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Queensland’s New Planning System – Commences 3 July 2017

In Queensland, state wide legislation establishes the framework and overarching policy for land use planning. Commencing on 3 July 2017, the new Planning Act 2016 (Planning Act) will establish a new planning system for the state and replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

The new legislation will provide the foundation for Australia's best planning system and put Queensland at the forefront of contemporary planning practice and prepare the way for a renewed focus on quality planning and development outcomes.

Council’s existing planning schemes are proposed to be amended (alignment amendment) to replace terminology or language from the soon to be repealed Sustainable Planning Act 2009 with terminology consistent with the new Planning Act. The changes will be administrative only with no changes to policy or zoning. The preparation of an alignment amendment will assist Council and the community transition to the new Planning Act.

For more information on Queensland’s new planning system please visit http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning-reform.html or contact Council’s Planning Services section.

EJH 01 June, 2017

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