Sustainable Planning in Queensland provides a complete introduction to planning law in Queensland. It describes and explains the main features of Queensland's principal planning statute, the Sustainable Planning Act, 2009, and brings the features of this highly technical statute to life with a variety of case studies drawn from planning documents and legal sources. Particular coverage is given to regional planning and the impacts of Queensland's rapid population growth whilst the perennial issues for planning - how to drive efficiency, accountability and integration - are also explored in the context of the new Act. In addition, a contribution from his Honour, Judge Michael Rackemann, provides an insightful analysis of the Planning and Environment Court.
Sustainable Planning in Queensland sets out to describe and comment on the operation of planning law in Queensland at the start of the 21st century. In terms of population growth, urban and regional development, Queensland is now Australia's fastest growing State. This definitive trend makes a clear understanding of Queensland's planning system - including its legal framework and main policy directions - a desirable goal for students, practitioners, interested on lookers and concerned residents - in fact, for anyone who cares about the form and implications of Queensland's ongoing urban development.
Sustainable Planning in Queensland, the successor to Integrated Planning in Queensland, is designed to enlighten this audience, offering a clear account of some basic principles but also inviting the reader to question, challenge and probe further into an area of law that is actively shaping the future face of Queensland.