26 September 2023

Houses in Kurilpa open for comment

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Proposals by the Brisbane City Council to change plans for housing in the Kurilpa neighbourhood in South Brisbane have been put out for comment by the city’s and State’s public.

Welcomed by the Minister for Planning, Steven Miles, the community, stakeholders and industry have all been encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed changes, particularly the impact on housing supply and affordability.

The feedback is being sought on the City Council’s proposed Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI).

Dr Miles said he wanted to hear feedback.

“Some of the proposed changes are significant, so it’s important the community has the opportunity to have their say,” Dr Miles said.

“I also want to ensure any approved TLPI aims to increase housing supply, affordability and diversity,” he said.

“There are many State interests in the precinct, including social and affordable housing, cultural heritage, both active transport and public transport connections, and the links to other key precincts.”

Dr Miles said the State Government welcomed the Council’s efforts to enhance housing supply and reduce urban sprawl.

“It’s important we work together with Council to ensure the future of the precinct meets the needs of Queensland,” he said.

Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner welcomed the decision to progress the Kurilpa plan to its next stage.

“The Kurilpa plan will deliver thousands of new homes while protecting the character of Brisbane’s suburbs and the lifestyle our residents love,” the Lord Mayor said.

“In exchange for CBD-style height limits, residential buildings throughout Kurilpa will need to meet higher sustainability standards and deliver community benefits, such as housing diversity and affordability and public facilities,” he said.

“Given the area’s incredible existing connectivity to train, bus and active transport infrastructure, Kurilpa will be Brisbane’s most sustainable community, where owning a car really is optional.”

Consultations can be offered until 26 July and can be accessed at this PS News link.

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