New Planning Act and DA Rules

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Industry Update|

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New Planning Act and Development Assessment Rules to start on 3 July 2017

From 3 July 2017, the development assessment and approval process in Queensland will operate under new planning legislation.

New Development Assessment Rules (DA Rules) have just been finalised that identify new procedures and timeframes for the lodgement and assessment of development applications from 3 July 2017.

Over the next few months we will continue to review the new rules in detail and answer any questions that you may have.  We understand that Councils and Referral agencies are also preparing for the new system.  From past experience, we expect there to be a few teething problems that could result in delays in lodgement processing and approval timeframes.

Prior to 3 July 2017, development applications will continue to be lodged and assessed under the current system.  If you are preparing a new development application, we recommend that you lodge and pay for your application well before June 30 to avoid potential delays while the new system gets started.

Brisbane City Plan 2014 Update

Recently Brisbane City Council adopted a number of amendments to the City Plan 2014 that became effective on 24 March 2017.

These include:

  • The new City Centre Neighbourhood Plan;
  • The new Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan;
  • Other minor and administrative amendments.

If you are planning to undertake development within these Neighbourhood Plan areas, please make sure you are aware of how the Neighbourhood Plans affects your site, or contact our office if you have any questions.  The new Neighbourhood Plan boundaries are provided below.

City Centre Neighbourhood Plan boundary

Source: Brisbane City Council 2017

Source: Brisbane City Council 2017

Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan boundary

Source: Brisbane City Council 2017

Source: Brisbane City Council 2017

Want More Information?

Would you like to know more about the new Planning Act or DA Rules? Contact Doug from our office on (07) 3876 0533.

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