Coorparoo and districts neighbourhood plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a neighbourhood plan for the Coorparoo and districts area, which includes parts of Coorparoo, Greenslopes, Camp Hill, Holland Park and Holland Park West. Once complete, the neighbourhood plan will become part of Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) to guide new development.

The neighbourhood plan is an opportunity to consider and plan for future growth and to protect the aspects of the area that residents love.

The Queensland Government recently completed its review of the draft neighbourhood plan and now is your opportunity to have a say. The formal public consultation period is now open and Council invites you to have your say by making a formal submission on the draft plan by 5pm Friday 8 June 2018. 

Draft neighbourhood plan

Council conducted technical studies and worked with the community in developing a draft strategy. The draft strategy was released for community input in October 2016 and received more than 600 community submissions in response.

Following on from the draft strategy, a review of submissions was conducted, as well as additional technical reviews and a more detailed review of low-medium density residential areas with traditional character homes.

This informed several changes to the direction in the draft strategy and guided Council's preparation of a draft neighbourhood plan. The draft plan was endorsed and submitted to the Queensland Government for a review of state interests in March 2017 and returned to Council in February 2018.

A formal submission period is now open and Council invites you to download the draft plan and have your say. Council is also holding community information sessions where you can drop in or book a time to meet with a Council officer and ask questions about what the draft plan means for you and how to make a formal submission.

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Council also has a series of fact sheets to explain City Plan terms and concepts and details and assistance will be available on how to make a formal submission.

The draft neighbourhood plan includes changes to the current planning provisions for the area such as land use zoning and overlays, development codes, and planning policy. Refer to pages 9-11 of the amendment package for information about how to read the amendment package and a summary of parts of City Plan Council is proposing to change. 

Draft plan key outcomes

  • Achieving a balance between growth in and around existing centres and the maintenance of character and low density residential development through the majority of the area.
  • Focusing most of the change on the centres along the Logan Road corridor, the Greenslopes Private Hospital and the area around the Greenslopes busway station.
  • Providing for new commercial and retail space to support the growing demand for services and to support local employment, including an additional 5.1ha of mixed use and centre zones that can be used for retail and commercial floor space.
  • Focusing new development, including pockets of medium-density residential development up to five storeys in height, in limited locations along main roads and near public transport and shops.
  • Identifying areas that require character protection (or greater character protection) and including those areas in the Character residential zone (these are areas that have an intact traditional character streetscape where Council wants to protect houses built in or before 1946).
  • Protecting 13 additional Pre-1911 buildings from demolition and including an additional 11 places on Council’s heritage register.
  • Confirming the planning expectations for a new future residential development opportunity at the existing Energex depot and former Ekibin extractive quarry site, should the Energex depot choose to relocate in the future.
  • Respecting existing low-scale housing by requiring developments in the Logan Road centres to incorporate a landscaped setback if they are next to smaller scale development or character housing.

Have your say

Now is the final opportunity to have your say on the Coorparoo and districts draft neighbourhood plan. Written and online submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday 8 June 2018.

If you would like to make a submission, please read the Coorparoo and districts draft neighbourhood plan document and download the factsheet for detailed information about preparing your submission:

Copies of the draft plan are also available to view at the Coorparoo and Holland Park Ward Offices and the Brisbane Square Library.

You can lodge a formal submission online or by email. You can also post your submission to Neighbourhood Planning, Brisbane City Council, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001.

Submissions close 5pm Friday 8 June 2018.

Following the submissions period, Council will publish a copy of the submissions report and contact every submitter indicating how we have considered their submission and what changes to the plan were made in response to their feedback.

Community information sessions

Drop in at any time or book a meeting to talk one-on-one with a Council planner about what the draft plan means for you or how to make a formal submission.

To book an appointment, please click on a link below to complete the online booking form.

Dates Times Location
Thursday 10 May 2018 2-4pm
Easts Juniors Rugby League Club, 121 Harold Street, Holland Park
Book a meeting

Saturday 12 May 2018


Greenslopes Bowls Club, 131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes
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Saturday 19 May 2018 9am-12noon Coorparoo Presbyterian Church, corner of Emlyn Street and Letchworth Road, Coorparoo
Book a meeting

To book an Auslan interpreter to attend this event, submit a booking request form.

Copies of the draft plan are also available to view at the Coorparoo and Holland Park Ward Offices and the Brisbane Square Library.

Next steps

Once this public consultation phase is complete, Council will carefully consider all submissions. Adjustments can be made to the draft plan as a result of the submissions process. The draft plan will then be sent to the Queensland Government for final review and approval.

Coorparoo and districts neighbourhood plan area

View the draft Coorparoo and districts neighbourhood plan study area in a larger map

You can also download the Coorparoo and districts neighbourhood plan study area (PDF - 7Mb).

Some documents on this page need Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Viewer installed on your computer to view or print them.

Community engagement

Neighbourhood planning involves Council and the community working together. There have been a number of opportunities to have your say during the plan’s development, and now Council is seeking final submissions from the community. Now is your chance to have a say on the draft plan.

The below table lists how Council has engaged the community so far.

Type of engagement Date
Online survey November 2015 - March 2016
Information kiosks at locations in the neighbourhood plan area 24 and 29 October 2015
Community Planning Team meeting 25 November 2015
Community Planning Team meeting 10 February 2016
Community Planning Team meeting 13 April 2016
Community Planning Team meeting 4 May 2016
Draft neighbourhood plan strategy released for feedback 4-31 October 2016
Information kiosks at locations in the neighbourhood plan area  20 and 22 October 2016


Late 2015-mid-2016

Background research

Council undertook research and community consultation to understand the key issues and opportunities affecting the area’s future. From November 2015 to March 2016, Council asked for community feedback via an online survey and received more than 500 responses. Information kiosks and four Community Planning Team meetings were also held.

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October 2016

Draft neighbourhood plan draft strategy release and community consultation

Council released a draft strategy based on initial community feedback and background research, receiving more than 600 submissions in response.

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March 2017 First Queensland Government review
16 April-8 June 2018

Draft neighbourhood plan preparation and public consultation

The Queensland Government completed the review of state interests and returned the draft plan to Council in February 2018. Council has reviewed the Queensland Government conditions, completed all necessary updates and opened the draft plan for public consultation from 16 April to 8 June 2018.

Following this submission period, the draft plan will be amended if necessary and provided to the Queensland Government for a second state interest review.

Late 2018

Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan

Once approved by the Queensland Government, the neighbourhood plan will be adopted and form part of City Plan.

Register for updates

To keep up to date on the Coorparoo and districts neighbourhood plan, register for updates.

Other City Plan amendments

To ensure City Plan stays up to date and effective, Council regularly provides new or amended information, including other neighbourhood plans or citywide updates. 

To stay informed about City Plan, subscribe to the Planning and Development e-newsletter or sign up to Council's Your City, Your Say.

More information

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08 May 2018