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.
Highlights Of The Neighbourhood Plan
According to Brisbane City Council, The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan seeks to be simple and streamlined. It is intended to:
- accommodate growth and economic development
- encourage sustainable and subtropical design
- promote good design that responds to its urban context
- create vibrant, high quality, and pedestrian-scale streetscapes framed by low-scale permeable ‘street buildings’
- deliver laneways, arcades and small scale spaces to improve public realm and pedestrian permeability.
- Retail precinct: guides the design of building frontages to promote successful retail and dining streets.
- Quay Street precinct: sets a lower scale built form for this city fringe location to provide a transition to Milton Road and Petrie Terrace.
- Queen’s Wharf precinct: has been declared a Priority Development Area by the Queensland Government to facilitate the delivery of an integrated resort development.
- River precinct: guides the design of buildings to optimise public space and access to the riverfront, and also seeks the delivery of improved Riverwalk infrastructure.
- Howard Smith Wharves precinct: will be a world-class riverfront destination featuring high quality parklands, revitalised heritage buildings, dining, retail, hotel and event facilities.