Kangaroo Point Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan Now in Effect

Kangaroo Point Peninsula
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The adopted amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 that incorporates Kangaroo Point Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan has come into effect beginning 28 February.

The  Kangaroo Point Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan, which covers the inner-city peninsula of Kangaroo Point, bounded by the Brisbane River, Mowbray Park, Shafston Avenue and the southern boundary of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, updates the 20-year old neighbourhood plan to meet the needs of the local community and guide the future development in the plan area.

Highlights of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan include: 

  • maintaining strong building height controls to preserve views to and from the Story Bridge
  • rezoning land under the Story Bridge from high-density residential to community purposes, promoting the creative use of space underneath the bridge
  • facilitating mixed-use development in focused areas along Main Street to promote new businesses and services
  • protecting two additional properties through the City Plan Heritage Overlay 
  • protecting more trees through the City Plan Significant Landscape Tree Overlay.


Kangaroo Point Peninsula

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Kangaroo Point Peninsula

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The neighbourhood planning for Kangaroo Point peninsula commenced in October 2016 with the first stage involving preparation of, and community consultation on, the draft renewal strategy.

The second stage, guided by the feedback received on the draft renewal strategy and those received through the Community Planning Team, involved the preparation and community consultation on the amendment package.

Community engagement on the amendment package ran from 5 October 2018 to 19 November 2018. The amendment was then updated after considering the feedback received on the amendment package.

Some of the neighbourhood plan outcomes include:

  • The neighbourhood plan boundary: the Brisbane River, Mowbray Park, Shafston Avenue and the southern boundary of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane.
  • Precincts – five precincts in the neighbourhood plan area:
    • Main Street precinct (NPP-001)
    • Thornton Street precinct (NPP-002)
      • Bright Street A sub-precinct (NPP-002a)
      • Bright Street B sub-precinct (NPP-002b)
      • St Vincent sub-precinct (NPP-002c)
    • Dockside precinct (NPP-003)
      • Dockside core sub-precinct (NPP-003a)
    • Shafston precinct (NPP-004)
    • Mowbray Park precinct (NPP-005).
  • Development intent
    • Mixed-use zoning applied over part of the Main Street precinct
    • Rezoning of land under the Story Bridge and Bradfield Highway from the High-density residential zone to the Community facilities zone
    • Community facilities zoning applied to the St Vincent sub-precinct
    • Council depot included in the Special purpose (Utility services) zone
  • Planning Scheme Overlay changes
  • Changes to the Transport, access, parking and servicing code

After the second review by the Queensland Government, the Brisbane City Council formally adopted the amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 to include the Kangaroo Point Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan at a meeting held on 19 November 2019.