As per the comments on temporary use, state planning acts often have sections on Exempt Development which, on occasion, can mean a small theatre or gallery being set up in a disused warehouse or old shop front doesn’t have to seek full compliance as a Class 9B place of public assembly. The application of this sort of rule seems to hinge on the whims of local council, but it’s worth looking in to for your state and local government area – start by wading through your local council’s development and planning documents (which will be on their website) to see if there’s any info on how they apply it.
- Approaching Property Owners
- Budgeting and costs
- Building community support
- Certificates of Use, Development and Planning Approvals
- Development and planning issues
- Do I Need to Involve the Council When Entering A Building?
- Establishing the right structure
- Finding artists to be involved
- Finding suitable buildings
- How Building and Planning Law Works
- Is a ‘renew’ project the right approach?
- Managing the Risks
- Matching projects to spaces
- Selecting the right projects
- Tips and tricks
- Understand the legal issues
- Tips on Inspecting Buildings
- When You’ll Need Development or Planning Approval
- Can You Apply for Exemption as a ‘Temporary Use’?
- Building Uses as Outlined by the Building Code of Australia
- Exempt Development?