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 plan for future growth and to protect the aspects of the area that residents love.
From April to June 2018, Council released the draft plan for community comment, receiving 421 submissions.
Council reviewed all submissions and made a number of changes in response, including:
- protecting 4.8 ha of Stephens Mountain as conservation
- adding in provisions for properties adjoining heritage places to ensure new development respects the neighbouring heritage place.
Council has now submitted the revised neighbourhood plan to the Queensland Government for final review, which may result in additional changes.
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.
- Rezoning more areas to the Character residential zone to project the valued streetscape and housing in these locations.
- Protecting environmental values and increasing the community's access to bushland by rezoning 4.8 ha of Stephens Mountain to conservation zone.
- 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.
- 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 10 places on Council’s heritage register.
- Ensuring that new development is sympathetic to adjoining heritage places and does not detract from the streetscape.
- Confirming the planning expectations for future development opportunities at the existing Energex depot and former Ekibin extractive quarry site, should the Energex depot choose to relocate in the future, subject to detailed planning and investigations.
- 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.
Coorparoo and Districts Neighbourhood Plan area
You can also download the Coorparoo and Districts Draft Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 7Mb).
Neighbourhood planning involves Council and the community working together and there have been a number of opportunities to have your say during the plan’s development.
The below table lists how Council has engaged the community so far.
|Type of engagement||Date|
|Online survey||October 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|
|Draft neighbourhood plan released for feedback||16 April-8 June 2018|
|Community information session – Easts Juniors Rugby League Club, Holland Park||10 May 2018|
|Community information session – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Greenslopes||12 May 2018|
|Community information session – Coorparoo Presbyterian Church, Coorparoo||19 May 2018|
Brisbane's Future Blueprint
After input from more than 100,000 residents, in June 2018 Council released Brisbane's Future Blueprint with eight principles to guide decisions for Brisbane. One of these principles is creating a city of neighbourhoods where residents are close to the services they need and the lifestyle and leisure options they want.
Council creates plans like the Coorparoo and Districts Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.
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