Proposed citywide amendment - Restricting townhouses from single-home areas

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 restrict townhouses from single-home areas (Major amendment package H).

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 intends to:

  • remove provisions in zone codes, development codes and neighbourhood plans supporting Multiple dwellings (townhouses and apartments) in the Low density residential zone
  • amend other relevant provisions in City Plan to align with this change, including amendments to the Strategic Framework, and make necessary consequential amendments. 

For an overview of the proposed amendment including information about how Council will provide housing choice and how this amendment works with other City Plan amendments to ensure well designed residential development, you can download the:

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 also download a copy of the public notice:

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

Proposed amendments

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 6 - Zones

Part 7 - Neighbourhood plans

Part 9 - Development codes

Schedule 2 - Mapping

Appendix 2 - Table of amendments

The proposed amendment includes changes to the following Neighbourhood plan maps:


Table showing timeline of major milestones for amendment package
4 September 2018 Council proposed to amend City Plan
September 2018-November 2018

Drafting of the amendment package

November 2018-May 2019 Queensland Government review
29 July 2019-26 August 2019

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

Late 2019 Final Queensland Government review
Mid 2020 Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal

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 (Major amendment H), 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