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Frequency of zoning changes?

Discussion in 'Development' started by sleekgeek, 10th Aug, 2016.

  1. sleekgeek

    sleekgeek Active Member

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    I was wondering what the average number of years it takes for capital city councils to change their zoning? Or what a conservative range would be for one where population is steadily growing.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    LEPs are reviewed around 15 years but are tweaked along the way eg spot rezoning by developers, resumptions, state government policy changes (NSW schools were rezoned from 5a Special Purposes to the predominant surrounding land use to facilitate sales when schools are closed).

    Zonings are not changed without good cause and usually because of a sustained and established need usually in response to state government policy eg. higher density targets under SEPP, provision of low cost housing or in response to new infrastructure.
     
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  3. sleekgeek

    sleekgeek Active Member

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    Hi Scott, thanks for the comprehensive reply, appreciate it.
     
  4. theperthurbanist

    theperthurbanist Well-Known Member

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    So many factors involved here that any one answer could/would be misleading. Here in Perth it can be anything from twice in a few years to no change for 20 years. It really depends on the rate of change in a given area.

    As the rezoning process can be lead by the government OR an applicant you can effect that timeline yourself if you have valid grounds!
     
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