Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld)  
  New planning and development laws came into effect on 18 December 2009 with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 replacing the Integrated Planning Act 1997. This new legislation seeks to achieve sustainable planning outcomes through:

(a) managing the process by which development takes place;
(b) managing the effects of development on the environment; and
(c) continuing the coordination and integration of local, regional and state planning.