Green Tape Reduction
The Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 was passed by parliament on 31 July 2012 with commencement on 31 March 2013.
Greentape reduction aims to:
This will be achieved by:
SPP – Single State Planning Policy
This consolidates all the state interests. It incorporates the existing 14 State Planning Policies and other relevant State interests. It includes economic, transport and infrastructure policies.
Guidelines will support this policy and will be released early in 2013 for consultation.
SPOLA – Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Act 2012
This act makes a number of amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. This Act was assented to on 22 November 2012. SPOLA amongst other things:
All the provisions of SPOLA have commenced except for those related to the single state assessment and referral agency.
SARA – Single State Assessment and Referral Agency
(Of note, this is something FNQROC has pushed for over the past few years)
The model is still being developed in consultation with other state agencies. DSDIP will run further training with implementation expected to commence in June 2013.
Draft Coastal Protection State Planning Regulatory Provision (SPRP)
FNQ SPRP – Far North Queensland State Plan Regulatory Provision
(Repealed 26 October 2012) Note, land use categories remain as defined in the regional plan mapping (Urban Footprint, Rural Living Area and Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area).
MALPI – Making and Amending Local Planning Instruments
Statutory Guidelines 02/12 commenced 16 November 2012 and replaced SG01/12 which was released in January 2012. This guideline provides for:
IDAS - Integrated Development Assessment System
Forms amended 17 December 2012. New forms will follow outcomes of the SARA project in early 2013.
More detailed information can be found on the following websites: