Proposed citywide amendment - Increased car parking for suburban multiple dwellings

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 an amendment package to increase car parking for suburban multiple dwellings (Amendment package J).

This citywide amendment package is designed to change the provisions in the Transport, access, parking and servicing planning scheme policy to increase the amount of car parks needed in new multiple dwelling developments in suburban areas.

Key changes include increasing to 2 parking spaces for 2 and 3 bedroom units and 2.5 parking spaces for 4 or more bedroom units. Visitor parking is also being increased.

The amendment was initiated by Council in response to resident feedback received during citywide consultation during Plan your Brisbane and is a deliverable from Brisbane’s Future Blueprint.

The proposed amendment package was publicly notified for submissions from 29 July to 26 August 2019. Council is currently reviewing the submissions received. Once completed, Council will write to everyone who has made a properly made submission and publish a copy of the submissions report online.

You can download a copy of the public notice:

This proposed amendment package is following the planning scheme policy amendment process as outlined in Chapter 3, Part 1 of the Queensland Government’s Minister's Guidelines and Rules.

Proposed amendments

View the list of proposed amendments:

View the proposed amendment documents:

Schedule 6 – Planning scheme policies


Table showing timeline of major milestones for amendment package
February-June 2019 Drafting of the amendment package
4 June 2019

Council decides to amend City Plan

29 July-26 August 2019

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

Late 2019 Council adoption and gazettal

Other City Plan amendments

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

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More information

For more information about the proposed amendment to City Plan - Increased car parking for suburban multiple dwellings (Amendment package J), 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