City Planning and Suburban Renewal Committee

Committee membership

ChairCouncillor Adam Allan
Deputy ChairCouncillor Penny Wolff
Shadow ChairCouncillor Jared Cassidy
MembersCouncillor Steven Huang
Councillor Sandy Landers
Councillor Seal Chong Wah


The responsibilities of the City Planning and Suburban Renewal Committee will be to:

  • plan for the sustainable development of Brisbane to ensure economic prosperity and maintain quality of life
  • plan for a growing city by ensuring the local planning scheme remains current, efficient and effective
  • collaborate with other councils and Queensland Government authorities in regional planning and to implement the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan as it pertains to the Brisbane Local Government Area
  • plan sustainable neighbourhoods where Brisbane residents want to live and work
  • deliver on the outcomes of Brisbane’s Future Blueprint, Brisbane: Our Productive City, Brisbane’s Sustainable Growth Strategy and Brisbane’s Housing Supply Action Plan
  • ensure Brisbane retains the unique character of its architecture and natural attributes
  • promote a range of housing choices to cater for our diverse population
  • partner with the business and development industry to ensure the sustainable development of Brisbane
  • deliver improvement projects in suburban precincts
  • work with local communities, industry and other levels of government to facilitate suburban renewal projects in Brisbane’s suburbs
  • facilitate high-quality, sustainable urban design and private and public art to foster inclusive, vibrant and liveable communities
  • streamline development assessment
  • decide delegated applications during recess
  • recommend major project applications to Council for consideration.

A “major project” is a project for which a development application has been lodged with Council which meets any or all of the following criteria:

  • the project will be of considerable impact to the city from an environmental, economic or planning perspective
  • the project will have a significant impact on Council infrastructure and resources;
    the project will require the planning scheme to be varied or overridden to give effect to the project
  • the General Manager, Development Services, City Planning and Sustainability, decides that a particular project should be treated as a major project.
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