Kurilpa Futures is planning an information forum
- To gather community views on the BCC proposal to increase building height within the Kurilpa Precinct to 90 storeys.
- To outline the recently released Brisbane Inner City Strategy for the Kurilpa Precinct.
Date: 18th June, 2023
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Location: AHEPA Hall, 126A Boundary St, West End
- MC: Dr Laurel Johnson
- Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland
- Seleneah More
- Urban Planner
- President of WECA
- Director of Tenants Queensland
- Adrian Saines
- Body Corporate member of Riverpoint (apartments)
- Designed template for apartment flood response
- To be confirmed
- Seleneah More
What is the foreseeable impact with the potential for up to 90 storeys?
The CBD building height limit is 274 meters (approximately 90 storeys) – imposed by the aviation flight path. The Brisbane City Council has announced their intention of extending this limit into sections of South Brisbane, increasing the maximum height from the current limit of 30 storeys. The Lord Mayor made this announcement on the 2nd March, 2023:
- BCC to allow apartment buildings heights in South Brisbane to increase to 270m – ABC
- Brisbane City Council’s new “Brisbane’s Inner City Strategy”
- A quote from the following article: “Mind you, flooding is not a big issue in the council’s strategy document, getting only a passing mention through its 32 pages”. This article also refers to the Bligh government wanting to resume industry property for parkland without consulting with the industries themselves. It doesn’t mention the Draft Kurilpa Master Plan which then Premier Newman and Lord Mayor Quirk put forward in 2014, again, without consulting with the industries involved.
The Lord Mayor talked about a TLPI (Temporary Local Planning Instrument).
- What is a TLPI (State Government Planning Office)
- “A local government may prepare a temporary local planning instrument (TLPI) to respond to changing and emerging planning issues.”
- What does this TLPI mean for, and how does it impact, the community
- The current planning instrument for South Brisbane (South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan – 2014) would be overridden by this TLPI without community consultation.