2021 Notices of Decision


Development Permit for a Material Change of Use


Approval Type:DA/4314 - Material Change of Use for - Reconfiguring a Lot - for Thirteen (13) into Twenty-Four (24) Lot
Development Description   

26 May Street, Cooktown; 24, 34, 44, 46, and 48 Boundary Street, Cooktown; 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 26 Garden Street, Cooktown; and 63 Power Street, Cooktown – formally described as Lots 169 – 172 on C17949; Lots 1 - 3 on RP700330; Lots 1 - 5 and 8 on RP700331

Decision: Approved in full with conditions
Decision Date: 10 August 2021



Planning Scheme:

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

  • Reconfiguring a Lot Code
  • Low Density Residential Zone Code
  • Biodiversity Overlay Code
  • Bushfire Hazard Overlay Code, and the
  • Works, Services and Infrastructure Code
Planning Regulation 2017

No part of the change application required a referral to the State Assessment Referral Agency (SARA) under the Planning Regulation 2017. 

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 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 application to reconfiguring thirteen (13) lots into twenty-four (24) lots on behalf Cook Shire Council will greatly increase the housing capacity in Cooktown. The proposed development includes the redevelopment of parcels of land fronting Boundary Street, construction of sealed roads, drainage infrastructure provision, and providing twenty-four (24) residential allotments with urban servicing.

  3. The proposed development is compliant with the relevant statutory and planning scheme provisions and will have no detrimental impact on the amenity or land uses of the surrounding area. 

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