Changes to encourage rooftop gardens
Brisbane City Council is proposing amendments to some of its citywide provisions in Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan). Submissions are now open for Major amendment package G – rooftop gardens and landscaped greenspace.
Rooftop gardens and landscaped greenspace
The proposed changes support best-practice planning and Council’s commitment to providing rooftop gardens and greenspace for Brisbane residents to relax in. The amendment includes changes across a range of citywide provisions to:
- encourage the provision of rooftop gardens by allowing those that achieve required standards to be excluded from the calculation of maximum number of storeys in medium to high density locations supporting residential, commercial and mixed use multi-storey developments
- ensure rooftop gardens are integrated in the overall design of buildings, support a green building appearance and enhance the presentation and visual amenity of rooftops and the skyline
- ensure where landscaping is proposed in rooftop gardens and other artificial growing environments (such as green roofs and green walls on buildings), City Plan standards are appropriate to ensure the successful delivery, maintenance and performance of landscaping over the long term.
You can view details of the proposed amendment to City Plan on Council’s website.
Make a submission
Community input is vital for informing major amendments to City Plan and Council is now seeking your feedback on the proposed changes. Find out how you can have your say.
Submissions must be received by 11.59pm on Sunday, 13 December 2020.
Talk to a Planner
If you have questions or need clarification, you can talk to a Council planner about the proposed changes. Please register for one of our upcoming Talk to a Planner sessions, which are being held from 23 to 25 November 2020.
For more information, you can:
- visit Council’s website
- email the project team
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a member of the rooftop gardens and landscaped greenspace amendment project team
City Planning and Economic Development
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001.