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Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are parcels of land within Queensland, identified for specific accelerated development with a focus on economic growth.

The Queensland Government works with local councils to streamline the planning, approval and development processes to get results. PDAs or provisional priority development areas (PPDAs) respond to gaps in the market or to facilitate development on complex large sites.

Development within PDAs is designed in response to the needs of local businesses and community and varies depending on:

  • size
  • locality
  • public transport
  • local amenity
  • road network
  • infrastructure
  • existing planning schemes.

Larger residential PDAs can also include associated infrastructure and facilities to support new communities such as schools, parks, retail, industrial and commercial development. For information about the process and benefits of a declared PDA view the factsheet (PDF icon 1.65 MB).

To assist local government, the Introduction to priority development areas (PDF icon 538 KB) is available and provides information about identifying, declaring and planning PPDAS and PDAs.

Declared PDAs