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The following form should be used when making an assessment application for a regional interests development approval.

RPI Act forms Version number Effective date Type and size
Assessment application form (PDF)
Assessment application form (Word)
3.0 3 July 2017 PDF icon 229 KB
Word icon 259 KB
Regional interests development approval public notification template (Word)
Regional interests development approval public notification example (PDF)
2.0 3 July 2017 Word icon 217 KB
PDF icon 238 KB

The following guidelines are provided to assist proponents to understand how to prepare their applications.

RPI Act Guideline Guideline number Type and size
How to make an assessment application under the RPI Act 01/14 PDF icon 622 KB
Carrying out activities in a priority agricultural area 02/14 PDF icon 652 KB
Carrying out activities in the strategic cropping area 03/14 PDF icon 660 KB
Carrying out activities in a priority living area 04/14PDF icon 721 KB
Carrying out resource and regulated activities in a strategic environmental area 05/14 PDF icon 705 KB
Notification requirements under the RPI Act 06/14 PDF icon 426 KB
How to identify a priority agricultural land use 07/14 PDF icon 1.5 MB
How to demonstrate that land in the strategic cropping area does not meet the criteria for strategic cropping land 08/14 PDF icon 2.4 MB
How to determine if an activity has a permanent impact on strategic cropping land 09/14 PDF icon 513 KB
Changes to the SCL Trigger Map: Implications for activities in the Strategic Cropping Area 10/14 PDF icon 431 KB
DILGP companion guide 11/16 PDF icon 1 MB

Further information

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On 3 July 2017, Queensland started operating under new planning legislation – the Planning Act 2016. Information on this page relates to the previous legislation – the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Learn more about the new planning system.