In May this year the State Government announced its objectives for planning reform, including the introduction of a new planning bill in late October. Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Hon. Jackie Trad MP, also released a directions paper titled ‘Better Planning for Queensland‘.
In response, the LGAQ developed a Local Government Planning Reform Position Paper which outlines the reforms local government wants the Government to embrace.
Those proposed reforms – 11 in all – include restoring councils’ ability to set conditions relating to trunk infrastructure, automatic indexation of infrastructure charges and tighter rules to protect community rights