Gyms are one of the top uses we see being issued show cause notices by local Councils and if you aren’t aware of the local planning regulations, you might be in for a bumpy ride with your new facility.
Why? Well, it turns out some people don’t like to listen to others getting fit or having a good time.
Council’s generally only move to issuing warnings and notices on a businesses AFTER receiving a complaint from the public. Complaints tend to be centred around amplified music, heavy weights dropping and people running around the block outside the facility.
You can protect your business by ensuring you have the correct use permits from the town planning department. In some locations this might be simple, however in most ‘zones’ of your city plan you will need to lodge a development application.
As a business owner, you cannot assume that the landlord or an existing gym use has the correct permits.
JREY offers pre-lease checks and more information via the learning hub on JREY.au
Brisbane Indoor Sport and Recreation
- Neighbourhood centre zone
- District centre zone
- Major centre zone
- Principal centre zone
- Mixed use zone
- Community facilities zone
- protecting existing industrial land and maximising its efficient use
- encouraging industry to locate (or stay) in the right places by making development easier to do when it is an appropriate distance from houses and other non-industrial uses
- encouraging increased hours of operation for industry to match its location and impacts in order to make the most efficient use of land, infrastructure and equipment
- providing greater flexibility to support the ongoing evolution and advancement of contemporary industry while continuing to manage impacts
- enhancing Brisbane’s industrial precincts to meet evolving industrial demand, facilitate business and infrastructure investment, and improve services needed to attract a skilled workforce.