TLPI 1/2018 - Protection of the Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Area
In late 2016 the then Planning Minister, Hon. Jackie Trad MP, raised concerns with Council that its Planning Scheme did not sufficiently protect the Mon Repos turtle rookery from the adverse impacts of development. In March 2017, Council adopted a temporary local planning instrument to provide an interim response to these concerns, pending amendments to Council's Planning Scheme. TLPI 1/2017 took effect on 17 March 2017 and ceased to have effect on 16 March 2018.
While Council continues to work on amendments to its planning scheme, it was considered necessary to prepare a new TLPI to ensure Council’s planning instruments continue to address concerns over potential impacts of development on the Mon Repos turtle rookery.
Council resolved at its meeting held 27 February 2018 to adopt Temporary Local Planning Instrument 1/2018 – Protection of the Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Area (see notice of adoption). The new TLPI is essentially identical to TLPI 1/2017. The TLPI suspends aspects of Council’s Planning Scheme and applies to land on the seaward side of Shelley Street, Burnett Heads, from Dryden Street south to and including 174 Shelley Street (as identified in mapping included in the TLPI). TLPI 1/2018 took effect on 16 March 2018 and will cease to have effect on 16 March 2020 unless repealed earlier.