Rooftop gardens could help cool our cities amid climate change, but archaic planning laws are holding back a green revolution.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner released Brisbane City Council’s 2019 – 2020 Annual Plan and Budget on Wednesday 12 June 2019. As the first budget released under the new Lord Mayor, there has been a significant focus on improving transport and green spaces.
Apartments and townhouses will no longer be developed in Brisbane’s suburbs zoned low-density residential. Earlier this month, Brisbane City Council voted unanimously in favour of making a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) under the Planning Act 2016(the Act) to ban apartments and townhouses in low density residential areas.
Changes to Queensland’s planning legislation has introduced new opportunities for private community infrastructure providers to apply to the Planning Minister for an Infrastructure Designation.
Developers will be encouraged to include rooftop gardens and communal space on new apartment projects under proposed changes to Brisbane’s City Plan.
With the need for retirement and aged care housing options in Brisbane expected to increase by 50% by 2027, Brisbane City Council is proposing an array of amendments to the City Plan 2014 to increase the supply of suitable housing and enable Brisbane residents to retire within their suburb and community.
Brisbane’s Future Blueprint is the result of Council’s recent “Plan Your Brisbane” Campaign which saw 100,000 residents have their say. It establishes eight guiding principles for growth in the region and is expected to have significant impact on how HOPD and its clients develop land particularly for residential purposes.