Neighbourhood Plans adopted in 2013 | Brisbane City Council

Neighbourhood Plans adopted in 2013

Neighbourhood plans are a tool to manage change and accommodate growth and better protect valued environments at a local level. Brisbane City Council adopted the following neighbourhood plans in 2013 and form part of Brisbane City Plan 2014:

Chermside Centre Neighbourhood Plan

Council adopted the Chermside Centre Neighbourhood Plan on 20 August 2013. It came into effect on 30 August 2013. The plan encompasses Chermside and parts of Kedron, Wavell Heights, Chermside West, Stafford Heights, Geebung and Aspley. It is a legal document that forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014

The Chermside Centre Neighbourhood Plan provides a blueprint to guide future development and key outcomes for the plan area, including:

  • high density mixed use development (12 - 15 storeys) in the Chermside Activity Precinct. This is in response to the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 intent that Chermside is a Principal Regional Activity Centre on Brisbane’s northside
  • high density residential development (up to 10 storeys) in the Residential North Precinct north of Hamilton Road. This is within close proximity to services on Gympie Road, Chermside Shopping Centre and the Prince Charles Hospital
  • medium density residential development (four - six storeys) in the Residential South Precinct in proximity to Gympie Road services and the Hospital Precinct 
  • local road improvements that maintain accessibility for residential and commercial uses 
  • public realm and pedestrian and cycle connections to key destinations through the provision of pathways and cross block links
  • high quality built form enhancing the image of Chermside Centre.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Chermside Centre Neighbourhood Plan.

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Darra Oxley District Neighbourhood Plan

Council adopted the Darra Oxley District Neighbourhood Plan on 26 November 2013. It came into effect on 6 December 2013. The plan, which forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014, encompasses parts of Darra and parts of Oxley.  

The purpose of the Darra Oxley District Neighbourhood Plan is to guide future development and key outcomes for the plan area including: 

  • medium and low to medium density residential development in proximity to the Darra and Oxley rail stations. This is to promote housing choice and take advantage of high-frequency public transport
  • promoting economic growth in the district by providing opportunities for businesses around existing industry areas 
  • managing the interface between industrial development and sensitive land uses (including residential)
  • protecting local residential character by including demolition control precincts north of Oxley Railway Station.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Darra Oxley District Neighbourhood Plan.

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Lower Oxley Creek South Neighbourhood Plan

Council adopted the Lower Oxley Creek South Neighbourhood Plan on 13 August 2013. It came into effect on 30 August 2013. The plan area includes the suburbs of Heathwood and Larapinta and parts of Pallara, Parkinson and Forest Lake. 

The Lower Oxley Creek South Neighbourhood Plan aims to:

  • provide a balance between protecting and enhancing ecological values and facilitating urban development 
  • provide housing diversity, housing choice and promote ageing in place 
  • ensure new urban development does not prejudice existing rural activities
  • ensure development manages flood risk in accordance with accepted standards 
  • encourage new industrial development in locations to avoid land use conflict
  • promote rehabilitation and remediation of extractive industry sites 
  • provide a well-connected open space network and promote active transport networks 
  • provide consolidated ecological corridors around Oxley and Blunder Creeks. Protect koala habitat in accordance with State Planning Policy 2/10 – Koala Conservation in South East Queensland.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Lower Oxley Creek South Neighbourhood Plan.

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Mitchelton Centre Neighbourhood Plan 

Council adopted the Mitchelton Centre Neighbourhood Plan on 26 February 2013. It came into effect on 4 March 2013. As a legal document within Brisbane City Plan 2014, the plan encompasses the central area of Mitchelton and parts of Gaythorne.

The Mitchelton Centre Neighbourhood Plan seeks to facilitate:

  • preservation of the area’s primarily low density residential character and Demolition Control Precincts
  • concentration of new mixed-use development around the Mitchelton railway station, Brookside Shopping Centre, Osborne Road and Blackwood Street
  • transition between higher density development in the centre and surrounding low density residential development 
  • remediation of obsolete industrial land between Prospect Road and Bellevue Avenue
  • increased housing choice in close proximity to the Brookside Shopping Centre and public transport
  • improved public realm along Blackwood Street to allow better pedestrian and vehicle movement 
  • strong integration between land use and public transport.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Mitchelton Centre Neighbourhood Plan.

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Moggill Bellbowrie District Neighbourhood Plan 

Council adopted the Moggill Bellbowrie District Neighbourhood Plan on 7 May 2013. It came into effect on 17 May 2013. The plan which forms part of the Brisbane City Plan 2014, safeguards the rich rural character of Moggill Bellbowrie. It preserves native wildlife including koalas, while still allowing limited growth in the remaining development precincts. The urban area will remain predominantly low density with a maximum of two storeys. Townhouse style development is permitted but limited to a small area near the Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza.  

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Moggill Bellbowrie District Neighbourhood Plan.

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New Farm and Teneriffe Hill Local Plan

To support the revitalisation of Howard Smith Wharves, Council adopted amendments to the New Farm and Teneriffe Hill Local Plan on 26 November 2013. The amendments came into effect on 6 December 2013. The amended local plan is now a legal document and forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014.

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Pinkenba/Eagle Farm Neighbourhood Plan

Council adopted the Pinkenba/Eagle Farm Neighbourhood Plan on 30 July 2013. It came into effect on 9 August 2013. The plan which encompasses the suburbs of Pinkenba and Eagle Farm forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014.  

The purpose of the Pinkenba/Eagle Farm Neighbourhood Plan is to: 

  • protect scarce industrial land for a range of industrial and port related activities that are buffered from residential and other sensitive land uses
  • minimise impacts on new residential uses in Pinkenba Village from surrounding industries and Brisbane Airport
  • allow houses in Pinkenba village to exceed 8.5 metres to minimise flood risk
  • identify future road upgrades to cater for industrial growth
  • facilitate integrated development of high impact and noxious and hazardous industries and essential infrastructure in the Myrtletown Precinct 
  • adopt new minimum floor levels to minimise impacts on development from tidal flooding, storm surge and future sea level rises.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Pinkenba/Eagle Farm Neighbourhood Plan.

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Racecourse Precinct Neighbourhood Plan

Council adopted the Racecourse Precinct Neighbourhood Plan on 12 March 2013. It came into effect on 10 May 2013. The plan is a legal document and forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014. The neighbourhood plan encompasses parts of Hamilton, Ascot and Hendra. The plan provides a blueprint to guide future development and key outcomes for the plan area.  

The purpose of the Racecourse Precinct Neighbourhood Plan is to guide the development and expansion of retail, commercial and residential uses over the next 10-20 years. This will occur while retaining and upgrading the Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses for horse racing in South East Queensland. Other key outcomes of the plan include protecting the heritage and character of the area and providing additional parkland.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Racecourse Precinct Neighbourhood Plan.

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Richlands Wacol Corridor Neighbourhood Plan 

Council adopted the Richlands Wacol Corridor Neighbourhood Plan on 7 May 2013. It came into effect on 17 May 2013. The plan is a legal document and forms part of Brisbane City Plan 2014. The neighbourhood plan encompasses Richlands, Wacol and parts of Darra and Inala. The purpose of this neighbourhood plan is to stimulate the local economy, balance community and industry needs, protect the local environment and improve accessibility.

Outcomes include:

  • Richlands Central Precinct becoming a vibrant residential and commercial hub
  • mixed low impact industrial and commercial development in the old Sanananda Barracks site
  • protection and rehabilitation of the Bullockhead Creek waterways.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the Richlands Wacol Corridor Neighbourhood Plan.

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River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan 

Council adopted the River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan on 19 March 2013. It came into effect on 10 May 2013. The plan is a legal document and forms part of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. The plan regulates how land within the area is used and developed in the future. It encompasses Cannon Hill and parts of Murarrie, Morningside, Seven Hills, Camp Hill, Carina and Tingalpa. 

The purpose of the River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan is to:

  • preserve the area’s predominantly low density residential character and Demolition Control Precincts. It will concentrate on growth along major road and rail corridors
  • encourage economic growth through new industrial and warehouse development 
  • manage the interface between industrial and sensitive land uses
  • improve pedestrian and cyclist connections and park provisions.

Council invited the community to have their say throughout the development of the River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan.

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