Citywide amendment - Major amendment package C

Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax. To ensure our friendly and liveable city continues to thrive and Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) remains effective and up-to-date, Brisbane City Council is proposing changes to some of its citywide provisions with Major amendment package C.

This amendment was adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 30 October 2020 as part of City Plan Amendment v20.00/2020

Through amendments to City Plan, Council ensures planning decisions continue to reflect principles developed with community input, including protecting our city’s backyards and unique character.

The proposed amendments include changes across a range of citywide provisions, including:

  • service station and industrial development
  • air quality modelling, air quality (planning) criteria and odour criteria
  • industry thresholds
  • streetscape hierarchy
  • heritage and character
  • bushfire
  • mapping - including overlays.

The amendment package is following the major amendment process as outlined in the Queensland Government's guideline for Making and amending local planning instruments.

Council endorsed changes to the proposed amendments following a review of submissions and has referred the amendments to the Queensland Government for a final state interest review.

Community consultation

Council's proposed amendment package was open for public consultation from 29 July to 9 September 2019. Council held three public consultation events and received a total of 19 submissions.

In response to matters raised in the submissions, Council made the following changes:

  • Clarify minimum separation distances for fuel dispensing areas and fuel storage tanks in the Service Station code.
  • Improve the use of numerical meteorological models and terrain data in the Air quality planning scheme policy.

Download the Report on Submissions:

Proposed amendments

For an overview of the proposed amendments, you can download the:

You can also download a copy of the public notice:

View the list of proposed amendments:

View the proposed amendment documents:

Part 3 - Strategic framework

Part 5 - Tables of assessment

Part 6 - Zones

Part 7 - Neighbourhood plans

Part 8 - Overlays

Part 9 - Development codes

Schedule 1 - Definitions

Schedule 6 - Planning scheme policies

The proposed amendments include changes to the following overlay maps:

  • Citywide amendments – Heritage overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Streetscape hierarchy overlay maps.

To view the PDFs, you can choose a tile on the map below.

The PDF documents included in the below map are of a technical nature and as such are not accessible to website assistive technologies. For assistance accessing or interpreting any of these maps, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.


Table showing timeline of major milestones for amendment package
30 August 2016Council proposed to amend City Plan
September 2016-February 2017

Drafting of the amendment package

March 2017-January 2019Queensland Government review
29 July-9 September 2019

Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the draft amendment package

Late 2019-early 2020Final Queensland Government review
Mid 2020Amendment adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 30 October 2020

Other City Plan amendments

You can also provide feedback on other proposed amendments to City Plan now open for consultation.

Register for updates

To stay informed about City Plan, including proposed amendments and to receive other Council planning and development updates, you can register your interest.

More information

For more information about the proposed major amendment to City Plan, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Strategic Planning
    City Planning & Economic Development
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001.
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