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1 PIA How to series Structure Planning Under SPA By Christopher Davis With almost a decade of planning experience Christopher has worked at a number of different Local Government Authorities in Queensland and New South Wales. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of projects including the preparation of various local area planning strategies; the preparation and review of planning scheme policy for new and existing schemes; and has been a local government representative providing assistance with the preparation of State planning policy. Christopher was responsible for the preparation of the first statutory structure plan adopted in Queensland The Coomera Town Centre Structure Plan, prepared pursuant to requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act Christopher is currently employed by Gold Coast City Council as the Principal Regional Planner for the city. Contact Details: Gold Coast City Council PO Box 5042 Gold Coast Mail Centre, Qld, 9729 Ph: Fax:

2 INTRODUCTION The concept of structure planning is not new. Rather it is simply one of the many planning methodologies used to establish the broad planning intent for a clearly defined area. The purpose of this paper is to discuss statutory structure planning under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). BACKGROUND Structure planning, as it is undertaken in Queensland today as a statutory process was first introduced with the commencement of the South East Queensland Regional Plan (in 2005) and a subsequent amendment to the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA), adopted in March Initially it was intended that statutory structure plans would be high-level regionally focused plans and would be implemented as amendments to respective regional plans that were being developed across the State. Following a further amendment to IPA, adopted in September 2007, statutory structure plans are now required to provide greater detail as to how key development areas are intended to develop; and are to be implemented as amendments to respective local planning instruments like the Gold Coast Planning Scheme The use of statutory structure planning mechanisms in Queensland is limited under SPA to areas that are declared by the Minister as master planned areas (MPA), which are typically, but not always, major greenfield sites earmarked to transition from rural, non-urban land to urban land. To date only a small number of declared MPA have been identified including the Coomera Town Centre on the Gold Coast, Kinross Road within Redland, Maroochydore Principal Activity Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Mount Peter south of Cairns between Edmonton and Gordonvale, and Palmview also on the Sunshine Coast. The first statutory structure plan adopted in Queensland was the Coomera Town Centre Structure Plan, which commenced as an amendment to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 on 15 October Since then statutory structure plans for the Maroochydore Principal Activity Centre and Palmview have also commenced. WHY STATUTORY STRUCTURE PLANNING? Traditionally the primary intent of structure planning is to guide the future development of complex sites, whereas it could be said that the primary intent of statutory structure planning under SPA is to also foster more proactive and integrated planning outcomes between regulatory authorities and those who actually deliver development the landowner and/or developers. Statutory structure planning, whilst establishing the broad vision for how an area is to look, feel and function in the future, also establishes the process governing the preparation of more detailed precinct based plans, by landowners and/or developers, intended to facilitate the development of land within the structure plan area. By encouraging greater engagement between State and local planning authorities and other stakeholders in the preparation of planning policy at the front-end of the development process, it is anticipated that more strategic and integrated outcomes for key development areas will be achieved. It is also anticipated that it will alleviate the amount of work required at the back-end of the process in assessing Christopher Davis Page 2

3 development applications and reduce the number of instances where decisions relating to development are resolved through the Planning and Environment Court. There may also be political and other non-planning related reasons for why statutory structure planning may be pursued over others to bring forward the development of key development areas in a timely and efficient manner. KEY FEATURES Like any other structure planning exercise, statutory structure plans also include the necessary elements required to establish the broad planning intent for the future of key development areas. This may include, but is not limited to, information relating to the desired future land-uses of the area, the proposed height and density of development, and the identification of key transport connections and corridors relevant to the area. To formalise this information a range of background studies are typically prepared to address the desired vision, the opportunities and challenges relevant to developing the area, and the community s aspirations. The most notable differences evident within statutory structure planning under SPA is in the inclusion of provisions establishing the process governing the preparation of more detailed precinct based plans; and those which enable the development of areas not required to undergo this additional planning phase. Master Plan Units and the Preparation of Master Plans Detailed precinct based plans may be required to be prepared for key precincts within a structure plan area. SPA collectively identifies these as master plans and requires that they be submitted to the relevant local authority and in some instances the State Government for assessment prior to development proceeding. To identify which precincts require this further detailed planning, statutory structure plans are to include maps that identify proposed master plan units (MPU) within the structure plan area. A master plan application is to be submitted for assessment, prior to development commencing, for each MPU. MPU must ignore landownership and be devised based on the planning intent for the overall precinct to which they relate. Notwithstanding this, MPU may be broken into sub-units, such as the case in the Coomera Town Centre Structure Plan, to overcome any potential issues that may limit the preparation of master plans in a timely and effective manner. Responsibility for the preparation of master plans lies with the landowner. However, a statutory structure plan must provide an overview of the process to be followed, including any public consultation that is required; and identify what is to be included with each master plan application. Infrastructure Arrangements Recent reform to the infrastructure charging regime in Queensland has retained the ability for statutory structure plans to identify alternate arrangements governing the provision of infrastructure including infrastructure to be provided by the State within MPA. Whilst MPU ignore landownership, infrastructure arrangements cannot. It is necessary that separate infrastructure arrangements be prepared between the local planning authority, the State Government (where relevant) and each stakeholder having an interest within a particular MPU. SPA does not specifically govern the timing for when the preparation of infrastructure arrangements should take place. Accordingly statutory structure plans should clarify Christopher Davis Page 3

4 this so that future development is not waylaid by there being a lack of infrastructure or process to enable its provision. It is the writer s view that the most appropriate time for preparing infrastructure arrangements to enable development, relevant to an area the subject of statutory structure planning, is during the preparation and assessment of a master plan application. The content of an infrastructure arrangement is unlimited; however, consideration needs to be given to ensuring that the obligations identified in an infrastructure arrangement are reasonable and relevant to the development proposed. Development Code Unlike traditional structure plans that typically only provide for the broad intent of how key development areas are to establish, statutory structure plans must also include a development code. The primary purpose of a development code in a statutory structure plan is to facilitate the assessment of development that is proposed in precincts of the structure plan area, which are not within a MPU. Nevertheless, a statutory structure plan development code is to also inform the preparation and assessment of master plan applications and in a limited capacity future development within MPU, given master plans are to also include a development code. Like a development code in a local plan, the development code in a statutory structure plan is quite detailed. It is intended they identify preferred development outcomes, performance criteria, and acceptable solutions for undertaking development within the structure plan area. Although detailed, the writer considers it important that a development code in a statutory structure plan also incorporate an element of flexibility to facilitate the further refinement of development entitlements during the preparation of master plan applications. THE STATUTORY STRUCTURE PLANNING PROCESS The process for undertaking a statutory structure planning exercise is identified in the State Government s Statutory Guideline 03/09 Declared Master Planned Areas Structure Plans and is not that dissimilar to preparing other local planning instruments such as a planning scheme and/or a local plan. The guideline identifies twelve steps for preparing a statutory structure plan that are divided into three separate stages including: Stage 1 Preparation (Step 1) Stage 2 Review (Steps 2-7) Stage 3 Approval (Steps 8-12) The Minister may advise a local government authority that it can bypass certain steps in the preparation of a statutory structure plan but only in writing and only if the Minister is satisfied that: 1. Significant planning work has been undertaken by the local government (or an entity working on behalf of the local government) that is relevant to the preparation of a structure plan. 2. Requiring the local government to complete the specified steps in the guideline would: (i) Result in a repetition of process. Christopher Davis Page 4

5 (ii) Delay the master planning of the MPA where there is an urgent need for the development of the area. Although the Minister is able to amend the process for preparing a statutory structure plan it is the writer s view that there will be very few opportunities where this will be required, particularly once the use of statutory structure planning in Queensland becomes more widespread. ADVANTAGES & CHALLENGES There are a number of advantages and challenges to the undertaking of statutory structure planning. It is considered the most significant advantage associated with undertaking statutory structure planning is the flexibility that it and the ensuing master planning process provides for facilitating development within MPA over time. The most significant challenge to overcome is the cultural change required for the preparation and assessment of master plan applications and the reaching of agreement regarding infrastructure arrangements. A more detailed summary of the key advantages and challenges faced relevant to undertaking statutory structure planning is provided below. Flexibility for Facilitating Development Development of greenfield areas is not a short-term activity with some sites under development for over 30 years. A well crafted statutory structure plan should need little amendment over time. Nevertheless, as trends change and as standards are revised it may be necessary to revise adopted master plans on a more regular basis to ensure that they are reflective of the community s aspirations at the time. Fortunately the process for amending a master plan is relatively straight forward being the same as if it were a new master plan being prepared and assessed through the Integrated Development Assessment System. The writer considers this to be a significant benefit, reducing the timeframe for amending planning policy and facilitating development within MPA. Vexatious Appeals Often the planning for greenfield sites is very contentious. The Coomera Town Centre is a good example of this given the time that has passed since it was first identified as being appropriate for urban development in Prior to the introduction and use of statutory structure planning for key development areas landowners were often confronted by the potential for legal action against their development proposals in the Planning and Environment Court because of commercial competitiveness within the market. Statutory structure planning and the ensuing master planning process attempts to limit the opportunities for third parties to pursue vexatious appeals against a competitor s development. Following the adoption of a statutory structure plan and/or master plan a third party to the preparation of either of these documents cannot appeal the outcomes sought for the future of the area. A third party is only entitled to appeal the process followed to prepare either the statutory structure plan or master plan. Consequently, by limiting the number of opportunities for proposed development outcomes, identified through a statutory structure planning process to be challenged, it is considered MPA are likely to establish more strategically as opposed to being Christopher Davis Page 5

6 established in response to individual developments, which have sought to set the urban context in support of their own commercial competitiveness. Improved Planning Partnerships In theory statutory structure planning and the ensuing master planning process will encourage greater engagement between State and local planning authorities and other stakeholders in the preparation of planning policy at the front-end of the development process. Local planning authorities are required during the preparation of statutory structure plans to engage with significant landowners and/or stakeholders of the relevant MPA about the proposed outcomes of the structure plan. Conversely, landowners are required to obtain approval for their master plans from local planning authorities, and in some instances the State Government prior to development proceeding within a MPU. This increase in the amount of engagement amongst affected stakeholders during the preparation of planning policy is considered a benefit. It is considered that by adopting this more collaborative approach it will alleviate the amount of work required for assessing development applications; and potentially reduce the number of instances where decisions relating to development are resolved through the Planning and Environment Court. Cultural Change In a traditional sense some would argue that the development process involves two distinct and separate stages. The first being the preparation and adoption of planning policy intended to guide future development outcomes; the second being the submission, assessment and implementation of development proposals in response to this adopted planning policy. Unfortunately this has, at times, resulted in a somewhat adversarial development process. As previously explained statutory structure planning and the ensuing master planning process attempt to diminish the barriers preventing a more collaborative approach for the planning and development of MPA. However, the timing and manner in which engagement between stakeholders is undertaken is likely to determine the degree of success obtained for fostering improved planning partnerships within the development industry. To transition from an adversarial approach in planning to one that is more collaborative significant cultural change will be required. To this end it is the writer s view that collaboration amongst affected stakeholders needs to occur as early as possible in the development process of MPA, preferably during the preparation of a preliminary draft statutory structure plan and similarly during the preparation of a master plan application, not once it is ready to be submitted for assessment. To do otherwise is considered inadequate. Multiple Landowners within the one MPU Any landowner within a MPU is able to prepare and submit a master plan application. As the number of stakeholders within the one MPU increases the difficulty of preparing a mutually agreeable master plan application increases as does the complexity for preparing infrastructure arrangements. Careful consideration is needed in the designation of MPU during the preparation of a statutory structure plan. It is the writer s view that ideally the number of stakeholders within each MPU should be limited to facilitate the preparation of master plan applications in an efficient and timely manner. Christopher Davis Page 6

7 If the designation of a MPU having multiple stakeholders is unavoidable, the identification of master plan sub-units, created around logical planning catchments, is supported. It is considered adopting this approach will facilitate the preparation of master plan applications, whilst allowing for subsequent detail to be provided for the remaining sub-units at a later stage through additional master planning. CONCLUSION Structure planning is not a new concept; however, its application as a statutory planning process for the planning and development of master planned areas in Queensland is a recent evolution in the way in which planning of this type is undertaken. In addition to identifying the broad intent for the future of key development areas, statutory structure plans also include a greater level of detail than would normally be expected in a typical structure plan, which is intended to facilitate the preparation of more detailed planning and guide the assessment of proposed development. There are both advantages and challenges to the undertaking of statutory structure planning. Notwithstanding the challenges faced, it is the writer s view that statutory structure planning is highly beneficial for enabling the development of master planned areas in a more strategic and collaborative manner. Christopher Davis Page 7

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