Temporary Local Planning Instrument - TLPI

A Temporary Local Planning Instrument, or TLPI, is a statutory instrument created under the provisions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 which may suspend or otherwise affect the operation of a planning scheme (i.e. the Brisbane City Plan 2000) for a period of up to one (1) year from its effective date.

Generally, a TLPI is an interim response that:

  • is put in place quickly to protect a specific local government area from adverse impacts
  • prevails over the Brisbane City Plan 2000 when an inconsistency arises
  • enables longer term planning provisions to be shaped while it is in effect (usually a change to the Brisbane City Plan 2000 takes 12 months)
  • is effective for up to one (1) year

Current TLPIs

TLPI 01/13 Protection of Residential Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911

On 8 May 2013, Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/13: Protection of Residential Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911 (TLPI 01/13) came into effect.

TLPI 01/13 provides for the assessment of the removal or demolition of any residential building constructed prior to 1911 that exists within the Demolition Control Precinct and Demolition Control Precinct (Local Character Significance), as well as those buildings identified by TLPI 01/13 as being residential buildings constructed prior to 1911.

Under TLPI 01/13, residential buildings constructed prior to 1911 can only be demolished if they are found to be structurally unsound. However, it is important to note that this TLPI will not apply to residential buildings on land where a current approval applies that permits the demolition of residential building(s) to which this TLPI would otherwise apply.

TLPI 01/13 will be in place for 12 months. During that time Council’s draft new City Plan, which will further refine Council’s approach to protecting the city’s traditional building character, will be prepared and finalised.

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Previous TLPIs

TLPI 01/12 Brisbane Interim Flood Response

Following the Brisbane floods in January 2011, Council took steps to provide guidance for development in flood-affected areas. To do this, Council adopted Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/11 - Brisbane Interim Flood Response, and subsequently, Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/12 Brisbane Interim Flood Response. Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/12 expired on 15 May 2013 and was replaced by the Brisbane Interim Flood Response provisions in the Brisbane City Plan 2000. These provisions will continue to guide development in areas affected by the 2011 Brisbane River flood as well as creek/waterway flooding.

View the areas covered by the TLPI - interim flood level maps.

More information

If you would like more information about TLPIs, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.