Monday, 15 April 2013

Queensland government released the draft single State Planning Policy


  Next Step Taken on the Planning Reform Road


Today the Queensland government released the draft single State Planning Policy intended to replace the existing 12 State Planning Policies.  The single State Planning Policy (SPP) clarifies state interests in the planning and development system. The document details 18 matters of state interests in the planning and development assessment system, organised into five categories including:
  • Housing and liveable communities
  • Economic growth
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Hazards and safety
  • Environment and heritage
In addition, the document outlines the State’s expectations with regards to best practice planning principles. The State Planning Policy (SPP) sets out the state interests and related policies that local governments must take into account in preparing or amending local planning instruments, and that the state may consider in preparing and amending regional plans.  As well the SPP prescribes the development assessment requirements for certain applications and sets out the matters that must be considered by a Minister before designating land for community infrastructure.

The draft single SPP will be on public display until 12 June 2012 and can be found here.
Thanks NIFTY