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Planning and Building

Planning
The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), forms the foundation of Queensland's planning and development legislation. Among other things the SPA establishes the step-by-step process for lodging, assessing and deciding development applications in Queensland. This process is called the "Integrated Development Assessment System" or IDAS.

In conjunction with the SPA, individual Councils have "Planning Schemes" which provide a framework for managing development in a way that advances the purposes of the SPA. Each Planning Scheme identifies assessable and self-assessable development and outcomes sought to be achieved in the local government area.
 

North Burnett Region Planning Scheme

The North Burnett Region Planning Scheme took effect on 3 November 2014. You can download the scheme using these links. If you have difficulty downloading the documents, please contact Council for assistance.

Use the following link to view the Planning Scheme Mapping.

If you have difficulty downloading the document or accessing the mapping, please contact Council for assistance.

Charges Resolution (previously Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution)
The State government, through its State Planning Regulatory Provision (adopted charges) (SPRP), regulates the maximum charges local governments can apply to new development.  Each local government makes its own Charges Resolution detailing the circumstances in which infrastructure charges apply to development and the level of charges for each development category.

Council levies infrastructure charges during the development assessment process by issuing an Infrastructure Charges Notice. Charges apply where development for reconfiguring a lot or making a material change of use generates additional demand on trunk infrastructure networks.  Money or land collected through this process contribute to the delivery of essential trunk infrastructure to service new development.

On 6 October 2015, Council resolved to adopt 'Charges Resolution (No 2) 2015'. CR (No.2) 2015 is effective from 7 October 2015 and is available here.

North Burnett Infrastructure Charges No 2 2015

CR (No.2) 2015 will apply to new applications lodged from 7 October 2015. Any application properly made prior to this date will continue to be assessed under AICR 1 of 2015.


For further information about CR (No.2) 2015, please contact Council's Planning staff on 1300 696 272.

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Development Applications

A Planning Scheme, amongst other things, identifies the zoning of a property and will identify assessable, self-assessable or exempt developments. Developments that are assessable (Code or Impact) will require a development application to be submitted to Council for assessment by Council Planning staff. The type of development that applications are required for include:-

  • Reconfiguring of a Lot
    Generally means subdivision and/or boundary realignments
     
  • Material Change of Use
    Generally means the start of a new use, re-establishment of a use that has been abandoned or changing the intensity or scale of the use.
     
  • Operational Works
    Generally means, undertaking the actual works associated with any land use/subdivision, etc on sites, eg. earthworks (excavating or filling), clearing vegetation, including vegetation to which the Vegetation Management Act applies, etc.

Prior to submitting an application it is strongly suggested that you contact the relevant Development Services Sections. This may take the form of a phone discussion, or for more involved proposals, a pre-lodgement meeting.

An application usually consists of the appropriate Application Forms, plans, town planning report, engineering reports and the relevant application fee.

Once the relevant information is collated you may lodge these details together with the application fees to any of the Council's regional Offices.

For further information please contact the Development Services Department on 1300 696 272 as mentioned above.

To download the Application Forms and Guidelines please click on the following link to the State Governments Department of Infrastructure and Planning website: http://www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1103&Itemid=1289

To find out the current application fees, please contact Council on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272). Or they can be found in the publications section of the website under the budget heading.

Council has developed a range of information sheets to assist you, as the applicant, in submitting a properly made development application to Council for assessment.  This information is a general overview only and for full details and applicable planning provisions, please refer to the North Burnett Regional Planning Scheme.

Information Sheet 1 - Assessable Development

Information Sheet 2 - Making an application

Information Sheet 3 - Application Process

Information Sheet 4 - Material Change of Use

Information Sheet 5 - Prelodgement Meeting 

Prelodgement Meeting Request Form

Information Sheet 6 - Reconfiguring a Lot

 


CURRENT IMPACT ASSESSABLE APPLICATION

Comment period 18 April to 11 May 2016  - Liberty Fields Piggery  - Application 13-16

 


Building

A Building Development Application is required to be submitted to a Building Certifier for most building works undertaken within the Council area. An application usually consists of the appropriate Application Forms, plans, reports and the relevant application fee.

You may lodge your application at any of Councils regional offices.

Building Inspection requests must be received 48 hours prior to the time required.

For further information please contact the Development Services Department on 1300 696 272.

To download the Application Forms and Guidelines please click on the following link to the State Governments Department of Infrastructure and Planning website: http://www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1103&Itemid=1289

To find out the current application fees, please contact Council on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272). Or they can be found in the publications section of the website under the budget heading.


Amenity and Aesthetics

Council adopted an Amenity and Aesthetics Policy at its Policy and Standing Committee Meeting held on 4 November 2015.  The objective of the Policy is to set Council's position with regard to particular types of Class 1a and Class 10 development, particularly where these types of developments may have an extremely adverse effect on the amenity, likely amenity, or may be in conflict with the character of a North Burnett locality.  Section 2 of the Policy provides a list of various building works that may fall into these categories.

The Amenity and Aesthetics Policy is available here

The Amenity and Aesthetics Application Form is available here


Plumbing

A Plumbing Application is required to be submitted to Council for most plumbing and drainage work carried out on/to domestic and/or commercial buildings/properties. Plumbing and Drainage, amongst other things, can consist of new or additional plumbing fixtures (eg. toilets, basins, baths).

An application usually consists of the appropriate Application Forms, plans, reports and the relevant application fee.

Once the relevant information is collated you may lodge these details together with the application fees at any of Council's Regional Offices.

Plumbing Inspection requests must be received 48 hours prior to the time required.

For further information please contact the Development Services Department on 1300 696 272.

To download the Application Forms and Guidelines please click on the following link to the State Governments Department of Infrastructure and Planning website: http://www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1103&Itemid=1289

To find out the current application fees, please contact Council on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272). Or they can be found in the publications section of the website under the budget heading.

Updated: 6 May 2016