Neighbourhood planning in Moggill/Bellbowrie district takes off

Residents and business owners in the Moggill/Bellbowrie district are invited to find out more about neighbourhood planning in their area by attending a Neighbourhood Planning Basics Workshop.

The workshop will take place at Bellbowrie Community Church on Saturday 4 September 2010 from 10am to 12pm. To RSVP telephone Council on (07) 3403 8698 by Thursday 2 September.

People who live, work or own property in the area can nominate to be a Community Planning Team (CPT) member, providing local knowledge and feedback to Council throughout the planning process. The CPT will meet three or four times over the next six months.

Nominations close Wednesday 8 September 2010.

Neighbourhood Planning Stands will also be at the following locations where you can talk to a planner and share your ideas about the future of your area:

  • Tuesday 14 September 2010, Bellbowrie Community Church, 3077 Moggill Rd, Bellbowrie, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 September 2010, Bellbowrie Plaza Shopping Centre, Sugarwood Street, 3-5pm
  • Saturday 18 September 2010, Anglican Church Hall (Market Day), 3407 Moggill Rd, Bellbowrie, 9am – 12pm
  • Saturday 18 September 2010, Bellbowrie Plaza Shopping Centre (Market Day), Sugarwood Street, 1-4pm.

For more information the newsletter can be downloaded here, or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning.

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Shape the Future of Rochedale

The Rochedale Urban Community Local Plan Draft Amendments are now available and proposes to:

  • address recent changes to traffic flow and the road network, particularly around the town centre
  • strengthen the protection of the habitat and ecological corridors
  • increase retail opportunities to meet future demand
  • reinforce the type of development expected in the business park and town centre
  • strengthen water saving targets, for all future developments
  • allow low impact industry in the area.

 To have your say on the draft amendments, you must mail in a formal, written submission.  To do this:

  1.  download a copy of the Rochedale Local Plan Amendments and a factsheet on how to make a submission or alternatively:
  2. mail your written submission before Monday 11 October 2010 to Council at
    Brisbane City Council
    Rochedale Local Plan MMT
    Reply Paid 1434
    BRISBANE QLD 4001

All submissions will be reviewed by Council to finalise the plan amendments, which will then be sent to the Queensland Government for approval.  The amendments will then be included in the Brisbane’s city plan, City Plan 2000.

For more information about the Rochedale Urban Community Local Plan visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning and follow the link to Rochedale, email the project team on rochedale@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

River City Blueprint receives community support

The River City Blueprint has received strong support from the local community, business, industry and government following a forum that explored proposed directions of the Blueprint for Brisbane’s inner city.

Prepared in partnership with the Brisbane City Council and the State Government, the River City Blueprint will be an overarching strategic plan for the inner 5km of Brisbane.

The Forum, which was held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre last month, drew more than 100 people.

The main proposals put forward at the Forum for feedback included:

  • targets to achieve sustainability in the inner city
  • major business expansion into the Woolloongabba / Buranda Southern Precinct and into the Bowen Hills / Fortitude Valley Northern Precinct;
  • new opportunities for residential and mixed use development in areas including Newmarket, St Lucia, Greenslopes, Annerley, Fairfield, Dutton Park and Yeronga in addition to the existing Neighbourhood Plans that are currently underway
  • protection of Brisbane’s intrinsic character in places like Spring Hill, Paddington, West End, East Brisbane, New Farm, Hamilton, Coorparoo and Hawthorn
  • community hubs for services and facilities in Woolloongabba, Fortitude Valley, West End and CBD
  • new green bridge river crossings at West End to Toowong, West End to St Lucia, CBD to Kangaroo Point, CBD to Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point to New Farm, Newstead to Bulimba
  • new transport modes and enhancements to the existing network including pedestrian boulevards, commuter bikeways (veloways), bus priority and busways and metro rail 
  • cross River Rail providing a direct link between the CBD and the major business areas in Bowen Hills / Fortitude Valley and Woolloongabba / Buranda.

The presentations and results from the River City Blueprint Forum are available at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/rivercityblueprint

For more information on the Blueprint visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/rivercityblueprint or phone Council on 3403 8888.

Lunchtimes @ Burnett Lane

Brisbane City Council’s revitalised Burnett Lane has been brought to life with free board games, entertainment and a place to relax, eat and be seen every workday.

Lunchtime in Burnett Lane, Brisbane

Lunchtime @ Burnett Lane, Brisbane

Brisbane’s residents, workers, students and visitors are invited to have their lunch on the astro turf domain where people rule from 11am to 2pm week days.

The free program will change daily with a mix of live music and vintage records, street theatre, artists, markets and board games.

The project is part of Council’s commitment to activate Brisbane’s laneways and provide opportunities for rich and engaging pedestrian, retail and commercial experiences.

Lunchtimes @ Burnett Lane will run until October 29 as a trial laneway project to breathe life into Brisbane’s forgotten laneways and spaces. The lane has been closed to vehicles for this exciting project, a first for the city.

For more information, contact (07) 3403 8888 or visit www.ourbrisbane.com

Mt Gravatt Corridor Draft Neighbourhood Plan Strategy released

The draft neighbourhood plan strategy for Mt Gravatt Corridor is now available for comment until 27 August 2010.

The Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan requires Council to accommodate 156,000 new dwellings by 2031.  This area has been identified as a Principal Regional Activity Centre.

The draft strategy identifies Mt Gravatt as a major shopping, service and employment hub for Brisbane’s southern suburbs with Upper Mount Gravatt in particular, expected to accommodate substantial residential, commercial and employment growth over the next 20 years.

Development objectives behind the draft strategy concentrate a diverse range of residential and business growth around existing centres, namely Garden City and Mount Gravatt shopping centres, and along major roads with good access to public transport.

You can have your say on the draft neighbourhood plan strategy by providing written feedback by post or email from Monday August 9 to Friday August 27 2010.  Council is also holding a “Get to know your draft neighbourhood plan strategy” session:

‘Get to know your draft neighbourhood plan strategy’ session

Date:                Thursday 19 August 2010
Venue:             The Fr Kevin Aspinall Centre, St Bernard’s Parish
                          4 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
Time:               Drop-in between 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Feedback received will be used to develop the draft neighbourhood plan.

To view the draft neighbourhood plan strategy for Mt Gravatt Corridor visit

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning  or phone Council on 3403 8888.

Council launches the River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood planning is coming to the River Gateway which includes parts of Carina, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Murarrie, Morningside and Seven Hills.

The River Gateway Neighbourhood Plan will focus on:

  • the potential growth of Cannon Hill and Morningside as centres situated along the rail corridor
  • supporting the continued growth of the employment areas along the river
  • riverside pedestrian, cycling and leisure opportunities as well as walking and cycling links throughout the area

Have your say on the future of your suburb. Become a Community Planning Team member and work with Council by providing local knowledge, input and feedback through the planning process. Nominations close on Tuesday 31 August 2010. Nomination forms are available on http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning or by calling Brisbane City Council (07) 3403 8888.

Attend the Neighbourhood Planning Basics Workshop

We invite you to attend this community workshop to learn more about the neighbourhood planning process for the River Gateway and find out how you can be involved.

Date:                Thursday 26 August 2010
Time:                5.45pm for 6-8pm
Venue:             Morningside Services Club
                          481 Wynnum Road, Morningside
RSVP:              Monday 23 August 2010 to Council on (07) 3403 8698

                        Refreshments will be provided

For further information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning  or phone Council on 3403 8888.

Indooroopilly Centre Draft Neighbourhood Plan Strategy released

The draft neighbourhood plan strategy for Indooroopilly Centre is now available for comment until 27 August 2010.

The Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Regional Plan requires Council to accommodate 156,000 new dwellings by 2031.  This area has been identified as a Principal Regional Activity Centre.

As an area close to the Brisbane CBD and located near major road and rail transport lines, Indooroopilly is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years.

The draft strategy accommodates this growth while balancing the unique character of Indooroopilly. It proposes higher density development in Indooroopilly Centre, more retail businesses and offices along Moggill Road and a revitalised Station Road coupled with tree-lined streets, new footpaths to the river and new open space.

You can have your say on the draft neighbourhood plan strategy by providing written feedback by post or email from Monday August 9 to Friday August 27 2010.  Council is also holding “Get to know your draft neighbourhood plan strategy” sessions:

‘Get to know your draft neighbourhood plan strategy’ sessions

Date:                Wednesday 18 August 2010
Venue:             Riverglenn Conference Centre, 70 Kate Street, Indooroopilly
Time:               Drop-in between 2.00pm – 4.00pm or 6.00pm – 8.00pm
RSVP:              By Tuesday 17 August 2010 to Council on (07) 3403 8698

Feedback received will be used to develop the draft neighbourhood plan.

To view the draft neighbourhood plan strategy for Indooroopilly Centre visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/neighbourhoodplanning  or phone Council on 3403 8888.

Calling For Submissions for the Draft Eastern Corridor Neighbourhood Plan

The Draft Eastern Corridor Neighbourhood Plan is now available for formal comment.  Have your say by mailing in a written submission by Monday 6 September 2010.

The draft plan identifies six key precincts; Buranda, Buranda Station, Stones Corner, Langlands Park, Coorparoo and Bennetts Road.

The draft neighbourhood plan will manage growth and revitalisation around existing and new busway stations, located in each of the key precincts. Outside of these precincts there will be little change to current planning controls.

The draft neighbourhood plan includes land dedication requirements from developers to help provide the new 16,000m² new Coorparoo Creek Park that forms a green corridor between Old Cleveland Road and Lackey Avenue. 

This park will include water sensitive urban design features, recreating the natural Coorparoo Creek Channel and will help manage stormwater and minimise local flooding.

The Stones Corner precinct will also benefit from provisions to retain the character and heritage in this area, by preserving the low-rise streetscape, and encouraging developments of up to 12 storeys to step back from the street.

For more information about the plan or to request a copy visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/urbanrenewal and follow the link to Eastern Corridor Renewal, email eastern.corridor@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call council on 3403 8888.

Virtual Brisbane

Brisbane City Council has developed state-of-the-art 3D technology that will play a vital role in planning for the inner city’s growth and a demonstration is going on public display.

Called Virtual Brisbane, the technology has the ability to animate 3D objects and ‘fly through or over’ the CBD and inner city as well as view development – current and proposed – from an unlimited range of aspects including ground level, mid-height and bird’s-eye views.

The user can also vary the time of day and assess the impacts of building heights, orientation and design as well as the effects of adding or removing green space, trees and public amenity.

Not only will this new technology allow city planners the ability to analyse developments in greater detail, but the associated costs with outsourcing 3D modelling work will now be dramatically reduced.

Virtual Brisbane should be fully available to the public by the end of next year through web hosting so they can log on and navigate through the model and look at suburbs undergoing neighbourhood planning. In the meantime, a demonstration of its capability can be viewed at Council’s Brisbane Square Library in George Street or on Council’s website. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

New Neighbourhood Plans for Brisbane

Brisbane City Council has announced the five new neighbourhood planning areas included in the recent budget – Toombul Nundah, Darra Oxley, Taringa St Lucia, River Gateway and Moggill Bellbowrie.

Neighbourhood planning for the above mentioned areas will protect their character while delivering benefits to residents such as improved housing choice and local facilities.

The Toombul Nundah renewal strategy is currently calling for residents and business owners to nominate for the Community Planning Team (CPT).  Nominations close on Friday 13 August. 

The community also has an opportunity to have their say on the Vision for Toombul Nundah, by participating in an online survey.  The survey and CPT nomination forms can be found by visiting  www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/urbanrenewal and following the links.

The renewal strategies and neighbourhood plans will enable Council and the community to plan together for growth and determine how development in their suburbs will look in the future.