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Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 – 2 October 2015

Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014 – 1 July 2015

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A person must hold a regional interests development approval in order to carry out a resource activity (as defined in section 12 of this Act) or regulated activity (as defined in section 17 of this Act) in an area of regional interest (as defined in section 7 of this Act). Note: There are exceptions to this rule which can be investigated by referring to the Act. Note: To obtain an approval, an assessment application is to be made in the approved form to the government. The application must be accompanied by a report assessing the impact of the activity and identifying any constraints on the configuration or operation of the activity. An assessment application has public notice requirements where the resource activity is proposed to be carried out in a priority living area. For the definition of ‘priority living area’, refer to section 9 of the Act.

  • Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35, 36, 41, 42, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54; Regulations 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, Schedules 2, 4, 5

While it continues in effect, a regional interests development approval attaches to the land despite any change in the land’s ownership or occupation.

  • Sections 58, 70
Reason for law

To manage the impact of resource activities and other regulated activities on areas of the State that contribute, or are likely to contribute, to Queensland’s economic, social and environmental prosperity. (Long Title of Act)

Relevant links

Regional Planning [Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning]

Gasfields Commission

Strategic cropping land [Department of Natural Resources and Mines]

Queensland Resources Council

International Energy Agency

Media Statement

Govt restores farmer & community rights on mining [Queensland Government]





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