Purpose of the Planning Scheme
In accordance with the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA), the local government for the Shire of Carpentaria has prepared this planning scheme as a framework for managing a defined use or use class in a way that advances the purpose of IPA1 by:
- identifying assessable and self assessable development;
- identifying outcomes sought to be achieved as the context for assessing a defined use or use class; and
- incorporating the desired strategic outcomes, strategies and priority actions of the Gulf Region Development Plan as they relate to the Shire.
Planning Scheme Functions as Part of IDAS
The planning scheme functions as part of Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS)2 and must be read together with IPA. The planning scheme operates by:
- dividing the area of the Shire into a number of discrete Zones, each of which is separately identified;
- identifying the form of assessment to be used for different types of defined uses or use classes within each Zone; and
- identifying the desired planning outcomes to be achieved and against which a defined use or use class proposal will be assessed.
Planning Scheme Seeks to Achieve Outcomes
The planning scheme seeks to achieve outcomes that are identified according to the following levels:
- Desired Environmental Outcomes;
- Overall Outcomes for defined areas of the Shire, these areas are referred to as Zones;
- Overall Outcomes for each Code;
- Specific Outcomes for Zones and Codes; and
- Probable Solutions or Acceptable Solutions for Specific Outcomes.
Overall Outcomes for Zones and Codes
Specific Outcomes for Zones and Codes
Probable Solutions or Acceptable Solutions for Specific Outcomes
Probable Solutions for Specific Outcomes provide a guide for achieving those outcomes in whole or in part, and do not limit the Assessment Manager’s discretion under the IPA1 to impose conditions on a development approval.
Acceptable Solutions for Specific Outcomes provide for compliance for self assessable development.