The Queesland Government’s new planning system has commenced from July 2017 to ensuring the community is at the forefront of the planning process across Queensland.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning Jackie Trad said the new system heralds a new era for planning in Queensland.
“The Planning Act 2016, which replaces the existing Sustainable Planning Act 2009, will create a new, simplified planning system that is easier to navigate for the community, local government and industry alike,” Ms Trad said.
“It’s clear that Queenslanders want more transparency and accountability around development decisions and our new Planning Act delivers on this.
“The new system embraces genuine community engagement while giving the industry certainty to deliver jobs, better protects our heritage and addresses the threat of climate change.
“It introduces a number of measures to ensure decision making is fair, open and transparent including making it mandatory for councils to publish reasons for decisions on development applications.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning - The Honourable Jackie Trad
For more information about the new planning system - visit https://planning.dilgp.qld.gov.au/
The new legislation can be viewed here - https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/