Have your say on key planning instruments

Published Wednesday, 03 February, 2016 at 03:19 PM

Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Jackie Trad

 The community has until Friday, 5 February to provide feedback on four key planning instruments that will support the day-to-day operation of the Queensland Government’s new planning system.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said the government was committed to delivering a better planning system that enables responsible development and delivers prosperity, sustainability and liveability for now and into the future.

“In November, I introduced into Parliament three planning bills to replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, and these are now being independently reviewed by the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee,” Ms Trad said.

“While the bills are under review, my department has been seeking feedback on the four instruments that support the legislation, with submissions closing on Friday.

“I encourage Queenslanders to have their say, as a better planning system will improve the quality of the places and spaces that impact on our daily lives, help us deliver a stronger economy and jobs, contribute to housing affordability, ensure infrastructure needs are met, and help us protect the environment.

“Once all submissions on the supporting planning instruments have been considered, my department will revise the documents in light of the comments received,” Ms Trad said.

The four instruments are:

The Planning Regulation: The planning regulation which gives effect to the key planning instruments and sets out the state’s interests in plan making.

Plan-making Rules: For councils and the state government to follow when making or amending a planning scheme, planning scheme policy, temporary local planning instrument, or local government infrastructure plan.

Infrastructure Designation Guidelines: These ensure premises are identified and made available for critical infrastructure such as hospitals, education and utilities which connect our communities.

Development Assessment Rules: These must be followed by councils for making, assessing, changing and deciding a development application.

Visit www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning-reform to learn more about planning reform and

bestplanning@dilgp.qld.gov.au to make a submission.


Media contact: Deputy Premier’s Office: 0488 996 667