Economic Development Act 2012


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Economic Development Act 2012
Queensland Economic Development Act 2012 Current as at [Not applicable] Indicative reprint note This is an unofficial version of a reprint of this Act that incorporates all proposed amendments to the Act included in the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. This indicative reprint has been prepared for information only— it is not an authorised reprint of the Act . Amendments to this Act are also included in the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2018. These proposed amendments are not included in this indicative reprint. The point-in-time date for this indicative reprint is the introduction date for the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018— 19 September 2018. Detailed information about indicative reprints is available on the Information page of the Queensland legislation website.
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Not authorised —indicative only Queensland Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Chapter 1 Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 Part 2 6 7 Chapter 2 Part 1 8 9 10 11 12 Part 2 13 Part 3 Division 1 14 15 Division 2 16 17 Page Preliminary Introduction Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Main purpose of Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 How main purpose is primarily achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Interpretation Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Application of provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Minister for Economic Development Queensland Establishment Establishment of Minister for Economic Development Queensland 17 MEDQ represents the State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Legal capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Application of other Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 MEDQ declared to be excluded matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Functions MEDQ’s functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Matters about dealing in land or other property, or the provision of infrastructure General Purpose of pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 MEDQ to act commercially . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Dealing in land or other property What power to deal in land or other property includes . . . . . . . . 20 Dealing in land or other property generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 18 19 19A Division 3 20 Division 4 21 22 Division 5 23 24 Part 4 25 26 27 28 Part 5 29 30 31 32 Chapter 3 Part 1 33 Part 2 Division 1 Subdivision 1 34 35 36 36A 36B 36C Selling surplus property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Conditional disposal of land or other property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Exemption from particular disclosure requirements under Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Provision of infrastructure Construction of roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Financial arrangements Entering into financial arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Holding land or other property obtained as security . . . . . . . . . . 25 Other functions and powers Arrangements for facilitating economic development or development for community purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Economic Development Fund Economic Development Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Payments of amounts into the Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Payment of amounts from the Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Administration of the Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Staffing arrangements and identity cards Staffing arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Issue of identity card for particular employees and agents . . . . . 29 Production or display of identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Return of identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Planning and development Preliminary Development and categories of development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Priority development areas Declaration of provisional priority development areas, draft provisional land use plans and provisional land use plans Making of declaration regulations, draft provisional land use plans and provisional land use plans Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Draft provisional land use plan required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 When draft provisional land use plan has effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Notice of draft provisional land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Submissions on draft provisional land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Consideration of submissions and consultation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Page 2
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 36D 36E 36F 36G Subdivision 2 36H 36I Division 2 37 38 39 40 40AA 40AB 40AC Division 2A 40A 40B 40C 40D 40E Division 2B 40F 40G 40H 40I 40J 40K 40L 40M Division 3 Subdivision 1 41 Amendment of draft provisional land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Making of provisional land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 When provisional land use plan takes effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 MEDQ must give notice of provisional land use plan . . . . . . . . . 35 Amending provisional land use plans Minor administrative amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Other amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Declaration of other priority development areas and interim land use plans Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Interim land use plan required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 When interim land use plan takes effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Notice of interim land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Period for which interim land use plan has effect . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Expiry of interim land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Making new interim land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Declaration of PDA-associated development by MEDQ Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Consultation required before declaring PDA-associated development 43 Declaration of PDA-associated development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Content of declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Notice of declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Minor boundary changes of priority development areas Regulation may make particular boundary changes . . . . . . . . . . 46 Recommendation for boundary change regulation . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Consultation about proposed PDA instrument change and making of PDA instrument change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Preparation of proposed instrument for planning instrument change 48 Consultation about proposed instrument for planning instrument change 49 Making or approving planning instrument change . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 When instruments take effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Notice of instruments for minor boundary change . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Cessation of priority development areas Provisional priority development areas Cessation of provisional priority development area . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Page 3
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Subdivision 2 42 42A 42B 42C 42D 42E 42F 42G 42H 42I 42J 42K 42L Subdivision 3 42M 43 Division 4 Subdivision 1 43A 44 45 46 47 Subdivision 2 48 49 50 50A 51 51AA 51AB 51AC 51AD Page 4 Priority development areas Revocation or reduction of priority development area . . . . . . . . . 53 Preparation of proposed planning instrument change . . . . . . . . . 55 Consultation about proposed planning instrument change . . . . . 55 Approval of proposed planning instrument change by MEDQ . . 56 When notification requirements do not apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Public notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Submissions on proposed planning instrument change . . . . . . . 57 Consideration of submissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Amendment of proposed planning instrument change . . . . . . . . 57 Public response report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Approval of planning instrument change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Effect of planning instrument change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Notice of planning instrument change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Other matters Implied and uncommenced rights to use premises protected . . . 60 Interim local laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Relationship with Planning Act Effect of declaration of priority development areas References to declaration of area as priority development area . 61 Existing development applications and change applications under Planning Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Existing development approvals under Planning Act . . . . . . . . . 62 Special provision for Northshore Hamilton urban development area 63 Designation of premises for development of infrastructure under Planning Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Effect of cessation of priority development areas and PDA- associated development Application of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 References to cessation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Existing PDA development approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Existing PDA exemption certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Existing PDA development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Existing amendment applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Existing applications to extend currency period . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Existing appeals to Planning and Environment Court . . . . . . . . . 69 Appeals to Planning and Environment Court after cessation . . . 70
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 51AE 51AF 51AG Subdivision 3 51AH 51AI 51AJ 51AK 51AL 51AM 51AN 51AO 51AP 51AQ Division 4A 51AR 51AS 51AT 51AU Division 4B 51AV 51AW Division 5 51A 52 53 54 Part 3 Process for approving plans of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Registering particular plans of subdivision approved before cessation 72 Lawful uses of premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Dealing with converted PDA development approvals Application of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Conditions and enforcement authorities under Planning Act . . . 73 Proceedings about Planning Act approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Lapsing of Planning Act approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Extension applications under Planning Act for Planning Act approvals 76 Changes to Planning Act approvals that are minor changes for Planning Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Responsible entities for change applications under Planning Act for Planning Act approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Change applications under Planning Act for Planning Act approvals 78 Cancellation applications under Planning Act for Planning Act approvals 80 Other matters about Planning Act approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Relationship with South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 References to cessation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Conversion of water connection aspects of PDA development approvals 83 Provisions about water connection aspects that are taken to be part of water approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Public thoroughfare easements Registration of public thoroughfare easement under Land Title Act 1994 86 Non-application of particular provisions to land subject to particular public thoroughfare easements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Miscellaneous provisions Lawful uses relating to PDA-associated development . . . . . . . . 87 Exchange of documents and information with other entities with planning or registration functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Relationship with the City of Brisbane Act 2010 or the Local Government Act 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 By-laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Development schemes Page 5
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Division 1 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Division 2 66 67 68 69 Division 3 71 Part 4 Division 1AA 71A 71B 71C 71D Division 1 72 73 75 76 Division 2 77 78 79 Page 6 Making development schemes Application of div 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Development scheme required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Content of development scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Preparation of proposed development scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Public notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Submissions on proposed scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Consideration of submissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Amendment of proposed scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Making of development scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 When development scheme takes effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Notice of development scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Amendment of development schemes General power to amend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Power to amend to change land use plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 When amendment takes effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Notice of amendment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Miscellaneous provisions Development instruments prevail over particular instruments . . . 97 Development and uses in or for priority development areas PDA exemption certificates MEDQ may give PDA exemption certificate for particular PDA assessable development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Notice of PDA exemption certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Duration of PDA exemption certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 PDA exemption certificate attaches to land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 PDA development offences Application of div 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Carrying out PDA assessable development without PDA development permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Compliance with PDA development approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Offence about use of premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Protection of particular uses and rights Exemption for particular development approvals and designations under Planning Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Lawful uses of premises protected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Lawfully constructed buildings and works protected . . . . . . . . . . 103
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 80 81 Division 3 Subdivision 1 82 82A Subdivision 2 82B 83 83A 83B 84 84A 84B 84C 84D 84E 84F 85 86 87 88 89 Subdivision 3 90 Subdivision 4 91 92 93 Division 4 94 95 Amendment of relevant development instrument does not affect existing development approval under Planning Act or PDA development approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Development or use carried out in emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 PDA development applications Making application How to make application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Notice of properly made application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Processing application Application of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Information requests to applicant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Lapsing of application—failure to give any requested information 106 Notice of compliance with information request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Notice of application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 MEDQ must give notice of requirement to give compliance statement 109 Lapsing of application—failure to give compliance statement . . . 110 MEDQ must decide whether applicant has complied with s 84 . . 110 MEDQ must decide whether applicant given s 84C(3) notice has complied with s 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 MEDQ may refuse application—failure to give further compliance statement or comply with s 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Notice of refusal of application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Deciding application generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Restrictions on granting approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Matters to be considered in making decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 PDA development conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Decision notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Appeals Right of appeal against particular conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Miscellaneous provisions Approved material change of use required for particular developments 120 Changing application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Withdrawing application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 PDA development approvals Types of PDA development approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Duration of approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Page 7
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 Division 5 103 104 Part 5 Division 1AA 104A Division 1 105 106 107 108 109 110 Division 2 111 112 112A 112B Division 3 113 114 Part 6 Division 1 115 116 Division 2 116A 116B 116C Page 8 Approval attaches to the relevant land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Provision for enforcement of PDA development conditions . . . . 122 Cancellation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Application to change PDA development approval . . . . . . . . . . . 123 When approval lapses generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Application to extend currency period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Deciding extension application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Miscellaneous provisions Use or preservation covenants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Plans of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Enforcement notices, enforcement orders and other court orders Enforcement notices Application of Planning Act provisions for enforcement notices . 129 Enforcement orders Starting proceeding for enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Making interim enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Making enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Effect of enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Powers about enforcement orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Offence to contravene enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Magistrates Court orders Orders Magistrates Court may make in PDA offence proceeding 134 Offence to contravene Magistrates Court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Order for compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Order for investigation expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Other provisions relating to court orders or proceedings MEDQ may remedy noncompliance with particular orders . . . . . 136 Planning and Environment Court may make declarations . . . . . 136 Particular charges Special rates or charges Levying special rates or charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Application of special rate or charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Infrastructure expenses recoupment charges Definitions for div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Making and levying charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Requirements for authorising instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
116D 116E Division 3 116F 116G 117 Part 7 118 119 120 120A 121 122 Part 8 122A 122B 123 124 125 126 127 128 Part 9 129 129A Chapter 4 Part 1 Division 1 130 Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Basis and amount of charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Making and levying of charge by superseding public sector entity 142 Recovery of relevant charges Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Charge notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Recovery of relevant charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Infrastructure agreements relating to priority development areas Application of pt 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Exercise of discretion unaffected by infrastructure agreements . 146 When infrastructure agreements under Planning Act apply instead of particular approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 When water infrastructure agreements apply instead of particular approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Infrastructure agreement continues beyond cessation of priority development area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Consultation with public sector entities before entering into particular infrastructure agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 MEDQ’s powers relating to priority development areas and PDA- associated development Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Powers for investigation and enforcement of PDA development offences and related matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Application of local government entry powers for MEDQ’s functions or powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Roads and road closures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Vesting land in permanently closed road or unallocated State land in MEDQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Giving information about roads to relevant local government . . . 152 Direction to government entity or local government to accept transfer 153 Direction to government entity or local government to provide or maintain infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Fees Application fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Refunding and waiving fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Establishment etc. of other entities Economic Development Board Establishment and functions Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Page 9 Not authorised —indicative only
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 131 Division 2 132 133 134 135 Division 3 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 Part 3 158 159 Part 4 160 161 162 Chapter 5 Part 1 163 164 165 Part 2 166 167 168 Part 3 169 170 171 Board’s functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Membership Membership of the board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Chairperson and deputy chairperson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Terms and conditions of appointment etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Disclosure of interests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Meetings and other business of the board Conduct of business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Times and places of meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Quorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Attendance by proxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Presiding at meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Conduct of meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Decisions outside meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Minutes and record of decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Local representative committees Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Provisions applying to members Report about person’s criminal history for particular appointments 162 Duty to act honestly and exercise care and diligence . . . . . . . . . 163 MEDQ may bring proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 General Other offences Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Liability of executive officer for particular offences committed by corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Giving MEDQ a false or misleading document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Proceedings Proceedings for offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Limitation on time for starting proceeding for offence . . . . . . . . . 167 Evidentiary aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Provisions about performance of functions etc. under this Act Delegations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 MEDQ may give directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Protection from civil liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Page 10
Not authorised —indicative only Part 3A 171A 171B 171C Part 4 172 173 174 175 176 Chapter 6 Part 1 177 Part 2 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 Part 3 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Service of documents Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service of documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Certificate of service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other administrative matters Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Access to registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matters to be included in department’s annual report . . . . . . . . . Approved forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transitional provisions and repeals for Act No. 43 of 2012 Preliminary Definitions for ch 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abolition of former entities and transfer of their assets etc. Abolition of former entity etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Employees of former ULDA to be employed by department . . . . MEDQ is legal successor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assets and liabilities etc. of a former entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding not yet started by or against a former entity . . . . . . . Proceeding to which a former entity was a party . . . . . . . . . . . . . Records of former entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to former entity and former entity’s website . . . . . . . Amounts in Estates Construction Fund at the commencement . Annual reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offences relating to former entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other things done by former entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Existing urban development areas Existing urban development areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Existing interim land use plans for transitioned UDAs . . . . . . . . . MEDQ must make development scheme for transitioned UDA . Existing development schemes for transitioned UDAs . . . . . . . . Application of this Act to transitioned UDAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relationship with repealed Sustainable Planning Act . . . . . . . . . Regulation about transitioned UDAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 170 172 172 174 174 174 174 175 176 176 177 177 178 178 179 179 179 179 180 180 182 182 184 186 187 188 189 Page 11
Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 4 197 Part 5 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 Part 6 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 Part 7 213 214 Part 8 216 Chapter 7 Part 1 217 218 219 Part 2 Page 12 Provisions about cessation of an urban development area Particular provisions about land or premises that were in urban development area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Development and uses in existing urban development areas Existing UDA development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Appeals against existing decisions on UDA development applications 191 Ministerial call in for existing decisions on UDA development applications not started at the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Ministerial call in for existing decisions on UDA development applications started but not finished at the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Existing UDA development approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Existing applications to extend currency period . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Plans of subdivision requiring former ULDA’s approval . . . . . . . 196 Special provision for Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Proceedings and related matters Starting proceeding for enforcement order for offence committed before the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Existing proceeding for enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Existing enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Proceedings for offence committed before commencement . . . . 200 Existing Magistrates Court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 MEDQ’s power to recover cost of works to remedy stated public nuisance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Existing proceedings for declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Other transitional provisions Existing directions to government entity or local government to accept transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Existing directions to government entity or local government to provide or maintain infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Repeals Repeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Other transitional provisions Transitional provisions for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Act 2016 Definition for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Application of amendments about PDA-associated development 203 Application of amended s 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Transitional provisions for Planning (Consequential) and Other
Not authorised —indicative only 220 221 222 223 224 Part 3 Division 1 225 Division 2 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 Division 3 235 236 237 Schedule 1 Economic Development Act 2012 Contents Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Existing SPA development application made before priority development area declared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Existing PDA development application for PDA-associated development 205 Unfinished compliance assessment for plan of subdivision . . . . 205 Existing PDA development approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Transitional provisions for Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 Preliminary Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Provisions for amendments commencing on assent References to PDA self-assessable development and PDA exempt development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Provisional land use plan made under declaration regulation . . . 207 Interim land use plan made under declaration regulation . . . . . . 207 Application of former s 42M to particular material change of use 207 Development scheme approved under regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Amendment of development scheme approved under regulation 208 Proceedings for offence against former s 74 or former s 164 . . . 208 Existing PDA development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Dissolution of Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority . . 209 Provisions for amendments commencing by proclamation Existing PDA development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Application of new s 103(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Application of new s 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Page 13
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Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 1] Economic Development Act 2012 An Act about economic development and development for community purposes Not authorised —indicative only Chapter 1 Preliminary Part 1 Introduction 1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Economic Development Act 2012 . 2 Commencement This Act, other than the following provisions, commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation— (a) chapter 8, parts 1 to 4; (b) the following provisions of chapter 8, part 6— (i) sections 284, 285, 293, 295 to 299, 302, 306, 307, 311, 315, 316 and 318; (ii) section 319, to the extent it inserts section 192; (c) chapter 8, parts 7 and 8; (d) the following provisions of schedule 2— (i) amendment of the Disaster Management Act 2003 ; Current as at [Not applicable] Page 15
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 3] (ii) amendment of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 ; (iii) amendment of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 , amendments 1 to 8, 14 to 18 and 24 to 30. 3 Main purpose of Act The main purpose of this Act is to facilitate economic development, and development for community purposes, in the State. 4 How main purpose is primarily achieved The main purpose of this Act is achieved primarily by— (a) establishing MEDQ to plan, carry out, promote or coordinate activities to facilitate economic development, and development for community purposes, in the State; and (b) providing for a streamlined planning and development framework for particular parts of the State (declared as priority development areas under this Act) to facilitate economic development, and development for community purposes, in or for the parts. 5 Act binds all persons (1) This Act binds all persons, including the State and, to the extent the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Commonwealth and the other States. (2) Nothing in this Act makes the State liable to be prosecuted for an offence. Page 16 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Part 2 Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 6] Interpretation 6 Definitions The dictionary in schedule 1 defines particular words used in this Act. 7 Application of provisions (1) This section applies if a provision of this Act applies to any of the following (the applied law ) for a purpose— (a) another provision of this Act; (b) another law; (c) a provision of another law. (2) The applied law and any definition relevant to it apply with necessary changes. (3) Subsection (2) is not limited merely because a provision states how the applied law is to apply. Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland Part 1 Establishment 8 Establishment of Minister for Economic Development Queensland (1) A corporation sole constituted by the Minister is established under the name Minister for Economic Development Queensland ( MEDQ ). (2) The corporation as established under that name— Current as at [Not applicable] Page 17
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 9] (a) has perpetual succession and a seal; and (b) may sue and be sued in its corporate name. 9 MEDQ represents the State (1) MEDQ represents the State. (2) Without limiting subsection (1), MEDQ has all the State’s privileges and powers. 10 Legal capacity (1) MEDQ has all the powers of an individual and may, for example— (a) enter into contracts, infrastructure agreements and other agreements; and (b) deal in land or other property; and (c) appoint agents and attorneys; and (d) engage consultants; and (e) establish funds and accounts with any financial institution in Australia; and (f) fix charges, and other terms, for the performance of a function, or exercise of a power, under this Act; and (g) do anything necessary or convenient to be done in the performance of its functions, or exercise of its powers, under this or another Act. (2) MEDQ also has the powers conferred on it by this or another Act. (3) In performing its functions, MEDQ may act alone or in conjunction with public sector units, local governments, agencies or instrumentalities of the Commonwealth and other persons. Page 18 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 11] 11 Application of other Acts (1) MEDQ is a part of the department for the purposes of the Financial Accountability Act 2009 . (2) MEDQ is— (a) a unit of public administration; and (b) a statutory body under the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 . (3) The Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 , part 2B sets out the way in which MEDQ’s powers under this Act are affected by the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 . 12 MEDQ declared to be excluded matter MEDQ is declared to be an excluded matter for the Corporations Act, section 5F, in relation to all of the Corporations legislation. Part 2 Functions 13 MEDQ’s functions (1) MEDQ’s main function is to give effect to the main purpose of this Act. (2) MEDQ’s other functions, for facilitating economic development and development for community purposes, include— (a) dealing in land or other property; and (b) coordinating the provision of, or providing, infrastructure and other services; and (c) planning for, and developing and managing land in or for, priority development areas; and (d) deciding PDA development applications under this Act. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 19
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 14] (3) In planning for, or developing land in, priority development areas, MEDQ must consult with each relevant local government. Note— See also section 58 in relation to MEDQ consulting with relevant local governments when preparing a development scheme for a priority development area. Part 3 Matters about dealing in land or other property, or the provision of infrastructure Division 1 General 14 Purpose of pt 3 (1) This part provides for particular powers and other matters for achieving MEDQ’s functions mentioned in section 13(2)(a) and (b). (2) This part does not limit MEDQ’s powers under this or another Act. 15 MEDQ to act commercially MEDQ must, to the extent practicable, carry out its functions mentioned in section 13(2)(a) and (b) on a commercial basis. Division 2 Dealing in land or other property 16 What power to deal in land or other property includes (1) For this Act, MEDQ’s power to deal in land or other property includes a power to deal in— (a) land or other property; or Page 20 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 17] (b) an interest in land or other property. (2) Also, for this Act, MEDQ’s power to deal in land includes a power to deal in land and improvements on land. 17 Dealing in land or other property generally Without limiting section 13(2)(a), MEDQ may— (a) acquire land or other property for proposed development; or (b) develop land, including by providing or contributing to the provision of infrastructure on the land, to facilitate the use of the land for economic development or development for community purposes; or (c) dispose of, lease, license the use or occupation of, or sublease land or other property held by MEDQ to another entity for development by the entity. 18 Selling surplus property (1) This section applies if MEDQ holds land or other property ( surplus property ) that it does not require, or no longer requires, for carrying out its functions under this Act. (2) MEDQ may sell the surplus property at its market value— (a) by public tender or auction; or (b) by private treaty; or (c) to a Commonwealth or State entity, or a local government, in priority to all other entities; or (d) in any other way prescribed under a regulation. (3) In this section— Commonwealth or State entity means— (a) a department of the Government of the Commonwealth or the State; or Current as at [Not applicable] Page 21
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 19] (b) a statutory body constituted under an Act of the Commonwealth or the State. Not authorised —indicative only 19 Conditional disposal of land or other property (1) MEDQ may impose a condition or restriction on the disposal of land or other property to an entity (a transferee ) by MEDQ. (2) Without limiting subsection (1), MEDQ and a transferee may agree that the transferee— (a) must make stated improvements to the land or property; or (b) must undertake a stated activity, within a stated period, in relation to the land or property; or (c) is subject to stated restrictions on the transfer of or dealing with the land or property. (3) An agreement under subsection (2) may provide for remedies against, and the power to impose sanctions on, the transferee relating to the agreement. 19A Exemption from particular disclosure requirements under Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (1) This section applies if— (a) MEDQ enters into a contract (the initial contract ) with another entity in relation to the development of land owned by MEDQ; and (b) under the initial contract— (i) the land is proposed to become scheme land under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 on the establishment of a community titles scheme under that Act (the proposed scheme ); and (ii) the other entity is to carry out development of the land or part of the land; and Page 22 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 20] (c) the initial contract provides for MEDQ and the other entity to enter into a further contract for the sale by MEDQ to the entity of lots or proposed lots included in the proposed scheme if, by a date provided for under the initial contract, MEDQ has not sold the lots or proposed lots to another entity. (2) A reference in subsection (1)(c) to a further contract includes a reference to a contract required under a provision of the initial contract granting MEDQ an option to sell the lots or proposed lots to the other entity. (3) The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, sections 212B and 213 do not apply in relation to the initial contract. (4) In this section— development see section 33(2). lot see the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, schedule 6. proposed lot see the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 211A. Division 3 Provision of infrastructure 20 Construction of roads (1) MEDQ may construct a road for achieving its functions mentioned in section 13(2)(a) and (b). (2) The Governor in Council may, by gazette notice, fix a day (the fixed day ) on and after which the Local Government Act 2009 or the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (the relevant Act ) applies to the road. (3) Until the fixed day— (a) the relevant Act does not apply to the road; and (b) MEDQ incurs a duty, obligation, liability or responsibility in relation to an act done or omission Current as at [Not applicable] Page 23
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 21] made in relation to the road if, and to the extent, a local government would incur the duty, obligation, liability or responsibility if the act had been done or omission had been made by the local government. (4) On and after the fixed day— (a) the relevant Act applies to the road as if the road had been constructed by the local government for the area in which the road is located; and (b) MEDQ does not have any duty, obligation, liability or responsibility in relation to the road. Division 4 Financial arrangements 21 Entering into financial arrangements (1) MEDQ may— (a) lend money, or enter into other financial arrangements, as part of a dealing in land or other property, including, for example, by providing finance to a purchaser; and (b) enter into instalment contracts or other deferred payment arrangements as a creditor. Example— MEDQ might construct a research facility for an entity and recover the costs of its construction by a lease of the facility to the entity. (2) MEDQ may exercise a power under subsection (1) only if MEDQ has considered a matter prescribed under a regulation about the exercise of the power. (3) MEDQ may take any form of security or charge over land or other property if MEDQ considers it appropriate for doing a thing under subsection (1). Page 24 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 22] 22 Holding land or other property obtained as security (1) This section applies if MEDQ acquires or otherwise becomes entitled to land or other property as security for, or in satisfaction, liquidation or discharge of, a debt owing to MEDQ. (2) MEDQ may hold the land or property until it can be advantageously disposed of. Division 5 Other functions and powers 23 Arrangements for facilitating economic development or development for community purposes (1) To help a person establish and carry on, or expand, an economic or community undertaking, MEDQ may enter into arrangements to facilitate the grant of an appropriate lease under the Land Act 1994 to the person for the undertaking. (2) In this section— economic or community undertaking means an undertaking that facilitates or supports economic development or development for community purposes. 24 Research MEDQ may contribute to, or undertake, research about land or other property or infrastructure to give effect to the main purpose of this Act, including, for example, research directed at identifying— (a) recent market trends that may affect economic development, or development for community purposes, in the State; or (b) opportunities for economic development, or development for community purposes, in the State; or (c) community needs and expectations. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 25
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 25] Part 4 Economic Development Fund 25 Economic Development Fund (1) The Estates Construction Fund under the repealed ID Act is continued in existence under this Act and renamed as the Economic Development Fund (the Fund ). (2) The Fund does not form part of the consolidated fund. 26 Payments of amounts into the Fund (1) The following amounts are payable into the Fund— (a) amounts received by MEDQ for a dealing in land or other property under this Act; (b) amounts received by MEDQ for a borrowing under the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 , part 5; (c) amounts received by MEDQ for an investment under the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 , part 6; (d) fees received by MEDQ for applications under chapter 3; (e) special rates and charges received by MEDQ; (f) infrastructure expenses recoupment charges received by MEDQ; (g) any other amounts received by MEDQ in carrying out its functions or exercising its powers under this Act, including, for example, interest received in relation to— (i) a fund or bank account kept under this Act; or (ii) a financial arrangement under section 21; (h) any amount appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of the Fund; Page 26 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 27] (i) any amount paid into the Fund at the direction of or with the approval of the Minister and the Treasurer. (2) Subsection (3) applies if— (a) MEDQ delegates a function or power under section 169; and (b) for performing the function or exercising the power, the delegate receives an amount that, other than for subsection (3), would be payable into the Fund under subsection (1)(d), (e), (f) or (g); and (c) the delegation provides that the delegate may retain all or part of the received amount. (3) Despite subsection (1), the amount that, under the delegation, may be retained is not payable into the Fund. 27 Payment of amounts from the Fund A payment of an amount from the Fund may be made for any of the following purposes— (a) paying expenses incurred by MEDQ for— (i) a dealing in land or other property under this Act; or (ii) the provision of infrastructure or other services under this Act; or (iii) the administration or enforcement of this Act; or (iv) performing another function, or exercising another power, under this Act; (b) paying fees or expenses related to administering the Fund or a fund or bank account kept under this Act; (c) transferring an amount to a local government under section 127(1)(b); (d) paying an amount the Minister and the Treasurer direct MEDQ, in writing, to pay into the consolidated fund. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 27
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 28] 28 Administration of the Fund (1) The Fund is to be administered by MEDQ. (2) Accounts for the Fund must be kept as part of the departmental accounts of the department. (3) However, amounts received for the Fund must be deposited in a departmental financial institution account of the department used only for amounts received for the Fund. (4) In this section— departmental accounts , of a department, means the accounts of the department kept under the Financial Accountability Act 2009 , section 69. departmental financial institution account , of a department, means an account of the department kept under the Financial Accountability Act 2009 , section 83. Part 5 Staffing arrangements and identity cards 29 Staffing arrangements (1) MEDQ may arrange with the chief executive for the services of officers or employees of the department to be made available to MEDQ. (2) An officer or employee whose services are made available under subsection (1)— (a) continues to be an officer or employee of the department; and (b) continues to be employed or otherwise engaged by the department on the same terms and conditions applying to the officer or employee before his or her services were made available; and (c) is, for the period the services are made available and for the carrying out of MEDQ’s functions, taken to be a member of the staff of MEDQ. Page 28 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 2 Minister for Economic Development Queensland [s 30] 30 Issue of identity card for particular employees and agents (1) MEDQ must issue an identity card to each individual whom MEDQ authorises to enter premises under section 123. Note— Section 123 provides for the application of local government entry powers for MEDQ’s functions and powers. (2) The identity card must— (a) contain a recent photo of the individual; and (b) contain a copy of the individual’s signature; and (c) identify the individual as an individual who is authorised by MEDQ; and (d) state an expiry date for the card. (3) This section does not prevent the issue of a single identity card to a person for this Act and other purposes. Note— See also section 122B in relation to the issuing, production and return of identity cards under the Planning Act, chapter 5, part 6 as applied under that section. 31 Production or display of identity card (1) In exercising a power under this Act in relation to a person in the person’s presence, the individual must— (a) produce his or her identity card for the person’s inspection before exercising the power; or (b) have the identity card displayed so it is clearly visible to the person when exercising the power. (2) However, if it is not practicable to comply with subsection (1), the individual must produce the identity card for the person’s inspection at the first reasonable opportunity. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 29
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 32] 32 Return of identity card If an individual ceases to be authorised as mentioned in section 30, the individual must return the individual’s identity card to MEDQ within 21 days after ceasing to be so authorised unless the individual has a reasonable excuse. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Not authorised —indicative only Chapter 3 Planning and development Part 1 Preliminary 33 Development and categories of development (1) This section defines particular terms for this chapter. (2) Development is any of the following— (a) carrying out building work; (b) carrying out plumbing work or drainage work; (c) carrying out operational work; (d) reconfiguring a lot; (e) making a material change of use of premises. (3) PDA assessable development is— (a) development that a regulation provides is PDA assessable development; or (b) development that a relevant development instrument for a priority development area provides is PDA assessable development, including PDA-associated development identified in the instrument; or (c) PDA-associated development declared for a priority development area under section 40C(1) and identified Page 30 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 33] by MEDQ under that section to be PDA assessable development. (4) PDA accepted development is— (a) development that a regulation provides is PDA accepted development; or (b) development that a relevant development instrument for a priority development area provides is PDA accepted development, including PDA-associated development identified in the instrument; or (c) PDA-associated development declared for a priority development area by MEDQ under section 40C(1) and identified by MEDQ under that section to be PDA accepted development; or (d) development in a priority development area, or PDA-associated development for a priority development area, other than— (i) development or PDA-associated development mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or (ii) PDA assessable development. (5) If there is an inconsistency between the categorisation of development under a regulation and a relevant development instrument for a priority development area, the regulation prevails to the extent of the inconsistency. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 31
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 34] Part 2 Priority development areas Division 1 Declaration of provisional priority development areas, draft provisional land use plans and provisional land use plans Subdivision 1 Making of declaration regulations, draft provisional land use plans and provisional land use plans 34 Declaration (1) A regulation (a declaration regulation ) may declare a part of the State to be a provisional priority development area. (2) In making a declaration under subsection (1), regard must be had to— (a) the main purpose of this Act; and (b) without limiting paragraph (a)— (i) any proposed development for land in the area; and (ii) the economic and community benefit to the State that may be gained by the proposed development; and (iii) the impact the Planning Act may have on the delivery of the proposed development if the declaration regulation were not made. 35 Draft provisional land use plan required (1) This section applies if the Minister proposes to recommend to the Governor in Council the making of a declaration regulation. Page 32 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 36] (2) MEDQ must make a draft provisional land use plan regulating development in the area proposed to be declared as a provisional priority development area (the proposed area ). (3) The draft provisional land use plan may provide for any matter mentioned in section 57(2), (3) or (5). (4) The recommendation for the declaration regulation may be made only if MEDQ has made a draft provisional land use plan under subsection (2) for the proposed area. 36 When draft provisional land use plan has effect The draft provisional land use plan— (a) takes effect on the commencement of the declaration regulation; and (b) has effect until a provisional land use plan takes effect under section 36F for the provisional priority development area. 36A Notice of draft provisional land use plan As soon as practicable after the draft provisional land use plan takes effect, MEDQ must— (a) publish the draft provisional land use plan on the department’s website; and (b) publish a gazette notice stating that the draft provisional land use plan has taken effect and is published on the department’s website; and (c) publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice— (i) stating that the draft provisional land use plan has taken effect and is published on the department’s website; and (ii) inviting persons to make submissions, within a stated period of at least 15 business days (the Current as at [Not applicable] Page 33
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 36B] submission period ), about the draft provisional land use plan. 36B Submissions on draft provisional land use plan Any person may, within the submission period, make a submission about the draft provisional land use plan. 36C Consideration of submissions and consultation (1) MEDQ must consider any submissions about the draft provisional land use plan received within the submission period. (2) Subsection (1) does not prevent MEDQ considering a submission made to it after the submission period has ended. (3) Also, MEDQ must— (a) consult on the draft provisional land use plan, in the way it considers appropriate, with the relevant local government; and (b) make reasonable endeavours to consult on the draft provisional land use plan, in the way it considers appropriate, with any government entity, GOC or other entity MEDQ considers will be likely to be affected by the draft provisional land use plan. 36D Amendment of draft provisional land use plan After complying with section 36C, MEDQ may amend the draft provisional land use plan in any way it considers appropriate. 36E Making of provisional land use plan (1) After complying with section 36C, but not later than 60 business days after the draft provisional land use plan takes effect, MEDQ must make a provisional land use plan Page 34 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 36F] regulating development in the provisional priority development area. (2) The provisional land use plan may provide for any matter mentioned in section 57(2), (3) or (5). (3) Also, within the period mentioned in subsection (1), MEDQ must— (a) prepare a report that— (i) summarises the submissions considered by MEDQ; and (ii) contains information about the merits of the submissions and the extent to which the draft provisional land use plan was amended to reflect the submissions; and (iii) contains details about any other changes made to the draft provisional land use plan; and (b) publish on the department’s website— (i) the provisional land use plan; and (ii) the report prepared under paragraph (a); and (c) publish a gazette notice stating that the provisional land use plan is published on the department’s website. 36F When provisional land use plan takes effect The provisional land use plan takes effect at the beginning of the day the gazette notice under section 36E(3)(c) is published. 36G MEDQ must give notice of provisional land use plan As soon as practicable after the provisional land use plan takes effect, MEDQ must publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice stating that the provisional land use plan— Current as at [Not applicable] Page 35
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 36H] (a) has taken effect; and (b) is published on the department’s website. Not authorised —indicative only Subdivision 2 Amending provisional land use plans 36H Minor administrative amendments (1) MEDQ may make a minor administrative amendment of a provisional land use plan. (2) If MEDQ makes a minor administrative amendment of a provisional land use plan, MEDQ must— (a) publish on the department’s website— (i) the minor administrative amendment; and (ii) the provisional land use plan as amended by the minor administrative amendment (the amended provisional land use plan ); and (b) publish a gazette notice stating that the minor administrative amendment and the amended provisional land use plan are published on the department’s website. (3) The minor administrative amendment takes effect at the beginning of the day the gazette notice under subsection (2)(b) is published. (4) As soon as practicable after the minor administrative amendment takes effect, MEDQ must publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice stating that— (a) the minor administrative amendment has taken effect; and (b) the minor administrative amendment and the amended provisional land use plan are published on the department’s website. Page 36 Current as at [Not applicable]
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 36I] Not authorised —indicative only 36I Other amendments (1) This section applies if MEDQ proposes to make an amendment, other than a minor administrative amendment, of a provisional land use plan. (2) MEDQ must— (a) publish the proposed amendment on the department’s website; and (b) publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice— (i) stating that the proposed amendment is published on the department’s website; and (ii) inviting persons to make submissions, within a stated period of at least 15 business days (the submission period ), about the proposed amendment. (3) Sections 36B to 36F apply in relation to the proposed amendment of the provisional land use plan as if— (a) a reference in the sections to the draft provisional land use plan were a reference to the proposed amendment of the provisional land use plan; and (b) a reference in the sections to the submission period were a reference to the submission period under subsection (2)(b)(ii); and (c) the reference in section 36E(1) to the draft provisional land use plan taking effect were a reference to the notice under subsection (2)(b) being published; and (d) a reference in section 36E(1) or (2) or 36F to the provisional land use plan were a reference to the amendment of the provisional land use plan; and (e) a reference in section 36E(3)(b)(i) or (c) to the provisional land use plan were a reference to the amendment of the provisional land use plan and the provisional land use plan as amended by the amendment (the amended provisional land use plan ). Current as at [Not applicable] Page 37
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 37] (4) As soon as practicable after the amendment of the provisional land use plan takes effect, MEDQ must publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice stating that— (a) the amendment has taken effect; and (b) the amendment and the amended provisional land use plan are published on the department’s website. Division 2 Declaration of other priority development areas and interim land use plans 37 Declaration (1) A regulation (a declaration regulation ) may declare a part of the State to be a priority development area. (2) In making a declaration regulation under subsection (1), regard must be had to— (a) the main purpose of this Act; and (b) without limiting paragraph (a)— (i) any proposed development for land in the area; and (ii) the economic and community benefit to the State that may be gained by the proposed development; and (iii) the impact the Planning Act may have on the delivery of the proposed development if the declaration regulation were not made. (3) The declaration regulation may state an expiry date, recommended by MEDQ, for— (a) the interim land use plan made under section 38(2) for the priority development area; or Page 38 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 38] (b) if more than 1 interim land use plan has been made under section 38(3) for the priority development area— 1 or more of the plans. (4) The expiry date must be a date that is more than 12 months, but not more than 24 months, after the declaration regulation commences. (5) However, MEDQ may recommend an expiry date for subsection (3) only if it considers the expiry date appropriate for the proper and orderly planning, development and management of the priority development area. Note— See generally section 40AB in relation to the expiry of an interim land use plan. (6) To remove any doubt, it is declared that the declaration regulation may state different expiry dates for the interim land use plans mentioned in subsection (3)(b). 38 Interim land use plan required (1) This section applies if the Minister proposes to recommend to the Governor in Council the making of a declaration regulation. (2) MEDQ must make an interim land use plan regulating development in the entire area proposed to be declared under the declaration regulation as a priority development area (the proposed area ). (3) However, MEDQ may make more than 1 interim land use plan regulating development in the proposed area if— (a) each plan regulates development in a separate part of the proposed area, but the plans together regulate development in the entire proposed area; and (b) MEDQ considers the plans will, in an integrated way, promote the proper and orderly planning, development and management of the proposed area. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 39
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 39] (4) An interim land use plan made under subsection (2) or (3) may provide for any matter mentioned in section 57(2), (3) or (5). (5) The recommendation for the declaration regulation may be made only if MEDQ has made 1 or more interim land use plans under subsection (2) or (3) regulating development in the entire proposed area. 39 When interim land use plan takes effect An interim land use plan made under section 38(2) or (3) takes effect on the commencement of the declaration regulation. 40 Notice of interim land use plan As soon as practicable after an interim land use plan takes effect, MEDQ must— (a) publish the plan on the department’s website; and (b) publish a gazette notice stating that the plan has taken effect and is published on the department’s website; and (c) publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice to the same effect as the gazette notice. 40AA Period for which interim land use plan has effect An interim land use plan for a priority development area has effect until the earliest of the following— (a) if the plan regulates development in the entire priority development area— (i) a development scheme takes effect under section 64 for the entire area; or (ii) a new interim land use plan is made under section 40AC for the entire area; Page 40 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40AB] (b) if the plan regulates development in part of the priority development area— (i) a development scheme takes effect under section 64 for that part of the area, whether or not the scheme also takes effect for any other parts of the area; or (ii) a new interim land use plan is made under section 40AC for that part of the area; (c) the plan expires under section 40AB. 40AB Expiry of interim land use plan (1) An interim land use plan for a priority development area expires 12 months after the plan takes effect. (2) However, if the declaration regulation for the priority development area stated an expiry date for the interim land use plan under section 37(3), the plan expires on the stated expiry date. (3) Also, if a caretaker period begins at any time before an interim land use plan would otherwise expire under subsection (1) or (2), the period before the plan expires is extended by a further period equal to the length of the caretaker period plus 20 business days. (4) For working out the length of a caretaker period for subsection (3), the day the caretaker period ends is taken to be a whole day. 40AC Making new interim land use plan (1) MEDQ may, before an interim land use plan for a priority development area (the current plan ) expires, make a new interim land use plan for the priority development area (the new plan ). (2) The new plan— (a) may provide for any matter mentioned in section 57(2), (3) or (5); and Current as at [Not applicable] Page 41
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40AC] Not authorised —indicative only (b) must regulate development in— (i) if the current plan regulates development in the entire priority development area—the entire priority development area; or (ii) otherwise—the part of the priority development area in which development is regulated by the current plan. (3) If the new plan is to take effect before the current plan expires, MEDQ must— (a) publish the new plan on the department’s website; and (b) publish a gazette notice stating that the new plan is published on the department’s website. (4) The new plan mentioned in the gazette notice published under subsection (3)(b) takes effect at the beginning of the day the gazette notice is published. (5) If the new plan is to take effect on the expiry of the current plan, MEDQ must— (a) before the current plan expires, publish a gazette notice stating that a new plan has been made and will take effect on the expiry of the current plan; and (b) as soon as practicable after the current plan expires, publish the new plan on the department’s website. (6) The new plan mentioned in the gazette notice published under subsection (5)(a) takes effect on the day after the day the current plan expires. (7) As soon as practicable after a new plan takes effect under subsection (4) or (6), MEDQ must publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice stating that the new plan— (a) has taken effect; and (b) is published on the department’s website. (8) Sections 40AA and 40AB(1), (3) and (4) apply to the new plan. Page 42 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Division 2A Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40A] Declaration of PDA-associated development by MEDQ 40A Application of division This division applies to development— (a) to be carried out other than entirely within a priority development area; and Example of development for paragraph (a)— A bridge is proposed to be constructed, extending from a landing point within the priority development area to a landing point outside the area. This division applies to development to be carried out for the part of the bridge that extends from the boundary of the priority development area to the landing point outside the area. (b) that is not identified as PDA-associated development in the relevant development instrument for the area. Note— A relevant development instrument may identify and regulate development as PDA-associated development—see, for example, section 57(3) and (5). 40B Consultation required before declaring PDA-associated development Before making a declaration under section 40C(1), MEDQ must— (a) consult, in the way it considers appropriate, with each local government in whose area the development is proposed to be located; and (b) make reasonable endeavours to consult, in the way MEDQ considers appropriate, with any government entity, GOC or other entity it considers will be likely to be affected by the declaration. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 43
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40C] Not authorised —indicative only 40C Declaration of PDA-associated development (1) MEDQ may, by instrument (a declaration ), declare development to which this division applies (the proposed development ) to be PDA-associated development for a priority development area. (2) A declaration may be made only if MEDQ is satisfied— (a) the Planning Act may have an adverse effect on the delivery of the proposed development if the declaration were not made; and (b) 1 of the following applies— (i) the proposed development provides development infrastructure for the priority development area to address the impacts of any development within the area, whether or not the development infrastructure also has another function or purpose; (ii) the proposed development— (A) promotes the proper and orderly planning, development and management of the priority development area in accordance with the relevant development instrument for the area; and (B) has an economic or community benefit for the State or region in which the priority development area is located; and (C) cannot reasonably be located or accommodated entirely within the priority development area; (iii) the proposed development satisfies another requirement prescribed by regulation. (3) A declaration must not compromise the implementation of the relevant development instrument for the priority development area. (4) In making a declaration, MEDQ must decide whether the PDA-associated development is— Page 44 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40D] (a) PDA assessable development; or (b) PDA accepted development. Note— If the PDA-associated development is PDA assessable development, see section 84 for the requirements about public notification of a PDA development application. (5) In this section— development infrastructure see the Planning Act, schedule 2. 40D Content of declaration A declaration under section 40C(1) must include the following information— (a) the priority development area the development is for; (b) a description of the land on which the development is proposed to be located; (c) a description of the development, including plans and supporting documentation; (d) any other information prescribed by regulation. 40E Notice of declaration As soon as practicable after declaring development to be PDA-associated development under section 40C(1), MEDQ must— (a) publish the declaration on the department’s website; and (b) give a copy of the declaration to— (i) each local government in whose area the development is to be located; and (ii) the owner of the land on which the development is proposed to be located; and (iii) each government entity or GOC consulted under section 40B before the making of the declaration. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 45
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40F] Division 2B Minor boundary changes of priority development areas Not authorised —indicative only 40F Regulation may make particular boundary changes (1) A regulation (a boundary change regulation ) may amend a declaration regulation made under section 34 or 37 to make either of the following changes (each a minor boundary change ) to the priority development area declared under the declaration regulation— (a) to include additional land in the priority development area; (b) to include additional land in the priority development area and exclude other land from the priority development area. Note— See chapter 3, part 2, division 3, subdivision 2 in relation to other changes to priority development areas. (2) A boundary change regulation may be made only if— (a) the minor boundary change is to correct an error in the boundary of the priority development area; or Example— including land so the boundary of the priority development area aligns with the intended cadastral boundary of the area (b) MEDQ is satisfied the minor boundary change promotes the proper and orderly planning, development and management of the additional land to be included in, or the land to be excluded from, the priority development area. Examples— including additional land in a priority development area so part of the boundary of the area aligns with a road constructed after the area was declared including additional land in a priority development area so part of the boundary of the area aligns with the boundary of land that was reclaimed after the area was declared Page 46 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40G] 40G Recommendation for boundary change regulation (1) This section applies if the Minister proposes to recommend to the Governor in Council the making of a boundary change regulation in relation to a priority development area. (2) The recommendation for the making of the boundary change regulation may be made only if— (a) for the additional land proposed to be included in the priority development area (the additional land ), MEDQ has— (i) proposed an instrument amending the relevant development instrument for the priority development area to apply the relevant development instrument to the additional land (the PDA instrument change ); and (ii) consulted on the proposed instrument under section 40H(1); and (iii) made the instrument under section 40H(2); and (b) for any land proposed to be excluded from the priority development area (the excluded land ), an instrument amending the relevant local government’s planning instruments to provide for the excluded land (the planning instrument change ) has been— (i) prepared under section 40I; and (ii) consulted on under section 40J; and (iii) made or approved under section 40K. (3) However, subsection (2)(b) does not apply if MEDQ decides a planning instrument change is not required to provide for the excluded land. (4) MEDQ may make a decision under subsection (3) only if it is satisfied that, without amendment, the relevant local government’s planning instruments adequately provide for the excluded land. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 47
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40H] 40H Consultation about proposed PDA instrument change and making of PDA instrument change (1) Before preparing the proposed instrument for the PDA instrument change, MEDQ must— (a) consult, in the way it considers appropriate, with the relevant local government; and (b) make reasonable endeavours to consult, in the way it considers appropriate, with any government entity, GOC or other entity MEDQ considers will be likely to be affected by the proposed PDA instrument change. (2) After complying with subsection (1), MEDQ must decide— (a) to make the instrument for the PDA instrument change; or (b) not to make the instrument for the PDA instrument change. (3) In making the decision under subsection (2), MEDQ must consider the main purpose of this Act. 40I Preparation of proposed instrument for planning instrument change (1) If section 40G(2)(b) applies for any excluded land, MEDQ may— (a) prepare the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change; or (b) ask the relevant local government to prepare the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change. (2) The entity that prepares the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change is the proposer of the planning instrument change. Page 48 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40J] 40J Consultation about proposed instrument for planning instrument change Before preparing the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change, the proposer must— (a) either— (i) if MEDQ is the proposer—consult, in the way it considers appropriate, with the relevant local government; or (ii) if the relevant local government is the proposer— consult with MEDQ; and (b) make reasonable endeavours to consult, in the way the proposer considers appropriate, with any government entity, GOC or other entity the proposer considers will be likely to be affected by the proposed planning instrument change. 40K Making or approving planning instrument change (1) This section applies if— (a) section 40G(2)(b) applies for any excluded land; and (b) the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change has been prepared under section 40I and consulted on under section 40J. (2) If the relevant local government is the proposer of the planning instrument change, it must give MEDQ the proposed instrument for its approval. (3) MEDQ must decide to— (a) approve the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change; or (b) approve the proposed instrument subject to conditions decided by MEDQ; or (c) refuse to approve the proposed instrument. (4) In making the decision under subsection (3), MEDQ must consider the main purpose of this Act. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 49
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40L] (5) If MEDQ decides to approve the proposed instrument for the planning instrument change, it must, by notice given to the relevant local government— (a) for a proposed instrument prepared by MEDQ—make the instrument for the planning instrument change in compliance with any conditions decided under subsection (3)(b); or (b) for a proposed instrument prepared by the relevant local government—approve the instrument for the planning instrument change subject to any conditions decided under subsection (3)(b). (6) If MEDQ, under subsection (3)(b), approves a proposed instrument for a planning instrument change prepared by the relevant local government, the local government must amend the instrument to comply with the conditions. 40L When instruments take effect (1) A PDA instrument change made under section 40H(2) and a planning instrument change made or approved under section 40K take effect on the commencement of the boundary change regulation making the minor boundary changes for which the instruments provide. (2) On giving a notice under section 40K(5), the planning instrument change is, for the Planning Act, taken to have been made by the relevant local government. (3) However— (a) the planning instrument change— (i) does not create a superseded planning scheme under the Planning Act; and (ii) is not an adverse planning change under that Act; and (b) the Planning Act, section 16(2) and (3) does not apply in relation to the planning instrument change. Page 50 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 40M] (4) The Planning Act, sections 18, 20, 22 and 23 do not apply for making the planning instrument change. 40M Notice of instruments for minor boundary change (1) As soon as practicable after the boundary change regulation commences, MEDQ must— (a) publish on the department’s website— (i) the PDA instrument change made under section 40H(2); and (ii) if section 40G(2)(b) applied for any excluded land—the planning instrument change made or approved under section 40K; and (b) publish a gazette notice stating that the instruments mentioned in paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) have taken effect and are published on the department’s website; and (c) publish, at least once in a newspaper circulating in the area of the relevant local government, a notice to the same effect as the gazette notice. (2) Also, if section 40G(2)(b) applied for any excluded land, the relevant local government must publish on its website the planning instrument change made or approved under section 40K. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 51
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 41] Division 3 Cessation of priority development areas Not authorised —indicative only Subdivision 1 Provisional priority development areas 41 Cessation of provisional priority development area (1) A provisional priority development area ceases to be a provisional priority development area 3 years after its declaration. (2) Before a provisional priority development area ceases under subsection (1), MEDQ may, by notice to the relevant local government— (a) approve an amendment of the local government’s planning instruments prepared by the local government to provide for land in the provisional priority development area or any PDA-associated land for the provisional priority development area (the planning instrument change ); or (b) make an amendment of the local government’s planning instruments to provide for land in the provisional priority development area or any PDA-associated land for the provisional priority development area (also the planning instrument change ). (3) On the giving of a notice under subsection (2), the planning instrument change is, for the Planning Act, taken to have been made by the local government. (4) However— (a) the planning instrument change— (i) does not create a superseded planning scheme under the Planning Act; and (ii) is not an adverse planning change under that Act; and Page 52 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 42] (b) the Planning Act, section 16(2) and (3) does not apply in relation to the planning instrument change. (5) The Planning Act, sections 18, 20, 22 and 23 do not apply for the making of the planning instrument change. (6) Before making a planning instrument change under subsection (2)(b), MEDQ must— (a) give the relevant local government the proposed planning instrument change; and (b) invite it to, within 40 business days after it is given the proposed amendment, make submissions to MEDQ about the proposed planning instrument change; and (c) consider any submissions made under paragraph (b). (7) The planning instrument change takes effect at the same time as the provisional priority development area ceases under subsection (1). Subdivision 2 Priority development areas 42 Revocation or reduction of priority development area (1) Subsections (2) and (3) apply if the Minister proposes to recommend to the Governor in Council the making of a regulation to amend or repeal a provision of a declaration regulation made under section 34 or 37 (the PDA change ) so land in a priority development area (the excluded land ) will no longer be in the priority development area. (2) The recommendation for the PDA change may be made only if an instrument amending the relevant local government’s planning instruments to provide for the excluded land (the planning instrument change ) is— (a) proposed and dealt with under sections 42A to 42I, as applicable; and (b) approved under section 42J(2). Current as at [Not applicable] Page 53
Economic Development Act 2012 Chapter 3 Planning and development [s 42] Not authorised —indicative only (3) Also, if there is PDA-associated development for the priority development area, the recommendation for the PDA change may be made only if— (a) the Minister has considered how the development should be dealt with; and (b) to the extent the Minister considers it appropriate, the development is provided for in the planning instrument