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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.

Under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), the minister that administers the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 and the minister that administers the SPA, has the legislative power to call in a development application if it involves a state interest.

Under the SPA, a state interest is:

  • an interest that the minister considers affects an economic or environmental interest of the state or a part of the state, including sustainable development
  • an interest that the minister considers affects the interest of ensuring there is an efficient, effective and accountable planning and development assessment system.

If the minister decides to call in a development application, this means that the minister becomes the assessment manager for the development application. This allows the minister to undertake an assessment or a re-assessment of the application against the identified state interests, or on planning merit against the relevant planning instruments.

Recent decisions

Changes to development approvals

Call in register

The ministerial call in register (PDF icon 234 KB) provides detail on all previous ministerial call ins decided to date.

Further information

For further information about the register or the ministerial call in process, please contact the department on 13 QGOV (13 74 68).