Queensland's planning and development assessment system comprises a hierarchy of planning instruments, starting with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
SPA is the legislation applied to Queensland's planning and development system. SPA:
- manages the process by which development takes place, including ensuring the process is accountable, effective and efficient and delivers sustainable outcomes
- manages the effects of development on the environment (including managing the use of premises)
- coordinates and integrates planning at local, regional and state levels.
As part of creating Australia's best planning and development assessment system, the Queensland Government is preparing new planning legislation. The planning reform aims to create a more efficient planning system that supports investment and jobs, but will not come at the expense of community participation or the role of local governments
Amendments to SPA
State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014
Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (SPICOLA 2014)
Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation (SPOLA) 2012
Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (SP Regulation) amendments
Since the commencement of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009, there have been a number of amendments made which are detailed below. Please note any amendments to the SP Regulation initiated and led by other state agencies are not necessarily listed below.
Amendments commencing 1 July 2015
Amendments commencing 1 June 2015
Amendments commencing 1 May 2015
Amendments commencing 27 October 2014
Amendments commencing 4 July 2014
Amendments commencing 28 April 2014
Amendments commencing 2 December 2013
Amendments commencing 11 October 2013
Amendments commencing 30 August 2013
Amendments commencing 2 August 2013
Amendments commencing 1 July 2013
Amendments commencing 12 April 2013
Amendments commencing 15 March 2013
Amendments commencing 14 December 2012
Chapter 8A of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009: urban encroachment provisions register of premises
The urban encroachment provisions of the SPA commenced in February 2012. The provisions enable particular premises to register for protection from specific nuisance actions brought by encroaching intensifying urban development.
Registration can be sought by existing industries and particular activities with significant economic, heritage or infrastructure values to the state, regional, local area or community within which they are situated.
Registration of Milton Brewery
Name of the premises:
Castlemaine Perkins Pty Limited
185 Milton Road
Lot 35 Plan SL805565
View a map of the affected area ( 2.19 MB)
The registration ends on 27 April 2019.
Note: The existing protection for Milton Brewery was transferred to SPA, and Milton Brewery is taken to be premises registered under Chapter 8A, part 3 of the SPA.
Transitioning from the Integrated Planning Act 1997 to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009
The transitional provisions have been designed to minimise disruption and to ensure that all processes commenced under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) can be completed under the IPA. All applications lodged prior to 18 December 2009 will be assessed using the IPA process. All applications lodged on or after 18 December 2009 will be assessed using the SPA process.
Local planning schemes made under IPA will remain in effect until they are updated. All new planning schemes or schemes amended to come into effect after 18 December 2009 will need to comply with SPA.
A comprehensive guide, From IPA to SPA ( 500 KB), outlining what's changed and a summary of the Act, Your guide to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, are also available.