Proposed citywide amendment - Heritage places and city views

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 the Heritage places and city views amendment (Major amendment package F).

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:

  • amendments of both the Heritage and Pre-1911 building overlays to incorporate up to date information gathered as part of Council’s ongoing review of the city’s heritage.
  • recognition of the city’s key civic spaces and iconic vistas by including a new Key civic space and iconic vista overlay code and map.

This proposed amendment package is following the ‘major amendment’ process as outlined in the Queensland Government's Minister’s Guidelines and Rules.

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

Community consultation

The proposed amendment package was publicly notified for submissions from 4 March until 12 April 2019.

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

  1. The description of iconic vista has been amended to remove reference to iconic vista sites comprising 'public' buildings.
  2. The definition of 'public realm' has been amended to remove reference to iconic vista sites.

Download the consultation report:

Proposed amendments

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

View the list of proposed amendments:

View the proposed amendment documents:

Part 1 About the planning scheme:

Part 3 Strategic framework:

Part 5 - Tables of assessment:

Part 8 - Overlays:

Schedule 1 Definitions:

Schedule 2 Mapping:

Appendix 2 Table of amendments:

The proposed amendments include changes to the following overlay maps:

  • Citywide amendments - Heritage overlay maps
  • Citywide amendments - Pre-1911 building overlay maps.

The proposed amendment includes a new overlay map:

  • Citywide amendments - Key civic space and iconic vista 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.


31 July 2018 Council proposed to amend City Plan
August 2018-November 2018 Queensland Government review
4 March 2019-12 April 2019 Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the draft amendment package
August 2019-September 2019 Final Queensland Government review
Late 2019 Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal

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.
Last updated:19 September 2019