Residential zones and zone precincts

The following table gives you more information about zones and zone precincts. 

Brisbane City Plan 2014 zone Brisbane City Plan 2014 zone precinct Houses Granny flats Rooming accommodation Duplexes Townhouses, row house, villas
✓ = intended development types
Low density residential (LDR)* - - -
Character residential (CR)* CR1 Character - -
  CR2 Infill housing
Low medium density residential (LDMR) LMR1 2 storey mix
  LMR2 2 or 3 storey mix
  LMR3 Up to 3 storeys
Medium density residential (MDR) - - -
High density residential (HDR) HDR1 Up to 8 storeys - - - -
  HDR2 Up to 15 storeys - - -
Tourist accommodation (TA) - Short-term accommodation and other tourism related uses
Emerging community (EC) - Land with potential for future development for range of residential uses subject to detailed planning and provision of infrastructure
Rural (RU) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business as well as a variety of other uses appropriate in a rural setting
Rural residential (RR) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on large lots
Township (T) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on a small coastal or rural settlement such as Moreton Island
Environmental management (EM) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on large lots, appropriately sited to respect environmental values

 

Brisbane City Plan 2014 zone Brisbane City Plan 2014 zone precinct Apartments Short-term accommodation Retirement village

Residential care 

e.g. supported living

Home-based business
✓ = intended development types
Low density residential (LDR)* - - - - -
Character residential (CR)* CR1 Character - - - -
  CR2 Infill housing - - - -
Low medium density residential (LDMR) LMR1 2 storey mix
  LMR2 2 or 3 storey mix -
  LMR3 Up to 3 storeys -
Medium density residential (MDR) -
High density residential (HDR) HDR1 Up to 8 storeys
  HDR2 Up to 15 storeys
Tourist accommodation (TA) - Short-term accommodation and other tourism related uses
Emerging community (EC) - Land with potential for future development for range of residential uses subject to detailed planning and provision of infrastructure
Rural (RU) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business as well as a variety of other uses appropriate in a rural setting
Rural residential (RR) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on large lots
Township (T) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on a small coastal or rural settlement such as Moreton Island
Environmental management (EM) - Houses, granny flats and home-based business on large lots, appropriately sited to respect environmental values

*Note: Some forms of multi-unit development may be considered on sites greater than 3000 m2

25 June 2015