City West Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, Council adopted the City West Neighbourhood Plan together with consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014. The new City West Neighbourhood Plan will become effective in early 2018.

The City West Neighbourhood Plan format has changed from the previous draft version to align it with the Planning Act 2016 and formalise the package for adoption into Brisbane City Plan 2014. The new format includes Part A and Part B. Part A is the explanatory notes, which provide context to the amendment package including the key outcomes of the neighbourhood plan and the process undertaken to develop the neighbourhood plan. Part B is the formal amendment to the Brisbane City Plan 2014.

The City West area encompasses parts of the suburbs of Petrie Terrace, Paddington, Milton and Red Hill. 

City West Neighbourhood Plan area

View the City West Neighbourhood Plan area in a larger map.

Highlights of the neighbourhood plan

The 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
  • encouraging high-quality design that contributes to a strong sense of place and an improved public realm.

You can view the City West Neighbourhood Plan (Word - 34Mb).

You can also view associated maps (referenced as Supplement 1a to1l in the neighbourhood plan):

Neighbourhood plan steps

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

Council reviewed all submissions received and proposed changes to the draft neighbourhood plan in response to community feedback. A report on submissions was prepared, which includes a summary of submissions and Council’s responses.

In March 2017, Council endorsed the revised City West Neighbourhood Plan for its final Queensland Government review. The plan was reviewed by the Queensland Government and on 4 September 2017 Council received approval to proceed to adoption. On 5 December 2017 Council adopted the City West Neighbourhood Plan together with consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014. The new City West Neighbourhood Plan will become effective in early 2018.

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.

Timeline

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.

This included:

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7 June 2016 Council endorsement of draft 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 considered all written submissions and made changes to the draft neighbourhood plan where appropriate.
4 September 2017 Queensland Government approval for Council to adopt the neighbourhood plan and consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014.
5 December 2017 Neighbourhood plan and consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014 adopted by Council.
Early 2018 Changes to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to become effective.

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 January 2018