2021 Notices of Decision


Development Permit for a Material Change of Use


Approval Type:Development Permit for a Material Change of Use
Development Description   

DA/4181 - Material Change of Use for a Transport Depot

Decision: Approved in full with conditions
Decision Date: 13 July 2021



Planning Scheme:

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

  • Rural Zone Code
  • Biodiversity Overlay Code
  • Bushfire Hazard Overlay Code
  • Parking & Access Code; and
  • Works, Services & Infrastructure Code
Planning Regulation 2017

Pursuant to Schedule 10 of the Planning Regulation 2017, the application triggered referral to SARA who subsequently approved the application subject to conditions.

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.


Submissions were received during the initial public notification period of this application. The matters raised by the submissions and Council’s consideration of those matters in making this decision are summarised as:

1. Noise and dust from the access road -  In addition to the applicant submitting a technical assessment from an environmental practitioner, the applicant realigned the access driveway via an existing cleared track on the site to provide further separation to the existing residences to the west.

2. Hours of operation - the applicant made a change to the application to amend the access location and change the days of operation (from 5:30am to 6:30pm) Weekdays to (5:30am to 6:30pm) Monday to Saturday.

No submissions were received during the second round of public notification.


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

  1. An assessment was made against the applicable assessment benchmarks and the proposed development demonstrated compliance.
  2. The proposed development, where undertaken in accordance with the conditions of approval, will have no significant detrimental impact on the surrounding land uses.
  3. The proposed development will not have an impact on the environment of the site and will not compromise existing or future rural uses on the site or in the locality.

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