Topic Tag: Queensland Koala Planning Provisions Course - Part 1

Exempted Development

As we will discover in Topics of this lesson, there are number of parameters which can exclude an activity from triggering assessment against the KPPs. A common parameter is the defined term ‘Exempted Development’. Overall, development that constitutes Exempted Development is not subject to the KPPs. The items of the Exempted Definition that are most …

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KPP map correction process

There is a map correction process available which is co-ordinated by the Department of Environment and Science (DES) should a landholder wish to contest mapping on technical grounds. Through this process, the KPP mapping over a given landholding is reviewed against the technical eligibility criteria that is detailed within the Spatial modelling for koalas in …

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How do I know if my property is affected by KPP mapping?

Property-scale mapping is available to identify whether a site is designated under a KPP map theme. The KPP map will identify whether a given property is within a KPA or IBHA locality. It also identifies the extent to which a property hosts KHA and Koala Restoration Areas. KPP mapping can be accessed at https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/management/vegetation/maps/map-request. To …

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KPP mapping categories

The KPP mapping categories currently of regulatory significance are: Koala Priority Area (KPA); Identified Koala Broad Hectare Area (IBHA) Core Koala Habitat Area (CKHA); and Locally Refined Koala Habitat area (LKHA). The KPA and IBHA map categories are essentially indicators of the development assessment pathway that a given property may trigger in the event that …

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What is regulated?

The key terms for vegetation that is regulated under the KPPs are ‘Koala Habitat’, ‘Koala Habitat Tree’, ‘Koala Habitat Areas’ (‘KHA’), ‘Koala Priority Areas’ (‘KPA’) and ‘Identified Koala Broad Hectare Areas’ (‘IKBHA’). These terms are defined below. The basis for associated mapping is discussed in Lesson 3 and we explore regulatory triggers of the KPPs …

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What legislation enforces the KPPs?

From a development assessment and regulation perspective, the key principles of KPPs are prescribed by Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 (the ‘Koala Plan’). The Koala Plan is of interest to the development planning practitioner since it outlines the key regulatory definitions, basis for regulatory trigger mapping, and duty of care requirements for land clearing …

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What are the KPPs based upon?

The key principles of KPPs are prescribed by Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 (the ‘Koala Plan’). The basis for the objectives and scope of the Koala Plan were carried across from the Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024 (‘the Strategy’). The Strategy was prepared by the Queensland Government to address the six …

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Where are the KPPs relevant?

The KPPs are broadly relevant to much of Queensland as defined by the Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 (the ‘Koala Plan’). Schedule 1 of the Koala Plan divides Queensland into three (3) Koala Districts. These are: Koala District A – the SEQ region as defined under section 4 and schedule 1 the Planning Regulation …

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What are the Koala Planning Provisions (KPPs)?

The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation (Koala Protection) Amendment Regulation commenced on 7 February 2020 and amended the Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, Planning Regulation 2017, Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017 and Vegetation Management Regulation 2012 to introduce a new environmental planning framework which applies to development and its interaction with designated koala habitat areas …

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