Amendments to legislation

Economic Development Queensland operates under the Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act).

The ED Act establishes a streamlined planning and development assessment framework that applies to declared priority development areas (PDAs) within the state.

Amendments to the Act were made as part of the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (EDOLAA) on 11 April 2019.

The Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 proposes amendments to the ED Act to support EDQ delivering more homes faster, responding to the current housing supply challenges in Queensland.

Changes to the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development

As a result of amendments to the ED Act, the development categories PDA self-assessable development and PDA exempt development have been replaced with the new category, PDA accepted development.

This means that development instruments (i.e. both Interim Land Use Plans (ILUPs) and development schemes) made after the ED Act was amended will now refer to PDA accepted development.

However, when interpreting an Interim Land Use Plan (ILUP) or development scheme made before the Act was amended:

  • read PDA exempt development as - PDA accepted development
  • read PDA self-assessable development as - PDA accepted development, subject to compliance with any applicable development requirements.

Ministerial direction

Impact analysis statements

Last updated: 28 June 2024