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Expression of Interest process for State Facilitated Development proposals

Queenslanders need more quality homes in the right locations, and these homes must be built faster than ever before. Initiatives to support building more homes, faster will deliver more housing options in demand areas – close to schools, transport, and healthcare. The Queensland Government is committed to working with and listening to industry players to unlock more affordable homes in these areas.

As one of our initiatives under our Homes for Queenslanders plan, the new State Facilitated Development (SFD) Team will speed up the planning and development process and solve development and infrastructure issues that delay new homes.

The SFD Team will fast track the assessment of development that is a priority for the state, which includes infill housing developments that deliver diverse and affordable housing.

The SFD pathway caters to proposals that currently do not qualify for the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) but offer innovative and affordable housing solutions. The SFD pathway will be guided by principles of good design, sustainability, and alignment with state growth management instruments and policies like ShapingSEQ 2023.

The SFD pathway has been made possible by Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation) Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill).

To support the implementation of the Bill, consequential amendments are proposed to the:

  • Planning Regulation 2017
  • Minister’s Guidelines and Rules (MGR)
  • Development Assessment Rules (DA Rules).

Once these amendments are in effect, applications will be able to be formally lodged through the SFD pathway.

Expression of Interest for SFD proposals  

Ahead of the amendments coming into effect, you can submit an Expression of Interest for the SFD Team to assess your proposal’s eligibility under the SFD pathway.


Last updated: 07 Jun 2024