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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Better planning outcomes for local councils

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Better planning outcomes for local councils

    Local councils will now have a simpler planning scheme to work with following the release today of the Queensland Planning Provisions version 3.0.

    Delivering a new framework for councils to use to develop their local planning schemes is just one of many planning reforms the Newman Government has introduced to cut red-tape and deliver better planning.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Queensland Planning Provisions version 3.0. was the result of extensive consultation with local governments and key industry groups.

    “What we have now is a flexible and robust framework to assist local governments when preparing planning schemes that is standardised across the state,” Mr Seeney said.

    “First and foremost the Queensland Planning Provisions 3.0. (QPP) has provided a standard, clearly drafted template for councils to use when they are preparing their local planning schemes.

    “The QPP also allows local government the flexibility to address planning matters specific to their individual local government area and includes provisions for those local governments currently undergoing de-amalgamation.”

    The release of the QPP today means local governments preparing their planning schemes now have simpler planning tools and certainty in the standard template.

    A copy of the QPP is available at www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/statewide-planning/queensland-planning-provisions.html

    [ENDS] 28 October 2013

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