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Better Planning
for Queensland
- a new era

A new planning system for Queensland

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.


Watch and learn

Watch and learn more about planning through a few videos we have created.


A new planning system.


Our new Planning Act.

Better planning for Queensland news

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.

Council's first cab off the rank in delivering planning reform

1 September 2016

The Planning Reform team recently completed a series of council workshops across the state to outline the fundamentals of the new system and start the transition process.

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Young planners will lead the new planning system

25 August 2016

The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and the Planning Institute of Australia, hosted a session on the new system for young planners, and soon to be young planners.

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Supporting Councils transition to a new system

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.

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Delivering a new planning system – events and engagements