Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a new neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of Spring Hill. Once complete, the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan will become part of Brisbane’s planning scheme to guide new development and infrastructure in Spring Hill.

Overlooking the city centre and adjacent to Fortitude Valley, Spring Hill is home to vital hospitals and schools, as well as a strong business community that will continue to play an important role as the city grows.

Council's City Centre Master Plan 2014 identified a need to optimise the potential of Spring Hill through planning for future growth, while protecting heritage places. The current neighbourhood plan for the area, the Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill Local Plan, was developed more than 30 years ago.

Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan area map

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Highlights of the draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan

The draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan is a new neighbourhood plan for the Spring Hill area which seeks to balance economic development with the retention of the highly valuable character that makes this suburb unique. It will achieve this by:

  • enabling new development at higher densities in close proximity to the Brisbane CBD
  • establishing Astor Terrace as a focus for activity to service the emerging commercial precinct and reinforcing Boundary Street as a district centre
  • enabling the expansion of educational and medical institutions
  • protecting the highly valued heritage and character of the area as one of Brisbane’s first suburbs.

Neighbourhood plan steps

Initial community consultation was undertaken in late 2014 with the release of the draft Spring Hill Renewal Strategy. During this period 82 submissions were received and 32 people completed the online survey. Council has reviewed the submissions received and used this feedback to inform the development of the draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan.

The draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan was open for formal community feedback from 9 May to 17 June 2016. Council has reviewed all submissions received and has proposed changes to the draft neighbourhood plan in response. A response to submissions report has been prepared, which includes a summary of submissions and Council’s responses.

Council has endorsed the revised draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan for its final Queensland Government review. Subject to the Queensland Government's review timeframes, the plan is expected to be included in the Brisbane City Plan 2014 in late 2016 - early 2017. 

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Early - mid-2014 Background research
January 2014 Planning commenced
February 2014 Conducted survey on draft renewal strategy vision
27 March 2014

Community Planning Team (CPT) meeting one

29 May 2014

Community Planning Team (CPT) meeting two

9 October 2014

Community Planning Team (CPT) meeting three and draft renewal strategy presentation

10 October - 21 November 2014

Draft renewal strategy released for comment. This included the following:

  • opportunity to provide comment via online survey, email or in writing
  • two ‘Talk to a Planner’ sessions held:
    • 18 October 2014 at Bedford Playground Park
    • 23 October 2014 at Bedford Playground Park

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Mid-late 2015 Queensland Government review of the draft neighbourhood plan
9 May - 17 June 2016

Public consultation on the draft plan

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Mid-late 2016

Council considers all written submissions and makes changes to the plan where appropriate.

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Late 2016 Second review of the neighbourhood plan by the Queensland Government
Late 2016 - early 2017 Adoption into Brisbane City Plan 2014

Register for updates

To register for future updates on the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan, email the project team.

More information

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