Major components of the environmental impact statement process are being streamlined, including a new generic terms of reference document and revised guidelines for proponents. The new process will attract investment to Queensland.
In order to carry out certain types of developments, an application may need to be made for a development permit. Depending on the type of development proposed, the application may require information about what the development will look like when complete, the materials to be used, and any impacts the proposed development may have on the surrounding environment. Read more >>^
The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a new generation of statutory regional plans which aim to foster diverse and strong economic growth; plan and prioritise infrastructure; manage impacts on the environment; and where necessary, plan for urban growth and resolve land use conflicts such as those arising between agricultural and mining activities. Read more >>^
Following the cancellation of the Traveston Crossing Dam proposal in 2009, approximately 13,000 hectares of land remains in government ownership. The government is committed to returning these assets to private ownership, while revitalising the Mary Valley economy and restoring community stability. This will be achieved through its Mary Valley Economic Development Strategy. Read more >>^
At planning reform forums in May to July 2012, local governments, the development industry and environmental sector representatives identified that a number of concepts and processes within Queensland's planning and development system could be improved. This information is being used to identify priorities for change over the next 6 to 24 months. These changes will be implemented through legislative amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). Read more >>^
On 1 July 2013, the Queensland Government introduced the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA), which will deliver a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to the state's assessment of development applications.
The single State Planning Policy (SPP) was finalised and adopted by the Queensland Government on 2 December 2013. It simplifies and clarifies the state's policies about matters of state interest in land use planning and development.