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Read more about infrastructure and planning

Queensland's planning and development system is being modernised. We are cutting red tape and delivering sustainable communities across Queensland by integrating community and industry involvement in planning. The department coordinates planning services for Queensland, including development applications, regional plans, state planning policies and regulatory provisions, and industrial land and infrastructure strategies. Find out more about planning, including planning reform, strategic planning, and how to gain support to progress projects through the referral process

Planning reform

Queensland's planning and development system is being modernised, integrating community and industry involvement in planning for better planning outcomes and sustainable communities.

Strategic planning

The department is driving economic growth in Queensland by implementing strategies that support sustainable development.

Infrastructure planning

Planning to guide infrastructure development through priority infrastructure plans and infrastructure charges.

Major Projects and infrastructure delivery

The Queensland Government facilitates the delivery of numerous major projects and infrastructure developments.

Industry support

Support to streamline assessment for eligible major commercial, retail and industrial developments, ensuring the smooth, timely delivery of major projects that will benefit the community and help stimulate the construction industry.

Development applications

Find out about the development application process in Queensland, including lodging an online application.

Priority development areas

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has a strategic planning function and works closely with local governments to plan and develop land within priority development areas (PDAs). Read more information on the process and the benefits of a declared PDA.