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State and regional planning



State planning instruments set out the state and regional planning interests critical to responsible land-use planning and development across Queensland. The state government sets out the state and regional planning matters to be preserved and protected (the state interests). It uses two types of instruments, or tools, to do this:

  • the State Planning Policy (SPP)
  • the regional plans.

Each council then translates these state interests into the local context when they prepare their planning schemes.

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