Citywide amendment - Retirement and aged care amendments package

Brisbane is growing and changing, and in coming decades this will include a larger ageing population. The need for retirement and aged care housing options will increase by 50% by 2027. In some parts of Brisbane, older people may struggle to find housing that suits their needs, so it's important to plan now.

The 'Retirement and aged care amendments package' updated provisions in Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) to ensure suitable housing supply is available for people at every stage of life.

The amendments package also established a more streamlined approach to building, extending or upgrading retirement facilities and aged care facilities and encourages new facilities in preferred locations that meet best-practice design requirements.

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

This amendments package followed the major amendment statutory process outlined in the Queensland Government guidelines, Making and amending local planning instruments.

Community consultation

The amendments package was on public consultation from 18 June to 21 September 2018. Council considered all the submissions received during public consultation.

Download the report on submissions:


Table showing timeline of key milestones for the retirement and aged care amendment package
14 June 2016 Council proposed to amend the City Plan.
June-November 2016 Drafting of amendment package.
December 2016-April 2018 Queensland Government review. Feedback on draft amendments package received 6 April 2018.
18 June-21 September 2018

Public consultation including an opportunity for community submissions on the draft amendments package.

Talk to a Planner and community information sessions on 23 July, 14 August, 29 August and 5 September 2018.

Download a copy of the public notice: Notice of proposal to amend Brisbane City Plan 2014 (Word - 103kb).

September-November 2018 Council consideration of properly made submissions and review of proposed amendments in response to issues raised.
November 2018-February 2019 Queensland Government review and approval to adopt.
May 2019

Council adoption and gazettal. 

The amendments have been adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014.

Other City Plan amendments

You may be interested to find out about other proposed amendments to City Plan.

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 you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Strategic Planning
    City Planning and Economic Development
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:19 September 2019