Generally, all mapping (excluding figures) is located after the main body of the text within a Development Plan.
Maps are to be produced digitally:
- using Adobe Illustrator (for consistency and efficiency)
- on either PC or Apple Macintosh Platforms
- at A4 size
- in black and white only.
The department will provide templates to assist in the production of Development Plan mapping incorporating the use of a range of:
- line weights
- font styles etc.
The templates are available from the department. The department will also provide base mapping (dcdb, zoning and existing map versions) to assist in the production of Development Plan mapping. This will be supplied on zip disc, floppy discs or cd rom.
Mapping in the Development Plans can be grouped into two distinct categories:
- Illustrative mapping; (figures, Diagrams and Structure Plans)
- Zone, Policy Area and Precinct Mapping.
Illustrative mapping comprises the following types and is incorporated in the following order.
- Preface maps
- Diagrams, figures and illustrations
- Structure plan overlays and enlargements
Examples are contained in ‘Technical User Guide for the production of Development Plan Mapping'.
The department takes responsibility for production of these maps.
Diagrams, figures and illustrations
These are located immediately after the initial reference to the figure.
Councils are responsible for production of these maps and illustrations. Should a DPA amend a figure which has not been electronically drawn, council will be required to digitally re-draw such figures.
Figures and concept plans cover a zone or a discrete part of a zone and may show features such as spatial allocation of land uses, staging of development, pedestrian links, access points, parking areas and landscaped areas in a conceptual format.
A digital A4 template is available from the department and should be used as the basis of all new mapping.
All figures must be identified by the zone notation followed by the figure's number in the zone ie the second figure to appear in a District Centre Zone will be called, Figure DCe/2.
All graphics (diagrams and illustrations) should be clear and legible. Hand written notations are not acceptable. Notations should therefore be in Universe/Helvetica font style to be consistent with the Development Plan text.
Whole of Development Plan Area map
The department takes responsibility for production of this map.
Structure plan overlays and enlargements
Structure Plans, any subsequent Overlays or Enlargements or Overlays are usually numbered MAP/1 (Overlay 1) with Enlargements A, B, C.
Structure plans show the whole of the Development Plan area.
Larger Development Plan areas may be divided into parts so as to maintain readability.
Enlargements may display: an area or town, or the environs of a town.
Structure plans represent layers of information. The first layer (overlay 1) illustrates the broad location of development through generic grouping of zones, eg all residential zones illustrated as ‘living', and the primary road networks within the area.
Subsequent layers of information such as, airport building heights, should be prepared at the same scale to match the first layer of the structure plan, or either of its parts. Subsequent layers should be called either (Overlay 2). The use of ‘Overlay' is preferred.
Standard stipples and symbols should be used when producing structure plans, overlays/enlargements.
A disk of standard stipples and symbols is available from the department.
If you are creating a new category in addition to the standard stipples and symbols contact the department for clarification.
Structure plans overlays/enlargements generally do not show base information with the possible exception of creek line, coastline, local, primary, secondary roads and railways.
Areas shown will be generalised to the extent that minor zoning amendments may not require the redrafting of the structure plan.
In the case of an amendment by council, any significant zoning changes must also amend the structure plan, overlays and enlargements. Council must contact the department for the supply of approved digital files. For more specific technical amendment and production instructions see the ‘Technical User Guide for the production of Development Plan Mapping'.
Zone and policy area mapping
This mapping comprises the following types and is incorporated in the following order:
(may include reference to Enlargements of Zone maps)
(may include reference to Enlargements of Policy Area maps)
(may include references to Enlargements of Precinct maps.
Zone, policy area and precinct maps must include specific zone, policy area and Precinct detail only. Additional detail should be drafted into figures, diagrams, or illustrations and will be located in the text.
Zone, policy area and precinct maps are for the purpose of identifying areas within which particular policies apply and therefore, should indicate clearly the name, location and extent of zones and policy areas.
Landowners must be able to accurately identify the boundary of the land in relation to zone definition as this governs the application of the planning laws.
It is essential that zones do not overlap one another. It is also essential that policy areas and precincts are contained within a single zone. Zone, policy areas and precincts should not overlap.
There should be no overlap between adjoining maps.
Notes along map edges will refer to the adjoining maps.
All zone boundaries must be defined in relation to current cadastre and drawn in a clear manner. Boundaries should be defined as following:
- section, land division or title boundaries
- the centre line of roads
- straight lines adjoining positions defined by survey
- measurements and angles on the map.
All policy areas and precinct boundaries should be clearly defined to show the extent of the applicable policies involved.
Notation of the policy area/precinct on policy area/precint maps should be consecutively ordered. The department can advise on numbering.
Policy areas and precincts should be numbered on the map and the legend will cross reference policy area names with numbers. Policy area/precinct numbering should be sequential throughout the Plan.
Enlargements to any portion of a zone area map should be highlighted with a stipple and a note referring to the relevant map number.
All lettering type sizes, type fonts, line weights, line symbols, north points, scale bars etc on maps must be to a suitable standard for approval.
Where zone boundaries and local government area boundaries coincide, the local government area boundary should take precedence.
Road names should be shown where possible (especially major roads).
Property identifiers must be shown on maps if referred to in the text.
The zone or policy area boundary must be drawn ensuring the centre of the line is aligned with the cadastral boundary.