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Planning amendments receive royal assent in Queensland parliament

22 August 2014

The State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 received Royal Assent from the Queensland Parliament on 15 August delivering a number of changes to a range of legislation including the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA).

The amendments are part of the Government's ongoing work to reduce planning red tape and apply to a number of existing SPA provisions covering master planned areas and iconic places in addition to the insertion of a new Part 7A introducing new planning restrictions for party houses. Amendments to the EPA concentrate chiefly on the re-establishment of "seamless integrated assessment" for planning applications requiring approval under both the SPA and the EPA.

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