State planning instruments updated to include cycling in decision making

Lady parking her bike at a bike rack.
Considering the needs of bike riders in planning and development.

Overview of action

Action 1.25, Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019
Status: complete

Support updates to state planning instruments to ensure provision of cycling infrastructure is considered during planning and development decision making processes such as the making and amending of regional plans and local government planning schemes.

Achievements

Ensuring that bicycle riding is featured within state planning instruments helps make sure needs of bicycle riders are considered in land use and transport planning.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads worked with the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation to include the Principal Cycle Network Plans in the State Planning Policy (SPP) Interactive Mapping System (IMS).

Inclusion in the SPP IMS identifies the Principal Cycle Network Plans as matters of state interest and prompts state and local governments to consider the needs of bicycle riders during planning and development decision making.

Next steps

We will continue to promote incorporation of Principal Cycle Network Plans in regional and local land use and transport planning to ensure needs of bicycle riders are considered.

Lead agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

More information

Read more on the principal cycle network.