This regulation may be cited as the Planning (Walkable Neighbourhoods) Amendment Regulation 2020.
This regulation commences on 28 September 2020.
This regulation amends the Planning Regulation 2017.
omit, insert—(a)an assessment benchmark stated in schedule 11 or 12A;
Schedule 10, part 14, division 2, table 1, item 2, column 2, after ‘the development’—
For reconfiguring a lot that schedule 12A applies to—the assessment benchmarks prescribed in schedule 12A for the development
After schedule 12—
schedule 10, part 14(1)This schedule applies to reconfiguring a lot if—(b)the lot being reconfigured is wholly or partly in a prescribed zone under a local instrument applying to the lot; and(c)no part of the lot being reconfigured is in either of the following zones under a local instrument applying to the lot—(i)a rural residential zone stated in schedule 2;(ii)a zone, other than a zone stated in schedule 2, that is of a substantially similar type to a zone mentioned in subparagraph (i); and(d)at least 1 created lot is intended mainly for a residential purpose; and(e)the reconfiguration is associated with the construction or extension of a road.(2)In this section—(a)any of the following zones stated in schedule 2—(i)general residential zone, low density residential zone, low-medium density residential zone, medium density residential zone, high density residential zone, character residential zone or tourist accommodation zone;(ii)emerging community zone;(iii)mixed use zone; or(b)a zone, other than a zone stated in schedule 2, that is of a substantially similar type to a zone mentioned in paragraph (a).In this schedule—block, in relation to reconfiguring a lot, means an area consisting of 2 or more adjacent created lots for the reconfiguration.local assessment benchmark, for reconfiguring a lot, means an assessment benchmark for the reconfiguration stated in a local categorising instrument applying to the lot.(a)a road constructed in association with the reconfiguration; or(b)the extended part of a road that is extended in association with the reconfiguration.(a)a laneway; or(b)a pedestrian or bicycle path.(1)This part sets out assessment benchmarks for reconfiguring a lot to which this schedule applies.(2)The purpose of this part is to ensure the reconfiguration supports convenient and comfortable walking for transport, recreation, leisure and exercise in the locality of the lot.The reconfiguration provides connectivity for pedestrians by—(a)ensuring that any roads constructed or extended in association with the reconfiguration are connected in a grid-like pattern that is responsive to topography and other physical constraints; and(b)ensuring that, to the extent topography and other physical constraints reasonably permit, any roads constructed or extended in association with the reconfiguration, or footpaths provided in relation to the reconfiguration—(i)connect to roads and footpaths in surrounding areas; or(ii)allow for connection to future roads and footpaths in surrounding areas.(1)The reconfiguration provides for convenient pedestrian movement by ensuring the length of each boundary of a block for the reconfiguration does not exceed the lesser of—(a)a maximum length for a boundary of a block stated in a local assessment benchmark for the reconfiguration; or(b)250m.(2)Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a block for the reconfiguration that the development application for the reconfiguration states will be subdivided as part of a future stage of development.The reconfiguration provides shade for comfortable walking by—(a)if a local assessment benchmark for the reconfiguration requires the planting of more than 1 tree per 15m on each side of a new road—complying with the local assessment benchmark; or(b)otherwise—ensuring at least 1 tree is planted per 15m on each side of a new road.The reconfiguration provides for convenient and comfortable pedestrian movement by ensuring—(a)for a new road used mainly for providing direct access to a created lot—a footpath is constructed—(i)if a local assessment benchmark for the reconfiguration requires the construction of a footpath on both sides of the new road—on both sides of the road; or(ii)otherwise—on at least 1 side of the new road; or(b)for another new road—a footpath is constructed on both sides of the road.(1)The reconfiguration ensures access to areas for recreation, leisure or exercise by ensuring that, to the extent topography and other physical constraints reasonably permit, a part of each block for the reconfiguration is within 400m of a park or another area of open space that is accessible to the public.(1)This section applies if a local assessment benchmark for the reconfiguration is in relation to the purpose mentioned in section 3(2).(2)The local assessment benchmark is not inconsistent with an assessment benchmark under part 2 to the extent the local assessment benchmark contains extra requirements for the reconfiguration.
insert—(a)for schedule 12—see schedule 12, section 1(1)(b); or(b)for schedule 12A—see schedule 12A, section 1(1)(a).