Temporary Local Planning Instruments

A Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) is a statutory instrument created under the provisions of the Planning Act 2016.

A TLPI may suspend or otherwise affect the operation of another planning instrument i.e. Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 (Planning Scheme) for a period of up to two years after the effective date. 


  • does not amend or repeal the planning instrument
  • does not create a superseded planning scheme, and
  • is not an adverse planning change under the Planning Act 2016.

Generally, a TLPI is an interim response that:

  • is put in place quickly to set out planning and development assessment policies to protect all or part of a local government area from adverse impacts in urgent or emergent circumstances
  • prevails over the Planning Scheme to the extent of any inconsistency
  • enables shaping of longer-term planning provisions while it is in effect (an amendment to the Planning Scheme follows a statutory process that can take more than 18 months)
  • is effective for up to two years
  • can be repealed by Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Current TLPIs in effect


Previous TLPIs no longer in effect