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Temporary Local Planning Instruments

A Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) is a statutory instrument created under the provisions of the Planning Act 2016.

Learn about the current temporary local planning instruments and their objectives.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 7 (Protection of the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019

On 27 August 2019, the Council of the City of Gold Coast adopted the Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 7 (Protection of Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019 for the City of Gold Coast.

The Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 7 (Protection of Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019 has retrospective effect from 30 July 2019 and will cease to have effect on 30 July 2021, unless repealed sooner.

The purpose and general effect of the Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 7 (Protection of Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019 is to ensure the protection of this significant local heritage place and landmark by:

  • providing timely interim protection from unregulated demolition of this building;
  • allowing the City to progress its listing on the Local heritage register together with an amendment to City Plan; and
  • allowing the City make a proposal to the Department of Environment and Science to list the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade in the Queensland Heritage Register.

The Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 7 (Protection of Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019 overrides specified provisions of the Gold Coast City Plan.

Download TLPI No. 7 (Protection of the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade) 2019 resources.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018

On 27 August 2019, the Council of the City of Gold Coast adopted the Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018 for the City of Gold Coast.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018 has retrospective effect from 28 August 2018 and will cease to have effect on 28 August 2020, unless repealed sooner.

The purpose and general effect of the Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018 is to preserve the city’s flood resilience and to ensure development in the Guragunbah flood plain is not exposed to an inappropriate level of flood hazard.

The Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018 will amend the operation of the Flood overlay code for assessment of development in the Guragunbah flood plain area.

Download TLPI No. 6 (Development in the Guragunbah flood plain area) 2018 resources.

Temporary Local Planning Instruments No. 4 (Party houses) 2018

The State Government introduced laws in October 2014 to enable residential premises being used as 'party houses' to be regulated.

The laws are not about regulating every party. They are only directed at regulating residential premises that are being used as a commercial venue for accommodation or facilities that are regularly used by guests for parties.

The implementation of these provisions was optional for local governments.

Some common areas of complaint regarding party houses are excessive noise, traffic and parking hazards, offensive social behaviour and littering.

Because of the significant community concern regarding party houses in residential areas on the Gold Coast, the City created a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) in May 2015 to regulate party houses.

Each year, upon expiry of the TLPI, the City resolves to adopt a new TLPI through the statutory process.

Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 4 (Party houses) 2018 commenced on 2 February 2018 and has effect for two years unless repealed earlier.

Both the City Plan and the TLPI are local categorising instruments applicable to material change of use for a party house. For as long as the TLPI is in effect -

  • the TLPI suspends and affects the operation of those City Plan provisions identified in the TLPI; and
  • to the extent of any inconsistency between the City Plan and the TLPI, the TLPI applies instead.

Under both instruments -

  • the whole of the planning scheme area is a party house restriction area.

Note: This has been the case since Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 (Party houses) 2015 commenced on 18 May 2015 The effect of a party house restriction area is that neither of the following authorises, or has ever authorised, a material change of use for a party house to take place as part of a residential development in a party house restriction area -

  1. a development permit for the residential development
  2. a planning scheme or temporary local planning instrument that states residential development in the party house restriction area is accepted development.

This applies whether the development permit was given, or planning scheme or temporary local planning instrument was made, before or after the commencement of the Planning Act 2016.

  • Material change of use for a party house is impact assessable.
  • Party house land use is contemplated only in the identified party house area.
  • The assessment benchmarks include a party house use code, the purpose of which is to seek to ensure the location and operation of party house premises is not detrimental to neighbourhood amenity and character.

If you believe that someone is conducting an illegal business or one which does not comply with the conditions of its approval, you can report it online.

For any enquiries related to approvals for the use of a premises for short term accommodation please contact the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708 for more information.

Download TLPI No. 4 (Party houses) 2018 resources.

Temporary Local Planning Instruments No. 1 (Infrastructure charges and contributions) 2010

On 8 November 2010 Council adopted the Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) No. 1 2010 and it commenced from 17 November 2010.

Download TLPI No. 1 (Infrastructure Charging and Contributions) 2010 resources.

 

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