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How do I lodge a development application?

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 >> ^

Where can I find out about plans for my region?

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 >>^

I'd like to know more about property in the Mary Valley

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 >>^

What is the Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012?

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 >>^

What are the priorities for the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning?

We have identified a number of priorities to drive the economic development of Queensland, read more about them. ^

Question and Answer Session on the Draft Planning Bills

The department hosted a free question and answer event on Friday 19 September, to assist the planning community in further understanding the draft planning bills. Members of the team, including Deputy Director-General, Mr Greg Chemello were available to answer questions.


Growing success in the Mary Valley

Templeton Ginger is transforming a 250 hectare former cattle property on Yabba Creek and a water licence negotiated as part of the development lease through the Queensland Government has ensured they have a good crop to show for their efforts.


Company has designs on games venue

The new multi-purpose Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre will accommodate a range of indoor sports and community facilities, including change rooms, meeting rooms, function rooms and kiosks, and will provide an important piece of community infrastructure for one of the Gold Coast’s fastest growing regions.