Local Planning Policy - Farm Stay Accommodation

Published on Friday, 14 June 2024 at 3:56:00 PM

DRAFT LOCAL PLANNING POLICY

In accordance with Clauses 4 of the Deemed Provisions (set out in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2) Council has adopted the Local Planning Policy – Farm Stay Accommodation which has the following objectives:

  • Guide development of and provide opportunities for Farm Stay Accommodation in the ‘Rural’ zone to ensure it does not adversely impact on the rural character or amenity of the locality or that of surrounding landowners;
  • Facilitate a range of safe and secure short stay accommodation services within the rural areas;
  • Provide a balance between any existing land uses, long-term rural pursuits and Farm Stay Accommodation development, ensuring that the Farm Stay Accommodation development enterprises do not dominate and detrimentally impact rural land;
  • Ensure Farm Stay Accommodation development does not detrimentally impact upon the usability of rural land for rural uses;
  • Ensure Farm Stay Accommodation development does not detrimentally impact upon the environment;
  • Protect the existing rural character and streetscape of rural areas; and
  • Provide safe, secure and healthy accommodation environments within the Shire.

Copies of the ‘Local Planning Policy: Farm Stay Accommodation may be inspected at the Town Planning, Building and Health counter at the Shire Office or download below. Written submission on the policy will be received up to the close of business on Friday 5 July 2024.

Documents for Draft Local Planning Policy
TitleDocument Date
Farm Stay AccommodationJune 25, 2024