Citywide amendment - Biodiversity

To ensure City Plan remains effective and up-to-date, Brisbane City Council adopted a package of amendments to its biodiversity provisions in Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan). The amendment reflects improved biodiversity mapping and changes in legislation, as well as previous community and industry feedback.

The amendment package

The amendment package followed the major amendment process as outlined in the Queensland Government's guideline for Making and amending local planning instruments.

Amendments were made to the Biodiversity areas overlay map to refine the mapping and change the sub-categories, include Queensland Government mapping and refine and amend biodiversity related provisions of City Plan.

For an overview of the changes you can download the:

Community consultation

The amendments package was publicly notified from 18 April to 2 June 2017. Council held three public consultation events and received a total of 283 submissions.


14 June 2016  Council proposed to amend the City Plan
June 2016-August 2016 Drafting of amendment package
September-February 2016 Queensland Government review
18 April-2 June 2017 Public consultation including the opportunity for submissions on the draft amendment package
May-June 2019 Queensland Government review
Late 2019

Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal.

The amendment has been adopted into Brisbane City Plan 2014, effective 29 November 2019.

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 about the 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:29 November 2019