Last updated 19 July 2016
Local government laws regulate the use of properties through their planning schemes, which are developed under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld). Planning approval is not required if a proposed activity is self-assessable and compliant with the applicable development codes under the planning scheme. An example of where planning approval is required is to change the use of a property from residential use to commercial use.
In the first instance, complaints in relation to land use should always be directed to the relevant council.