Proposed citywide amendment - Camp Hill zoning, heritage and character amendment - Major amendment package I

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 I.

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

The proposed amendment include changes across a range of citywide provisions, to:

  • include zoning changes to reflect the results of the Camp Hill zone survey and the subsequent zoning investigation
  • protect Brisbane’s character, by ensuring City Plan’s Traditional building character overlay is up-to-date and also reflects the proposed zone changes at Camp Hill
  • maintain and enhance Brisbane’s heritage by including new local heritage places and areas adjoining heritage properties as well as updating existing local heritage places on City Plan’s Heritage overlay
  • protect more of Brisbane’s buildings constructed prior to 1911 by adding new sites to City Plan’s Pre-1911 building overlay.

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

Community consultation

Public consultation on the proposed amendment package has closed. 

Council's proposed amendment package was open for public consultation from 24 August to 20 September 2020.

Proposed amendments

Amendments resulting from Camp Hill zone survey

Following the Camp Hill zone survey undertaken by Council from 22 October to 7 December 2018 and subsequent investigations, the proposed changes seek to change the zoning of a number of properties from Low-medium density residential (2 or 3 storey mix zone precinct) to Character residential (Character zone precinct) or Low density residential. 

The properties proposed to be rezoned as Character residential (Character zone precinct) are also proposed to be included in the Traditional building character overlay, which automatically applies to land within this zone.

View the map showing proposed zoning below.

Use the Brisbane City Plan 2014 interactive mapping tool to find the current zoning for your property.

Heritage place overlay amendments

Council is proposing changes to the Heritage overlay in a number of locations across the city to recognise a number of additional local heritage places or adjust the boundary of existing local heritage places.

One local heritage place is also proposed to be removed from the overlay as there are no longer heritage values present.

As a result of these proposed changes, a number of properties have been identified as adjoining a heritage place or are no longer adjoining a heritage place.

Pre-1911 building overlay amendments

As part of Council’s ongoing review of character properties within the city, an additional ten buildings constructed before 1911 have been identified and are proposed for protection under City Plan’s Pre-1911 building overlay. 

Traditional building character overlay amendments

The proposed changes help protect Brisbane’s character by ensuring City Plan’s Traditional building character overlay is up to date. 


You can download a copy of the public notice about this proposed amendment:

View the list of proposed amendments:

View the proposed amendment documents:


  • Camp Hill zoning: map tile 29
  • Heritage overlay: map tile 20, 21, 28, 29
  • Pre-1911 building overlay: map tile 20, 28 
  • Traditional building character overlay: map tile 29 

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 and interpreting these maps, contact Council on 3403 8888.


Table showing timeline of major milestones for amendment package
27 August 2019 Council proposed to amend City Plan
September-December 2019

Queensland Government review

24 August-20 September 2020 Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the proposed changes
Early 2021

Final Queensland Government review

Mid 2021 Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal

Other City Plan amendments

You can also view details of other proposed amendments to City Plan.

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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:21 September 2020