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The new planning laws provide the basis for securing the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our communities, both now and into the future. The new planning laws will deliver a transparent and efficient system that contributes to investment and jobs, and embraces genuine community engagement.

Benefits to the community

Better for jobs

Better for the environment, heritage and sustainability

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Kristy Coulter video

Kristy Coulter, a senior Planner from our Brisbane office outlines the key elements of the system under the Planning Act 2016.

 

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The new planning system will commence in mid-2017. Visit the department's website to learn about the current system.