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These guidelines were developed for the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 which commenced 18 December 2009. As the planning reform continues to be implemented, fact sheets will be produced to assist people with understanding changes to the planning and development system.

Changes to planning and development Type and size
Your guide to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 PDF icon 996 KB
From IPA to SPA - a comprehensive guide to what's changed PDF icon 814 KB
Development assessment fact sheets Type and sizes
Compliance assessment PDF icon 59 KB
Acceleration of compliance assessment PDF icon 66 KB
Deemed approvals PDF icon 224 KB
Documents the assessment manager must keep available for inspection or purchase PDF icon 200 KB
Exempt development within residential zones
This fact sheet has been updated on Friday 26 March 2010 to reflect the new provisions for the approval of houses and duplexes under the Queensland Development Code (QDC) and the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (SPR).
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Lapsed development applications PDF icon 193 KB
Making a submission about a development application PDF icon 224 KB
Owner's consent PDF icon 154 KB
Properly made applications PDF icon 222 KB
Request to apply a superseded planning scheme PDF icon 230 KB
Queensland Planning Provisions fact sheets Type and sizes
Queensland Planning Provisions - overlays PDF icon 73 KB
Statutory guideline fact sheets Type and sizes
Statutory guideline 04/14 Making and amending local planning instruments - Summary of changes PDF icon 570 KB
Statutory guideline 04/14 Making and amending local planning instruments - Communication strategy PDF icon 510 KB
State planning instrument fact sheets Type and sizes
State Planning Policy fact sheet PDF icon 398 KB
State Planning Policy key amendments fact sheet PDF icon 300 KB
State Planning Policy interactive mapping system fact sheet PDF icon 289 KB
Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (SPOLA) fact sheets Type and sizes
SPOLAA overview PDF icon 366 KB
Planning and Environment Court costs PDF icon 292 KB
Building work fact sheets Type and sizes
Guide to building provisions in planning schemes PDF icon 159 KB
Guidelines Type and sizes
Guidelines for environmental assessment and consultation procedures for designating land for community infrastructure PDF icon 767 KB