Planning has a number of functions in terms of licensed premises including:
- A practical role in assessing licensed premises planning permit applications
- A strategic opportunity to shape councils broader approach to liquor licensing and strengthen councils ability to reduce the negative health, social and amenity impacts associated with licensed premises.
To support councils in their planning role this section provides the following:
- Assessing planning permits for licensed premises - provides information about the process and considerations when assessing a planning permit for a licensed premises.
- Permit conditions for licensed premises - outlines a range of permit conditions that may act to reduce alcohol related harm.
- Alcohol related harm and the public realm - outlines opportunities to use the public realm to minimise alcohol related harm.
- Strategic planning opportunities - provides information about amending the planning scheme to specifically address licensed premises.
- Planning legal decisions: principles and major cases - outlines some of the key planning principles that related to licensed premises and summarises a number of key licensed premises planning cases.
- Planning legislation and licensed premises overview - briefly outlines the aspects of the planning legislation that relate to licensed premises.