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Number 111: 11 December 2018

Planning and Development Fees

At its meeting of 4 December 2018, Council resolved to adopt applications fees for the Ripley Valley Priority Development Area which are consistent with the development assessment fees for the balance of Ipswich.  This means that development applications and associated requests are subject to the same fee structure as the balance of the Ipswich City Council Local Government Area.

Importantly, these fees take effect from 1 January 2019 and will be applied to requests and applications made from the 1st of January.

For more information, please see our Fees and Charges Document here.

Number 110: 10 December 2018

New Public Transport Services for Ripley Valley & Ripley Valley PDA Infrastructure Policy Updates

From early 2019, a new bus route will be introduced into Ripley Valley. Route 531 will connect with trains at Springfield Central station and buses at Yamanto Village, making travel to Brisbane city and Ipswich easy. There will be 14 services a day (in each direction) and will operate Monday to Friday, between approximately 5.30am and 10pm. This service will stop in the following locations:

  • Springfield Central station and Orion Shopping Centre
  • Providence Harmony Crescent
  • Providence Splash 'n' Play
  • Ripley Town Centre
  • Ecco Ripley
  • Yamanto Village

In addition to the announcement regarding the delivery of early Public Transport Services to the Ripley Valley, Council has been advised that Economic Development Queensland has approved changes to the Infrastructure Funding Framework (IFF), Infrastructure Funding Framework Charges Offset Arrangements (IFFCOA) and the Ripley Valley PDA Infrastructure Charges and Offset Plan (ICOP). The policy updates are live and came into effect on 30 November 2018 and are available on EDQ’s website.

In summary, the following amendments are worth noting:

IFF

  • Inclusion of “Public Transport Charge” within the existing Balance Municipal Charge
  • The total Municipal Charges per lot remain the same.

IFFCOA

  • Statement of inclusion of “Public Infrastructure Charge” in the local charge for Ripley Valley PDA;
  • Offsets against “Public Transport Charge” is NOT permitted;
  • Cross-crediting of municipal works against the “Public Transport Charge” is NOT permitted;
  • Offset assessment timeframe is down to 30 business days (BDs) from previous 40 BDs;

Ripley Valley ICOP

  • $6.615million of the Municipal Charge is intended to be committed to funding the provision of early public transport over 6 years period, commencing mid-2019;
  • $1,300 of Public Transport Charge per residential lot is applied, as indicated in Table 1 of the ICOP;
  • Cross-crediting against public transport charge is NOT permitted;
  • Other minor changes:
    • Roads – clarification of excluded sacrificial interim works.
    • Water – offsetable water specification is modified;
    • Parks and Open Space – exclusions listed for offsetable items;
    • Land value – offsetable maximum land value rates are increased by indexation. Market value for land has been omitted.

What does this mean for you?

For existing development approvals, some of these approvals will have conditions regarding the delivery of PT that require amendment to reflect these new arrangements and remove any requirement for individual developers to provide early PT.

For new development approvals or existing development approvals without specific PT provisions, you will be required to pay infrastructure contributions in accordance with the IFF, IFFOCA and ICOP.

To view the updated documents please visit https://dsdmip.qld.gov.au/edq/ripley-valley.html.

To view the details of the new bus service for Ripley please visit  https://translink.com.au/service-updates/203826

Number 109: 30 November 2018

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 July to 30 September 2018.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 108: 30 October 2018

iKnow Ipswich Planning Scheme

Ipswich City Council has released a new external mapping website – iKnow Ipswich Planning Scheme. This website is an upgrade of the maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au and does not replace PD Online however can be used in conjunction with PD Online. To view iKnow Ipswich Planning Scheme click here. Alternatively, click Use interactive mapping on the Ipswich Planning home page.

Number 107: 24 October 2018

Adoption of Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 03/2017

The Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council at the Council meeting of 16 October 2018 resolved to adopt major amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme which have effect on and from 19 October 2018. The Planning, Development and Heritage Committee Agenda (Item No. 2) of 9 October 2018 can be accessed at https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/committees-and-meetings/committee-meetings and provides a track change version of the amendments.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are:

  • Amendment to the Single Residential (Auxiliary Unit) accepted development triggers for Auxiliary Unit locations and consequential amendments;
  • Amendment to make ‘restaurant’ a consistent use within the Special Opportunity Zone, Sub Area SA15 – Powells Road, Yamanto;
  • Amendment to the parking space provisions for single residential use in the Parking Code to remove duplication and ensure consistency with the Ipswich Planning Scheme and Queensland Development Code;
  • Amendment to the Reconfiguring a Lot Code to clarify footpath provision for a Collector Street;
  • Amendment to Zoning Map Z15 for 25 Kendall Street, East Ipswich;
  • Amendment to Overlay Map OV2 – Key Resource Areas, Buffers and Haul Routes at Pine Mountain and Muirlea to remove the Kholo Sands Key Resource Area consistent with state government mapping; and
  • Amendment to Schedule 2 – Character Places to remove a listing at Kraatzs Road, Tallegalla and include a listing at Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester.

As a consequence of the adoption of the Auxiliary Unit amendments included in the amendment package, consequential amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 1 – Development Standards for Auxiliary Units and Dual Occupancies including those which are used to Accommodate Relatives or Aged or Infirm Persons have also been required.

Copies of the planning scheme are available for inspection and purchase at the Planning and Development Counter, Ipswich City Council Administration Building, 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich, and are also available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme

Further information is available by contacting Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Development Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6888 or sending an email to development@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 106: 19 October 2018

Adoption of Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 03/2017

The Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council at the Council meeting of 16 October 2018 resolved to adopt major amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme which have effect on and from 19 October 2018.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are:

  • Amendment to the Single Residential (Auxiliary Unit) accepted development triggers for Auxiliary Unit locations and consequential amendments;
  • Amendment to make ‘restaurant’ a consistent use within the Special Opportunity Zone, Sub Area SA15 – Powells Road, Yamanto;
  • Amendment to the parking space provisions for single residential use in the Parking Code to remove duplication and ensure consistency with the Ipswich Planning Scheme and Queensland Development Code;
  • Amendment to the Reconfiguring a Lot Code to clarify footpath provision for a Collector Street;
  • Amendment to Zoning Map Z15 for 25 Kendall Street, East Ipswich;
  • Amendment to Overlay Map OV2 – Key Resource Areas, Buffers and Haul Routes at Pine Mountain and Muirlea to remove the Kholo Sands Key Resource Area consistent with state government mapping; and
  • Amendment to Schedule 2 – Character Places to remove a listing at Kraatzs Road, Tallegalla and include a listing at Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester.

As a consequence of the adoption of the Auxiliary Unit amendments included in the amendment package, consequential amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 1 – Development Standards for Auxiliary Units and Dual Occupancies including those which are used to Accommodate Relatives or Aged or Infirm Persons have also been required.

Copies of the planning scheme are available for inspection and purchase at the Planning and Development Counter, Ipswich City Council Administration Building, 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich, and are also available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme

Further information is available by contacting Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 105: 24 August 2018

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation)

On 20 August 2018, Council adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation), subject to amendment required by the Minister, in accordance with section 23 of the Planning Act 2016 and Minister’s Guidelines and Rules.

The purpose of the temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) is to regulate applications for waste activity uses within the area defined by the TLPI at Ebenezer, Willowbank, Jeebropilly, Amberley, Mount Forbes and Mutdapilly.

The TLPI commenced on 29 May 2018, being the early effective day approved by the Minister in accordance with section 9(4) of the  Planning Act 2016, and suspends and otherwise affects the operation of the provisions contained in the  Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006 to the extent of matters regulated in the TLPI.

TLPI No. 2 of 2018 may viewed and downloaded from the Ipswich Planning and Development webpage or can be inspected or purchased at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich.

Further information is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department on (07) 3810 6888 or emailing plandev@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 104: 14 August 2018

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 April to 30 June 2018.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 103: 20 July 2018

Newsletter

Edition 26 of the Planning and Development Update newsletter is now available.

The newsletter may be reviewed by clicking here.

Number 102: 6 July 2018

Stormwater and Flooding Analysis: Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2016

Following the release of the new publication Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 (ARR 2016) Ipswich City Council has become aware that the new Intensity Frequency Durations (IFDs) for certain parts of the Ipswich area may underestimate (beyond 90% confidence) riverine and creek design event flows comparative to Flood Frequency Analysis.

Council is working collaboratively with the Bureau of Meteorology and ARR 2016 project team to determine the exact issue and in the interim uniform adoption of ARR 2016 is not supported in the Ipswich LGA until this matter is resolved.  As such the ARR 1987 guidelines will remain the default for new riverine and creek hydrology models during this investigation period; should it be the intention to utilise ARR 2016 the applicant is requested to make contact with Council on (07) 3810 6888 prior to the preparation of hydrological analysis.

Number 101: 2 July 2018

Adoption of the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018

Ipswich City Council has adopted the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018, effective on and from 2 July 2018.

The purpose of the Ipswich Adopted Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018 is to state:

  • the adopted charges for providing the local government trunk infrastructure networks; and
  • the levied charges to be levied by the local government for development for the demand placed on the local government trunk infrastructure networks; and
  • matters relevant to the working out of an offset and refund for a trunk infrastructure contribution for the local government trunk infrastructure networks for development.

The Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018 is available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme

The Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2018 replaces the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2018.

The resolution includes:

  • the indexation of the trunk infrastructure network charges contained in Schedule 2 for the twelve (12) month period from April 2017 to March 2018 inclusive, in accordance with the Planning Act 2016;
  • operational and administrative amendments, including:
    • updating the applicable uses table (Schedule 3) to be consistent with the Planning Regulation 2017;
    • amendments to the deemed demand areas table (Schedule 5) and the associated deemed demand areas map (Schedule 12) to reflect the current CBD zonings in the Ipswich City Centre; and
    • amendments to improve clarity for calculating charges for non-residential reconfiguring a lot applications.

For further information, please contact Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251.

Number 100: 2 July 2018

Adoption of Implementation Guideline No. 35 – Riverview Urban Village Planning and Development Guidelines

Council has adopted Implementation Guideline No. 35 – Riverview Urban Village Planning and Development Guidelines which will be effective from 2 July 2018.

The guideline has been prepared to provide planning and development guidance to transition the existing Local Business and Industry Zone and the surrounding area immediately to the north of the Riverview railway station into a compact urban village. The guideline, whilst recognising the existing business and industry uses, allows for the area to transition to medium to high density residential uses in the form of a broad, non-prescriptive framework to guide the redevelopment of the area and is responsive to future market investment.

Further information regarding the guideline is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 99: 12 June 2018

Planning and Development Fees

Council has adopted a new fee structure for the new financial year which includes changes to the fees applicable to development applications, operational works applications and building and plumbing applications. This document can be located here.

Number 98: 31 May 2018

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 January to 31 March 2018.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 97: 31 May 2018

Adoption of Electrical Requirements for Park & Facility Embellishments

Council has adopted the Electrical Requirements for Park & Facility Embellishments as Technical Guidance associated with Planning Scheme Policy 3, Part 3 – Standards for Design of Parks and Streetscapes.

The purpose and general effects of the Electrical Requirements for Park & Facility Embellishments are to enable a standardized approach to the Electrical installations on Ipswich City Council assets and to supersede Council’s Standard Drawings SP.98A and SP98B, titled “Electrical – Park Electrical Requirements”. These electrical requirements are for use throughout Ipswich City Council Parks and Facilities.

The Technical Guide may be viewed by clicking here.

Number 96: 30 May 2018

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation)

Further to eAlert No. 95 regarding Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation), and for the purpose of clarification, it is advised that the TLPI remaining in effect from 29 May 2018 (the “earlier effective day”) is subject to the agreement of the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

Number 95: 29 May 2018

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation)

Council has adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2018 (Waste Activity Regulation), which has effect on and from Council’s meeting on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

The purpose of the temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) is to provide for the regulation of waste activity uses within the area defined by the TLPI at Ebenezer, Willowbank, Jeebropilly, Amberley, Mount Forbes and Mutdapilly.  Copies of TLPI No. 2 / 2018 may be viewed and downloaded from the Ipswich Planning and Development webpage or can be inspected or purchased at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich.

Further information is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department on (07) 3810 6888 or emailing plandev@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 94: 8 May 2018

Adoption of Planning Scheme Minor Amendment Package 01/2018

Council has adopted minor amendments to the Planning Scheme for the City of Ipswich, which have effect on and from 8 May 2018.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are to include a listing of a Moreton Bay Fig Tree located at 3 Roma Street, North Booval and the associated tree canopy and root system located at 1 Roma Street and 111 Jacaranda Street, North Booval in Schedule 2 – Character Places, ­Part 2 – Trees and Vegetation of the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

Copies of the planning scheme are available for inspection and purchase at the Planning and Development Counter, Ipswich City Council Administration Building, 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich, and are also available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme

Further information is available by contacting Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 93: 26 April 2018

Implementation Guideline No. 16  - Heavy Vehicle Parking

Council has adopted amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 16 – Heavy Vehicle Parking  which have effect on and from 26 April 2018.

Read more about this eAlert on the Ipswich Planning Projects page.

Number 92: 23 April 2018

Adoption of Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment (Package 01/2017) & Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policy Administrative Amendments

Council has adopted amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme for a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP Amendment) and Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policy Administrative Amendments (Administrative Amendments).

The LGIP Amendment and Administrative Amendments have effect on and from 23 April 2018.

The purpose and general effects of the LGIP Amendment are listed below.

  • Integrate infrastructure planning with land use planning as identified in the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006.
  • Provide transparency regarding Council’s intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure.
  • Enable Council to estimate the cost of infrastructure provision to assist its long term financial planning.
  • Ensure trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner.
  • Provide a basis for the imposition of conditions about infrastructure on development approvals.

The Administrative Amendments update redundant or outdated terms, factual matters and cross-references.

Council has also adopted the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2018 (AICR) and amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 9 - Bellbird Park Planning Study, Implementation Guideline No. 25 - New Chum Enterprise Area Planning Study and Implementation Guideline No. 27 - Guidance on Recreation Range and Opportunity Outcomes Arising from Embellishment of Public Parks to reflect and give effect to the LGIP Amendment.  The AICR and amendments also have effect on and from 23 April 2018.

Further information regarding the amendment package is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 91: 5 March 2018

Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 03/2017

In accordance with the new Minister’s Guidelines and Rules July 2017 (MGR) and the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 (the Act), Ipswich City Council has prepared proposed planning scheme policy amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme. The proposed amendments are available for inspection and purchase at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and online at Council’s website Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects until the close of business 4 April 2018.

The purpose and general effects of the proposed planning scheme amendments are listed below.

  • Amendment to the Single Residential (Auxiliary Unit) accepted development triggers for Auxiliary Unit locations and consequential amendments;
  • Amendment to make ‘restaurant’ a consistent use within the Special Opportunity Zone, Sub Area SA15 – Powells Road, Yamanto;
  • Amendment to the parking space provisions for single residential use in the Parking Code to remove duplication and ensure consistency with the Ipswich Planning Scheme and Queensland Development Code;
  • Amendment to the Reconfiguring a Lot Code to clarify footpath provision for a Collector Street;
  • Amendment to Zoning Map Z15 for 25 Kendall Street, East Ipswich;
  • Amendment to Overlay Map OV2 – Key Resource Areas, Buffers and Haul Routes at Pine Mountain and Muirlea to remove the Kholo Sands Key Resource Area consistent with state government mapping; and
  • Amendment to Schedule 2 – Character Places to remove a listing at Kraatzs Road, Tallegalla and include a listing at Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester.

Further information about the proposed amendments or process for making a submission can be obtained by:

  • visiting the Planning Public Notices web page Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects via the Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development website;
  • visiting the Planning and Development Customer Service Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and talking to one of Council’s professional planning staff;
  • contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch via telephone on (07) 3810 6251 during normal business hours;
  • writing to the Strategic Planning Manager, Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191, Ipswich, Qld 4305; or
  • emailing strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Ipswich City Council
Planning and Development Department
PO Box 191
Ipswich Queensland 4305

Number 90: 21 February 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

In response to feedback from our customers, the Ipswich Planning website has been updated to include a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section. This section of the website contains the answers to the most frequently asked enquiries received by Ipswich City Council’s Development Planning Branch. The questions cover topics including the Ipswich Planning Scheme, lodging Development Applications including Subdivision Plans, and accessing Property Information. If you have further questions or require any further information regarding the FAQs, you can contact Council’s Planning and Development Department during business hours (8am to 4.30pm) on (07) 3810 6888, via email plandev@ipswich.qld.gov.au or in person at the Planning and Development counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich.

Number 89: 1 February 2018

Development Activity Reports

Council has recently released two reports about development activity in Ipswich.

The first is the latest Quarterly report about development activity from 1 October to 31 December 2017.  The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The second is the Annual Report Card about development activity from 1 January to 31 December 2017.  This report may viewed by clicking here.

Both reports include lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 88: 15 November 2017

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 July to 30 September 2017.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 87: 6 November 2017

Adoption of Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 02/2017

Council has adopted major planning scheme policy amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme
through Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 02/2017.

The planning scheme policy amendments have effect on and from today being 6 November 2017. The purpose and general effects of the planning scheme policy amendments relate to Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 – Information Local Government May Request (PSP2) and Planning Scheme Policy No. 3 – General Works (PSP3).

The purpose and general effects of the major amendments to PSP2 are to reflect updated standards and requirements, align provisions with current industry standards, to remove references to outdated standards or requirements and to ensure alignment with the requirements in PSP3 including:

  • updated requirements for information the local government may request;
  • updated provisions relating to earthworks, structural certification of major structures, electrical and lighting design;
  • updated requirements for operational works and engineering plans;
  • removal of outdated provisions relating to pit burning of cleared vegetation;
  • removal of provisions relating to water and sewerage reticulation to reflect the  establishment of Queensland Urban Utilities;
  • inclusion of requirements for street lighting to ensure consistency with PSP3;
  • updating and amending Appendix 1 – Example of Design Certification and Appendix 2 – Infrastructure As Constructed Standards; and
  • inclusion of a new Appendix 3 – Plans and Supporting Information Tables.

The purpose and general effects of the major amendments to PSP3 are to update requirements including:

  • electrical reticulation and street lighting;
  • material specifications for line marking;
  • use of technical guidance associated with standard drawings in design criteria for roadworks, parks and streetscapes; and
  • amending the public liability insurance (indemnity) amount for the construction of public (municipal) works.

The amendment package also includes administrative amendments to correct explanatory matters, redundant or outdated terms or standards, inconsistent numbering of provisions and text anomalies.

Further information regarding the amendment package is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 86: 6 November 2017

Adoption of Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 06/2016

Council has adopted major planning scheme amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme through Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 06/2016.

The planning scheme amendments have effect on and from today being 6 November 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the planning scheme amendments are listed below.

  • Zoning (Z15, Z23 and Z28) and Strategy Map amendments
    • 138 Robertson Road, Silkstone to the Special Uses Zone (Sub Area SU1 – School/Educational Establishment);
    • 488 Warwick Road, Yamanto to the Major Centres Zone (Sub Area MC3P – Yamanto Primary Business Area);
    • 487 Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester to the Rural E (Special Land Management) Zone;
    • Consequential amendments to Strategy Map 1 – Whole of City and Strategy Map 2 – Urban Areas to reflect the zone changes above.
  • Overlay amendments
    • Removal of the Kholo Sands Haul Route and associated buffer from Overlay Map OV2 - Key Resource Areas, Buffers & Haul Routes as a consequence of the removal of the haul route and buffer from the State Planning Policy Interactive Mapping.
  • Definition amendments
    • Amendment to Part 14 – Springfield Structure Plan definition of “Local Shops” to clarify that although primarily intended to consist of a grouping of retail tenancies, the term also includes the use of individual tenancies for commercial premises.
    • Amendment to Schedule 1 – Dictionary definition of “Shopping Centre” to clarify that the use of the premises is to comprise primarily shops.

Further information regarding the amendment package is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 85: 3 October 2017

Adoption of Planning Scheme Minor Amendment Package 04/2017

Council has adopted minor amendments to the Planning Scheme for the City of Ipswich, which have effect on and from 3 October 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are to:

  • amend the listing of one (1) place in Goodna and to include eighteen (18) places in Booval, Brassall, Dinmore, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Goodna, Ipswich, New Chum, North Ipswich, Raceview, Redbank and Sadliers Crossing in Schedule 2 – Character Places.

Copies of the planning scheme are available for inspection and purchase at the Planning and Development Counter, Ipswich City Council Administration Building, 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich, and are also available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme

Further information is available by contacting Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 84: 7 August 2017

Major Planning Scheme Policy Amendment Package 02/2017

In accordance with the new Minister’s Guidelines and Rules July 2017 (MGR) and the requirements of the Planning Act 2016 (the Act), Ipswich City Council has prepared proposed planning scheme policy amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

The proposed amendments are available for inspection and purchase at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and online at Council’s website Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects until the close of business 6 September 2017.

The proposed major amendments relate to Planning Scheme Policy No. 2 – Information Local Government May Request (PSP2) and Planning Scheme Policy No. 3 – General Works (PSP3).

The purpose and general effects of the proposed major amendments to PSP2 are to reflect updated standards and requirements, align provisions with current industry standards, to remove references to outdated standards or requirements and to ensure alignment with the requirements in PSP3 including:

  • updated requirements for information the local government may request;
  • updated provisions relating to earthworks, structural certification of major structures, electrical and lighting design;
  • updated requirements for operational works and engineering plans;
  • removal of outdated provisions relating to pit burning of cleared vegetation;
  • removal of provisions relating to water and sewerage reticulation to reflect the establishment of Queensland Urban Utilities;
  • inclusion of requirements for street lighting to ensure consistency with PSP3;
  • updating and amending Appendix 1 – Example of Design Certification and Appendix 2 – Infrastructure As Constructed Standards to reflect the proposed amendments; and
  • inclusion of a new Appendix 3 – Plans and Supporting Information Tables.

The purpose and general effects of the proposed major amendments to PSP3 are to update requirements including:

  • electrical reticulation and street lighting;
  • material specifications for line marking;
  • use of technical guidance associated with standard drawings in design criteria for roadworks, parks and streetscapes; and
  • amending the public liability insurance (indemnity) amount for the construction of public (municipal) works.

The amendment package also includes proposed administrative amendments to correct explanatory matters, redundant or outdated terms or standards, inconsistent numbering of provisions and text anomalies.

Further information about the proposed amendments or process for making a submission can be obtained by:
visiting the Planning Public Notices web page Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects via the Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development website;

  • visiting the Planning and Development Customer Service Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and talking to one of Council’s professional planning staff;
  • contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch via telephone on (07) 3810 6251 during normal business hours;
  • writing to the Strategic Planning Manager, Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191, Ipswich, Qld 4305; or
    emailing strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Ipswich City Council
Planning and Development Department
PO Box 191
Ipswich Queensland 4305

Number 83: 26 July 2017

Adoption of the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2017

Ipswich City Council has adopted the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2017, effective on and from 26 July 2017.

The purpose of the Ipswich Adopted Charges Resolution (No.1) 2017 is to state:

  • the adopted charges for providing the local government trunk infrastructure networks; and
  • the levied charges to be levied by the local government for development for the demand placed on the local government trunk infrastructure networks; and
  • matters relevant to the working out of an offset and refund for a trunk infrastructure contribution for the local government trunk infrastructure networks for development.

The Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2017 is available on Council’s website at Ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme.

The Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2017 replaces the Ipswich Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.1) 2016.

The resolution includes:

  • amendments to align referencing to the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017, and to reflect legislative changes, including the repeal of both the State planning regulatory provision (adopted charges) and the Standard planning scheme provisions (Queensland Planning Provisions);
  • the indexation of the trunk infrastructure network charges contained in Schedule 2 for the twelve (12) month period from April 2016 to March 2017 inclusive, in accordance with the Planning Act 2016;
  • operational and administrative amendments, including:
    • replacement of references to the Priority Infrastructure Plan with Local Government Infrastructure Plan;
    • removal of Implementation Guideline No. 3 – Infrastructure Contribution Relief or Exemptions for Community Organisations from Schedule 4 – Applied local government adopted charges for particular uses to reflect the revocation of the guidelines;
    • updates to Schedule 5 – Deemed demand for deemed demand area to reflect zoning changes;
    • inclusion of the requirement for the provision of tenders and for works for trunk road infrastructure trunk road infrastructure to be carried out by a suitably qualified civil contractor; and
    • amendments to the provisions relating to offsets and refunds for works to include actual costs.

For further information, please contact Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251.

Number 82: 26 July 2017

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 April to 30 June 2017.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 81: 30 June 2017

Planning Act 2016

On Monday 3 July 2017, the Planning Act 2016 (the Act) comes into effect. This brings about a series of changes to the planning and development assessment system. Council officers have been busily preparing for this change and are ready to process development applications as they are lodged under the new system.

There are a few key points to be aware of for those with existing development applications and approvals, and for those wishing to lodge a development application after 3 July 2017. For more information, please click here.

Number 80: 30 June 2017

Planning and Development Fees

Council has adopted a new fee structure for the new financial year which includes changes to the fees applicable to development applications, operational works applications and building and plumbing applications. This document can be located here.

Number 79: 28 June 2017

Newsletter

Edition 24 of the Planning and Development Update newsletter is now avaiable.

The newsletter may be reviewed by clicking here.

Number 78: 19 June 2017

Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment (Package 01/2017)

Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment (Package 01/2017)

In accordance with the requirements of Statutory Guideline 01/16: Making and amending local planning instruments (MALPI) and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), Ipswich City Council has prepared proposed amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme for a Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

The proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan Amendment is available for inspection and purchase at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and online at Council’s website Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects until the close of business 31 July 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the proposed LGIP Amendment are listed below.

  • Integrate infrastructure planning with land use planning as identified in the Ipswich Planning Scheme 2006.
  • Provide transparency regarding Council’s intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure.
  • Enable Council to estimate the cost of infrastructure provision to assist its long term financial planning.
  • Ensure trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and orderly manner.
  • Provide a basis for the imposition of conditions about infrastructure on development approvals.

Further information about the LGIP Amendment or process for making a submission can be obtained by:

  • visiting the Planning Public Notices web page Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects via the Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development website;
  • visiting the Planning and Development Customer Service Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and talking to one of Council’s professional planning staff;
  • contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch via telephone on (07) 3810 6251 during normal business hours;
  • writing to the Strategic Planning Manager, Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191, Ipswich, Qld 4305; or
  • emailing strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 77: 15 June 2017

Quarterly Activity Report

The latest Quarterly report covers development activity within the Ipswich Local Government Area from 1 January to 31 March 2017.

The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The report includes lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 76: 8 May 2017

Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package No 02/2016

Council has adopted major planning scheme amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme through Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package 02/2016.

The planning scheme amendments have effect on and from today being Monday, 8 May 2017.  The purpose and general effects of the proposed planning scheme amendments relate to:

  • Overlay Map OV3 – Mining Influence Areas in Bundamba, Collingwood Park, Ebbw Vale, Karalee, Mount Marrow, North Ipswich, Purga, Redbank, Swanbank, and Walloon.
  • Planning Scheme Assessment Triggers and Provisions, involving:
    • clarification of the activities the planning scheme does not encompass and amendment to the ‘Temporary Use’ definition;
    • clarification of assessment criteria for Carrying Out Building Work Not Associated with a Material Change of Use and for Class 10 buildings in Table 11.4.4;
    • making ‘Reconfiguring a Lot’ code assessable in the Character Mixed Use Zone;
    • changes to the assessment triggers for certain business uses in the Rosewood Town Centre Zone and the Township Business Zone; and
    • clarification regarding acoustic barriers and footpaths at the end of culs-de-sac.
  • Zoning Maps Z15, Z16 and Z25 to include Special Uses Zones in Bundamba, Bellbird Park and Redbank Plains.
  • Strategy Map 2 to reflect the above zoning amendments.
  • Overlay Map OV5 – Flooding and Urban Catchment Flow Paths in Silkstone and Bellbird Park.
  • Schedule 2 – Character Places to remove the listing at 294 Collingwood Drive, Collingwood Park.
  • Schedule 3 – Identified Places of Interest to include a listing at 27 Bailey Street, Collingwood Park.
  • Schedule 9 – Exempt Advertising Devices in the Rural and Open Space Areas.

Further information regarding the amendments to the planning scheme is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 75: 3 April 2017

Planning Scheme Major Amendment Package No 06/2016

In accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), Ipswich City Council has prepared proposed planning scheme amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

The proposed amendments are available for inspection and purchase at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and online at Council’s website Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects until the close of business 24 May 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the proposed planning scheme amendments are listed below.

  • Zoning (Z15, Z23 and Z28) and Strategy Map amendments
    • 138 Robertson Road, Silkstone to the Special Uses Zone (Sub Area SU1 – School/Educational Establishment);
    • 488 Warwick Road, Yamanto to the Major Centres Zone (Sub Area MC3P – Yamanto Primary Business Area);
    • 487 Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester to the Rural E (Special Land Management) Zone;
    • Consequential amendments to Strategy Map 1 – Whole of City and Strategy Map 2 – Urban Areas to reflect the zone changes above.
  • Overlay amendments
    • Removal of the Kholo Sands Haul Route and associated buffer from Overlay Map OV2 - Key Resource Areas, Buffers & Haul Routes as a consequence of the removal of the haul route and buffer from the State Planning Policy Interactive Mapping.
  • Definition amendments
    • Amendment to Part 14 – Springfield Structure Plan definition of “Local Shops” to clarify that although primarily intended to consist of a grouping of retail tenancies, the term also includes the use of individual tenancies for commercial premises.
    • Amendment to Schedule 1 – Dictionary definition of “Shopping Centre” to clarify that the use of the premises is primarily to comprise shops.

Further information about the proposed amendments or process for making a submission can be obtained by:

  • visiting the Planning Public Notices web page Ipswichplanning.com.au/projects via the Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development website;
  • visiting the Planning and Development Customer Service Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and talking to one of Council’s professional planning staff;
  • contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch via telephone on (07) 3810 6251 during normal business hours;
  • writing to the Strategic Planning Manager, Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191, Ipswich, Qld 4305; or
  • emailing strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Number 74: 13 February 2017

Adoption of Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 04/2016

Council has adopted major planning scheme policy amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme through Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 04/2016.

The planning scheme policy amendments have effect on and from today being Monday, 13 February 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are to reflect updated standards and requirements which will be referenced in development conditions, clarify and expand upon existing standards, align provisions with current industry standards, to remove references to outdated standards or requirements and amending current standards including:

  • layout and construction comprising construction tolerances, design parameters for roundabouts and signs, road markings and pavement construction;
  • hatchet lot driveways;
  • stormwater drainage works and gullies/access chambers relating to stormwater lines;
  • roofwater and interallotment drainage;
  • parks and streetscapes;
  • reconfigurations and site development works and bonding incomplete works;
  • Engineering Certification Checklist - on maintenance; and
  • street lighting ‘Rate’ tariff requirements and installation of LED luminaries.

The amendment package also includes administrative amendments to correct explanatory matters, redundant or outdated terms, inconsistent numbering of provisions and grammatical errors.

Adoption of Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 01/2016

Council has also adopted major amendments to the Planning Scheme and amendments to a Planning Scheme Policy through Planning Scheme and Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package 01/2016.

The amendments have effect on and from Monday, 13 February 2017.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments are listed below:

  • removal of Overlay Map OV10 – Swanbank Power Station Buffer and all associated references from the planning scheme, including consequential amendments;
  • amendments to align the planning scheme with elements MP 1.1 and MP 1.2 of the Queensland Development Code, including amendments to the Traditional Neighbourhood Design Code, Residential Code, Planning Scheme Building Matters Code and Schedule 5; and
  • amendment of Zoning Map Z16 for land at Bellbird Park.

The purpose and general effects of the amendments to Planning Scheme Policy 1 – Consultation are consequential amendments to reflect the removal of the Swanbank Power Station Buffer from the planning scheme.

Further information regarding the amendment packages is available by contacting Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Number 73: 3 February 2017

Planning & Development eAlert and Newsletter Service

The Planning and Development Department eAlert and Newsletter service is changing.  To provide you with a better service, eAlerts and the newsletter will now be part of the Planning and Development website which will enable you to peruse the eAlerts and newsletters at any time.  The method of the eAlert notification is also changing.  Notification will now be by way of a subscription service through Council’s MyIpswich portal.  If you don’t already have a MyIpswich account signup is free, quick and easy.  If you wish to continue to receive eAlerts you will need to subscribe to this service via the MyIpswich Newsletters webpage.

Please let us know if you need any assistance with creating your MyIpswich account or with subscribing to the eAlert or newsletter service in MyIpswich, by phoning (07) 38106257 or by email at strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Number 72: 1 February 2017

Development Activity Reports

Council has recently released two reports about development activity in Ipswich.

The first is the latest Quarterly report about development activity from 1 October to 31 December 2016.  The report may be viewed by clicking here.

The second is the Annual Report Card about development activity from 1 January to 31 December 2016.  This report may viewed by clicking here.  Late in December 2016 the City’s population reached the major milestone of 200,000 residents.

Both reports include lots of interesting information about major growth areas and trends in Ipswich and important planning and development projects underway.

Number 71: 12 December 2016

Adoption of amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 30 – Support for 4 to 5 STAR Quality Hotel Developments

Council has adopted amendments to Implementation Guideline No. 30 – Support for 4 to 5 STAR Quality Hotel Developments, which comes into effect on and from today being Monday, 12 December 2016.

The purpose and general effect of the amendments are to change the eligibility criteria from 6 months to 12 months for lodging all required operational works applications to Council.

Copies of the planning scheme are available for inspection and purchase at the Planning and Development Counter, Ipswich City Council Administration Building, 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich, and are also available on Council’s website at www.ipswichplanning.com.au/planning-documents/planning-scheme.

Further information is available by contacting Ipswich City Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or sending an email to strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Number 70: 2 December 2016

Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/2016

Council has adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Temporary Accommodation of Employees of the Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory at Wulkuraka) 2016, effective on and from Friday 2 December 2016.

Copies of TLPI 01/2016 may be viewed and downloaded from the Ipswich Planning and Development webpage or can be inspected or purchased at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich.

Further information is available by contacting Council’s Strategic Planning Branch on (07) 3810 6251 or email strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Number 69: 21 November 2016

Planning Scheme Policy Major Amendment Package No. 4 of 2016

In accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), Ipswich City Council has prepared proposed planning scheme policy amendments to the Ipswich Planning Scheme.

The proposed amendments are available for inspection and purchase at the Ipswich City Council Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and online at the Ipswich Planning and Development website until the close of business on 20 December 2016.

The purpose and general effects of the proposed planning scheme policy amendments relate to major amendments to Planning Scheme Policy 3 – General Works to reflect updated standards and requirements which will be referenced in development conditions, clarify and expand upon existing standards, align provisions with current industry standards, to remove references to outdated standards or requirements and amend current standards including:layout and construction comprising construction tolerances, design parameters for roundabouts and signs, road markings and pavement construction;

  • road layout and construction comprising construction tolerances, design parameters for roundabouts and signs, road markings and pavement construction;
  • hatchet lot driveways;
  • stormwater drainage works and gullies/access chambers relating to stormwater lines;
  • roofwater and interallotment drainage;
  • parks and streetscapes;
  • reconfigurations and site development works and bonding incomplete works;
  • Engineering Certification Checklist - on maintenance; and
  • street lighting ‘Rate’ tariff requirements and installation of LED luminaries.

The amendment package also includes proposed administrative amendments to correct explanatory matters, redundant or outdated terms, inconsistent numbering of provisions and grammatical errors.

Further information about the proposed amendments or process for making a submission can be obtained by:

  • the Ipswich Planning and Development Public Notices webpage;
  • visiting the Planning and Development Customer Service Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Administration Building at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich and talking to one of Council’s professional planning staff;
  • Council’s Planning and Development Department, Strategic Planning Branch via telephone on (07) 3810 6251 during normal business hours;
  • to the Strategic Planning Manager, Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191, Ipswich, Qld 4305; or
  • emailing strategic@ipswich.qld.gov.au