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Any activity classified as development in Queensland must obtain approval under the Planning Act 2016.
The approval process is facilitated by an assessment manager (generally your local council). However, as part of the process, where development impacts on state transport interests, applications must be forwarded (referred) to the Department of Transport and Main Roads for assessment.
The Planning Act 2016 (PA) became operational on 3 July 2017, repealing the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). The PA is the primary planning and development assessment legislation in Queensland and affords Port jurisdictional powers and responsibilities to manage development on Strategic Port Land.
The PA integrated the approvals process in Queensland by facilitating a 'one stop shop' approach to development assessment.
The purpose of the PA is to seek to achieve ecological sustainability by: