Reform of Queensland Planning Legislation

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Lois Levy
C/- 139 Duringan Street
Total Signatures - 4,987
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 27/8/2018
Closing Date: 27/2/2019
Tabled Date: 28/2/2019
Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 29/3/2019
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the South East Queensland (SEQ) residents' concerns about Queensland's planning laws which favour developers' interests over community interests leading to loss of:

  • Quality of life, heritage and neighbourhood character
  • Green open space and conservation areas
  • Koala and other wildlife habitat
  • Convenient and timely travel
  • Services and infrastructure capacity to meet population needs

Your petitioners accept the benefits of the urban footprint infill concept but request the House, as a matter of great importance and urgency, to review and improve planning laws so that they put community interests first, through:

1. Enhancing community amenity, heritage and neighbourhood character

2. Providing green and open spaces in SEQ at world's best practice standard

3. Integrating land and transport planning to avoid transport congestion

4. Conserving koala and other wildlife habitat

5. Ensuring adequate provision of infrastructure and services to support development

6. Increasing certainty to communities in relation to development compliance with designated building heights, density, setbacks, off-street parking and private community space

7. Making most developments subject to genuine public scrutiny and objection

8. Requiring all development to declare their public and community benefits in terms other than jobs creation.

9. Requiring full transparency of council and government decision-making including genuine community consultation

10. Protecting the community from impacts of climate change