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DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN 3 F
CAIRNS CENTRAL SWAMP
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN - 3
CAIRNS CENTRAL SWAMP
This Development Control Plan applies to the area shown on the Development Control
Plan map marked Development Control Plan 3 Cairns Central Swamp and to any other
areas included by way of amendment. This Plan should be read in conjunction with the Planning Scheme for part of the City of Cairns and is supplementary to that Scheme.
Nothing in this Development Control Plan should be construed to confer any rights to use land for any purpose. Such rights remain vested in the provisions of the Zoning Maps and the Planning Scheme Provisions for part of the City of Cairns.
The Development Control Plan includes the map described as Development Control Plan 3
Cairns Central Swamp and is divided into the following :
3. Objectives and Implementation Criteria
The Planning Study can be found in Part B of the Planning Scheme.
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN 3
CAIRNS CENTRAL SWAMPPAGE
1. INTRODUCTION AIM 2.
OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATION CRITERIA3.
3.1 Obiective 1
3. i.1 Implementation Criteria
3.2 Objective 2 3.2.1 Implementation Criteria
3.3 Objective 3 3.3.1 Imdementation Criteria
3.4 Objectivd 4 3.4.1 Implementation Criteria
4. PRECINCTS Precinct 1 4.1 4.1.1 Intent 4.1.2 Performance Criteria
4.2 Precinct 2 4.2.1 Intent 4.2.2 Performance Criteria
4.3 Precinct 3 4.3.1 Intent 4.3.2 Performance Criteria
4.4 Precinct 4 4.4.1 Intent 4.4.2 Performance Criteria
4.5 Precinct 5 4.5.1 Intent 4.5.2 Performance Criteria
4.6 Precinct 6 4.6.1 Intent 4.6.2 Performance Criteria
4.7 Precinct 7 4.7.1 Intent 4.7.2 Performance Criteria
5. SPECIAL PROVISIONS
5.1 Drainage 5.1.1 Intent 5.1.2 Performance Criteria Guidelines for Development Applications and Site Evaluation 5.2 5.2.1 Site Evaluation
The Plan Area constitutes examples of the original landscape and landform of much of the [former] Cairns City area. It has been the subject of past investigations by local authorities, government agencies and community groups. This level of interest in the final use of the Plan Area, the Plan Area's location within the Cairns City environs, and the changed community perceptions of the value of natural areas, all combine to make the preparation of this Plan of particular importance in the history of land use planning control in the Cairns City Council local authority area.
The document has been prepared by both the Council and the Lands Department. This, in itself, highlights the uniqueness of the Plan and, despite statutory limitations to the level of town planning control applicable to Crown Lands, highlights the level of certainty that should be attributed to the Plan's recommendations.
Supported by an Environmental Study, prepared in association with this Development Control Plan, the Plan indicates the preferred dominant land use activities for the Central Swamp areas. The Plan establishes guidelines for the future management of those parts of the Plan Area of environmental significance. The Plan also provides clear guidelines for the type of development identified as appropriate in those parts of the Plan Area of lesser environmental significance.
The aim of this Development Control Plan is to provide for the management of the future land use of all areas contained within the Plan Area. The management shall facilitate the maintenance andor enhancement of the biological diversity and ecological integrity of the ecosystems occurring within the Plan Area. The natural areas and associated ecosystems are to be protected through the management of development and other activities which have the potential to impact on the Cairns Central Swamp.
The Aim is based on a number of principals which are as follows :The Cairns Central Swamp has significant conservation value and is representative (a) of the pre-European environment of the area. The protection of the area is important for ecological, social, cultural, aesthetic, scientific and historical reasons;
To outline an approach to the management and maintenance of the Plan Area which @) is appropriate to the Plan Area's environmental significance and its proximity to a major urban area;
Facilitate the maintenance andor enhancement of the natural environment of the (c) Plan Area while providing for appropriate land use and activities on designated low conservation value areas.
3.3 Obiective 3 To provide a clear indication of the preferred dominant land use activities for the Plan Area.
The elements of the designations displayed on the Development Control Plan map
are summarised as follows:
Preservation Land Use Designation - The intent of this designation is to O
to identify areas appropriate for community purposes or active recreational purposes. Such purposes should not have any adverse impact on the Plan Area with particular regard to the biological diversity, ecological integrity, hydrology, drainage, landscape and visual amenity.
3.3.1 Implementation Criteria The Council and the Lands Department will only approve development or lease applications for community purposes or active recreational purposes, in those parts of the Plan Area designated "Limited Development", on the Development Control Plan Map.
The Council and the Lands Department ivill not approve development or lease applications for community purposes; active recreational purposes; or any other urban purposes, in those parts of the Plan Area designated "Preservation", on the Development Control Plan Map.
The possible siting of an interpretive centre within the Plan Area shall be assessed in association with the preparation of an Environmental Management Plan for the Plan Area. In determining a possible location, only the degraded areas of the Plan Area shall be considered. The development of an interpretive centre shall only be considered if the centre and any ancillary facilities, such as car parbng, are sited and constructed in harmony with the surrounding environment.
4. PRECINCTS Seven precincts have been delineated within the Plan Area. Five precincts have been designated for preservation and two precincts have been designated for limited development.
Any development proposed for the precinct shall be minimal, and undertaken only after issues of siting, scale and type of activity and/or facility have been approved by Council and any other relevant authority;
The design of any recreational, educational or interpretive facilities, including any ancillary facilities, shall reflect the tropical landscape character of Cairns;
Any intact vegetation located adjacent to a disturbed area, which is intended to be developed for recreational educational or interpretive activities and/or facilities, including any ancillary facilities, shall be protected and maintained in its existing condition;
All pedestrian access points and circulation areas shall be landscaped in sympathy with the intact vegetation within the precinct;
All pedestrian access points, circulation areas, recreation areas, interpretive or educational activities and/or facilities, including any ancillary facilities, shall be landscaped in accordance with a landscape plan, prepared by a professional landscape architect and approved by Council;
Council shall encourage physical and environmental linkages between Precincts 5 and 7;
Any recreational, interpretive or educational activities and/or facilities and any ancillary facilities such as carparling, shall be restricted to disturbed areas within the precinct;
The design of any educational or interpretive facility, shall reflect the tropical landscape character of Cairns and be designed and sited in harmony with the surrounding landscape;
Access to any educational or interpretive facility shall be fiom Russell Street.
Guidelines for Development Applications and Site Evaluation 5.2 To ensure the maintenance and/or enhancement of the biological diversity and ecological integrity of the Cairns Central Swamp the following information will be required as part of any application to Council for development with the DCP area.
Describe the area in relation to surrounding landscape in terms of ecology.
Assess the significance of the ecological communities in terms of :
The following criteria should be used in making the assessment :Threatened Species - endangered, rare, vulnerable, indeterminate.
Special Features - bird colonies, geographic limit of range, rarity or abundance of particular features, breeding grounds, etc.