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Development Permit for a Material Change of Use


Approval Type:DA/4207 - Development Permit for a Material Change of Use
Development Description    Community Use
Site Description: Lot 5 on C1793 – 121 Charlotte Street, Cooktown
Decision: Approved in full with conditions
Decision Date: 13 October 2020



Planning Scheme:

Cook Shire Council Planning Scheme 2017 (v2.0, 25 November 2019)

  • Community Facilities Zone Code;
  • Parking & Access Code;
  • Works, Services & Infrastructure Code;
  • Character Overlay Code;
  • Flood & other Coastal Hazards Overlay Code; and
  • Landslide Hazard Overlay Code.
Planning Regulation 2017: Section 74 Exemption Certificate – 202008-10560 EC Queensland Heritage Act 1992
Regional Plan:  Cape York Regional Plan
State Planning Policy
(Part E):

All aspects of the State Planning Policy have been adequately reflected in the Cook Shire Council Planning Scheme 2017. Therefore assessment against the applicable Planning Scheme provisions will address any relevant State issues.


Cook Shire Council approved the application in full with conditions as it complied with the applicable assessment benchmarks. In particular:

  • An assessment was made against the relevant Cook Shire Council Planning Scheme 2017 and the proposed development demonstrated compliance and has complied with the application requirements set out in the Planning Act 2016, Planning Regulation 2017 and the Development Assessment Rules.
  • The proposed development will have no detrimental impact on the surrounding land uses.
  • A community use in the community facilities is intended development for that zone, it was therefore recommended that Council approve the proposed development subject to reasonable and relevant conditions.


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