On Tuesday 14 February 2017, Council adopted the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan together with consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014. The new City Centre Neighbourhood Plan becomes effective on Friday 24 March 2017.
The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan translates some of the strategies of the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 into more specific rules for development, in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
Brisbane's "City Centre" Neighbourhood Plan boundaryHighlights of the neighbourhood plan
According to Brisbane City Council, The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan seeks to be simple and streamlined. It is intended to:
The Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 was adopted by Council in March 2014. The master plan delivers a coordinated strategy to guide future development, transport and public space investments in the city centre over the next 20 years. The City Centre neighbourhood plan increases the development potential in the City Centre to respond to market forces and help accommodate this increasing demand.
Feedback from the earlier City Centre Master Plan community engagement process that began in 2013 formed the basis for the preparation of the neighbourhood plan. Internal Council stakeholders, key industry experts and Queensland Government agencies have also provided input. The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan was made available for public feedback from Friday 14 August to Wednesday 30 September 2015. Council considered all the submissions received and made changes to the draft Neighbourhood Plan.