Application types

There are a number of ways planning applications may be assessed. Assessment depends on the development being undertaken and the development site details. Information below outlines the common ways in which an application may be assessed in the Toowoomba Region.

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Categories of Assessment Development proposals can be subject to different categories of assessment. A category of assessment will specify the process that a development proposal must go through. If a development approval is required, the proposal can either go through a ‘code assessment’ process or an ‘impact assessment’ process. For further information about categories of assessment, see Fact sheet: Categories of development under the Planning Act 2016. Code Assessment Code assessm ...
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Categories of Assessment Development proposals can be subject to different categories of assessment. A category of assessment will specify the process that a development proposal must go through. If a development approval is required, the proposal can either go through a ‘code assessment’ process or an ‘impact assessment’ process. For further information about categories of assessment, see Fact sheet: Categories of development under the Planning Act 2016. Impact Assessment Impact ass ...
When it comes to boundaries there are two types of overlay: Those that are property based and have boundaries that align with property boundaries e.g. Heritage Overlay and Neighbourhood Character Overlay. Those that are based on features that do not align with property boundaries e.g. Bushfire Hazard Overlay and Agricultural Land Overlay. Where development is proposed on land where an overlay applies any development application must address the corresponding overlay code. A prop ...
Amenity and aesthetics definition The now repealed Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPR) and Planning Regulation 2017 (PR) allows Council to resolve to assess building work, as a referral agency, where Council considers it may have an extremely adverse effect on the amenity or character of the locality in which the work is proposed to be carried out. At its Ordinary Meeting on 13 December 2016, Council made a new resolution with respect ...
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