourhoodsrather
thandissect them.
Element1, CommunityDesign
O1Toensurethat publicopenspaceof appropriatequalityand
quantityisprovidedtocontributetowardstherecreational andsocial
needsof thecommunityinconvenient locations.
O2Tofacilitatetheprovisionof landfor communityfacilitieswhere
appropriate, inconjunctionwithlandcededfor openspace.
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§ Tobeflat or reasonablyflat
§ Tobecompatiblewithexistingandlikelyfutureadjoininguses
§ Tobecapableof beingusedfor theintendedpurposes
§ Tobededicatedasparklandfreeof cost tocouncil
§ Not separatedfromthecatchment theyintendedtoserveby
physical barriers, suchaswaterwaysor railwaycorridors
§ Not encroachedonbyearthworksassociatedwithroadsor lots
A1.3District parksof 10haminimumareacontainarangeof
recreationsettingsareprovidedwithin1.5kmof all dwellings
A1.4Largelocal parksof 0.5hainareaareprovidedwithin500m
walkingdistanceof 90%of all residential lots.
A1.5small local parksof 0.2haminimumareaareprovidedtoserve
neighbourhoodneedswithin300mwalkingdistancesof 90%of all
residential lots
A1.6Local sportingparklandistohaveaminimumof 1.2hato
accommodateaplayingfieldof 60mradius.
A1.7District sportingparklandistohaveaminimumof 5ha.
A1.8parklandwill bevisiblefromadjoininglotsandpotential
dwellings
A1.9parksandopenspacehaveaminimumof 50%of theperimeter
formedbylocal roadfrontage
A1.10parklanddoesnot containvegetationthat obstructsviewsto
playgroundsandcentral recreationareas.
A1.11Parklandisdesignedandlocatedtakingintoaccount crime
prevention.
appropriate, inconjunctionwithlandcededfor openspace.
R2PublicParklandsshould:
§ Meet theneedsof thecommunitytobeserved, includingthe
populationdensityandprofileof user groups;
§ Provideabalancebetweenneighbourhood, district andregional
openspace;
§ Support legibilityof anurbanenvironment andtheestablishment
of neighbourhoodidentitybyincorporatingnatural andcultural
featuresandlandmarks;
§ Integrate, whereappropriate, withother landusessuchschools
andcommunityfacilities; and
§ Beprovidedjointlywherever practicablewiththedrainage
system.
Element4, PublicParkland
Shadein
public areas
Not addressed. Not Addressed. R43Appropriatestreet treesshouldbeprovidedinall streetsexcept
rear lanewaysfor pedestrianshelter, streetscapeandamenity, and
trafficmanagement.
Element4MovementNetwork
Vegetation
Types
Not addressed. Not Addressed. Not addressed
Micro-climate
design
Not addressed. Not Addressed. O2. Toprovidelotswhichareorientedanddimensionedtosuit
energyefficient housingwhichcanminimiseenergyusefor heating
inwinter andcoolinginsummer or whichrespondtolocal climatic
conditions.
Site and Climate response
R17Lotsintemperateclimatesshouldbeorientedtofacilitatesiting
of dwellingsandprivateopenspacetotakeadvantageof winter
solar accessandsummer sundeflection. Thismaybeachievedby:
§ maximisingthenumber of lotswhichhavetheir longaxiswithin
therangeN20
o
WtoN30
o
E, or E20
o
NtoE30
o
S;
§ varyingthedepthof north-southorientedlotstoprovidelonger,
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narrower lotsonthesouthsideof thestreet andshorter, wider
lotsonthenorthside;
§ dimensioninglotstoprotect solar accessonsite, takinginto
account likelydwellingsizeandsiting, relationshipof eachlot to
thestreet andabuttingdwellings, andexistingvegetation; and
§ ensuringlotswiththelongaxiseast-west are12mor morewide,
unlesstheyareintendedfor usebyanattacheddwellings.
R18Lotsinhumidandhot aridclimatesshouldbeorientedto
facilitatethesitingof dwellingstotakeadvantageof microclimate
benefits, includingcoolingbreezes, shadingandcanopyvegetation.
Element3, LotLayout
Streetscape
relationships
and
Streetscape
Character
AsthisCodeisfor subdivisionissuesof character arenot
specificallydealt withintheCode
Toprovideattractivestreetscapesthat reinforcethefunctionsof a
street, enhancetheamenityof buildings, andaresensitivetothe
built form, landscapeandenvironmental conditionsof thelocality.
IntegratedDevelopment/ Subdivision
ElementA3PublicOpenSpace
Street Design
Factorswhichthestreet designer shouldconsider for their impact on
thetotal streetscapeinclude:
§ Street Location
§ Thelocationshouldbesympathetictothetopography, andflow
withthecontour of thelandrather thancut acrossinahardline.
§ Grading
§ Thegradelineof thestreet shouldalsofollowthenatural surface
ascloselyaspossible, andavoidextensiveearthworks. Location
andalignment mayrequireamendment tosatisfyboth
engineeringandaestheticconsiderations.
§ Natural Features
§ Street location, alignment andgradingshouldbevariedas
necessarytopreserveworthwhilenatural features, suchas
individual tressor groupsof trees, rockoutcrops, etc.
§ Pavement Width
§ Narrowpavement widthhelpstocreateasenseof scale
appropriatetotheresidential environment, andthisisalso
assistedbytheshort lengthsof visiblestreet whichresult froma
speedrestrictivelayout.
§ Pavement Materials
§ Varietyinpavement material, suchasblockpavingat
“thresholds”, cul-de-sacheads, parkingbaysandslowpointsalso
contributestoasmall scaleeffect.
§ Landscaping
§ Street designcanprovidelandscapingopportunitiesbyvarying
thereserveandvergewidths, andmeanderingthecarriageway
andfootpathalignments. Tall treeshelptoprovidevertical scale,
therebyreducingtheapparent horizontal scale.
§ Street Furniture
§ Minimisingthenumber of trafficsignsandutilitypoles, andcare
intheselectionof itemssuchasbusshelters, vehicleand
pedestrianbarriersandstreet lightingpoles, all helpthevisual
amenity.
10.7Multi-UnitResidential Streets– Verge
O15Toprovideattractivestreetscapeswhichreinforcethefunctions
of astreet andenhancetheamenityof adjacent housingand
developments.
Element2, MovementNetwork
O4Toarrangelotstofront streets, major streetsandparklandsuch
that development enhancespersonal safety, trafficsafety, property
safetyandsecurity; andcontributestostreetscapeandparkquality.
R22Lotsshouldbeorientedtofront streetsandarterial routesto
providegoodstreetscapeamenityandsurveillance, andtofacilitate
businessandhome-basedbusinessdevelopment.
Element3, LotLayout
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Purpose
To provide that any new lots, created by Reconfiguring a Lot, are
suitable for their intended purpose and are appropriate to the
topographyandlandscapefeaturesof theland.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Principle
Respectingandreflectingthesite’shistory, landformandlandscape
andusingthisasagenerator of neighbourhoodcharacter.
Requirement
§ Preserveandenhancethesite’scultural, environmental and
historical elements.
§ Workwithrather thanalter variationsintopographyand
landscapeasanelement intheneighbourhoodsdesignandasa
meansof expressionandreference.
§ Support andconnect vegetation/habitat corridorswhichalso
providescenicamenityandasenseof place.
Subtropical Design- Neighbourhood
P1Thelot andstreet layout givesaneighbourhoodastrongand
positiveidentity, byrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting,
landmarks, placesof cultural heritagesignificanceandviewsand
throughclearlylegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
Outcome
Creatingneighbourhoodfocal pointsandadiverserangeof activities
withineachcommercial centreor industrial estatetopromotea
‘senseof place’ andthecreationof adistinctiveidentitywhich
recognisesand, whererelevant, conservesthenatural environment
andplacesof cultural heritagesignificance.
Overall outcomefor StreetscapeandLandscape(urbanareasonly)
inReconfigurationCodenotes:
Attractivestreetscapesareprovidedthat:
§ Reinforcethefunctionof astreet
§ Enhancetheamenityof premises
§ Aresensitivetothebuilt form, landscapeandenvironmental
conditionsandcharacter of thelocality; and
§ Promotesafetyandsecurity
Newdevelopment is cognisant of the existing landscape character,
and retains or reinforces that character through measures such as
vegetation retention, provision of newlandscaping, management of
stormwater quality…..
Division5ReconfiguringaLotCode
ModerateandMajor Subdivisions
§ Givesaresidential neighbourhood…astrongandpositive
identitybyrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting, landmarks,
views, placesof cultural significanceandthroughclearlylegible
streetsandstreetscapingthemes, andinthecaseof residential
neighbourhoods, openspacenetworks;
Table12.5.2SpecificOutcomesandprobablesolutions– LayoutandDesign
Development Constraintsoverlaynoteswithrespect todifficult
topography:
Usesandworksavoidlandwithslopesgreater than20%or on
geologicallyunstableland.
Buildingonstumps/piersareprovidedinpreferencetoslabon
groundconstructionwherelocatedwithinvegetatedareasandon
steeplyslopingland.
Part4Div54.5.3(4)- Vegetation&Landscaping
Relationship
toriparianand
environmental
corridors
Principle
Integrateandreflect thesite’snatural cycles
Requirement
Retainonsitewater coursesandretainor providevegetationalong
them.
Usewater management asanopportunitytoexpresswater cycles
andsystemsof thesiteandnewneighbourhood. Slow, cleanand
collect water andprovideopportunitiesfor absorption.
P11Thelayout retainssignificant vegetation, wildlifecorridorsand
habitat areas, incorporatesnatural andcultural features, minimises
soil erosionandavoidsdevelopment onflood-proneland.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
P14Thestreet systemislocated, designedandmanagedto
preserveor enhancethehabitat andcorridor requirementsof native
wildlife(plantsandanimals).
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.3
Overall outcomesof theVegetationManagement Codeare
§ significant areasof nativevegetationandtheir associatedwildlife
habitatsandlinkagesareconservedandappropriatelymanaged
§ vegetationwithindefinedwater catchment areas, riparianareas
or wetlandsisconservedandappropriatelymanaged.
vegetationwithinenvironmentallysensitiveareasincluding
steeplyslopinglandandareaspronetoerosionor salinityis
conservedandappropriatelymanaged.
§ vegetationwhichisof cultural heritage, ecological, horticultural,
scientific, recreationor aesthetic(includingstreetscape,
townscapeor landscape) significanceor valueisconservedand
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Principle
Ecosystemfeaturesandprocessesunderpinningthebiological well
beingof theRochedaleCommunityistobeprotected, managedand
enhanced.
Requirement
Protect andenhanceecological features, including:
§ Thenorthtosouthecological corridor withintheEnvironmental
ProtectionAreaandalongBulimbaCreek;
§ Thenorthtosouthwaterwaycorridor alongBulimbaCreekand
twominor waterwaystothesouth-west of theRochedaleLocal
Plan;
§ Ecosystemprocessesandservices;
§ Thepresence, distributionandabundanceof significant areas,
species, communitiesandecological processesasidentifiedin
CityPlan;
§ Degradedhabitat areasor ecological corridorsincritical locations
suitablefor restorationand/or enhancement.
Principle
Theproposedanduseframeworkshouldrecognisethat peopleand
their activities:
§ Areanintegral part of ecosystems
§ Haveagreater impact onecosystemstructuresandprocesses
thananyother speciesor natural process; and
§ Must beaprimaryfocusof ecosystemprotectionand
management
Requirement
Identificationandevaluationof agreenspacenetworkof publicand
privatelandswhichaccommodates:
§ Theprotectionandappropriatemanagement of habitat areasand
ecological corridors;
§ Well-designedinterfaceswithother landuses;
§ Theintegrationof recreational, educational, residential,
commercial, transport andinfrastructureuseswheresuchuses
enhancetheintegrityor functionof theecosystemsinvolved;
§ Opportunitiesfor theRochedalecommunitytofeel part of the
greenspacenetworkandtakeresponsibilityfor some
custodianshipof it, inpartnershipwithCouncil.
Biodiversity- Neighbourhood
appropriatelymanaged.
Div12part12.4.3
Relationship
toexisting
landscape
elements
Principle
Respectingandreflectingthesite’shistory, landformandlandscape
andusingthisasagenerator of neighbourhoodcharacter.
Requirement
§ Preserveandenhancethesite’scultural, environmental and
historical elements.
§ Workwithrather thanalter variationsinthetopographyand
landscapeasanelement intheneighbourhood’sdesignandasa
meansof expressionandreference;
§ Support andconnect vegetation/habitat corridorswhichalso
providescenicamenityandasenseof place;
P12Thestreet systemisorientated, wherepractical, topromote
efficient solar accessfor dwellings.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.3
All lotsfor residential subdivisionaretohaveanappropriateareas,
frontageanddimensionstoenable:
§ Thesitingandconstructionof adwellingandancillary
outbuildings;
§ Theprovisionof privateoutdoor recreationspace;
§ Convenient vehicleaccessandparking;
Newdevelopment is cognisant of the existing landscape character,
and retains or reinforces that character through measures such as
vegetation retention, provision of newlandscaping, management of
stormwater quality…..
ModerateandMajor Subdivisions
§ Givesaresidential neighbourhood…astrongandpositive
identitybyrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting, landmarks,
views, placesof cultural significanceandthroughclearlylegible
streetsandstreetscapingthemes, andinthecaseof residential
neighbourhoods, openspacenetworks;
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providescenicamenityandasenseof place;
§ Integrateexistinghistoricallyor culturallyrelevant speciesonsite
(egboulevardingstreetswithhooppinesor mangotreesetc) into
theoverall landscapeof theneighbourhood;
§ Provideopportunitiesfor viewseg. RochedaleandPriestdale
Roadetc.
§ Solar access;
§ Accesstocoolingbreezes;
§ Andanyother relevant sitinganddesignrequirementsin
Council’sPlanningSchemeCodesand/or QRDG.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element5.1, TABLE8.2.5
Division5ReconfiguringaLotCode
Overall outcomesof theVegetationManagement Codeare
§ significant areasof nativevegetationandtheir associatedwildlife
habitatsandlinkagesareconservedandappropriatelymanaged
§ vegetationwithindefinedwater catchment areas, riparianareas
or wetlandsisconservedandappropriatelymanaged.
vegetationwithinenvironmentallysensitiveareasincluding
steeplyslopinglandandareaspronetoerosionor salinityis
conservedandappropriatelymanaged.
§ vegetationwhichisof cultural heritage, ecological, horticultural,
scientific, recreationor aesthetic(includingstreetscape,
townscapeor landscape) significanceor valueisconservedand
appropriatelymanaged.
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Orientationof
streets for
goodsolar
access
PC.14. Thestreet andlot orientationmust facilitatetheconstruction
of energyefficient buildingsthat respondtothelocal climate
conditionsby:
§ Maximisingsolar accesstothenorthinwinter
§ Minimisingsolar accesstotheeast andwest inthesummer
§ Maximisingaccesstoanyprevailingsummer breezes
§ Minimisingexposuretoprevailingwinter winds.
PC.15 Lots are to provide favourable solar access and to allow
potential dwellings to take advantage of breezes and other positive
natural attributes.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Principle
Comfortable, safe, attractiveandwell connectedpublicspacesfor
pedestriansandcyclists, includingstreets, parksandother linkages
tosupport outdoor activities.
Requirement
Street orientationfor optimumsolar accessandshadingandto
direct breezes
Climate Control Specific Outcomes
§ (a)Usesandworksaresited, designedandconstructedto
respondtoIpswich’sclimateinamanner whichminimises
relianceonnon-renewableenergysourcesfor heating, coolingor
ventilation.
§ (b)Habitablerooms, occupants, streets andpublic/communal
spaces arecapableofreceivingadequatedaylightandventilation
whichmaximises access towintersunshineandsummer
breezes.
§ (c)Windows anddoors inbuildings arelocated, sizedandshaded
andthebuildinglayoutandmaterial’s chosentofacilitateenergy
conservation.
§ (d)Buildingdesignincorporates architectural features suchas
extendedeaves, awnings, pergolas andveranda’s toprotect
windows anddoorways fromsummersun, glareandrain, andto
provideshelterforoutdoorlivingareas.
§ (e)Habitablerooms receiveadequatedaylightforthecarryingout
ofdailytasks andprivaterecreationspacereceives adequate
sunlight, havingregardtobothon-siteandadjacentdevelopment.
§ (f)Buildings aresitedanddesigned-
(i)Tomaximiseuseofprevailingbreezes fornatural
ventilation; and
(ii)Sothatopenings (windows anddoors)arelocatedin
oppositeandadjacentwalls whereverpossibletofacilitate
captureofprevailingbreezesandcrossventilation.
Vegetation PC.12Landscapeworkmust beconsistent withandnot degrade,
theecological valuespresent onthesiteanditssurrounds.
7.3.10NatureConservationCode
Principle
Acceleratedgreeningtosupport indoor andoutdoor comfort, outdoor
activitiesandlocal identity.
Requirement
§ Minimiseextent of vegetationlossandidentifyopportunitiesto
repair, maintainandenhance.
§ Developandimplement strategiestoaccelerategreeningon
individual lots(egplant “groves” of treeswithinrear areasof lots
asearlyaspossibleinthesitedevelopment stage).
§ Undertakeplantingandother siteworksat timesthat take
advantageof seasonal climaticconditions.
P9Thelayout provideswell-distributedpublicopenspacesthat
contributetothelegibilityandcharacter of thedevelopment, provide
for arangeof usesandactivities, arecost-effectivetomaintain, and
contributetostormwater management andenvironmental care.
P10Thelayout ensuresthat major linear or regional openspaces
arealocatedtodefinetheboundariesof neighbourhoodsand, where
appropriate, providecommunityfocal points.
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Obj. Tocreateof maintainattractive, comfortableandsafepublic
Overall outcomesof theVegetationManagement Codeare
§ significant areasof nativevegetationandtheir associatedwildlife
habitatsandlinkagesareconservedandappropriatelymanaged
§ vegetationwithindefinedwater catchment areas, riparianareas
or wetlandsisconservedandappropriatelymanaged.
vegetationwithinenvironmentallysensitiveareasincluding
steeplyslopinglandandareaspronetoerosionor salinityis
conservedandappropriatelymanaged.
§ vegetationwhichisof cultural heritage, ecological, horticultural,
scientific, recreationor aesthetic(includingstreetscape,
townscapeor landscape) significanceor valueisconservedand
appropriatelymanaged.
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andsemi-publicurbanspaces(where‘urbanspaces’ includepublic
streetsandpublicandsemi-publicspacesincluding, but not limited
to, parks, squares, plazas, courtyards, arcadesandmalls).
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element2
appropriatelymanaged.
Div12part12.4.3
Parks and
public spaces
PC.18Apublicopenspacenetworkmust beprovidedwhich:
§ Providesor incorporatesarangeof recreationsettingsandcan
accommodateadequatefacilitiestomeet theneedsof the
community
§ Provideswell distributedopenspacesthat contributetothe
legibility, accessibilityandcharacter of thedevelopment
§ Createsattractiveurbanenvironmentssettingsandfocal points
§ Establishingaclear relationshipbetweenpublicopenspace
andadjoininglanduses
§ Facilitatesappropriatemeasuresfor stormwater andflood
management andcareof valuableenvironmental resources
§ Enablestheretentionof significant vegetation, wetlands,
waterways, andother habitat areas, their associatedbuffer and
linkages/corridorsandnatural andcultural features
§ Iscost effectivetomaintain.
PC.19Thedesignandlocationof openspace(parkland) istoresult
inhighqualityparklandandopenspaceareaswhichprovidearange
of safeandeasilyaccessible, passiverecreational opportunitiesfor
thecommunity.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Principle
Comfortable, safe, attractiveandwell connectedpublicspacesfor
pedestriansandcyclists, includingstreets, parksandother linkages
tosupport outdoor activities.
Requirement
§ Street orientationfor optimumsolar accessandshadingandto
direct breezes
§ Detail designof all publicspacesto:
- Createcomfortablespacesbyprovidingappropriatelevelsof
shelter andshaderelativetousage
- Provideabalancebetweenhardandsoft landscapeelements
tolimit theoccurrenceof hot spotsandminimisethermal
swings(egtreestoshaderoadaswell asfootpath)
- Limit heat irradiationthroughpavement extent andtreatment
- Provideshadetothosesurfaceswhichmayabsorbandemit
undesirableamountsof heat
- Enhancenatural convectionthroughtheuseof landscapeand
buildingformtocool hot spots(egpublictransport stops,
carparks)
- Ensurevegetationdoesnot blockbreezes
- Providefacilitiesfor usersegbikeracks
§ Built shelter/shadetobeprovidedtokeypublicfacilitiessuchas
keybusstops, busstops/pickupspotsnear centres, schoolsor
other keyfacilities.
§ Typical streetscapedesignstobedevelopedandappliedto
ensureacohesiveneighbourhoodiscreatedandthereis
consistencyintermsof qualityandintent betweendevelopments.
Guidelinestoinclude:
- Typical street crosssections
- Typical edgetreatments/desiredinterfaces/privacyfor
occupants,
- Alternativetreatmentstosupport water sensitiveurban
design, resourceandenergyefficiency
- Minimumstandards(egsizeof treeetc)
- Plantingpalette/specieslist that supportsasustainable
approachtoplanting
- Typical details
Subtropical Design- Street
Principle
Parkscontributetowardslegibility, identityandasenseof placethat
helpsbuildcommunities
Requirement
§ Careful placement
§ Siteresponsivedesign
Parks- Neighbourhood
P3Footpaths, walkwaysandother spacesintendedprimarilyfor
pedestriansmust becomfortabletouseandadequatelysheltered
fromexcessivesunlight andinclement weather.
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element2
Providewell distributedpublicopenspacesthat contributetothe
legibilityandcharacter of thelocality. [providefor arangeof uses
andactivities, arecost effectivetomaintainandcontributeto
stormwater management andenvironmental care.
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Formal parksandgardensaredesignedascivicspacesmostlyin
associationwithexistingor proposedcentresandincludeelements
suchas:-
§ Featureplanting
§ Areasfor picnics, barbeques, andinformal recreation
Watersideparksaredesignedandlocatedasfocal parkswhich
maximiseaccesstopermanent water bodiessituatedwithinan
attractivesetting, andmayincludejetties
Linear parks:
§ Areprimarilydesignedtoserveaconnectivity/linkagefunction,
mostly, but not exclusivelyalongselectedripariancorridors.
§ Whilst theymayremainpredominantlyinanatural settingand
retainimportant environmental values, includinganimportant role
aswildlifecorridors, areprimarilyintendedtoserveanurban
recreationrather thanconservationfocus.
Part4UrbanAreasDiv17RecreationzoneOverall Outcomes
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Shadein
public areas
AS3.3 Landscape Work in public areas, such as road reserves,
parks and other open space, provides shaded environments and
passiverecreationspacesfor usersandvisitorstothesite.
7.2.21LandscapeWorkCode
Seeabove Obj. Toprovideattractivestreetscapesthat reinforcethefunctionsof
astreet, enhancetheamenityof buildingsandaresensitivetothe
built form, landscapeandenvironmental conditionsof thelocality.
P1Thestreetscapeandlandscapedesignachieves:
§ Thecreationof attractiveresidential streetscapeenvironments
withclear character andidentity;
§ Respect for existingattractivestreetscapesinestablishedareas;
§ Appropriatestreetscapesinareaswheredesiredfutureurban
character hasbeendefined;
§ Theinfiltrationof stormwater run-off wherever practicable(subject
toclimatic, soilsandurbancharacter criteria);
§ Provisionfor appropriatestreet treeplantingtakingintoaccount
theimageandroleof thestreet, theenvironmental valuesof the
local areas, solar accessrequirements, soils, selectionof
appropriatespeciesandservices;
§ Useof suchfeaturesof thesiteasviews, vistas, existing
vegetation, landmarksandplacesof cultural heritage
significance.
P2Thedesignof thelandscapeinpublicstreets:
§ Definesathemefor newstreets, or complementsexisting
streetscapesandintegrateswithnewdevelopment;
§ Issensitivetositeattributes;
§ Complementsthefunctionsof thestreet;
§ Reinforcesdesiredtrafficspeedandbehaviour;
§ Isof anappropriatescalerelativetoboththestreet reservewidth
andtheproposebuildingbulk;
§ Promotessafetyandcasual street surveillance;
§ Improvesprivacyandminimisedunwantedoverlooking;
§ Appropriatelyaccountsfor streetscapesandplacesof cultural
heritagesignificance;
§ Assistsinmicroclimatemanagement;
§ Maximisesabsorptivelandscapedareasfor infiltrationof
stormwater whereappropriate;
§ Integratesandformslinkageswithparks, reservesandtransport
corridors;
§ Enhancesopportunitiesfor pedestriancomfort;
§ Achieveslinesof sight for pedestrians, cyclistsandvehicles;
§ Providesadequatelightingfor pedestrianandvehiclesafety;
§ Providesattractiveandcoordinatedstreet furnitureandfacilities
tomeet user needs;
§ Satisfiesmaintenanceandutilityrequirementsandminimisedthe
visual impact of above-roundutilities.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element4.1
P1Buildingsmust clearlydefine, frameor enclosestreetsandother
useablepublicandsemi-publicurbanspaces.
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element2
P4Adequatestreet furnituremust beprovidedwhichisfunctional,
robust andattractive.
Streetscape Design
StreetscapeDesign:
§ Createssafepublicplaces
§ Encouragespedestrianflow; an
§ Designatessaferestingplaces
Pavingmaterials, surfacesandspacesarefreeof triphazardsand
obstructionsfor thesafemovement of theelderlyandpeoplewith
mobilitydifficulties.
Whereappropriate, street furnitureisprovidedwhich:
§ Doesnot obscuretheviewsof users, obstruct sightlinesalongthe
street, or provideopportunitiesfor concealment; and
§ Providesshadeandencouragesuseandinformal surveillance.
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Micro-climate
design
Principle
Lot orientation, sizeanddimensiontosupport optimumhouse
orientationanddesignfor indoor andoutdoor climatecomfort.
Requirement
Siteplanningandlandscapedesigntoallowandsupport channelling
of desirablebreezesconsideringthesitesmicroclimate.
Optimumlot orientation, sizesanddimensionstosupport optimum
buildingandhousedesign
Minimumstandardsfor solar access(ielocationandheight of multi
storeybuildingstobeconsidered).
Principle
§ Passivedesigntocreatecomfortableandefficient buildings
considering:
- Orientation, planshapeandsection, buildingfabric/thermal
mass,
- air movement/ventilation, shading, insulation, landscape
Requirement
§ Buildings(inchouses) toachievea5star rating
§ Encouragehousingthat includesSmart Housingprinciplesor
meetsHIAGreenSmart Home(5star rating)
§ Integratelandscapedesignwithbuildingdesign(ietohelp
managethethermal gaintobuildings)
Subtropical Design– Lot
P2 The design of the landscape in public streets assists in
microclimatemanagement.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element4.1
Climate Control Specific Outcomes
§ (a)Usesandworksaresited, designedandconstructedto
respondtoIpswich’sclimateinamanner whichminimises
relianceonnon-renewableenergysourcesfor heating, coolingor
ventilation.
§ (b) Habitablerooms, occupants, streetsandpublic/communal
spacesarecapableof receivingadequatedaylight andventilation
whichmaximisesaccesstowinter sunshineandsummer
breezes.
§ (c) Windowsanddoorsinbuildingsarelocated, sizedandshaded
andthebuildinglayout andmaterial’schosentofacilitateenergy
conservation.
§ (d) Buildingdesignincorporatesarchitectural featuressuchas
extendedeaves, awnings, pergolasandveranda’stoprotect
windowsanddoorwaysfromsummer sun, glareandrain, andto
provideshelter for outdoor livingareas.
§ (e) Habitableroomsreceiveadequatedaylight for thecarryingout
of dailytasksandprivaterecreationspacereceivesadequate
sunlight, havingregardtobothon-siteandadjacent development.
§ (f) Buildingsaresitedanddesigned-
(i) Tomaximiseuseof prevailingbreezesfor natural
ventilation; and
(ii) Sothat openings(windowsanddoors) arelocatedin
oppositeandadjacent wallswherever possibletofacilitate
captureof prevailingbreezesandcrossventilation.
12.6.4Residential UsesandWorks– EffectsofDevelopment- General Provisions.
Vegetation
Types
Not addressed P3Plant selectionmust beinkeepingwith:
§ Thesiting, designandscaleof thepremises;
§ Thedesiredcharacter of thelocality; and
§ Theendemicspeciesof thearea.
5.1CodeforTownandVillageCentres, Element5
P3Plantingmust:
§ Predominantlyuseplant specieswhicharelocallynativetothe
Shire; and
§ Usepalmsinamanner whichisconsistent withtheir natural
character andoccurrenceintheShire
§ Not usespecieswhichhavepotential tobecomeenvironmental
weeds
§ Not usespecieswhichhavethepotential tobeharmful when
usesinaninappropriatesetting
§ Beof asuitablesizeanddensity.
2.4CodeforLandscapingDesign, Element1
Landscapingfor residential usesisdesignedandconstructed:
§ Compliment theexistingor intendedstreetscapecharacter and
appearanceandtherebytoassist withtheintegrationof the
development intothestreetscape
§ Anappropriatescale, relativetoboththestreet reservewidthand
thebuildingbulk
§ Besensitivetositeattributessuchascultural landscapes, natural
landform, existingvegetation, views, landcapability, availabilityof
water onsite, anddrainage
§ Incorporatesignificant existingvegetation
§ Improveprivacyandminimiseoverlookingintoprivatespaces
§ Promotesafetyandcasual surveillance
§ Assist inmicroclimatemanagement andenergyconservationand
efficiencywithparticular regardtomaximisingsummer shadeand
providingaccesstowinter sunshinefor outdoor livingand
recreationandprotectionfromwinter windsandwesterlyaspects
§ Accommodatestormwater flowsandmaximiseabsorptive
landscapedareasfor on-siteinfiltrationof stormwater
§ Integrateandformlinkageswithparks, reservesandtransport
corridors
§ Reinforcedesiredtrafficspeedandbehaviour
§ Enhanceopportunitiesfor pedestriancomfort
§ Consider linesof sitefor pedestrians, cyclistsandvehicles
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§ Provideattractiveandcoordinatedstreet furnitureandfacilitiesto
meet user needs
§ Provideprivacytointerior dwellingspacesandprivaterecreation
spaceformpasser-by
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Streetscape
Relationships
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Streetscape
Character
PC.6Theresidential subdivisiondesignmust promotethevarietyin
residential streetscapes, rather thanrowsof uniformdwellingsand/
or garages.
7.2.28ReconfiguringALotCode
Not addressed P12Thelayout isintegratedwiththesurroundingurban
environment, complementsexistingattractivestreetscapesand
landscapes, andprovidesfor sharedpublicfacilitiesbyadjoining
communities.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1
Residential usesandworks:
§ Createapleasant, safeandattractivelivingenvironment
§ Maintainandwherepossibleenhance, residential amenityboth
internal andexternal tothesite
§ Blendnewdevelopment intoexistingstreetscapesand
neighbourhoods
§ Conservesplacesof cultural significanceor streetscapevalue
§ Providesfor privacy, daylighting, ventilationandnatural climate
control.
§ Buildingsaddressthestreet frontageor frontagesrather than
beingalignedat right anglesor diagonal tothestreet.
§ Buildingsaredesignedsothat overlookingandopportunitiesfor
casual surveillanceof publicspaces, pedestrianpathsandcar
parkingareasareprovided
§ Generallyasmuchaspractical othehabitablepartsof abuilding
arelocatedtowardsthestreet, inorder todevelopastrong
relationshipbetweenprivateaccommodationandthestreet.
§ Buildingsaresitedanddesignedtoprovideaclearlydelineated
transitionspacefrompublicspacestodwellingsandassociated
privateuseareas
§ Thesitelayout ensuresthat thefront entranceof eachdwellingis
easilyfound, andthat amenityismaintainedbetweendwellings.
Part12Div6Residential; Code- Residential usesandworks– general provisions
P1Thelot andstreet layout givesaneighbourhoodastrongand
positiveidentity, byrespondingtositecharacteristics, setting,
landmarks, placesof cultural heritagesignificanceandviewsand
throughclearlylegiblestreet andopenspacenetworks.
8.2ReconfiguringofLotsforResidential Purposes, Element1.1