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Queensland covers a vast area made up of widely different climatic, demographic and economic regions.

Regional plans set long-term strategic direction to guide how our regions will grow and respond to change over time, and ensure good planning outcomes are delivered for our communities, the economy and the environment.

While land use planning is primarily the responsibility of local government, the state has an interest in ensuring its regions are sustainable, resilient and prosperous.

The purpose of regional plans is to define the types of outcomes we want in our regions and provide the policy framework for achieving them.

Regional plans identify and interpret matters of state interest for a particular region, and provide the strategy and direction to advance the State Planning Policy, and guide its application to achieve these outcomes.

Regional plans are particularly useful for addressing existing or emerging regional issues, including managing competition between land uses.

Statutory regional plans are prepared in collaboration with local governments, key industry groups and the wider community to ensure the aspirations of all regional stakeholders are considered.

New regional plans

Regional plans currently being prepared or reviewed

Existing regional plans

Regional planning legislation

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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.