What is a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI)?

A Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) is a statutory instrument created under the Planning Act 2016 that can suspend or otherwise affect the operation of the Planning Scheme for a period of up to two years from its effective date.

A TLPI does not amend or repeal the Planning Scheme, and does not create a superseded version of the instrument. To the extent of any inconsistency between Council's current Planning Scheme and the TLPI, the TLPI prevails.

Generally, a TLPI is an interim response that can be made if: 

  • there is a significant risk of serious adverse cultural, economic, environmental or social conditions happening in the local government area, and
  • the delay involved in making or amendment another local planning instrument (e.g. the planning scheme) would increase the risk, and
  • a state interest would not be adversely effected by the proposed TLPI.

What TLPIs are currently in effect within the Gympie region

Temporary Local Planning Instrument 1 - Southside Local Development Area

On 24 January 2018, Gympie Regional Council adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument 1 – Southside Local Development Area (TLPI), with an earlier commencement and effective date of 11 October 2017.

The TLPI will have effect until 11 October 2019 (unless repealed at an earlier date). The TLPI facilitates the protection of environmental values in the Southside Structure Plan Area by regulating vegetation clearing, until the endorsed Southside Local Development Area Structure Plan has been appropriately integrated into the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 v2.0. Dependent on the location and nature of any vegetation proposed to be cleared, an application may now be required to be submitted to Council.

Click here to view Temporary Local Planning Instrument 1 - Southside Local Development Area.

The TLPI includes two new precinct areas, the Southside Environment and Conservation Precinct and the Southside Steep Slopes equal to or greater than 15% Precinct.

These maps can be found in Appendix A and Appendix B in the TLPI, or alternatively can be accessed via Council's interactive online maps.