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Sustainable Planning Act 2009

The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) (PDF icon) and Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (PDF icon) came into effect on 18 December 2009 after extensive consultation.

Since this time, amendments have been made to the Act and the Regulation through the process of planning reform. More detail on these amendments is also available.

Transitioning from the Integrated Planning Act to the Sustainable Planning Act

The transitional provisions have been designed to minimise disruption and to ensure that all processes commenced under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) can be completed under the IPA. All applications lodged prior to 18 December 2009 will be assessed using the IPA process. All applications lodged on or after 18 December will be assessed using the SPA process.

Local planning schemes made under IPA will remain in effect until they are updated. All new planning schemes or schemes amended to come into effect after 18 December 2009 will need to comply with SPA.

A comprehensive guide, From IPA to SPA (PDF icon 500 KB), outlining what's changed and a summary of the Act, Your guide to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, are also available.

Further information

Find out more about the transition to the Sustainable Planning Act.

Chapter 8A of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009: urban encroachment provisions register of premises

The urban encroachment provisions of the SPA commenced in February 2012. The provisions enable particular premises to register for protection from specific nuisance actions brought by encroaching intensifying urban development.

Registration can be sought by existing industries and particular activities with significant economic, heritage or infrastructure values to the state, regional, local area or community within which they are situated.

Registration of Milton Brewery

Name of the premises:

Milton Brewery
Castlemaine Perkins Pty Limited
185 Milton Road
Milton Queensland
Lot 35 Plan SL805565
View a map of the affected area (PDF icon 2.19 MB)

Details of activities as per the Certificate of Registration (PDF icon 202 KB) and EPA Permit (PDF icon 1.16 MB) and Spill Lighting Measurements Report (PDF icon 632 KB).

The registration ends on 27 April 2019.

Note: The existing protection for Milton Brewery was transferred to SPA, and Milton Brewery is taken to be premises registered under Chapter 8A, part 3 of the SPA.

Last updated on Friday, 15 March 2013

Draft Planning Bills - Open Consultation

The Draft Planning and Development and Planning and Environment Court Bills are open for consultation from 1 August to 26 September 2014.

Copies of the Draft Bills are available at Feedback and comments can also be lodged.

Additional information

Questions and Answers
(PDF icon 381 KB)

Regulation Information Paper  (PDF icon 516 KB)