Suburban renewal

Brisbane City Council is committed to meeting the demand for new homes, providing for a strong economy and employment growth and creating vibrant mixed-use communities in collaboration with a range of stakeholders.

What are suburban renewal precincts?

Council seeks to unlock new opportunities in Brisbane through suburban renewal initiatives and precinct plans. This planning aims to provide new opportunities to live, work and play.

Building on the success of Council’s neighbourhood planning program, suburban renewal precincts will focus on detailed planning for smaller, underutilised, or strategically located suburban areas to deliver plans which will assist in achieving on the ground outcomes more quickly.

The suburban renewal precincts program aims to:

  • unlock opportunities for underutilised land to provide new homes and jobs
  • ensure quick and responsive planning outcomes
  • deliver locally relevant outcomes
  • deliver targeted and effective community and stakeholder engagement
  • coordinate and implement Council programs and priorities.

Focus areas

Areas to be included in the suburban renewal precincts program are chosen by identifying underutilised or strategically located land that offers the greatest potential for community benefit.

Council will assess the suitability of new precincts based on factors including:

  • site characteristics – context, size and ability to increase housing supply and support mixed use outcomes
  • strategic significance
  • underutilised land, including former industrial land (transition sites)
  • proximity to public transport
  • major infrastructure investment (current and proposed)
  • manageable constraints
  • current planning framework
  • infrastructure timing
  • partnership opportunities
  • alignment with other Council projects.

Current projects

Transition sites

Brisbane: Our Productive City (Council’s industrial strategy) has identified more than 70 hectares of industrial land that has or could transition to a mix of land uses that support housing and employment outcomes.

Through the suburban renewal precinct program, Council will work with owners on planning for transitioning these sites, particularly where multiple landowners are involved, and will continue to work with local communities to ensure they are consulted throughout the transition process.

These transition sites are located at:

  • Hyde Road, Yeronga
  • Glenora Street, Wynnum
  • Bonemill Road, Runcorn
  • Mina Parade, Alderley
  • Hamilton Road, Moorooka
  • Muriel Avenue, Moorooka
  • Gladys Street, Stones Corner
  • McIlwraith Avenue, Norman Park
  • Multiple properties, Gympie Road, Kedron
  • Fairlawn Street, Nathan
  • Sandgate Road, Nundah
  • Burke Street, Dutton Park
  • Multiple properties, Newmarket Road, Wilston
  • Newnham Road, Wishart.

Note: Sites at Hamilton Road, Moorooka and Gladys Street, Stones Corner have already transitioned to residential uses.

Steps to success

Precinct planning activities will be tailored to suit the challenges and opportunities of each location. Integral to this process will be the role of community and stakeholder engagement, including (but not limited to), a mix of online and in person consultation opportunities.

Precinct planning is likely to address:

  • housing supply and choice
  • community heart (culture, creativity and public spaces)
  • unlocking opportunity (employment, education and services)
  • built form and design (character, heritage, subtropical and climate resilient design)
  • habitat protection
  • accessibility and connectivity
  • specific infrastructure requirements.


Precinct plans are expected to take 12 to 18 months to prepare. They will be delivered as part of an overall program of precinct plans, with not all precincts being progressed at the same time. Precinct plans may be supported by catalyst projects and statutory amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014(City Plan).

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