City West Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a new neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of the City West area. Once complete, the City West Neighbourhood Plan will become part of Brisbane’s planning scheme to guide new development in City West.

The City West area encompasses parts of the suburbs of Petrie Terrace, Paddington, Milton and Red Hill. The area has a rich history and an attractive landscape that makes it a highly desirable location to live, work and visit. Local businesses and residents enjoy excellent access to the city centre and other major employment, cultural and recreational destinations.

City West Neighbourhood Plan area

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Highlights of the neighbourhood plan

The draft City West Neighbourhood Plan provides a blueprint to guide future development in the City West area:

  • protecting heritage and character buildings and streetscapes, including large areas of character housing added to the Character zone precinct (from the Infill housing zone precinct), 10 sites added to the Pre-1911 building overlay and one site added to the heritage register
  • facilitating new mixed-use development in focused areas near the Normanby Hotel and on the Victoria Barracks site, while ensuring the protection of the significant heritage buildings located here
  • promoting a greater mix of uses along Caxton Street and Petrie Terrace to diversify the range of businesses available and support the area’s role as a cultural and entertainment precinct
  • encourage high-quality design that contributes to a strong sense of place and an improved public realm.

You can view the Draft City West Neighbourhood Plan (Word - 15Mb).

Neighbourhood plan steps

The draft City West Neighbourhood Plan has been informed by the draft renewal strategy, together with feedback from the community. The draft plan was reviewed by the Queensland Government from June to October 2016 and was recently available for community feedback from Friday 21 October to Friday 2 December 2016. This formal community consultation period has now closed.

Council has reviewed all submissions received and has proposed changes to the draft neighbourhood plan. A response to submissions report has been prepared, which includes a summary of submissions and Council’s responses.

Council has endorsed the revised draft City West Neighbourhood Plan for its final Queensland Government review. Subject to the Queensland Government's review timeframes, the plan is expected to be included in the Brisbane City Plan 2014 in mid-2017.

You can download the ​Draft City West Neighbourhood Plan - Report on Submissions (Word - 184kb).

Renewal strategy

Council prepared a draft renewal strategy that set out ideas for the future of the City West area. Outcomes from the community survey, the Community Planning Team workshops, and Council's technical investigations directly contributed to the draft renewal strategy's recommendations. 

Community consultation was undertaken in late 2015 with the release of the draft City West Renewal Strategy. During this period, 42 written submissions were received. Council reviewed the submissions received and used the feedback to inform the development of the draft City West Neighbourhood Plan.

Community Planning Team

Early in the project, Council invited members of the community to nominate for the City West Community Planning Team. The Community Planning Team provided ideas and feedback that have helped to shape plans for the area's future. View the minutes of Community Planning Team meetings.


January 2015 Planning commenced
13 March-7 May 2015 Draft City West Vision released for comment.

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19 March-17 August 2015 Community Planning Team (CPT) meetings

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24 August-2 October 2015 Draft City West Renewal Strategy released for comment.

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7 June 2016 Council endorsement of draft City West Neighbourhood Plan.
June-October 2016 Queensland Government review of draft neighbourhood plan.
21 October-2 December 2016

Public consultation on draft neighbourhood plan.

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Early 2017 Council considers all written submissions and make changes to the plan where appropriate.
Late-2017 (anticipated) Queensland Government approval to adopt; adoption and gazettal of neighbourhood plan.

Register for updates

To register for future updates on the City West Neighbourhood Plan, email the project team.

If you have previously registered to receive City West Renewal Strategy updates, there is no need to register again as your details have been merged with the City West Neighbourhood Plan database.

More information

For more information about the City West Neighbourhood Plan, you can:

  • email the project team
  • contact Council
  • write to:
    Neighbourhood Planning and Urban Renewal Brisbane (City West)
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
17 July 2017