Town and Country Planning Act (Act 172)
Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) was formulated following Article 76 (4) of the Federal Constitution. It is enforced in the states of Peninsular Malaysia. Regardless, application for these states can only be done on a date as fixed by the respective State Authority and agreed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government . The states of Sabah, Sarawak and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur use their own planning by-laws. Originally, Act 172 contains 9 sections and 59 subsections but later amended 3 times between the years 1993 to 2001.
Town and Country Planning Act (Amendment) 1993 (Act A866)
Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) was amended in the year 1993 , known as Act A866. This Act was amended with an added provisions relating to sewerage activity so that it conforms to the Sewerage Services Act 1993 (Act 508) created in the same year.
Town and Country Planning Act (Amendment) 1995 (Act A933)
In the year 1995, again Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) was amended to handle the weaknesses that existed due to developments that disregard environment conservation especially that relating to tree preservation. The whole provision relating to tree preservation can be seen in Section 5A beginning Subsection 35A to 35H Act 172.
Town and Country Planning Act (Amendment) 2001 (Act A 1129)
Again the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) was amended and known as Town and Country Planning Act (Amendment) 2001 (Act A1129) . It was amended to handle the problem that arise especially in the real estate sector and realize the federal government's role in matters pertaining to Town and Country Planning in tandem with the spirit of mutual responsibility provided for in the Federal Constitution.
This Act also includes 2 new sections and introduced a few approaches, in particular, in the development planning system and also planning control in Act 172.