Sustainable Planning Act, Robert Milne


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Sustainable Planning Act, Robert Milne

  1. 1. Sustainable Planning Act2009<br />
  2. 2. What will be covered?<br />True prohibitions <br />Standard scheme provisions<br />Deemed approvals<br />Properly made application notices<br />Changing an application or approval<br />Reviving lapsed applications<br />
  3. 3. What will be covered?<br />Missed referrals<br />Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees<br />Access for works<br />Changes to compensation and applications under superseded planning schemes <br />Transitional provisions<br />
  4. 4. Why have a SPA?<br />Improved planning, accountability, coordination, integration and efficiency<br />Focus on sustainable outcomes<br />More flexibility<br />Reduction in IDAS timeframes<br />Faster development on the ground<br />Fast-track assessment processes for simple applications<br />
  5. 5. In Truth<br />An amended IPA<br />
  6. 6. True Prohibitions<br />Prohibited development – what is it? <br />SPA Sch 1 = consolidated list<br />Standard planning scheme provisions (planning schemes, structure plans, TLPIs)<br />State planning regulatory provisions<br />
  7. 7. True Prohibitions<br />DA(SPS) for prohibited development possible in limited circumstances = better than the SEQRP, VMA etc<br />Otherwise no compensation<br />Will be more DA SPS applications – need to monitor these prohibitions and scheme changes<br />
  8. 8. Standard Scheme Provisions<br />Will include prohibitions that planning schemes can impose<br />Mandatory and non mandatory provisions<br />Aiming at consistency<br />E.g. layout, definitions, zones, overlays, infr planning, codes<br />
  9. 9. Missed Referrals<br />Applicant gives notice<br />No lapse<br />IDAS does not stop<br />Decision stage delayed until the referral is done<br />
  10. 10. Deemed approvals<br />Only code assessable applications (some exceptions)<br />Applicant gives a deemed approval notice once decision making period has passed and before decision made (not before decision notice given)<br />Deemed to be approved<br />
  11. 11. Deemed approvals<br />AM can set conditions, or failing that, standard conditions apply (made by the Minister)<br />
  12. 12. Deemed approvals<br />Councils will focus on these types of code assessable applications<br />More refusals?<br />Neglect of Impact assessable applications = more deemed refusal appeals?<br />
  13. 13. Properly made application notices<br />AM must give a notice stating the reasons why it is not a pma and the actions required to make it a pma<br />AM must do this within 10 business days of the application being submitted<br />Applicant takes the action within 20 business days (or longer if agreed)<br />
  14. 14. Properly made application notices<br />Applications will progress faster<br />No penalty on the AM for delay in giving the notice? <br />Reduce the number of Originating Applications to the Court due to Council inaction<br />
  15. 15. Changing an Application<br />Minor change = no need to revert to an earlier IDAS stage (regulation to prescribe)<br />Correct a mistake in name, address, property details<br />Change of applicant<br />Not a “substantially different development” (+ no new referrals, no change to the type of DA and does not become impact assessable)<br />
  16. 16. Changes to how you change approvals<br />“Permissible change” :<br /><ul><li>Not a “substantially different” development
  17. 17. No new referrals
  18. 18. Does not become impact assessable
  19. 19. Would not trigger a new submission
  20. 20. Not prohibited development</li></li></ul><li>Information Response<br />6 months, not 12 months<br />3 months if the application is in response to a show cause notice or enforcement notice<br />
  21. 21. Reviving lapsed applications<br />Delay in the information response<br />Delay in starting public notice<br />Delay in giving the notice of compliance<br />
  22. 22. Reviving lapsed applications<br />Giving notice of intention to revive application (5 business days)<br />Then take the action within 5 business days (or longer if agreed)<br />Buy yourself 2 weeks<br />
  23. 23. The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (BDC)<br />Choice of PEC or BDC<br />Declaration about whether it is a properly made application <br />Not available for an issue about owner’s consent or resource allocation<br />
  24. 24. The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (BDC)<br />Declaration about acknowledgement notices for prescribed buildings<br />Class 1 and class 10<br />Declarations about changes to an application for a prescribed building<br />
  25. 25. The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (BDC)<br />Appeals about DA for an mcu for a prescribed building<br />Not available if impact AND a properly made submission lodged<br />Conditions appeal for a DA for a class 2 building (max 3 storeys and 60 units)<br />
  26. 26. The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (BDC)<br />Fast track proceedings<br />No lawyers<br />Pay own costs<br />
  27. 27. DA SPS Changes<br />Request for application of SPS<br />1 year (not 2 years)<br />Form + fee + description (or the application)<br />Easier to do?<br />Then lodge the application within 6 months<br />
  28. 28. DA SPS Changes<br />Can apply for prohibited development under the changed provisions<br />No compensation where mandatory part of the standard planning scheme provisions<br />Transitional provisions – 2 year period remains for changes prior to the SPA taking effect<br />
  29. 29. E-IDAS<br />Submission of material – cost saving?<br />Submissions (objections)<br />Easier to prove what was submitted and who did what when = cost savings<br />
  30. 30. Entry Powers<br />E.g. - development approval requires infrastructure on land or drainage over land<br />Reasonable measures taken to obtain the owner’s consent<br />Action is necessary for the development to proceed (care with wording on plans and of conditions)<br />Council can take land under Acq of L Act for private development<br />
  31. 31. Changing over - transitional provisions<br />Undecided applications under IPA continue under IPA<br />IPA approvals become SPA approvals<br />DA SPS rules – transitioning of the 2 year window<br />
  32. 32. Issues not Yet Addressed<br />DA SPS and 3.1.6 applications<br />What the further prohibitions will be<br />What will the standard planning scheme provisions be (and the mandatory provisions = no compensation)<br />
  33. 33. Conclusions<br />An amended IPA, not a new Act<br />Some interesting amendments<br />Some issues not deal with <br />