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Better Planning
for Queensland
- a new era


Queensland’s new planning system commenced on 3 July 2017. The new planning system established through the Planning Act 2016, provide the basis for securing the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our communities, both now and into the future.

This website provides an overview of the key changes and benefits of the new planning system, compared to the previous, which was established under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (repealed on 3 July 2017).

You can visit the department’s new planning website to learn more and access all information relating to the new planning system.

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.

Delivering a new planning system – events and engagements