Draft Planning and Development Bill 2014

Draft Planning and Development Bill 2014

Draft Planning and Development Bill 2014


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On Friday the 1st of August the State Government released the draft Planning and Development Bill 2014 for public comment. ADC supports the State Governments intent to simplify planning and development in Queensland. The simplification of planning and development processes will encourage investment and assist in delivering more affordable communities in the State. The Queensland Government should be congratulated for drafting a Bill which will contribute to the triple bottom line. Economically through increased investment and more efficient application processes, socially through delivering more affordable housing to Queensland’s population and ensuring environmental standards are maintained.


A media release from the Deputy Premier, Minster for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning can be found here


The Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning is reviewing the current planning legislation as part of its reform program. The reform is a once-in-a- generation review, that will fundamentally shift the way planning and development is done in Queensland. The renewed system will deliver strong and positive planning and development outcomes for all Queenslanders.

The current legislation – The Sustainable Act 2009 – is complicated, long and puts too much red tape in front of local governments and industry.

The replacement legislation – captured in the draft Planning and Development Bill and Planning Environment Court Bill – looks to strip out unnecessary state intervention to provide more flexibility to councils and a stable legislate platform for development in Queensland.

The draft Bills are now open for consultation and the community are invited to provide their feedback.

To support respondents, a complementary information paper has been developed which, guides the reader through the draft Bills. The paper outlines the main changes, policy positions, glossary of new terms and provides examples of what regulation may include.

You can choose to provide comment directly into the feedback field or attach a document.





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