The Queensland Government has introduced an amendment to the Planning Regulation 2017 which seeks to ensure that new residential subdivisions are designed to provide convenient and comfortable walking environments.
The amendment includes mandatory benchmarks that will apply to any new residential subdivision application lodged after 28 September 2020 that includes new roads or extensions to existing roads.
Five mandatory benchmarks are included in the regulation. These benchmarks require:
- Blocks to be a maximum length of 250m;
- Blocks to be within 400m of a park or open space;
- Grid-like street layouts;
- Footpaths to be provided on at least one side of local roads and on both sides of main streets;
- One street tree per 15m on both sides of all streets.
For more information about how these amendments may affect your subdivision, please contact Mick Sheppard, Director and Town Planner on 5443 2844.
To learn more about Mick Sheppard, read his profile here.