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409 Esplanade, Manly

The Planning Place obtained approval (Application Number: A005375910) to amend an existing 2003 Development Approval for a Reconfiguration of Lot (3 into 2 lots) and Material Change of Use for Shop, Restaurant and Caretaker’s Flat, on a site at 409 Esplanade, Manly. The proposed change application sought to include a new use for an ‘Outdoor Dining Area’ associated with the existing Food and Drink Outlet (café restaurant), along with changes to the approved plans and associated conditions. The proposal involved removal of three (3) undercover parking spaces to replace with outdoor dining area, consolidating two (2) external visitor car parks into one (1) persons with disability (PWD) car space, reducing the total number of on-site visitor car spaces for from five (5) to one (1) space. The proposal resulted in an additional gross floor area (GFA) of 44.6m2.

Given the nature of the proposed changes and possible new impacts, the proposal was not considered a minor change under section 81 of the Planning Act 2016 (PA). As such, the application process required making a ‘Other Change’ under Section 82 of the PA. As the original application was impact assessable, a public notification process was required for the Section 82 (PA) change application. The change application was supported with a noise impact assessment to demonstrate the proposal can achieve an adequate level of noise amenity, and an RPEQ traffic impact assessment to justify the proposal’s shortfall of on-site parking spaces and recommendations to ensure the reconfigured car park space meets current standards.

12 Keperra Court, Arana Hills

The Planning Place obtained approval (Application Number: DA/41167/2020/V3RA) for a Reconfiguring a Lot – Development Permit for Subdivision (1 into 2 Lots and Access Easement) at 12 Keperra Court, Arana Hills. The site is located the General Residential (Suburban Neighbourhood Precinct) Zone under the Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning scheme. The site is partially mapped as High Value Matters of State Environmental Significance (MSES) under the planning scheme’s Environmental Areas Overlay, however these values are indicative of superseded State Koala Habitat mapping. Under the current state Koala Habitat mapping the site is wholly located in a Priority Koala Area, however, does not contain Koala Habitat Areas. Therefore, the State Koala Habitat assessment does not apply to development on the subject site, nor does High Value Areas indicative of Koala Mapping under the MBRC Environmental Areas Overlay apply.

2 Tubbs St, Clontarf

The Planning Place obtained approval to amend an existing Development Approval for Material Change of Use for Warehouse on a site at 2 Tubbs Street, Clontarf.  The change application sought to include an additional land use activity for Low impact industry. Given the proposed request to change the approval to include an additional land use not included as part of the original application, the proposal was not considered to be a minor change under section 81 of the Planning Act 2016. As such, the application process required making a ‘Other Change’ under Section 82 of the Planning Act 2016. The development approval (Application Number: DA/38760/2019/VCHG/1) now provides for use of the site for a Warehouse or a Low impact industry, thereby giving the landowner this flexibility.

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