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EVENT: Qld Planning Law seminars, August at Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

19 July 2016

On 11 May this year, the Queensland Parliament passed the Government’s suite of Planning Bills (read more).

The Department of Planning is currently reviewing key planning instruments, including the State Planning Policy and the Planning Regulation.

You can find out more at these free community seminars, designed to explain how our planning instruments operate with each other and sit within the planning framework, the new reforms that have taken place and those coming up in 2016, and what these reforms mean for the community and the environment.

Monday 15 August, Gold CoastThis event is being livestreamed to allow people across Queensland to participate and ask questions.

Monday 22 August, Toowoomba. 

Tuesday 23 August, Brisbane. 

Tuesday 30 August, Sunshine Coast.

Each seminar will be a conversation between

• The Department of Planning, providing an outline of the new planning legislation and supporting instruments

• The Environmental Defenders Office Qld, talking about what the reforms mean for community and environment

• You! Have you got a burning question about any aspect of our planning framework? If you have an issue you would like to see addressed at these seminars, you can nominate it ahead of time using the comments section on the event pages above.


Planning Bills passed, don’t strengthen environment protection for koalas and other critters (12/05/2016)

Qld planning reforms: have your say on supporting instruments by 5 February (02/06/2016)

Qld planning reforms: have your say on proposed legislation by 18 January (13/01/2016)

Qld planning reforms: supporting instruments – seminars (05/01/2016)

Planning reforms poised to enter third stage (09/11/2015)

Qld planning reforms: have your say on draft framework by 23 October (21/10/2015)

Special extra LawJam on proposed planning framework (19/10/2015)

Planning: speaker presentations from community seminar (30/09/2015)

New planning framework: much more work to be done, for community rights and for the environment (20/09/2015)

Have your say on planning reform, using our submission template (24/07/2015)

Here’s why community participation in planning is vital to protecting your environment (07/07/2015)

Queensland, planning for changes to planning (19/06/2015)