AN OUTDATED law relating to planning on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands has been repealed in the Queensland Parliament.
Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the change meant planning on Russell, Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb islands would fall within the Redland City Plan.
Development proposals on the islands would now have to follow the same rules as the rest of Redland City.
The legislation that was repealed was the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Development Entitlements Protection Act 2004.
"Previously, this legislation was creating confusion around how development on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands could proceed," Mr Dick said.
"By repealing these outdated laws, planning requirements for the local community are now certain, as set out in the Redland City Plan."
A council spokesperson said:the 2004 law had provided some landowners with an extended opportunity to make an application to construct a dwelling house on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
"That act has ceased to have any effect since March 2016," the spokesperson said.
"Therefore its repeal would be appropriate.
"Since October 8, 2018 council's City Plan is the tool that regulates development on the Islands and this is considered appropriate."
Mr Dick said the government wanted to make sure that growth in south-east Queensland was managed responsibly and appropriately.
"We want to ensure that the Redlands Coast's unique island lifestyle will be protected and preserved under a contemporary planning scheme," he said.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said the changes would give the Redlands Coast greater planning certainty.
"This is about ensuring we're striking the right balance between development and environment in our community," Ms Richards said.
"The Redlands is a unique and beautiful place to live and raise a family, and with planning decisions now coming under the Redland City Plan, growth in our region will better reflect community expectations."
The Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 passed on Tuesday also amends the Sanctuary Cove Resort Act, the Economic Development Act 2012, Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011, Planning Act 2016, Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 and the South Bank Corporation Act 1989.
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