Citywide update - amendment package A

Brisbane City Council is delivering on a strong plan to ensure our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations and continues to be a great place to live, work and relax. 

As part of Council’s commitment to ensure that Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) remains effective and up-to-date, Council adopted a package of amendments to some of its citywide provisions on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

Highlights of the amendment package

The amendments were made to:

  • improve the management of the interface between sensitive and industrial uses
  • increase provisions for addressing local circumstances of topography and flood immunity in relation to the height of dwelling houses
  • improve refuse collection, traditional building character, heritage and pre-1911 provisions
  • refine the operation of biodiversity areas overlay provisions and align with the Queensland Government’s Environmental Offsets Act 2014
  • strengthen measures to ensure existing infrastructure (e.g. the Story Bridge) is protected from encroachment by development to ensure it can be maintained
  • improve the rooming accommodation, reconfiguring a lot, prescribed accepted development and neighbourhood plan provisions
  • update zoning maps and overlays including the Dwelling house character overlay, Heritage overlay, Pre-1911 building overlay and Traditional building character overlay.

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

Community engagement

The proposed amendment package was open for community feedback between 17 October and 25 November 2016. Council held three public consultation events and received a total of 47 properly made submissions. 


This table includes the timeline for the citywide update amendment package A.
1 September 2015 (completed)Council proposed to amend the City Plan
September 2015 - May 2016 (completed)Drafting of amendment package
June - September 2016 (completed)Queensland Government review
17 October - 25 November 2016 (completed)

Public consultation of the draft amendment package.

Council preparation of the report on submissions and revised amendments.

Download the report on submissions (Word - 276kb).

Early- mid 2017 (completed)Queensland Government review
Mid-late 2017 (completed)

Queensland Government approval to adopt.

Council adoption and gazettal.

The amendments have been adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014.

View a list of amendments adopted by Council.

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More information

For more information about the amendment to City Plan 2014, 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:9 May 2019