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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation, the Planning Act 2016. Replacing the previous planning legislation—the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA)—the new legislation provides for a more transparent and open planning system.

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On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation – the Planning Act 2016. Information on this page relates to the previous legislation – the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Learn more about the new planning system.