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.
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.