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A TLPI does not amend or repeal the Planning Scheme, and does not create a superseded version of the instrument.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 02/19 - Southside Structure Plan Area

On 12 February 2020, Gympie Regional Council adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument 02/19 – Southside Structure Plan Area (TLPI), with an earlier commencement and effective date of 28 August 2019.

The TLPI will have effect until 26 August 2021 (unless repealed at an earlier date).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 TLPI has been appropriately integrated into the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013. 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 02/19 - Southside Structure Plan Area.

The TLPI includes two precinct areas, the Southside Environment and Conservation Precinct and the Southside Steep Slopes equal to or greater than 15% Precinct, as well as additional Koala habitat areas.

These maps can be found in Appendix A, Appendix B and Appendix C in the TLPI, or alternatively can be accessed via Council's interactive online maps through the “Town Planning” view and checking the box in the layer menu titled “Southside Structure Plan Area Temporary Local Planning Instrument.”

Click here to view the public notice published in The Gympie Times 22 February 2020.

It is recommended any proposed new development application in the Southside Structure Plan area has regard to both the Southside Structure Plan and TLPI 02/19 – Southside Structure Plan Area, in addition to addressing the current requirements of the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013.

 

Temporary Local Planning Instrument 2 – Protection of biodiversity values

On 12 February 2020, Gympie Regional Council resolved to adopt Temporary Local Planning Instrument 2 – Protection of biodiversity values (TLPI), with an earlier commencement and effective date of 25 September 2019.

The TLPI will have effect until 24 September 2021 (unless repealed at an earlier date). The TLPI facilitates the protection of environmental values across the Gympie region by regulating vegetation clearing, until the endorsed TLPI has been appropriately integrated into the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013 as part of Amendment Package 3. 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 the Temporary Local Planning Instrument 2 – Protection of biodiversity values.

The TLPI is accompanied by Biodiversity Overlay Maps for Ecological Linkages, Critical Wildlife Habitat, Matters of State Environmental Significance (MSES) Protected Areas, MSES Vegetation and Habitat, MSES Wetland Values, Priority Species Habitat, Wetlands and Waterways. The mapping within this TLPI replaces the Planning Scheme’s ‘Conservation Significant Overlay’.

These maps are currently available via Council's interactive online maps through the “Town Planning” view and checking the box in the layer menu titled “Protection of biodiversity values Temporary Local Planning Instrument.”

Click here to view the public notice published in The Gympie Times 14 March 2020.