The draft SPRP applies to the coastal zone as defined by the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 and suspends the operation of:
- State Planning Policy 3/11: Coastal Protection
- Part 1.2 of the Far North Queensland Regional Plan
- Part 3.3 of the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Plan
- Part 2.2 of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan
- Part 1.4.3 and 2.4 of the South East Queensland Regional Plan
State Planning Policy 3/11: Coastal Protection (the SPP) was introduced to establish the state’s policies in relation to matters of state interest relating to coastal protection. The state has indicated the current SPP policies are not sufficiently supportive of the Government’s commitment to grow the four pillars of Queensland’s economy and that a full review of the Queensland Coastal Plan including the SPP is being undertaken.
The SPRP will apply to the assessment of development applications and master plan applications. The provisions set out in the draft SPRP are based on the state coastal management plan policies that were in place before the introduction of the SPP.
This draft SPRP will apply to the following from the date of commencement:
- development applications
- the making of local planning schemes and amendments
- the making of regional plans
- the designation of land for community infrastructure.
Please contact our Noosa office if you require any assistance or further information in relation to the SPRP.