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The State Planning Policy (SPP) (PDF icon 3.54 MB), which commenced on 29 April 2016, contains 16 state interests that are important to protect and enhance through Queensland's continued development. It is a key component of the state's land use planning system that enables responsible development, contributing to a liveable, sustainable and prosperous Queensland.

The SPP provides clarity to local governments when making and amending local planning instruments and assessing development applications and assists applicants in preparing development applications. The SPP makes it easier for local governments to reflect and balance state interests 'up front' in local planning schemes, ensuring the right developments are approved in the right locations without undue delays. For more information on the SPP, please refer to the State Planning Policy fact sheet (PDF icon 398 KB).

The SPP is supported by state interest guidelines which are provided to assist the implementation of policy.

Amendments to the SPP

Amendments to the SPP are listed below, with the most recent version of the SPP being SPP April 2016.

SPP April 2016

Note: State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (RTRA)

SPP July 2014

SPP December 2013