The State Planning Policy (SPP) ( 2.1 MB), contains 16 state interests that are important to protect and enhance through Queensland's continued development. It is a key component of the State's land use planning system that enables responsible development, contributing to a livable, sustainable and prosperous Queensland.
The SPP provides clarity to local governments when making and amending local planning instruments and assessing development applications and assists applicants in preparing development applications. The comprehensive presentation of the State's interests in one document makes it easier for local governments to reflect and balance state interests 'up front' in local planning schemes, ensuring the right developments are approved in the right locations without undue delays. For more information on the SPP, please refer to the State Planning Policy fact sheet ( 398 KB).
The SPP is supported by state interest guidelines which are provided to assist the implementation of policy.
Draft amendment to the SPP July 2014
A draft amendment to the SPP has been released for public consultation, reconfirming the government's commitment to retain the SPP as the pre-eminent state planning instrument in Queensland.
This draft amendment ( 327 KB) includes updates to:
- ensure the SPP supports a balanced planning system focussed on liveability, sustainability and prosperity
- improve clarity
- update outdated information.
Public consultation is open from Monday 9 November 2015 to 5 pm Friday 4 December 2015.
Inspecting or obtaining copies of the draft amendment
Further information and copies of the draft SPP amendment are available:
- Online draft amendment ( 327 KB)
- Main office - Level 6, 63 George Street, Brisbane
- Regional offices across Queensland
- Telephone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Make a submission
Written submissions about any aspect of the draft SPP amendment may be made by any person to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade from Monday 9 November 2015.
Submissions are required to:
- be made to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
- state the name and residential or business address of each person making the submission
- be made in writing and, unless the submission is made electronically, be signed by each person who has made the submission
- state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds
- be received during the consultation period.
Submissions close at 5 pm Friday 4 December 2015.
Submissions can be sent by:
The Honourable Jackie Trad MP
Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
c/- State Planning Policy Feedback
Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
PO Box 15009
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Amendments to the SPP
Amendments to the SPP are listed below, with the most recent version of the SPP being SPP July 2014. The differences between the SPP's can be found in the SPP amendments fact sheet ( 273 KB).