Strategic outcomes that promote healthy eating

The content of the Strategic Outcomes can be linked: upwards to the corporate plan, remembering this is the policy direction of council and where the priorities for operating initiatives and funding are derived; and downwards through the planning scheme, through the purpose of codes and codes themselves. The standard planning scheme provisions for new Planning […]

Breastfeeding and baby care facilities code

For information on why this code insert should be implemented, as well as supporting strategies that could be undertaken, see Breastfeeding and baby care in the Corporate Plan Tools section of this resource package. Breastfeeding and baby-care facilities are not considered to be a land use in their own right for the Queensland Planning Provisions, they are likely to […]

Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in planning schemes

For more information on why local government should implement this code, and supporting strategies that can be introduced, see Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in the Corporate Plan Tools section of this resource package. Community-supported local food systems and agriculture are currently not identified as a land use in the Queensland Planning Provisions. While there are opportunities for […]

Advertising device code

The regulation of signage is seen to have the potential for significant impact on the impulse and desire to purchase unhealthy food. In particular this can be achieved by regulating the: location including on-site signage, billboards, identilights, bus shelters and street furniture dimensions including height level of illumination construction materials type of sign. This code […]

Restricting access to fast foods – Discussion paper

Restricting access to fast foods and takeaway food has been raised by the community as part of the overall discussion relating to the prevention of overweight and obesity. Restricting access to fast foods and takeaway food is also likely to be contentious within the fast food industry, council and the wider community. This section has […]

Strategic outcomes that promote physical activity

The content of Strategic Outcomes can be linked: upwards to the corporate plan, remembering this is the policy direction of the council and where the priorities for operating initiatives and funding are derived downwards through the planning scheme, through the purpose of codes and codes themselves. The standard planning scheme provisions for new Planning Schemes […]

Active transport infrastructure code

End of trip facilities End-of-trip facilities are designated places that support cyclists, joggers and walkers in using alternative ways to travel to work rather than driving or taking public transport. From 26 November 2010, end-of-trip facilities must be installed for all new major developments and major additions to major developments located in designated local government […]

Neighbourhood planning: Active communities checklist

A checklist for neighbourhood planning in new developments has been developed to assist council officers and developers. The checklist helps to ensure officers have considered all elements associated with the provision of active communities. The checklist has been developed instead of a code due to the differences between council planning scheme structures, which makes it […]

Desired standards of service: Public parks, pedestrian and bicycle facilities

Desired standard of service for a network of development infrastructure, means the standard of performance stated in the priority infrastructure plan (refer to schedule 3 of the SPA 2009). (1) The Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) details requirements for desired standards of service for infrastructure in available in “Priority infrastructure planning – Standard infrastructure […]