Description: Priority Living Areas (PLA) as identified within the Central Queensland, Darling Downs, South East Queensland and Cape York Regional Plans. Priority Living Areas (PLA) as at August 2017.The identification of Priority Living Areas (PLAs) is intended to provide greater certainty for investment in the development of the region’s urban centres and localities, while still accommodating compatible resource activities to maximise economic development opportunities. PLAs are intended to ensure that the growth potential of these towns, as provided for through a local government planning scheme, are protected from the encroachment of incompatible resource activities. PLAs are proposed to replace existing restricted areas (urban), as gazetted under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 in 2011.The PLAs are prescribed within the Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014 or within a Regional Plan.
Description: Priority Agricultural Area (PAA) as identified within the Central Queensland, Darling Downs, South East Queensland and Cape York Regional Plans. Priority Agricultural Area (PAA) as at August 2017.Priority Agricultural Areas (PAAs) are strategic areas identified on a regional scale that contain significant clusters of what are considered to be the region’s high value, intensive agricultural land uses. Within these areas, these special agricultural land areas will be given additional protection from incompatible resource activities. PAAs have been introduced to protect: proven productive agricultural areas, agricultural land uses with significant infrastructure investment, agricultural land uses that have the potential to be significantly impacted by resource activities and have limited scope to modify their agricultural practices in response to these impacts. The PAAs are prescribed within the Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014 or within a Regional Plan.
Description: Identifies the Stategic Environmental Areas(SEA) throughout Queensland. These areas include Cape YorkPeninsula, the Gulf Country, the Chanel Country, Fraser Island and Hinchinbrook Island.SEAs identify areas where the impact of a prescirbed activity will not result in a widespread or irreversible impact on an environmental attribute of a strategic environmental area.The SEAs are prescribed within the Regional Planning Interests Regulation 2014 or within a Regional Plan.