State Code 23 update

Queensland's Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning recently updated the State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP). The new version (2.5) commenced on 1 July 2019 and sets out benchmarks for the assessment of development applications where the chief executive is the assessment manager or a referral agency.

The chief executive administering the Planning Act 2016 through the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) uses the SDAP to deliver a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to the state's assessment of development applications.

State Code 23 addresses wind farm development. The code aims to protect individuals, communities and the environment from adverse impacts as a result of the construction, operation and decommissioning of wind farm developments.

Wind farms should be appropriately located, sited, designed and operated to ensure, first and foremost, the safety, operational integrity and efficiency of air services and aircraft operations.

State Code 23 contains Performance Outcomes (PO) and Acceptable Outcomes (AO). Performance Outcomes 1 and 2 and the associated Acceptable Outcomes address aviation safety, integrity and efficiency.

For assistance with the assessment of aviation-related aspects of wind farm developments, please contact us.

Tags: Wind Farms, Aviation Assessment

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