Topic Tag: Queensland Koala Planning Provisions Course - Part 1

About the author

Nelson Wills is a founder and managing director of New Ground and is actively involved with projects as a Project Director. Nelson has a particular professional interest in environmental offsets and associated policy. Nelson has 20 years’ experience in environmental and ecological planning, impact assessment and management. Over this period, Nelson has been involved at …

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A word on uncontrolled clearing

In Queensland, clearing of koala habitat is regulated by all three levels of Government: Federal Government; State Government; and Local Government. The jurisdiction of a given level of Government in relation to vegetation clearing varies depending on a range of factors including: the nature of the vegetation cleared; the purpose of the clearing; the scale …

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Case Study – Development outside a KPA interfering with a KHA

John’s badminton instructor, Matt has looked up his property (‘Property A’, refer image below) using Queensland Globe following the process overviewed in an earlier lesson. Matt would like to subdivide his property into small lots. The image below presents the mapping designations relevant to Property A. As shown in the above image, much of Property …

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Case Study – Development within a KPA and IKBHA interfering with KHA

Joan’s bungy-jumping partner, June has looked up her property (‘Property Z’, refer to image below) using Queensland Globe following the process overviewed in an earlier lesson. June’s neighbours have subdivided their properties into small lots and she would like to do the same. The image below presents the mapping designations relevant to Property Z. As …

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Case Study – Development within a KPA not interfering with KHA

Joan’s neighbour, John has looked up his property (‘Property Y’, refer image below using Queensland Globe following the process overviewed in an earlier lesson. Like Joan, John believes that the site is suitable for subdivision into small residential lots. The image below presents the mapping designations that John discovers are relevant to Property Y. As …

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Prohibited Development

In short, assessable development which requires interference with KHA in a KPA is prohibited. Schedule 10, Part 10, Division 2 of the Planning Regulation 2017 describes what constitutes Prohibited development as follows: Development is prohibited development to the extent thedevelopment involves interfering with koala habitat in an areathat is both— a koala priority area; and …

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