From 3 July 2017, Queensland will operate under new planning legislation.
The new planning laws provide the basis for securing the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our communities, both now and into the future. The legislation will deliver a transparent and efficient system that contributes to investment and jobs, and embraces genuine community engagement. Read more.
The new legislation strives to protect our heritage, environment and establish a bright future for the next generation of Queenslanders.
Development across the state must be done in a fair, consistent and efficient way to meet community aspirations and deliver benefits to our economy.
Over the next 12 months, as we get out and about talking to Queenslanders about the new system, we'll keep you up to date on all our news from across the state.
10 February 2017
Consultation on the draft Planning Regulation, updated State Planning Policy, and revised State Development Assessment Provisions has now closed.Read more ...
5 January 2017
A new statutory instrument – the Development Assessment Rules – will set out a standardised development assessment process that will ensure applications are progressed in a consistent and transparent way, in accordance with community expectations.Read more ...
16 December 2016
The department would like to wish Queenslanders a safe and happy Christmas.Read more ...