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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Planning framework

Queensland has a new planning system. Learn more about the new system and old system that has been replaced.

Architectural and urban design advice

The Office of the Queensland Government Architect helps government departments and local councils deliver an enhanced urban environment for Queensland by providing leadership and strategic advice on urban design, procurement, heritage and the built environment.

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On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation – the Planning Act 2016. Information on this page relates to the previous legislation – the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Learn more about the new planning system.