25 May 2010

Council rejects new State Government planning provisions - Ipswich duplexes will still require Council approval

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Council rejects new State Government planning provisions

24 May 2010

APPLICATIONS for duplexes in Ipswich will still require town planning
approval from Ipswich City Council.

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully
said council had considered recent amendments by the State Government
to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 regarding possible
exemptions for duplex applications.

"We have taken a look at the amendments from the Department of
Infrastructure and Planning to this act but have decided not to opt
in," he said.

Cr Tully said the State Government's approach would exempt attached
from triggering an applications to councils under local planning

"We believe it is important that applications for attached duplexes
are still able to be considered by councils to ensure that the
potential impacts on neighbourhood amenity and character are

"By maintaining the current planning scheme triggers and processes we
are ensuring that Ipswich City Council will continue to have input
into these type of applications locally."

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