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Getting Development Applications back online- Minister’s reply

03 September, 2010

Minister Hinchliffe has replied to EDO Qld and (in our words) he considers that in light of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), changes to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld) (SPA) are required in order for copies of the development application and supporting material under s728 SPA to be placed online. 

These are the key documents that community people need to see online in order to formulate their submissions.

The Minister advises that he will propose an amendment of SPA as soon as possible to authorise the continued publication of documents and information, where appropriate, on PD online. 

Please write to Minister Hinchliffe and ask him to confirm his proposed amendments will ensure that development applications and supporting material under s728 SPA may be put online without breaching the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

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