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What is planning?

Planning helps manage how cities, towns and regions grow or change, in a way that benefits the general community. It’s about better outcomes for people, places, the environment and the economy.

Planning helps us deal with matters facing Queensland and Australia, such as:

  • accommodating a rapidly growing population
  • increasing housing choice and affordability
  • creating liveable cities in which people and communities can thrive
  • creating places that support economic growth, productivity and innovation
  • making sure we have the right infrastructure in place to support communities, the economy and jobs growth
  • making the best possible use of public investment in infrastructure
  • ensuring our communities become more resilient to natural hazards
  • supporting more environmentally sustainable ways of living
  • protecting the natural environment, green space and natural resources.

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Find out more about Queensland’s planning framework.

Last updated: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021