Regional planning in Queensland

Businesses may find it useful to consult the Queensland Government's regional plans during their planning activities.

Although local government is are primarily responsible for land use planning, state regional plans assist them to ensure broader regional outcomes are achieved when applying state policy in their planning.

Regional outcomes include:

  • identifying regional outcomes to help achieve state interests
  • addressing existingn or emerging regional issues, such as competition between land uses
  • supporting the long-term viability and growth of regions
  • balancing economic opportunities with environmentally sensitive areas
  • providing for liveable communities.

Plans may also discuss other state interests relevant to land use planning such as housing, economic growth, heritage, hazards and safety.

The policies that are developed during regional planning address existing or emerging regional issues such as competition between land uses, and may be relevant if you are operating, or intending to operate, a business in Queensland.

Read more about regional planning.