A temporary use licence allows you to make planning related changes to your business during the COVID-19 event without requiring planning approvals or changes to planning approvals.
Instead, a very simple application is made to the State requesting a temporary use licence. The application requires the completion of a form and there is no application fee. Importantly the application needs to include the reason why the temporary use licence is required in the context of the COVID-19 event.
A temporary use licence will last for the declared period of the event which for COVID-19 is currently 20 June 2020.
Specifically, a temporary use licence will apply to:
- Changes to condition/s of a development approval for a material change of use is in effect for the premises
- Changes the existing lawful use of the premises, including for example, increasing the intensity or scale of the existing lawful use, adding a new use or replacing the existing lawful use with a new use
- Changes to the requirements for an infrastructure designated premise