Citywide amendment - Major amendment package E

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 amendments to some of its citywide provisions with Major amendment package E.

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, and creating and protecting greenspace.

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

  • car share
  • industry provisions
  • major transport infrastructure – Council controlled road tunnels
  • multiple dwellings
  • significant landscape trees
  • Special Entertainment Areas
  • the Emerging community zone
  • subdivision
  • transport air quality corridors
  • waterway corridors
  • mapping – including zoning and 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 amendments package was open for public consultation from 5 March to 12 April 2019. Council held three public consultation events and received a total of 37 submissions.

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

  • clarify the car share definition in the Transport, access, parking and servicing planning scheme policy that car share spaces are to be for the exclusive use of residents in multiple dwelling and rooming accommodation developments
  • add notes in the Structure plan planning scheme policy to guide the calculation of dwelling density
  • clarify the private and communal open space area calculations, deep planting outcomes and built to boundary wall requirements in the Multiple dwelling code
  • clarify the Vegetation planning scheme policy that professional qualifications are needed to identify significant landscape trees
  • remove two out of date transport air quality models in the Air quality planning scheme policy
  • improve the accuracy of the equation that accounts for the chemical transformations of oxides to nitrogen and further clarification on the selection of the correct diurnal traffic profile in the Air quality planning scheme policy
  • remove tree species that are no longer present on particular properties in the Significant landscape tree overlay code and rectify inconsistencies with the overlay map.

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 maps:


  • Citywide amendments – Zoning maps.

Overlay maps:

  • Citywide amendments – Dwelling house character overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Regional infrastructure corridors and substations overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Significant landscape tree overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Traditional building character overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Transport air quality corridor overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments – Waterway corridors overlay maps.

To view the PDF's, 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 and interpreting these maps, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.


A timeline of events including date and description.
28 February 2017Council proposed to amend City Plan
March 2017-August 2018Drafting of the amendment package
August 2018-January 2019Queensland Government review
5 March 2019-12 April 2019Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the draft amendment package
Late 2019Final Queensland Government review
Mid-2020Amendment adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 30 October 2020

Other City Plan amendments

You may be interested to give your feedback on other proposed amendments to City Plan now open for consultation.

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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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