The objective of the Planning Regulation 2017 is to prescribe instruments and address matters provided for under the Planning Act 2016, and provide the mechanics for the operation and implementation of the Act. The Regulation has been developed following an extensive review of State interests and ensures that matters requiring regulation or assessment are consistent with the principles for the review of state interests, as follows: a) State interests are managed through the most appropriate and effective planning tool for delivery; b) the state is accountable for state issues, local issues are a local government matter; c) state involvement in land use planning and development assessment occurs only where it is essential i.e. where a matter is of particular importance, has an unacceptable level of risk, or requires state expertise; d) amendments align with the Planning Act 2016, including a performance based planning focus; e) issues that are beyond the scope of the land use planning and development system under the Planning Act 2016 are addressed by other means. The objectives of the Regulation are to: support the operation and implementation of the Planning Act 2016 by prescribing matters dealt with, and instruments made, under the Act; support key government priorities; transition regulatory provisions from the State Planning Regulatory Provisions made under the repealed Sustainable Planning Act 2009, which are not continued as separate instruments under the Planning Act 2016.These objectives of the Regulation are achieved by: Prescribing instruments made by the Minister under the Planning Act 2016, including the Development assessment rules, the Minister’s guidelines and rules and the State Planning Policy Prescribing the matters applying generally to development assessment; Prescribing the state’s development assessment requirements including categories of development and categories of assessment, assessment managers, assessment benchmarks and other assessment matters applying to the assessment of assessable development, referral agencies and matters for referral agency assessment, and required fees for development applications made or referred to the state, etc.
Implements: Planning Act 2016. (2018-05-09)
Authors and Publishers
Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
Government of Queensland (Australia)