Moreton Bay – 20 years of science and planning

Twenty years ago scientists, planners, and politicians met to discuss the plight of Moreton Bay. The findings of the Moreton Bay and Catchment Conference showed there was a great gap between the science (or evidence) and the planning and management of the Bay and its catchment. Two decades later a second forum, the Moreton Bay (Quandamooka) […]

New laws for planning and development

The Planning Act 2016 establishes a hierarchy of planning instruments to articulate local and statewide land use policy and sets the foundation for development. State planning instruments are produced by the state and local governments must have regard to when developing their local plans Local planning instruments are “owned” by local governments and collectively guide planning […]