Planning and Other Legislation (Make Developers Pay) Amendment Bill 2023 (TRANSFERRED)

About the bill 

On 15 November 2023, Michael Berkman MP, Member for Maiwar, introduced the Planning and Other Legislation (Make Developers Pay) Amendment Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee for detailed consideration. On 13 February 2024, the Legislative Assembly amended Schedule 6 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislative Assembly, establishing the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee and transferred the Bill to the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee for detailed consideration.

The stated objective of the Bill is to give local governments the flexibility to charge developers for trunk infrastructure according to the cost of delivering that infrastructure. 

The Bill amends the Planning Act 2016 and the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring Act) 2009 to remove references to maximum adopted charges for providing trunk infrastructure for a development. The proposed changes are intended to allow local governments to increase the charges levied on developers to fund local infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings, parks, flood mitigation, public and active transport and other community services and facilities.

View: Explanatory speech 
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Statement of compatibility 

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice are available under the Related Publications tab.

Call for submissions

Submissions closed on 13 December 2023. They can be viewed under the ‘View Submissions’ tab.

Committee’s report

The committee is due to table its report by 15 May 2024. The report will be published here.


Submissions closed:13 December 2023
Public briefing:09:30am - 10:00am, 12 February 2024 - Program - Broadcast
Public hearing(s)TBC
Report due date:15 May 2024


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