Queensland Law Society

Stakeholder briefings on planning changes

The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning has announced a statewide series of briefings to outline the key drivers, changes and effects in the new draft versions of the State Planning Policy (SPP), State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP) and the draft Planning Regulation.

The briefings provide greater depth than the ‘talk to the planner’ sessions announced in last week’s QLS Update.

The review of the SPP, SDAP and draft Planning Regulation follow the successful passage of the Planning Act 2016. With the draft versions of these instruments available for public consultation until 10 February 2017, it is intended for the renewed instruments to commence with the new planning system (currently scheduled for 3 July 2017).

Details of the local briefings are as follows:

Rockhampton, 30 November
Quality Hotel Regent (192 Bolsover Street) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-FC@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Ipswich, 2 December
The Metro (43 South Street) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-SEQW@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Mackay, 6 December
Souths Leagues Club (181 Milton Street) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-MIW@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Townsville, 7 December
Townsville RSL from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-NQ@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Bundaberg, 7 December
DILGP office (7 Takalvan Street) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-WBB@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Toowoomba, 8 December
Toowoomba Golf Club (235-323 Rowbotham Street, Middle Ridge) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-DDSW@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Cairns, 9 December

Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Rooms (119-145 Spence Street) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-FNQ@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Mount Isa, 12 December

Buffs Club Mount Isa, from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-NCW@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Robina, 12 December
Robina Community Centre (196 Robina Town Centre Dr) from 10am to 2pm. To register, please email bestplanning-seqs@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

To support the release of these three planning instruments, a live streamed webinar for practitioners will be held from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 1 December. (The webinar will also be available on demand following the session).

Link to webinar

The three instruments and details on how to make a submission are available at qld.gov.au/planninginterests.