This Act, consisting of 10 Chapters, aims at seeking to achieve ecological sustainability by managing the process by which development takes place, including ensuring the process is accountable, effective and efficient and delivers sustainable outcomes, managing the effects of development on the environment, including managing the use of premises and continuing the coordination and integration of planning at the local, regional and State levels. It lists the State planning instruments (State planning regulatory provision; regional plan; State planning policy; standard planning scheme provisions) and local planning instruments. Chapter 4 provides for the identification, by local governments, for regional planning Ministers for designated regions and the Minister, of areas (called master planned areas) to be the subject of integrated land use and infrastructure planning. Land may be designated for community infrastructure only if the Minister or local government is satisfied the community infrastructure wil facilitate the implementation of legislation and policies about environmental protection or ecological sustainability or the efficient allocation of resources or satisfy statutory requirements or budgetary commitments of the State or local government for the supply of community infrastructure or the community’s expectations for the efficient and timely supply of the infrastructure. A system detailed in Chapter 6 for Integrated State assessment system (IDAS) processes for development.
Implemented by: Sustainable Planning Regulation, 2009. (2016-07-22)
Repealed by: Planning Act 2016. (2018-05-09)
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Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
Government of Queensland (Australia)