Proposed provisions for the interim use of corridors
The department has prepared an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) to outline proposed amendments to Chapter 4 of the Transport and Infrastructure SEPP.
The proposed amendment will include additional provision to allow the temporary use of corridor land. It will facilitate economic, urban design and place making outcomes on corridor land prior to infrastructure delivery.
The objectives of the new provisions are to:
1. Maintain protection of future infrastructure corridors so that temporary development does not compromise future delivery of city shaping infrastructure or contribute to delivery costs to government
2. Facilitate temporary development outcomes on land that is transitioning prior to the delivery of future infrastructure
The amendment will provide a merit-based approach for determining appropriate temporary land uses.
It is proposed to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 to give effect to this proposed pathway by requiring a development application for the proposed temporary use to be accompanied by a plan of management prepared by the proponent.
It is also proposed that the Transport and Infrastructure SEPP clarify the relationship between Chapter 4 of the instrument and State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP), to confirm which complying development codes under the Codes SEPP apply to land identified as a future infrastructure corridor.