ThePlanning Place recently obtained acceptance for a telecommunications tower atMt Isa, for the Mt Isa Water Board. The purpose of the tower was toimprove communications between the Mt Isa Water Board’s various sites in thearea.
Throughdetailed investigation, it was determined that Development Approval from Mt IsaCity Council was not required. The proposal did not constitute a MaterialChange of Use, but simply Building Work, hence was “Accepted Development”.
Stateinterests were however present with respect to protected vegetation (Category Bon the regulated vegetation management map). A ‘relevant purposedetermination’ was obtained for relevant infrastructure activities, which wasfollowed by seeking an Operational Works approval from the Department of StateDevelopment, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, for the removal ofvegetation. The approval was duly granted.