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Better Planning
for Queensland
- a new era

From 3 July 2017, Queensland will operate under new planning legislation.

The new planning laws provide the basis for securing the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our communities, both now and into the future. The legislation will deliver a transparent and efficient system that contributes to investment and jobs, and embraces genuine community engagement. Read more.

Countdown until commencement


Watch and learn

Watch and learn more about planning through a few videos we have created.


A new development assessment system.


Community engagement in planning.

Better planning for Queensland news

Over the next 12 months, as we get out and about talking to Queenslanders about the new system, we'll keep you up to date on all our news from across the state.

State interest review consultation closed

10 February 2017

Consultation on the draft Planning Regulation, updated State Planning Policy, and revised State Development Assessment Provisions has now closed.

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Consultation closed on Development Assessment Rules

5 January 2017

A new statutory instrument – the Development Assessment Rules – will set out a standardised development assessment process that will ensure applications are progressed in a consistent and transparent way, in accordance with community expectations.

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Happy Christmas from the reform team!

16 December 2016

The department would like to wish Queenslanders a safe and happy Christmas.

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Delivering a new planning system – events and engagements