Spring Hill is a key inner-city suburb of Brisbane overlooking the CBD and adjacent to Fortitude Valley. The area is home to several hospitals and schools, in addition to a strong business community on the fringe of Brisbane CBD.
The existing Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill Local Plan was developed over 30 years ago, and is no longer representative of a forward looking planning document reflecting reasonable community expectation about development.
Following release of Council’s City Centre Master Plan in 2014 in which Spring Hill was identified as a key renewal area, Council are drafting a new Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan to ultimately be included within the Brisbane City Plan 2014.
The new Neighbourhood Plan will guide future development and infrastructure in the area, and seeks to promote Spring Hill as a vibrant mixed-use suburb for residents, workers and visitors.
The highlights of the draft Neighbourhood Plan are as follows:
- Accommodate increased residential densities in strategic locations to grow Spring Hill’s residential population;
- Create quality green spaces for people to meet, occupy and enjoy;
- Enhance connectivity to the CBD and surrounding suburbs;
- Identify and protect valued heritage and character buildings; and
- Enable the logical expansion of education and medical institutions.
Council have now endorsed the revised draft Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan for its final Queensland Government review. Subject to State Government review, the plan is expected to be implemented in Brisbane City Plan 2014 by early 2017.
If you are wanting to know more about the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan don’t hesitate to get in contact with our experienced team here at Wolter Consulting Group.