Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Council Planning Scheme – Open for Public Consultation

The Major Amendment to the Rockhampton Regional Planning Scheme is now in the public consultation period until COB Friday 17th May 2019. The Major Amendment and all relevant supporting information / links can be found on Council’s Engagement website, via the link below:

The Major Amendment includes:

  • New mapping and provisions for residential and commercial character buildings;
  • Updated flood mapping to include revised hazard categories (Fitzroy River Flood) and areas protected by temporary levees (North Rockhampton Flood Management Area);
  • Introduction of Fitzroy River accommodation precinct and Fitzroy River industry precinct along Quay Street (between Stanley Street and Arthur Street) to allow for fishing and boating related activities and short term accommodation;
  • Introduction of the Kershaw Gardens traveler precinct to support non-commercial camping for self contained vehicles;
  • Provisions related to office activities within the Principle Centre zone – Quay Street precinct have been updated to allow office accommodation at the ground floor level along Quay Lane;
  • The High Density Residential zone levels of assessment have been reduced to enable the conversion of existing buildings (such as apartments) to become short-term accommodation, retirement villages, rooming accommodation etc.
  • Updating mapping and provisions to reflect changes to State Planning Policy mapping;
  • New provisions in residential zones to allow limited short-term accommodation land use activities when reusing existing dwellings;
  • Revised provisions and levels of assessment for advertising devises including changes to digital signage requirements;
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles have been introduced into development codes and planning scheme policies; and
  • Administrative updates and changes.

You’re encouraged to have a look through, to determine whether there is anything in here that is likely to affect (positively or negatively) your future endeavours, or those of your Clients and associates.

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