Under the Planning Act, the Planning Minister has powers to intervene in planning and development processes that can be enacted in response to matters involving, or likely to involve a state interest. These powers include:
- directing action about local planning instruments, see Minister's directions and notices
- directing action about a current or future development applications, see Minister's directions and notices
- taking over the decision making process in relation to a development application, see Ministerial call ins
- designate premises to establish a streamlined approval process for the development of essential infrastructure and services, see Infrastructure designations
- registering premises that are significant to the State, see urban encroachment registration
- declaring an applicable event, see applicable events.
Currently, the Planning Minister is the minister responsible for the Approved Development Plan (ADP) under the South Bank Corporation Act. Discover more about the Minister's responsibilities for South Bank and its history.
Last updated: 25 May 2022