Our Department is leading the reform of the State's planning and development assessment system. The Planning division administers Queensland's planning and development assessment processes, working closely with local governments, industry, key interest groups and the planning community.
There are four key areas that make up planning in Queensland: the planning framework, plan making (including Regional and Precinct planning), development assessment (including the State Assessment and Referral Agency) and dispute resolution.
Our Department plays an important role in community governance. The Local Government and Regional Services division supports governance and local laws and provides funding, grants and subsidies, resilience and disaster recovery initiatives.
This division manages corporate services for the department including Legal and Legislation and Policy support, media and communications as well as governance, business support and executive services.
Our Department leads the development of infrastructure policy and investment prioritisation for Queensland. The Infrastructure, Policy and Planning division coordinates the whole-of-government approach to delivering timely and cost effective infrastructure, integrating infrastructure planning and prioritisation.
Our Department drives economic growth through property and infrastructure partnerships, delivering regional and residential development, urban development, industrial development and Priority Development Areas.
This division operates within the Economic Development Act 2012 to streamline, facilitate and deliver property and project solutions.
Our Department has responsibility for South Bank Corporation, a statutory entity which owns and manages the 42 hectare South Bank Precinct (South Bank Corporation area) excluding the Cultural Centre.
This division also manages the performance and funding of Brisbane City Council who maintain and operate the South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.
The Office of the Queensland Government Architect provides leadership and strategic advice to government in relation to the built environment, urban design, procurement and heritage issues.
Our role is to:
- ensure that high quality and innovative design are major factors in government projects and public buildings
- provide leadership and promote community awareness of built environment issues
- represent government on key architectural planning and urban design committees and bodies
- support and encourage opportunities for Queensland architects, including regional architects and the development of regional design
- maintain effective relationships with architectural design schools in Queensland.
Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA
Queensland Government Architect
100 George Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
GPO Box 15009
Brisbane Qld 4001
Phone: (07) 345 27288