Planning Act 2016


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Planning Act 2016
Queensland Planning Act 2016 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 Planning Act 2016 Contents Chapter 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Chapter 2 Part 1 8 9 Part 2 10 11 12 13 14 Part 3 Division 1 15 16 17 Division 2 18 19 20 Page Preliminary Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Purpose of Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 System for achieving ecological sustainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Advancing purpose of Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Planning Introduction What are planning instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 When planning instruments and designations have effect . . . . . 23 State planning instruments Making or amending State planning instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Minor amendments to State planning instruments . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Making temporary State planning policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Repealing State planning instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Advice to Minister about regional plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Local planning instruments Introduction What part is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Contents of local planning instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Minister’s guidelines and rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Making, amending or repealing local planning instruments Making or amending planning schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Applying planning scheme in tidal areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Amending planning schemes under Minister’s rules . . . . . . . . . . 33
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Contents 21 22 23 24 25 Division 3 26 27 28 Part 4 Division 1 29 29A Division 2 30 31 32 33 34 Part 5 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 42A Chapter 3 Part 1 43 44 45 46 Making or amending LGIPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making or amending planning scheme policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making or amending TLPIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repealing TLPIs or planning scheme policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reviewing planning schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State powers for local planning instruments Power of Minister to direct action be taken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power of Minister to take urgent action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limitation of liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superseded planning schemes Applying superseded planning scheme Request to apply superseded planning scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . When superseded planning scheme application for prohibited development may be made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compensation When this division applies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claiming compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deciding compensation claim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amount of compensation payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording payment of compensation on title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Designation of premises for development of infrastructure What is a designation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Criteria for making or amending designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Process for making or amending designation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Process after making or amending designation . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duration of designation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repealing designation—designator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repealing designation—owner’s request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noting designation in planning scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amending and repealing designations under old Act . . . . . . . . . Development assessment Types of development and assessment Categorising instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Categories of development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Categories of assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exemption certificate for some assessable development . . . . . . Page 2 33 34 34 35 35 36 38 39 39 42 42 44 45 46 48 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 54 55 56 57 58 60
Part 2 Division 1 47 48 49 Division 2 50 51 52 53 Part 3 Division 1 54 55 56 57 58 Division 2 59 60 61 62 63 64 Division 3 65 66 67 Part 4 68 69 70 Part 5 Division 1 71 Planning Act 2016 Contents Development applications Introduction What part is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Who is the assessment manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 What is a development approval, preliminary approval or development permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Making or changing applications Right to make development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Making development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Changing or withdrawing development applications . . . . . . . . . . 68 Publicly notifying certain development applications . . . . . . . . . . 69 Assessing and deciding development applications Referral agency’s assessment Copy of application to referral agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Referral agency’s assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Referral agency’s response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Response before application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Effect of no response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Assessment manager’s decision What this division is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Deciding development applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Assessing and deciding variation requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Complying with referral agency’s responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Notice of decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Deemed approval of applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Development conditions Permitted development conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Prohibited development conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Agreements about development conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Development assessment rules Development assessment rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Amending the development assessment rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Access to and evidence of the development assessment rules . 90 Development approvals Effect of development approval When development approval has effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Page 3 Not authorised —indicative only
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 72 73 73A Division 2 Subdivision 1 74 75 76 Subdivision 2 77 78 78A 79 80 81 81A 81B 82 82A Subdivision 3 83 Division 3 84 Division 4 85 86 87 88 Division 5 89 Part 6 Division 1 90 91 Division 2 When development may start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Attachment to the premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Development permits for building work given by private certifiers 93 Changing development approvals Changes during appeal period What this subdivision is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Making change representations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Deciding change representations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Changes after appeal period What this subdivision is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Making change application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Responsible entity for change applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Requirements for change applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Notifying affected entities of change applications for minor changes 100 Assessing change applications for minor changes . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Deciding change applications for minor changes . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Withdrawing change applications for minor changes . . . . . . . . . 103 Assessing and deciding change applications for other changes . 104 Additional referral agencies for change applications other than for minor changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Notice of decision Notice of decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Cancelling development approvals Cancellation applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Lapsing of and extending development approvals Lapsing of approval at end of currency period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Extension applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Assessing and deciding extension applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Lapsing of approval for failing to complete development . . . . . . 116 Noting development approvals on planning scheme Particular approvals to be noted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Minister’s powers Introduction What part applies to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Limit on Minister’s powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Minister’s directions Page 4
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Subdivision 1 92 93 Subdivision 2 94 95 96 97 Subdivision 3 98 99 100 Division 3 101 102 103 104 105 106 Part 7 107 108 109 Chapter 4 Part 1 110 Part 2 Division 1 111 Division 2 Subdivision 1 112 113 Subdivision 2 114 Directions generally Minister not required to notify, consult or consider particular material 118 Directions generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Directions to decision-makers Directions to decision-makers—future applications . . . . . . . . . . 119 Directions to decision-makers—current applications . . . . . . . . . 119 Directions about alternative assessment managers . . . . . . . . . . 120 Report about directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Directions to referral agencies What this subdivision is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Directions to referral agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Effect of direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Minister’s call in What this division is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Seeking representations about proposed call in . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Call in notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Effect of call in notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Deciding called in application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Report about call ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Miscellaneous Valid use or preservation covenants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Limitation of liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Refunding or waiving fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Infrastructure Introduction What chapter is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Provisions for local governments Preliminary Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Charges for trunk infrastructure Adopting charges Regulation prescribing charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Adopting charges by resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Charges resolutions Contents—general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Page 5
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Contents 115 116 117 118 Subdivision 3 119 120 121 Subdivision 4 122 123 Subdivision 5 124 125 126 Division 3 Subdivision 1 127 128 129 Subdivision 2 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 Subdivision 3 137 Division 4 Subdivision 1 138 139 Provisions for participating local governments and distributor-retailers 133 Working out cost of infrastructure for offset or refund . . . . . . . . . 134 Criteria for deciding conversion application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Steps after making charges resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Levying charges When charge may be levied and recovered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Limitation of levied charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Requirements for infrastructure charges notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Payment Payment triggers generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Agreements about payment or provision instead of payment . . . 140 Changing charges during relevant appeal period Application of this subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Representations about infrastructure charges notice . . . . . . . . . 141 Suspending relevant appeal period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Development approval conditions about trunk infrastructure Conditions for necessary trunk infrastructure Application and operation of subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Necessary infrastructure conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Offset or refund requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Conditions for extra trunk infrastructure costs Imposing development conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Content of extra payment condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Restriction if development completely in PIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Extra payment conditions for development outside PIA . . . . . . . 147 Refund if development in PIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Refund if development approval stops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Extra payment condition does not affect other powers . . . . . . . . 149 Working out cost for required offset or refund Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Miscellaneous provisions about trunk infrastructure Conversion of particular non-trunk infrastructure before construction starts Application of this subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Application to convert infrastructure to trunk infrastructure . . . . . 150 Page 6
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 140 141 142 Subdivision 2 143 144 Division 5 145 Part 3 146 147 148 149 Part 4 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 Part 5 159 Chapter 5 Part 1 160 Part 2 161 162 163 164 165 166 Deciding conversion application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Notice of decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Effect of and action after conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Other provisions Financial provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Levied charge taken to be rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Non-trunk infrastructure Conditions local governments may impose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Provisions for State infrastructure providers Imposing conditions about infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Content of State-related condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Refund if State-related condition stops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Reimbursement by local government for replacement infrastructure 156 Infrastructure agreements Infrastructure agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Obligation to negotiate in good faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Content of infrastructure agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Copy of infrastructure agreement for local government . . . . . . . 158 Copy of particular infrastructure agreements for distributor-retailers 158 When infrastructure agreement binds successors in title . . . . . . 159 Exercise of discretion unaffected by infrastructure agreement . . 160 Infrastructure agreement applies instead of approval and charges notice 160 Agreement for infrastructure partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Miscellaneous Particular local government land held on trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Offences and enforcement Introduction What this chapter is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Development offences What part is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Carrying out prohibited development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Carrying out assessable development without permit . . . . . . . . . 162 Compliance with development approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Unlawful use of premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Exemptions if emergency causing safety concern . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Page 7
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 3 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 Part 4 173A 174 175 176 177 178 179 Part 5 180 181 Part 6 Division 1 182 183 Division 2 184 185 Part 7 Division 1 186 Division 2 187 188 189 190 Division 3 Subdivision 1 Page 8 Enforcement notices Show cause notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enforcement notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consulting private certifier about enforcement notice . . . . . . . . . Notifying about show cause and enforcement notices . . . . . . . . Stay of enforcement notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application in response to show cause or enforcement notice . . Enforcement authority may remedy contravention . . . . . . . . . . . Proceedings for offences in Magistrates Court Limitation on time for starting proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceedings for offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceedings brought in a representative capacity . . . . . . . . . . . Enforcement orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Order for compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Order for investigation expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . When fine is payable to local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enforcement orders in P&E Court Enforcement orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P&E Court’s powers about enforcement orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inspectors Appointment Appointment and qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . When appointment ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Identity cards Issuing and returning identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Producing or displaying identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entry of places by inspectors Power to enter General power to enter places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entry with consent Application of this division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incidental entry to ask for access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matters inspector must tell occupier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consent acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entry with warrant Issue of warrant 166 168 169 170 171 171 172 172 172 173 173 175 175 176 176 179 180 180 181 181 182 183 183 183 183
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 191 192 193 194 195 Subdivision 2 196 Division 4 197 198 199 Part 8 Division 1 200 201 202 203 Division 2 Subdivision 1 204 205 206 207 208 Subdivision 2 209 210 211 Subdivision 3 212 213 Division 3 214 Division 4 215 Application for warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Issue of warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Electronic application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Additional procedure for electronic application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Defect in relation to a warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Entry procedure Entry procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 General powers of inspectors after entering places Application of this division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 General powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Requiring reasonable help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Other inspectors’ powers and related matters Stopping or moving vehicles Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Power to stop or move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Identification requirements if vehicle moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Failure to comply with direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Seizure by inspectors and forfeiture Power to seize Seizing evidence at a place that may be entered without consent or warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Seizing evidence at a place entered with consent . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Seizing evidence at a place entered with warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Seizing property subject to security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Securing seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Safeguards for seized things Receipt and decision notice for seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Access to seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Returning seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Forfeiting seized things Forfeiture by chief executive decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Dealing with things forfeited or transferred to State . . . . . . . . . . 199 Disposal orders Disposal order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Other information-obtaining powers of inspectors Requiring name and address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Page 9
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 216 217 218 Division 5 219 220 Division 6 221 Division 7 222 223 Division 8 224 Part 9 225 226 227 228 Chapter 6 Part 1 229 230 231 232 Part 2 Division 1 233 234 235 236 237 238 Division 2 239 240 Requiring documents to be produced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Requiring documents to be certified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Requiring information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Damage Duty to avoid inconvenience and minimise damage . . . . . . . . . . 205 Notice of damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Compensation for loss Compensation for loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Other offences relating to inspectors Obstructing inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Impersonating inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Other provisions Evidential immunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Miscellaneous Application of other Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 False or misleading information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Executive officer must ensure corporation complies with Act . . . 210 Responsibility for representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Dispute resolution Appeal rights Appeals to tribunal or P&E Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Notice of appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Non-appealable decisions and matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Rules of the P&E Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Development tribunal General Appointment of referees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Referee with conflict of interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Establishing development tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Remuneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Tribunal proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Registrar and other officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Applications for declarations Starting proceedings for declarations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Application for declaration about making of development application 221 Page 10
241 Division 3 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 Chapter 7 Part 1 260 261 262 Part 2 263 Part 3 264 265 Part 4 266 267 268 269 270 Planning Act 2016 Contents Application for declaration about change to development approval 221 Tribunal proceedings for appeals and declarations Action when proceedings start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Chief executive excusing noncompliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Ending tribunal proceedings or establishing new tribunal . . . . . . 223 Refunding fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Further material for tribunal proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Representation of Minister if State interest involved . . . . . . . . . . 225 Representation of parties at hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Conduct of tribunal proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Tribunal directions or orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Matters tribunal may consider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Deciding no jurisdiction for tribunal proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Conduct of appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Deciding appeals to tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Notice of tribunal’s decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 No costs orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Recipient’s notice of compliance with direction or order . . . . . . . 229 Tribunal may extend period to take action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Publication of tribunal decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Miscellaneous Existing uses and rights protected Existing lawful uses, works and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Implied and uncommenced right to use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Prospective categorising regulations unaffected . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Taking or purchasing land for planning purposes Taking or purchasing land for planning purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Public access to documents Public access to documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Planning and development certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Urban encroachment Purpose of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Making or renewing registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Amending or cancelling registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Responsibilities of owners of registered premises . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Responsibilities of owners of affected premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Page 11 Not authorised —indicative only
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 271 272 273 274 275 Part 4A 275A 275B 275C Part 5 276 277 278 280 281 282 283 284 Chapter 8 Part 1 284A Part 2 Division 1 285 Division 2 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 Division 3 293 Page 12 Responsibilities on development applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Rights of buyers in Milton rail precinct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Responsibilities of registrar of titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Restriction on legal proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Regulation may prescribe matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Service of documents Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Service of documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Certificate of service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Other provisions Party houses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Assessment and decision rules for particular State heritage places 247 Application of P&E Court Act evidentiary provisions . . . . . . . . . . 248 References in Act to particular terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Delegation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Approved forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Guideline-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Repeal, transitional and validation provisions Repeal provision Act repealed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Transitional provisions for repeal of Sustainable Planning Act 2009 Introduction What this part is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 General provisions Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Statutory instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Applications generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 References to the old Act and the repealed Integrated Planning Act 1997 259 Lawful uses of premises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 State planning regulatory and standard planning scheme provisions 260 Declaration for certain continued provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Planning Rules about amending local planning instrument consistent with Act 261
294 295 296 Division 4 297 298 299 300 Division 5 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 307A 308 Division 6 309 310 311 312 Division 7 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 Part 3 Planning Act 2016 Contents Amending State planning instrument consistent with Act . . . . . . Request for application of superseded planning scheme . . . . . . Compensation claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development assessment Categorising development under designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water infrastructure applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development approvals and compliance permits . . . . . . . . . . . . Change applications for designated infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure Infrastructure charges notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levied charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure charges resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure charges in declared master plan area . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infrastructure conditions—change or extension approval . . . . . . Application to convert infrastructure to trunk infrastructure . . . . . Infrastructure agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enforcement and dispute resolution Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Show cause notices and enforcement notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceedings generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Particular proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Keeping documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Structure plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development control plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rezoning approval conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rezoning approval agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compliance assessment of documents or works . . . . . . . . . . . . Public housing development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LGP&E Act approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milton XXXX Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transitional regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transitional and saving provisions for Waste Reduction and 262 262 263 264 265 266 267 267 268 268 268 269 270 270 271 271 271 272 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 280 280 280 281 Page 13 Not authorised —indicative only
Planning Act 2016 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 324 325 326 327 328 Part 4 329 330 331 332 333 334 Part 5 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 Schedule 1 1 Page 14 Recycling Amendment Act 2017 Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Responsible entity for particular existing change applications . . 282 Requirement for owner’s consent for particular existing change applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Requirement for owner’s consent for particular existing extension applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Existing appeals—excluded applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Transitional provisions for Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Development applications made but not decided before commencement 285 Certain development approvals not affected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Unlawful clearing not an offence during interim period . . . . . . . . 286 Development application for certain operational works during interim period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Development application for certain material change of use during interim period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Transitional and validation provisions for Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Particular existing decisions about superseded planning scheme requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Existing superseded planning scheme applications . . . . . . . . . . 288 Particular planning changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Particular existing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Particular representations dealt with before commencement . . . 289 Conditions of existing development approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Lapsing of particular development approvals under old Act . . . . 291 Validation provision for particular development approvals . . . . . 291 Validation provision for particular infrastructure charges notices under old Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Particular existing appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Declaratory proceedings in P&E Court for particular matters under old Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Appeals about particular decisions under old Act . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Appeal rights and parties to appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Schedule 2 Planning Act 2016 Contents Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Not authorised —indicative only Page 15
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Planning Act 2016 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 1] An Act providing for an efficient, effective, transparent, integrated, coordinated and accountable system of land use planning and development assessment to facilitate the achievement of ecological sustainability Chapter 1 Preliminary 1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Planning Act 2016 . 2 Commencement This Act, other than section 324, commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. 3 Purpose of Act (1) The purpose of this Act is to establish an efficient, effective, transparent, integrated, coordinated, and accountable system of land use planning ( planning ), development assessment and related matters that facilitates the achievement of ecological sustainability. (2) Ecological sustainability is a balance that integrates— (a) the protection of ecological processes and natural systems at local, regional, State, and wider levels; and (b) economic development; and Current as at [Not applicable] Page 17
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 3] (c) the maintenance of the cultural, economic, physical and social wellbeing of people and communities. (3) For subsection (2)— (a) protecting ecological processes and natural systems includes— (i) conserving, enhancing or restoring the life-supporting capacities of air, ecosystems, soil and water for present and future generations; and (ii) protecting biological diversity; and (b) achieving economic development includes achieving diverse, efficient, resilient and strong economies, including local, regional and State economies, that allow communities to meet their needs but do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs; and (c) maintaining the cultural, economic, physical and social wellbeing of people and communities includes— (i) creating and maintaining well-serviced, healthy, prosperous, liveable and resilient communities with affordable, efficient, safe and sustainable development; and (ii) conserving or enhancing places of special aesthetic, architectural, cultural, historic, scientific, social or spiritual significance; and (iii) providing for integrated networks of pleasant and safe public areas for aesthetic enjoyment and cultural, recreational or social interaction; and (iv) accounting for potential adverse impacts of development on climate change, and seeking to address the impacts through sustainable development (sustainable settlement patterns or sustainable urban design, for example). Page 18 Current as at [Not applicable]
Planning Act 2016 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 4] Not authorised —indicative only 4 System for achieving ecological sustainability The system to facilitate the achievement of ecological sustainability includes— (a) State planning policies (including temporary ones) setting out planning and development assessment policies about matters of State interest; and (b) regional plans setting out integrated planning and development assessment policies about matters of State interest for particular regions of the State; and (c) planning schemes setting out integrated State, regional and local planning and development assessment policies for all of a local government area; and (d) temporary local planning instruments ( TLPIs ) setting out planning and development assessment policies to protect all or part of a local government area from adverse impacts in urgent or emergent circumstances; and (e) planning scheme policies setting out policies, for all or part of a local government area, that support— (i) planning and development assessment policies under planning schemes; and (ii) action by a local government in making or amending local planning instruments; and (iii) action by a local government under the development assessment system; and (f) a development assessment system , including SARA, for implementing planning instruments and other policies and requirements about development by— (i) categorising development; and (ii) categorising types of assessment for particular development; and (iii) stating the processes for making, receiving, assessing and deciding development applications; and Current as at [Not applicable] Page 19
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 5] (iv) establishing rights and responsibilities in relation to development approvals; and (g) arrangements to expeditiously identify and authorise development of key infrastructure; and (h) planning, development assessment, charging and other arrangements for infrastructure, to promote— (i) integrated land use and infrastructure planning; and (ii) the cost-effective provision of infrastructure to service development; and (i) a variety of offences and enforcement arrangements; and (j) Ministerial powers to protect, or give effect to, the State’s interests relating to planning and development assessment; and (k) dispute resolution (including appeals and declarations) for administrative decisions. 5 Advancing purpose of Act (1) An entity that performs a function under this Act must perform the function in a way that advances the purpose of this Act. (2) Advancing the purpose of this Act includes— (a) following ethical decision-making processes that— (i) take account of short and long-term environmental effects of development at local, regional, State and wider levels; and (ii) apply the precautionary principle, namely that the lack of full scientific certainty is not a reason for delaying taking a measure to prevent degradation of the environment if there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage; and Page 20 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 6] (iii) seek to provide for equity between present and future generations; and (b) providing opportunities for the community to be involved in making decisions; and (c) promoting the sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biological, energy, extractive, land and water resources that contribute to economic development through employment creation and wealth generation; and (d) valuing, protecting and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition; and (e) conserving places of cultural heritage significance; and (f) providing for housing choice, diversity and affordability; and (g) encouraging investment, economic resilience and economic diversity; and (h) supplying infrastructure in a coordinated, efficient and orderly way; and (i) applying amenity, conservation, energy use, health and safety in the built environment in ways that are cost-effective and of public benefit; and (j) avoiding, if practicable, or otherwise minimising the adverse environmental effects of development (climate change, urban congestion or declining human health, for example). 6 Definitions The dictionary in schedule 2 defines particular words used in this Act. Note— For the meanings of some defined words used in particular contexts, see section 280. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 21
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 7] 7 Act binds all persons (1) This Act binds all persons, including— (a) the State, other than the Coordinator-General when performing functions under the State Development Act; and (b) the Commonwealth and the other States, to the extent Parliament’s legislative power allows. (2) However, the Commonwealth or a State can not be prosecuted for an offence against this Act. Chapter 2 Planning Part 1 Introduction 8 What are planning instruments (1) A planning instrument is an instrument that sets out policies for planning or development assessment, and is either— (a) a State planning instrument; or (b) a local planning instrument. (2) A State planning instrument is a planning instrument made by the Minister to protect or give effect to State interests, and is either— (a) a State planning policy (including a temporary State planning policy); or (b) a regional plan. (3) A local planning instrument is a planning instrument made by a local government, and is either— (a) a planning scheme; or (b) a TLPI; or Page 22 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 9] (c) a planning scheme policy. (4) To the extent of any inconsistency— (a) a State planning policy applies instead of a regional plan or local planning instrument; and (b) a regional plan applies instead of a local planning instrument; and (c) a planning scheme applies instead of a planning scheme policy; and (d) a TLPI applies instead of a planning scheme or planning scheme policy. Note— A TLPI may also suspend, or otherwise affect, the operation of a planning scheme or planning scheme policy—see section 23(3). (5) A local planning instrument must not include a provision about building work, to the extent the building work is regulated under the building assessment provisions, unless allowed under the Building Act. (6) To the extent a local planning instrument does not comply with subsection (5), the local planning instrument is of no effect. 9 When planning instruments and designations have effect (1) This section explains when certain instruments made under this chapter start to have effect. (2) The effective day is the day when the following instruments start to have effect— (a) a planning instrument or designation; (b) an amendment or repeal of a planning instrument or designation. (3) If this chapter requires public notice of the instrument to be published, the effective day is— (a) the day on which the notice is published in the gazette; or Current as at [Not applicable] Page 23
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 10] (b) a later day stated in— (i) the notice; or (ii) the instrument. (4) However, with the Minister’s agreement in writing, the effective day for the making or amendment of a TLPI is the day when the local government, at a public meeting, resolved to give the TLPI or amendment, and the request for an earlier effective day, to the Minister for approval. (5) Also, if under this chapter a planning instrument may be repealed by a later planning instrument, the repeal starts to have effect when the later planning instrument starts to have effect. Part 2 State planning instruments 10 Making or amending State planning instruments (1) This section applies if the Minister proposes to make or amend a State planning instrument. (2) The Minister must publish a public notice that states— (a) where copies of the proposed State planning instrument, or proposed amendment, (the instrument ) may be inspected or purchased; and (b) a phone number or email address to contact for information about the instrument; and (c) any person may make a written submission about the instrument to the Minister; and (d) the requirements for properly making a submission; and (e) the period, after the public notice is gazetted, within which a submission may be made. (3) The period for subsection (2)(e) must be at least— (a) for making a State planning policy—40 business days; or Page 24 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 10] (b) for amending a State planning policy—20 business days; or (c) for making a regional plan—60 business days; or (d) for amending a regional plan—30 business days. (4) The Minister must give a copy of the public notice and instrument to each affected local government. (5) After the Minister considers all submissions that are made as required under the public notice, the Minister must decide— (a) to make the instrument; or (b) to make the instrument with the changes that the Minister considers appropriate; or (c) not to make the instrument. (6) If the Minister decides to make the instrument (with or without changes), the Minister must— (a) publish the decision by a public notice that states— (i) the day when the instrument was made; and (ii) where a copy of the instrument may be inspected or purchased; and (b) give a copy of the notice, and the instrument, to each affected local government. (7) A State planning instrument that is made or amended substantially in compliance with this section is valid, as long as any noncompliance does not— (a) restrict the public’s opportunity to properly make submissions about the instrument; or (b) adversely affect public awareness of the existence and nature of the instrument. (8) If the Minister decides not to make the instrument, the Minister must publish the decision by a gazette notice. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 25
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 11] 11 Minor amendments to State planning instruments (1) The Minister may make a minor amendment to a State planning instrument without complying with section 10. (2) Instead, the Minister may make a minor amendment by publishing a public notice that states— (a) the day when the amendment was made; and (b) where a copy of the amended State planning instrument may be inspected or purchased. (3) A minor amendment , of a State planning instrument, is an amendment that— (a) corrects or otherwise changes— (i) a spelling, grammatical or mapping error; or (ii) an explanatory matter about the instrument; or (iii) the format or presentation of the instrument; or (iv) a factual matter incorrectly stated; or (v) a redundant or outdated term; or (vi) inconsistent numbering of provisions; or (vii) a cross-reference in the instrument; or (b) the Minister considers only reflects— (i) a part of another State planning instrument, if the Minister considers adequate public consultation was carried out in relation to the making of that part of the other State planning instrument; or (ii) this Act or another Act; or (c) is prescribed by regulation. (4) The Minister must give a copy of the public notice, and the amendment, to each affected local government. Page 26 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 12] 12 Making temporary State planning policies (1) This section applies if the Minister considers a State planning policy is urgently required to protect or give effect to a State interest. (2) The Minister may make a State planning policy (a temporary State planning policy ) that has only temporary effect. (3) A temporary State planning policy may suspend or otherwise affect the operation of, but does not amend or repeal, a State planning instrument. (4) Instead of complying with section 10, the Minister may make a temporary State planning policy by publishing a public notice that states— (a) the name of the temporary State planning policy; and (b) if the temporary State planning policy suspends or otherwise affects the operation of another State planning instrument—the name of the other State planning instrument; and (c) if the temporary State planning policy has effect only in a part of the State—the name, or a description, of the part of the State; and (d) where a copy of the temporary State planning policy may be inspected or purchased. (5) The Minister must give a copy of the notice, and the temporary State planning policy, to each affected local government. (6) The temporary State planning policy has effect for 2 years from the effective day, or a shorter period stated in the policy, unless repealed sooner. 13 Repealing State planning instruments (1) The Minister may repeal a State planning instrument by— (a) making another State planning instrument that specifically repeals the instrument; or Current as at [Not applicable] Page 27
Not authorised —indicative only Planning Act 2016 Chapter 2 Planning [s 14] (b) publishing a public notice that states— (i) the name of the State planning instrument; and (ii) if the State planning instrument has effect only in a part of the State—the name, or a description, of the part of the State; and (iii) that the State planning instrument is repealed. (2) The Minister must give a copy of the public notice to each affected local government. 14 Advice to Minister about regional plans (1) The Minister may establish a regional planning committee for a region by a gazette notice that states the committee’s name and membership. (2) When developing and implementing a regional plan, the Minister must consider the advice of any regional planning committee for the region. Part 3 Local planning instruments Division 1 Introduction 15 What part is about (1) This part sets out— (a) the process for making, amending or repealing a local planning instrument; and (b) the State’s powers in relation to local planning instruments. (2) A local planning instrument, or amendment of a local planning instrument, (the instrument ) that is made substantially in compliance with the process in division 2 is valid, as long as any noncompliance does not— Page 28 Current as at [Not applicable]
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