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Temporary local planning instruments

A local government may prepare a temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) to respond to changing and emerging planning issues.

A TLPI deals with a specific, often localised issue. Once made, local government is allowed time (up to two years) to incorporate a TLPI into their local planning scheme (if required).

For example, a TLPI may be used to provide:

  • protection for a building of cultural heritage, pending its listing on a local heritage register
  • requirements for development in areas recently affected by disasters, such as flooding, until provisions can be included in the local planning scheme.

Where a local government has made a TLPI, you are able to view it on the local government’s website or on the department’s plan-making dashboard.

The Planning Minister can also make a TLPI under the Planning Act to protect, or give effect to, a state interest. Below are the TLPIs made by the Planning Minister:

Current temporary local planning instruments

  • On 29 June 2021, the Planning Minister made Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2021 (Colmslie Road Industry Precinct) for the Brisbane City Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 29 June 2021

    For more information please call our Brisbane Policy and Statuory Planning Division Office on (07) 3452 7668.

  • On 28 May 2021, the Planning Minister made Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 1 of 2021 (Protection of Sea Turtles – Bargara Building Heights) for the Bundaberg Regional Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 28 May 2021

    For more information please call our Planning and Development Services Wide Bay Burnett Office on (07) 4331 5614.

  • On 14 September 2020, the Planning Minister made Temporary Local Planning Instrument No. 2 of 2020 (Quandamooka Land Aspirations Area) for the Redland City Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 14 September 2020

    Please contact us for more information.

  • On 3 July 2020, the Planning Minister made temporary local planning Instrument No. 1 of 2020 (Narangba Innovation Precinct East) for the Moreton Bay Regional Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 3 July 2020

  • On 1 April 2020, the Planning Minister made temporary local planning instrument No. 1 of 2020 (Waste Activity Regulation) for the Ipswich City Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 1 April 2020

  • On 9 December 2019, the Planning Minister made temporary local planning instrument No. 01 of 2019 (subdivision in rural zone) for the Mareeba Shire Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 9 December 2019

Expired and repealed temporary local planning instruments

  • On 30 May 2019, the Planning Minister made temporary local planning instrument No. 1 of 2019 (Bargara Building Height and Sea Turtle Sensitive Area) for the Bundaberg Regional Council local government area.

    Temporary local planning instrument – effective 30 May 2019

    A statewide Sea Turtle Sensitive Area Model Code has also been released providing councils with a set of provisions to protect sea turtles from new development along the coastline.

Last updated: Thursday, Jul 15, 2021