These amendments cover interim Design and Development Overlays (DDOs).
What is the difference between an interim DDO and a permanent DDO?
They key difference between the interim DDO and the permanent DDO is that the interim controls have an expiry date. Interim controls are also introduced into the planning scheme by the Minister for Planning without public exhibition.
Why ask the Minister for Planning to prepare interim DDOs?
The introduction of DDOs on a permanent basis can take a long time. Introduction of permanent controls require the public exhibition of a planning scheme amendment and often consideration by an independent planning panel appointed by the Minister for Planning. Interim DDOs will be in place while the permanent controls are considered.