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Estimates: Questions about reviewing the Brisbane City Plan

During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Wednesday 2 August 2023, I asked the Deputy Premier whether the Brisbane City Council has reviewed its City Plan as required by the Act. 

You can read the answers below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).

Mr BERKMAN: My question is to the minister. You will recall that back in May you confirmed through a question on notice that the Brisbane City Council had not notified the state government in relation to any upcoming review of the Brisbane City Plan and that the department was not aware of any work undertaken to date on any such review. Is there any update in this regard? If not, will the government be seeking an update from council, given the statutory requirement to review the city plan by 2024?

Dr MILES: I thank the member for Maiwar for the question. He is correct in recalling the question on notice response that I provided. We would have expected to see Brisbane commence that review in advance of 2024 so that it could be in place from then. To some extent, though, that expectation is probably superseded by the review of the South East Queensland Regional Plan and the fact that they would probably need to review their planning scheme in light of that anyway. We will be looking to all of the local governments in the south-east, once the regional plan is finalised, to review their planning scheme to make sure that it aligns with all of the objectives, targets and goals of the regional plan. We would expect, then, Brisbane to undertake that review subsequent to the regional plan being finalised. If we finish the regional plan at the end of this year, we would hope that they could commence the planning scheme review next year.

Read the response to the question taken on notice, provided on 7 August 2023, here

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