Planning Act

The Planning Act 2016 replaced the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

The purpose of the new Act is to establish an efficient, effective, transparent, coordinated and accountable system of land use planning, development assessment and related matters that facilitates the achievement of ecological sustainability.

Approved forms for the Planning Act

Approved forms and templates have been created by the Department of Local Government and Planning for use with respect to planning instruments and development assessment processes under the Planning Act 2016.

Download the approved planning forms from the Department of Local Government and Planning website.


Download regulations currently in force relating to the Planning Act 2016: