Regional Planning Interests Act 2014. | Land Portal

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This Act, consisting of 107 sections, divided into nine Parts and completed by one Schedule, aims to: (a) identify areas of Queensland that are of regional interest (including priority agricultural area, priority living area, strategic cropping area and strategic environmental area) because they contribute, or are likely to contribute, to Queensland’s economic, social and environmental prosperity; (b) give effect to the policies about matters of State interest stated in regional plans; and (c) manage, including in ways identified in regional plans— (i) the impact of resource activities and other regulated activities on areas of regional interest; and (ii) the coexistence, in areas of regional interest, of resource activities and other regulated activities with other activities, including, for example, highly productive agricultural activities. To achieve its purposes, this Act provides for a transparent and accountable process for the impact of proposed resource activities and regulated activities on areas of regional interest to be assessed and managed. The Act is divided as follows: Preliminary (Part 1); Restrictions on resource and regulated activities in areas of regional interest (Part 2); Regional interests development approvals (Part 3); Mitigation (Part 4); Appeals and declarations (Part 5); Miscellaneous provisions (Part 6);

Repeals: Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011. (2013-11-01)

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