Two steps back and one step forward – extensions and ‘roll-ons’ for development permits

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Bowie, L.M., (Planning Institute of Australia seminar – IPA Improvement – The legal perspective, 30 May 2007).

In 2007, planning legislative amendments in Queensland simultaneously made it more difficult to apply for extensions to approvals, while opening up the ‘back door’ to automatic extensions through a complex system of ‘roll-ons’ or ‘related approvals’. This paper explains the generous ‘roll-ons’ system and the difficulties of the statutory criteria for ‘front-door’ extensions.

Two Steps Back One Step Forward – PIA 30 May 2007 (PDF 3.7mb)