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The Queensland Government has released its new draft planning legislation for public comment.
Public submissions will be accepted until Friday, 23 October 2015.
The new legislation comprises a suite of three bills:
Copies of the new bills and their supporting information can be found at http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning-reform.
The bills focus on changes to Queensland’s planning regime that were foreshadowed in the Better Planning for Queensland Directions Paper – Next Steps for Planning Reform, which was released in May 2015.
Norton Rose Fulbright has a market leading planning practice and we would be happy to discuss with you the implications of the proposed changes for your business and assist you with making a submission.
While the Draft Bills do not propose to alter the fundamental way Queensland’s planning system currently operates, some noteworthy changes are proposed. These changes include:
The specific areas in which the Government is seeking feedback are:
The Draft Bills are in a very early form and we will be watching with great interest how this new legislation evolves between now and when it is due to commence in late 2016.
If you would like to know more about the Draft Bills, their potential implications for your business or require assistance with preparing a submission please contact Gerard Timbs on (07) 3414 2876 or email@example.com.
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