The Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning may give direction to a local government, assessment manager, concurrence agency or applicant.

Under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) the Planning Minister has the power to give notice of a ministerial direction. The direction may only be given by the minister if the direction is in relation to a state interest.

Under SPA, a state interest is:

Ministerial directions under SPA:

Similar provisions are included in section 2.3.1 and section 3.6.1 of the Integrated Planning Act 1997.

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