New Forms for Retail Shop Leases in Queensland and Stakeholder Briefings on Planning Changes

Written by:

Tien Nguyen
6 December 2016

1. New Forms for Retail Shop Leases in Queensland

Further to our update entitled ‘Changes to Retail Shop Leases in Queensland’ from June this year (‘June Update’), we note that the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) commenced on 25 November 2016.

As a result of the commencement, the approved forms under the Retail Shop Leases Regulation 2006 were amended on 2 December 2016. The amended forms can be found here.

Further information, once available, will be provided though the Queensland Government’s Business and Industry portal. A summary of key changes made by the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) can be found here.

If you did not receive a copy of our June Update, please do not hesitate to request a copy from Paul Neville at:

2. Stakeholder Briefings on Planning Changes

The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning has announced a statewide series of ‘talk to the planner’ sessions and briefings to outline the key drivers, changes and effects in the new draft versions of the State Planning Policy (SPP), State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP) and the draft Planning Regulation.

The remaining dates and locations of the ‘talk to the planner’ sessions include:.

Capalaba, 10am to 1pm, 7 December 2016
Townsville, 6pm to 7:30pm, 7 December 2016
Bundaberg, 6pm to 7:30pm, 7 December 2016
Toowoomba, 6pm to 7:30pm, 8 December 2016
Spring Hill, 10am to 1pm, 10 December 2016

Please click here for more information, registration, and venues.

The review of the SPP, SDAP and draft Planning Regulation follow the successful passage of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld). Draft versions of these instruments available for public consultation until 10 February 2017, it is intended for the renewed instruments to commence with the new planning system (currently scheduled for 3 July 2017).

Details of selected briefings include:

Rockhampton, 10am to 2pm, 30 November 2016
Ipswich, 10am to 2pm, 2 December 2016
Mackay, 10am to 2pm, 6 December 2016
Townsville, 10am to 2pm, 7 December 2016
Bundaberg, 10am to 2pm, 7 December 2016
Toowoomba, 10am to 2pm, 8 December 2016
Cairns, 10am to 2pm, 9 December 2016

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