This Act, consisting of 231 sections divided into eight Chapters and completed by two Schedules, aims to establish an efficient, effective, transparent, integrated, coordinated, and accountable system of land use planning (planning), development assessment and related matters that facilitates the achievement of ecological sustainability. These are the planning instruments: sets out policies for planning or development assessment, and is a State/local or State planning instrument made by the Minister to protect or give effect to State interests, and is either: a) a State planning policy (including a temporary State planning policy); or b) a regional plan. A local planning instrument is a planning instrument made by a local government, and is either: a) a planning scheme; or b) a TLPI; or c) a planning scheme policy. To the extent of any inconsistency: a) a State planning policy applies instead of a regional plan or local planning instrument; and b) a regional plan applies instead of a local planning instrument; and c) a planning scheme applies instead of a planning scheme policy; and d) a TLPI applies instead of a planning scheme or planning scheme policy.The Act is divided as follows: Preliminary (Chap. I); Planning (Chap. II); Development assessment (Chap. III); Infrastructure (Chap. IV); Offences and enforcement (Chap. V); Dispute resolution (Chap. VI); Miscellaneous (Chap. VII); Transitional provisions and repeal (Chap. VIII).
Implemented by: Planning Regulation 2017. (2018-05-18)
Repeals: Sustainable Planning Act 2009. (2016-03-24)
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Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
Government of Queensland (Australia)