On behalf of our members we have put forward further recommendations to improve planning laws, planning schemes, processes and cultural matters in our 2015 Advocacy Agenda, ‘Building Better Communities’.
Since 2012, planning laws and processes have been the subject of reform. We support this action but believe there is still a way to go. Planning schemes and development assessment practices/processes at a local government level have at times hindered the delivery of diverse and affordable housing. We believe planning reform efforts need to focus on ensuring that local planning schemes, local processes and policies deliver on the State’s interest. This includes the intent of planning legislation, as well as the broader interests of the wider community, the economy and Queensland’s next generation of home buyers.