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Minister’s Guidelines and Rules

The Minister's Guidelines and Rules (MGR) sets out guidelines and rules for plan-making, as well as a variety of other important functions including:

  • what can be considered in setting a tailored plan-making process
  • how local planning instrument are made or amended
  • how infrastructure designations are processed
  • how certain compensation exemptions can apply where relating to natural hazards
  • the process for environmental assessment and consultation for infrastructure designations
  • the process for working out the cost of infrastructure for offset or refund relating to infrastructure for a development approval
  • criteria for deciding a conversation application relating to infrastructure for a development approval.

The guidelines and rules in the MGR are made by the Planning Minister.

Minister's Guidelines and Rules versionPublication dateDate commenced

Minister's Guidelines and Rules - version 1.1

Read a summary of the amendment made to the previous version of the MGR

22 September 2020 11 September 2020
Minister's Guidelines and Rules 26 May 2017 3 July 2017

Last updated: 25 May 2022