Retirement and aged care amendments package | Brisbane City Council

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 to suit their needs, so it's important to plan now.

Brisbane City Council is proposing to update Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) with a Retirement and aged are amendments package, to ensure to offer a more streamlined approach to building, extending or upgrading aged care and retirement facilities. This will also provide greater encouragement for new facilities in preferred locations, which meet best-practice design requirements. 

The proposed package aims to: 

  • facilitate retirement living and aged care accommodation near shops, transport and key services
  • enable existing facilities to be more easily redeveloped or upgraded
  • enable retirement and aged care facilities to be located near each other
  • remove unintended barriers to the establishment of retirement living and aged care accommodation
  • ensure that assessment criteria are relevant to the intended use of the building/facility.

Council is no longer progressing changes in relation to privately owned sport and recreation land.

This proposed amendments package is following the major amendment statutory process outlined in the Queensland Government guideline, Making and amending local planning instruments.

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

You can also download a copy of the public notice:

Proposed amendments

View the list of amendments:

Download the:

View the proposed amendments for changed zoning to reflect the use of specific sites for retirement facility and/or residential care facility purposes. Refer to the Proposed table of amendments above for details of individual sites. 

The above maps identify the proposed zoning of these sites on the base zoning in place at the time the amendments were proposed in November 2016.

Make a submission

Now is the time to have your say about the proposed Retirement and aged care amendments package. Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018.

If you would like to comment on the proposed package of amendments, you must make a properly made submission as follows:

  1. Submit your comments in writing either online or by letter.
  2. Include the name 'Retirement and aged care amendments package' in your submission title.
  3. State what you support or do not support in the proposed amendments and why.
  4. Include the name, address, and signature of each person who supports the submission (signatures are not required for email or online submissions).
  5. Include your phone number and email address if you are happy for Council to contact you for any further information.

You can lodge a submission online or you can post submissions to:

Strategic Planning, City Planning and Economic Development
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018.

Following the submissions period, Council will write to everyone who has made a properly made submission on the proposed amendments and publish a copy of the submissions report.

City Plan update sessions

If you would like to talk to a Council planner or technical specialist about the proposed amendments, come along to one of our upcoming information sessions. These are one-on-one sessions and will not include a formal presentation by Council. Sessions will be held:

  • 2-4pm or 5-7pm, Monday 23 July, Colmslie Hotel Function Centre, Cnr Wynnum and Junction Roads, Morningside
  • 12-2pm or 5-7pm, Tuesday 14 August, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
  • 2-4pm or 5-7pm, Wednesday 29 August, West Leagues Club, Memorial Park, Sylvan Road, Toowong
  • 12-2pm or 5-7pm, Wednesday 5 September, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City


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 to have your say on the draft amendments package.
Late 2018 Queensland Government review.
2019 Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal.

Other City Plan amendments

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

Register for updates

Register for future updates on City Plan 2014.

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.
03 August 2018