Development assessment transcript

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A city scene is in the background. In the foreground is a woman with her head on her hand looking thoughtful. Above her is a blue banner with the following words on it ‘Development Assessment’.

On the right-hand side of the screen is a checklist with 3 boxes. Two boxes have a green tick and one has a red cross. 

Narrator:

Development assessment. Sounds a bit scary right? But it does not have to be.

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The city scene returns with a very tall building shown proposed. There is a red cross shown near the top of the building. The building reduces in height and the red cross turns into a green tick, showing that the building now fits into the city scene.

Narrator:

In fact, this process helps make sure that new developments fit in and make our city an even better place to live.

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A big book appears on the screen. Written on the book itself and above it are the words ‘Logan Planning Scheme’.

Narrator:

At the heart of it, development assessment is about the planning scheme. This is the ‘book of rules’ that guides land use and development in Queensland.

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The planning scheme slides to the left-hand side of the screen. On the right-hand side is the vague outline of a development.

Underneath the planning scheme, appear a clipboard with a checklist. Underneath the clipboard is a speech bubble. And underneath the speech bubble are three boxes with a tick in each of them. Once the three boxes with ticks appear an ‘approved’ stamp appears on the development on the right-hand side of the screen.

Narrator:

The planning scheme tells you:

  1. If you need a development application.
  2. If you need to get feedback from the community.
  3. And what the development requires to be approved.

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The screen splits into 3 vertical parts. In the middle is a man and a woman, representing a town planner and an engineer. On the left-hand side is a checklist, a plan for a building and a picture of a building.  

On the right-hand side is a picture of the planning scheme and a row of three buildings: a house, a factory and another house. The factory is replaced by another house and a green tick appears above the row buildings.

Narrator:

When you lodge a development application with us it’s given to our town planners and engineers to assess. They make sure the proposal meets the requirements of the planning scheme and that it fits in with the neighbourhood.

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The yellow outline of a group of people is on the screen. Each of them is holding up a letter to form the word community.  Above the group are four speech bubbles with the following phrases in them, ‘yes please’, ‘too high!’, ‘Too noisy’, ‘Great idea’.

Narration:

Sometimes, community consultation is required, and this feedback is included in the assessment.

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A map of Logan appears with new buildings across the city. There is an image of a developer in a hard hat near the top of the map. On the sides of the screen are pictures of Council’s infrastructure networks surrounding it with labels, Water, Wastewater, Parks, Transport, Stormwater and Land for community facilities.  

The map of Logan is replaced by the words ‘infrastructure Charges’. These words are then replaced by the image of the developer with gold coins flowing from him to each of the six network pictures.

Narration:

In other instances, Council will ask the developer to pay infrastructure charges. These charges help Council manage the increased load on the networks from the development.

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A nature scene of 4 trees appears with 2 of the trees disappearing. This scene is replaced by a blue screen with the following words on it, ‘Environmental Offset’ and picture of a single tree.  

This scene is replaced by another nature scene, with different types of trees shown. Several more large and small trees appear in the foreground.

Narration:

And sometimes if native trees are cleared developers will provide an environmental offset. This money is used to plant trees elsewhere in Logan. 

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A map of Logan appears with new buildings popping up around the city. A green tick is attached to each of the buildings. At the bottom of the map are 5 people each holding a small sign with a green tick on it.

Narration:

The Development Assessment process is about making sure when development happens, it contributes positively to our city and our community.

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The screen is split into 3 vertical parts. On the left hand-side is a picture of a developer and a clipboard. On the clipboard is a checklist with 2 ticks and 1 cross. There is an arrow with the word appeal on it going from the developer to the middle part of the screen where two people are sitting at a negotiation table.  

Below this is a red cross and another arrow leading to a picture of the scales of justice in front a court building. On the right-hands side of the screen is a group of people with speech bubbles above their heads. There is another arrow with the word appeal on it going from this group of people back to the negotiation table. 

Narration:

If a developer does not agree with a decision about their application, they can appeal it. Other people who have submitted their concerns during the public consultation phase can appeal a decision too.

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A woman is sitting at a desk working in front of a computer. Four banners appear above her with the following words in them, ‘Proposed plans’, ‘Development Applications’, ‘Logan Planning Scheme’, ‘Online tools’.

Narration:

There are many ways you can access information about development happening in Logan.

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A map of Logan appears with a big question mark in the middle of it. The question mark turns into the Logan City Council website.

Narration:

If you want to know more about how things work? Visit the Logan City Council website.