We are seeing a number of opinions regarding the recent decision for amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 to remove the ability to allow for townhouses (multiple dwellings) in the Low Density Residential Zoned land within the City and increase the car parking rate for development. It is a concern what drove the Council to make the change, particularly given there is high level policy that suggests 94% of the dwelling supply benchmarks for the Brisbane LGA is for land within the existing urban area.
What impact does the change in approach have to accommodating population growth in the City?
Are there further strategic planning changes expected to pick-up the slack from the potential inability to accommodate the dwelling supply benchmarks in the City?
Our worry is that it is going to get worse before it gets better, with further actions still to be taken in response to the Brisbane City Blueprint including more deep planting and stronger controls on building character.