The State Government has unveiled landmark reforms to revolutionise Queensland’s planning processes.
The new policy provides greater clarity for local governments by consolidating in one document, the state interests and policies that councils must consider when preparing or amending local planning schemes, or assessing development applications.
Developers now also have a clear guide to assist them when preparing applications for certain types of development or in certain areas when the local planning scheme is yet to reflect the policy.
The end result will be better, more consistent planning by councils and quicker, clearer decisions for applications by developers and other stakeholders.
The policy will be complemented by a single source of mapping material that visually represents these interests in a transparent and easy-to-use manner in the one spot.
The State Planning Policy and supporting documents are available online at www.dsdip.qld.gov.au.