Prohibited development includes:
- uses identified under the relevant development tables of the Territory Plan
- development by an entity other than the Territory or a Territory authority in a future urban area, unless the structure plan for the area states otherwise
If a development is prohibited you cannot lodge a development application (DA).
If a development is authorised by a development approval and subsequently becomes prohibited, then the development can continue. A development that is lawful when it begins, continues to be lawful.
If a development use is authorised under a Crown lease, but beginning the use is a prohibited development, then a DA can be considered. In this case, you may lodge a DA in the impact track.
Determining uses, including ancillary and minor use
Uses are defined under Part 13 of the Territory Plan. Some uses that would otherwise be prohibited may be assessed in the merit track if they can be defined as an ancillary or minor use. For example in a community facility zone, a car park alone is a prohibited use, but could be considered if it is ancillary to a childcare centre, which is an assessable development in the merit track.
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