What does a ‘Zone’ mean in town planning?

In Queensland, the “zone” of a property refers to the area that a property is located in, as designated by the local council or government. Zoning is a system used by local governments to regulate the use and development of land within their jurisdiction. Different zones are typically established for different types of land use, such as residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural.

For example, a property that is zoned for residential use (eg. a Low Density Residential, or Low-Medium Density Residential zone) may only be used for dwelling houses, townhouses, or apartments. A property that is zoned for commercial use (e.g. a Centre zone) may be used for shops, offices, or other businesses. A property that is zoned for industrial use (e.g. a Low Impact Industry, or General Industry Zone) may be used for factories, warehouses, or other industrial activities.

The zoning of a property can affect the use and value of the property, as well as the types of development and improvements that can be made to the property. It is important for property owners to understand the zoning of their property and how it may impact their use of the property.

Our courses teach you how to investigate the zoning of a property, and understand exactly what the limitations of that zone mean. Our ‘Development Assessment’ course gives you not only the skills to research a property, but apply it to your specific circumstances!

Check out our Development Assessment course here: https://learn.urpec.com.au/courses/development-assessment-qld/

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