Local area planning is an investment in or regeneration of local urban areas in cities and regional centres. There are many environmental, social and economical benefits from local area and urban planning in Queensland.
Schemes that outline integrated 20-year plans in Queensland's local government areas.
The process of transferring South Bank Corporation planning powers to Brisbane City Council has commenced with changes to the South Bank Corporation Act 1989. These legislative changes will come in to effect in 2013 (exact date yet to be determined).
The Gold Coast Hospital in Southport will be moved to the newly constructed Gold Coast University Hospital.
Areas declared under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 where state and local governments work together on long term planning.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ)
When implemented in 2013, the Economic Development Act 2012 will see the formation of Economic Development Queensland to carry out, promote and coordinate activities to facilitate economic development in conjunction with local government. The EDQ will incorporate many of the functions of the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) and the department's Property Services Group.
On 30 November 2012, the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning delegated ULDA development assessment and related functions to Brisbane City Council for the Bowen Hills, Northshore Hamilton, Fitzgibbon and Woolloongabba Urban Development Areas.
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