In this Division:
monitoring station means a facility operated for the principal purpose of monitoring weather, noise, air, water, groundwater or environmental impacts.
prescribed zone means any of the following land use zones or a land use zone that is equivalent to any of those zones:(a) RU1 Primary Production,(b) RU2 Rural Landscape,(c) RU3 Forestry,(d) RU4 Rural Small Holdings,(e) RU5 Village,(f) IN4 Working Waterfront,(g) SP1 Special Activities,(h) SP2 Infrastructure,(i) W2 Recreational Waterways,(j) W3 Working Waterways.
research station means a facility operated by a public authority for the principal purpose of agricultural, environmental, fisheries, forestry, minerals or soil conservation research, and includes any associated facility for education, training, administration or accommodation.
Development for the purpose of research stations may be carried out by or on behalf of a public authority with consent on land in a prescribed zone.
(1) Development for any of the following purposes connected with an existing research station may be carried out by or on behalf of a public authority without consent on land in a prescribed zone:(a) maintenance or operation of the research station,(b) replacement of buildings,(c) demolition of buildings,(d) minor alterations of or additions to the research station,if the development does not involve the clearing of more than 2 hectares of native vegetation.(2) Development for the purpose of a monitoring station (other than development to which clause 92A applies) may be carried out by or on behalf of a public authority without consent on any land.
Development for the purpose of a monitoring station is exempt development if it complies with clause 20 and is carried out on land within a prescribed zone.