Council proposes changes to city plan in North Shore

Date published: 12 September 2017

Council recommended amending the Townsville City Plan to cut red tape when it comes to delivering house blocks for the North Shore development at today’s Planning and Development Committee meeting.

The proposed changes would apply to an area known as ‘The Burdell Precinct’ and is located within the emerging community zone that is bordered by North Shore Boulevard and Garland Road.

Deputy Mayor and Chair of Planning and Development, Councillor Les Walker said the changes to the planning scheme means the approval process to cutting up blocks would be faster because they would now be code assessable.

“The code assessment enables council planning staff to cover off on all the checks and balances when it comes to property sizes and road frontages while ensuring that the layout is in keeping with the area,” Cr Walker said.

“Our team are committed to reducing red tape where we can and this change will allow the development to progress a lot faster.

“If approved at the Full Council meeting at the end of the month, we will then write to the state government requesting the changes to our planning scheme.”

This item will now go to Full Council for approval on 26 September 2017.