Local projects finalised in 2018 | Brisbane City Council

Local projects finalised in 2018

Neighbourhood plans and other local planning projects help manage change and growth at a local level. The following neighbourhood plans were finalised by Brisbane City Council in 2018.

City West Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to incorporate provisions of the City West Neighbourhood Plan. The City West Neighbourhood Plan became effective in Brisbane City Plan 2014 on Friday 16 February 2018.

The City West Neighbourhood Plan seeks to be simple and streamlined. It is intended to:

  • ensure that new development will be focused in discrete areas to allow targeted renewal while ensuring that heritage and character housing remain intact
  • ensure redevelopment of the Victoria Barracks is sensitive to the site's heritage and promotes public access
  • enable a greater mix of uses along Caxton Street and Petrie Terrace
  • reinforce the protection of large areas of character housing and heritage buildings
  • facilitate improved streetscapes and new public realm near new development. 

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Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 14 August 2018, Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to incorporate provisions of the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. The Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan became effective in Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 14 September 2018.

Highlights of the plan include:

  • making sure important heritage sites and local character housing are protected for future generations while improving certainty for local investment
  • improving access to major transport infrastructure and public transport, and providing opportunities for new residential development near railway and busway stations
  • fostering the development of health and knowledge industries such as at the Mater, Queensland Children's and Princess Alexandra hospitals
  • supporting jobs growth by accommodating up to 13,000 extra jobs in the area through additional commercial and retail space
  • facilitating a new vibrant pedestrian precinct along Stanley Street including a laneway and plaza
  • creating a high-quality streetscape along Annerley Road
  • facilitating the development of the Boggo Road Urban Village as a centre for research in ecosciences within a vibrant inner-city mixed-use precinct.

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Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 28 August 2018. Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to incorporate provisions of the Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan. The Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan became effective in Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 21 September 2018.

From late 2015, Brisbane City Council worked with the local community to update the neighbourhood plan for the Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron area to introduce updated planning provisions in the suburb of Upper Kedron, focusing on the area south of Cedar Creek.

The project followed a direction from the Queensland Government on 1 September 2015 to amend the neighbourhood plan after a review of the development application at 390 Levitt Road, Upper Kedron.

The objectives of the amendment relating to the Cedar Creek south precinct include to:

  • contribute to the economic prosperity, housing choice, biodiversity protection and hazard resilience goals of the city
  • provide finer-grained planning at a local level for the neighbourhood plan area
  • confirm residential and commercial opportunities in a proposed neighbourhood centre
  • plan for an efficient local transport network supporting all modes of travel, including designating a future public transport route
  • resolve existing challenges regarding the urban residential interface to the D'Aguilar national park by balancing the future growth of residential uses in Upper Kedron with the delivery of locally significant biodiversity corridors and managing hazard and risk for this locality.

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Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 7 August 2018, Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to incorporate provisions of the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan. The Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan became effective in Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 14 September 2018.

The Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan seeks to:

  • promote economic development by supporting low-impact industry that provides services for inner-city residents and businesses
  • encourage creative industries such as artists, designers and local manufacturers, including allowing people to live at their workplace in some circumstances
  • facilitate mixed-use development in areas adjacent to the industry zone, allowing for a mix of uses such as offices, service industry, shops and cafes
  • protect character houses and heritage places in the area, particularly on Montpelier Hill
  • encourage high-quality design, well-designed urban environments and improved pedestrian connectivity through new development.

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Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 31 July 2018, Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to incorporate provisions of the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan. The Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan became effective in Brisbane City Plan 2014 on 14 September 2018.

The Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan promotes economic development while protecting the highly valued character that makes the suburb unique. The plan achieves this by:

  • establishing Astor Terrace as a focus for commercial development supported by shops, restaurants and bars
  • promoting the revival of Boundary Street as a vibrant centre with shops, restaurants and cafes
  • enabling the expansion of educational and medical institutions in a way that minimises impacts on surrounding sites
  • enabling new high-density development to occur between Boundary Street and the City Centre
  • protecting the highly valued heritage and character of the area and adding sites to Council's heritage register.

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13 March 2019