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The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a better planning system that enables responsible development and delivers prosperity, sustainability and liveability for now and into the future.

To enable better planning the current planning Act (the Sustainable Planning Act 2009) has been replaced with new and easy to understand planning legislation, which was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 12 May 2016. The replacement legislation includes:

The new legislation will commence in 2017 and will create a contemporary framework for delivering planning and development across Queensland.

The department is currently preparing a suite of material to help Queenslanders understand the new system and what it means to them. This information will be available from July, so keep an eye on this site as support materials come online.

'We believe that planning reform can deliver a more efficient system that supports investment and jobs, but don't believe this must come at the expense of community participation or the role of local government'.

Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad (May 2015)

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