On 26 May 2016, history was created with the passage of new planning legislation for Queensland.
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.
The new planning legislation will commence in mid-2017, following a (minimum) 12-month transition process. 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.
14 July 2016
The department has commenced working with councils to help them transition to the new system. While the transitional provisions in the new Act will ensure all planning schemes will operate effectively from day one of the new system councils will need to do a little prep work to ensure everything runs smoothly.Read more ...
1 July 2016
With more than 12 months to deliver the new system, the department has a big goal of ensuring Queenslanders understand the new planning system better than the current system.Read more ...
12 May 2016
It was approximately 12.25 am when, after almost five hours of debating in parliament, the new legislation was passed.Read more ...