Waste protections in Ipswich that were due to expire in the next week will be extended for a further two years.
These measures will maintain the state government’s temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) that covers the Swanbank/New Chum areas, and Ipswich City Council’s TLPI for the Ebenezer/Willowbank/Jeebropilly areas.
Member elect for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the TLPIs will provide more certainty to the Ipswich community.
“The existing TLPIs are effective, so it’s vital we continue to regulate what can and cannot occur in these areas,” Mr McCallum said.
“I know how important the issue of waste management is to our community, which is why I got straight onto the Planning Minister this week to ensure existing protections were extended.
“The TLPIs continue the introduction of the 750-metre buffer zone from existing, approved or planned residential areas.
“They also ensure elements of council’s current planning scheme relating to waste activities in these areas remain suspended while council finalise a new planning scheme.”
Minister for Planning Cameron Dick said the TLPIs will give the Ipswich community and the development industry certainty when it comes to waste in Ipswich.
“The Queensland Government will work closely with the new Ipswich City Council to have the provisions incorporated into its updated planning scheme,” Mr Dick said.
“This will give permanent effect to the waste protections we’ve put in place.”
The TLPIs will be in place for up to two years, during which time council is expected to have a new planning scheme in place to incorporate the provisions of the TLPIs.