One support worker is permitted to reside on the premises at any time.
The maximum number of support workers attending any daytime activity shall not exceed seven people over a 24 hour period.
Resident and visitor parking is provided on site for a minimum of two vehicles. One vehicle space must be dedicated for parking for support services.
9.2.2Forestry for wood production
This code applies to assessing a material change of use for development involving cropping (where involving forestry for wood production) in the rural zone.
The purpose of the code is to ensure forestry for wood production is assessed with equal regard to other forms of cropping, to guarantee long–term harvest and minimise impacts.
The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
the use is appropriately located and setback from areas of environmental interest and existing infrastructure
the impacts on adjoining land uses are minimised
the risk of fire is minimised
expected harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus proposed wildfire management and the location of supportive infrastructure are known by the local government, where development is assessable.
The establishment of the forest for wood production is located to minimise impacts (such as shading and falling trees) on infrastructure and areas of environmental interest.
The establishment of the forest for wood production is setback from existing infrastructure and areas of environmental interest in accordance with Table 220.127.116.11.2—Forestry for wood production setback distances.
No cultivation and planting for wood production is to occur in the setback areas identified in Table 18.104.22.168.2. Road and track establishment and maintenance can occur.
Self–propagated seedlings (wildlings) generated from the forest for wood production are eradicated from the setback areas identified in Table 22.214.171.124.2.
The impacts of the forest for wood production on soil structure, fertility and stability are minimised through appropriate management of the site.
The establishment and maintenance (including associated tracks and roads) of the forest for wood production utilises one or more of the following methods:
mechanical strip cultivation on the contour, spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes greater than 10% and less than 25%
either spot cultivation or manual cultivation is used for establishment on slopes equal to or greater than 25%
tracks and roads are established away from natural drainage features and areas that are subject to erosion and landslips.
Any part of a track or road established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is appropriately drained and adopts the following measures:
establish and maintain a stable surface
drain the track or road with crossfall drainage (preferably with a slope greater than 4 per cent) or by shaping the track or road to a crown so that water drains to both of its sides
establish and maintain drainage structures to convey water away from the track or road formation (for example, crossdrains, mitre drains, turnouts and diversion drains or relief culverts).
Drainage water from tracks and roads established and maintained as part of the forest for wood production is directed away from exposed soils, unstable areas, and towards undisturbed ground and areas with stable surfaces.
The risk of fire to adjoining premises and infrastructure is minimised through the provision of firebreaks and fire tracks and roads.
Firebreaks are established and maintained:
between the forest for wood production, adjoining premises and existing infrastructure
at a minimum width from the base of the outside trees in accordance with Table 126.96.36.199.3—Forestry for wood production firebreak distances
that are free of flammable material that is greater than 1m high
to be accessible and trafficable for fire suppression vehicles.
Fire access tracks and roads are established and maintained:
to a minimum width of 4m
that are accessible
that ensure no part of a plantation is more than 250m from a fire access track or road.
For assessable development
Cropping harvest, haulage and wildfire management
The local government is informed of the expected cropping harvest cycles, volumes, timescales and haulage routes, plus propose wildfire management and location of supportive infrastructure.
When the forest for wood production area is greater than 10ha a management report is attached to the development application that contains the following information:
expected harvest cycles and estimated harvest timescale
an estimated haulage route plan identifying likely local roads for transporting the harvest to the primary destination/s
proposed methods and supporting infrastructure location for managing wild fire (including an area map of the property location, adjacent roads and tracks, property entrances, location of fire access tracks and turnarounds on the property and location of water points in the area).
Table 188.8.131.52.2—Forestry for wood production setback distances
Distance (measured from the base of the tree)
Areas of environmental interest
Top of a defining bank of streams (gully, creek or river) that are represented on the 1:100 000 topographic map series in accordance with the stream order classification system.
Stream order 1 to 2: 5m, or
Stream order 3 to 5: 10m, or
Stream order 6: 20m.
State–owned protected areas and forest reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Protected vegetation under the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
100m or such distance that ensures the dwelling is consistent with the requirements of AS3959–2009 and the National Construction Code.
25m or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater.
Transmission lines and above–ground pipelines (excluding infrastructure servicing only the farm) not subject to an easement.
25m or 1.5 times the maximum anticipated height of the tree at harvest, whichever is the greater.
Forestry for wood production activities less than 40ha.
Forestry for wood production of 40ha to 100ha.
Forestry for wood production greater than 100ha.
20m or a 10m break that is free of flammable material that is greater than 1m high followed by a 10m fuel reduction area where forestry for wood production trees are pruned up to a minimum height of 5m, commencing once trees are greater than 10m in height.
9.2.3Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works
The purpose of the reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works code is for assessing requests for compliance assessment for development for reconfiguring a lot that requires compliance assessment as prescribed in Part 5, section 5.4 under Table 5.4.2—Prescribed level of assessment: reconfiguring a lot.
Note—Development subject to compliance assessment must be able to achieve compliance with the compliance outcomes for a compliance permit to be issued.
Note—If compliance with the code is not possible, the development cannot be considered for compliance assessment and a development application for assessable development must be made to the local government as outlined in Schedule 18 of the Regulation.
Table 184.108.40.206—Reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational works requiring compliance assessment
Compliance outcomes (CO)
Each lot is to comply with the frontage requirements of the relevant zone code where applicable and Reconfiguring a lot code where applicable
There are no building envelope requirements for reconfiguring a lot (subdividing one lot into two lots) and associated operational work.
No rear lots are created.
The reconfiguration ensures that any existing buildings and structures are set back to any new property boundary in accordance with boundary setback requirements under the relevant zone code, where applicable.
The reconfiguration enables any proposed buildings and structures to comply with boundary setback requirements under the relevant zone code.
In relation to a reconfiguration in a residential zone, where no boundary setbacks are prescribed by the relevant zone code, the reconfiguration ensures that any proposed buildings and structures can comply with boundary setback requirements under the Queensland Development Code.
The reconfiguration enables proposed buildings and structures to avoid easements, such as easements for trunk sewer lines. No new lots are created where proposed buildings and structures cannot be constructed due to existing or planned underground or above ground infrastructure.
No new lots are created on land identified as erosion prone, medium storm tide inundation zone or high storm tide inundation zone on the Coastal hazard overlay map. No new lots are created on land identified as a flood hazard area on the Flood hazard overlay map.
No new lots are created on land identified within a medium, high or very high bushfire hazard area on the Bushfire hazard overlay map.
No new lots are created where the existing slope of the land is 15% or greater.
For premises located in a reticulated water area, each lot is connected to the reticulated water supply system.
For premises located outside a sewered area, each lot provides for an effluent treatment and disposal system in accordance with the Development design code.
Each lot is connected to an electricity supply network in accordance with the Development design code.
Each lot is connected to a telecommunications network in accordance with the Development design code.
Infrastructure (water supply, sewerage, roads, stormwater quality and quantity, recreational parks, land only for community purposes) is designed and constructed to service the lots in accordance with the Development design code.
Each lot has lawful, safe and practical access to the existing road network via direct road frontage.
A driveway crossover to each lot is designed and constructed in accordance with the Development design code.
Onsite erosion and the release of sediment or sediment–laden stormwater from the premises is minimised at all times including during construction and complies with the Development design code.
Filling or excavation on the premises does not exceed a maximum of 1m vertical change in natural ground level at any point.
Filling or excavation does not cause ponding on the premises or adjoining land in accordance with the Development design code.