City Planning wrap-up

City Planning Brisbane

It’s been a big year for City Planning at Council with four strategies currently open for public notification, five with the Queensland Government for review, and several citywide amendments recently adopted by Council.

Draft Brisbane Industrial Strategy

In response to strong demand for Brisbane’s limited supply of industrial land, Council has released the draft Brisbane Industrial Strategy, open for submissions until 8 December 2017. Once complete, the strategy will inform Brisbane’s planning scheme to guide development and infrastructure. Highlights of the draft Brisbane Industrial Strategy include:

  • protection of existing industrial land
  • enabling businesses flexibility to adapt and capitalise on global changes
  • encouraging public and private collaboration for efficiency and innovation
  • encouraging industry to locate (or stay) in the right places
  • more worker friendly industrial precincts.

Update on neighbourhood planning

Three draft neighbourhood plan strategies are in the final days of public notification. Friday 8 December 2017 is the last day for the community to have their say on:

The community feedback received on these documents will assist Council in preparing draft neighbourhood plans for these areas to be incorporated into Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan). The draft neighbourhood plans for these areas and the Coorparoo and Districts area will be publicly released in 2018, when the community will have another opportunity to provide their feedback.

Previously, residents and landowners have provided valuable feedback for draft neighbourhood plans in Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron, Newstead North, Spring Hill, and Dutton Park-Fairfield. Council endorsed these plans which were revised based on community feedback and are currently with the Queensland Government for state interest review. The recent Queensland Government election has meant that the state interest review period was placed on hold, and adoption of these plans are expected to occur in 2018. To keep informed about the progress of neighbourhood planning projects, please register for project updates on the relevant project pages on Council's website

Other amendments to City Plan

Council has approved a number of amendments to City Plan in the second half of 2017:

  • Citywide update – Pre-1911 buildings (Major D), which incorporates the buildings that were protected in Temporary Local Planning Instrument 05/16 – Protection of Character Buildings into City Plan.
  • Citywide update – Amendment package (Major A), including a range of amendments that ensure City Plan remains effective and up-to-date.
  • Citywide update – minor and administrative amendments (Minor D), including:
    • minor updates to overlay maps to reflect site-specific circumstances
    • updates to infrastructure design standards
    • aligning the planning scheme with the Planning Regulation 2017
    • aligning the planning scheme with the State Planning Policy July 2017
    • integrating updated State Planning Policy mapping. 

These amendments are now effective in City Plan.

Council has also approved a new Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) to protect additional Pre-1911 buildings across the city. The TLPI is referred to as TLPI 02/17 Protection of buildings constructed prior to 1911. The buildings that are protected by this TLPI can be found at the link above.

Council has also reviewed submissions about the draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan and the City Plan major amendment for long term infrastructure, which are being progressed to the Queensland Government for state interest review. The submissions report will be available on Council’s website in the coming days.

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Last updated:24 October 2019