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The department, in partnership with Brisbane City Council (Council) have finalised the planning framework to deliver a transit oriented development (TOD) on the former Animal Research Institute site at Yeerongpilly. A TOD is a planning concept that promotes the creation of well-designed and sustainable urban communities focused around transit stations.

The plan consists of two separate parts:

These two documents reflect feedback the department received from the community up to and including the recent consultation period in early 2014.

The department has prepared a report (PDF icon 1.2 MB) outlining a summary of the matters raised in all the properly made submissions and how the department has addressed them.

Following consideration of this consultation report, the Yeerongpilly TOD SPRP was made on 23 September 2014.

Location

The 14-hectare Yeerongpilly TOD site is located alongside the Brisbane River, approximately 6 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. It adjoins the Queensland Tennis Centre and Mirvac Tennyson Reach development to the west and Fairfield Road and the Beenleigh to Gold Coast railway line to the east. A pedestrian overpass across Fairfield Road provides easy access between the site and the Yeerongpilly train station.

Yeerongpilly TOD site map

Detailed Plan of Development

The Yeerongpilly TOD Concept Plan of Development (PDF icon 1.72 MB) sought to obtain community feedback about how the Yeerongpilly TOD might be developed over the next 5-10 years and outline some of the key opportunities and constraints of the site. The Yeerongpilly TOD Detailed Plan of Development (PDF icon 11.8 MB) has been prepared following community feedback into the concept plan and the draft Detailed Plan of Development. It includes information from detailed technical studies including flooding, heritage aspects, traffic, noise, vegetation and site contamination. The Detailed Plan of Development has no statutory effect in itself. The detailed plan map (PDF icon 1.5 MB) provides an overview of where different uses and building heights could be located on the site.

Yeerongpilly TOD State Planning Regulatory Provision 2014

The Yeerongpilly TOD SPRP 2014 (PDF icon 840 KB) sets out the statutory requirements for the entire development and is based on the land use, public realm, movement and other plans depicted in the Draft Detailed Plan of Development. This SPRP differs from the Yeerongpilly TOD State Planning Regulatory Provision 2011 (PDF icon 233 KB) which was over the early release commercial site adjacent to the Fairfield Road pedestrian overpass. As the current SPRP perpetuates the existing land use rights over this site, this SPRP was no longer required and has been repealed.

Benefits

The benefits of the proposed Yeerongpilly TOD include:

  • new open space areas
  • more efficient use of existing land and infrastructure
  • housing options, including a mix of housing types and sizes to suit different lifestyles and help accommodate Brisbane's growing urban population
  • new local employment opportunities
  • convenience of local retail within walking distance
  • convenient location close to public transport helping to reduce traffic congestion and provide a sustainable alternative to private car usage
  • enabling more active lifestyles through new public spaces, recreational facilities, cyclist and pedestrian friendly streets, parks and plazas
  • better pedestrian accessibility between the Queensland Tennis Centre and the Yeerongpilly railway station.

Early development

During 2011-12, the Brisbane City Council South Regional Business Centre was constructed on a site adjacent to the Yeerongpilly Railway Station pedestrian overpass. This building provides a strong catalyst for future development in the Yeerongpilly TOD.

Work has also commenced on a site on the corner of Ortive Street and Fairfield Road for future development. One of Queensland's oldest children's charities, MontroseAccess, had its development application approved by Council in late 2013. An innovative new respite centre for children and young adults with a physical disability is expected to open in the coming months.

Economic Development Queensland, the state government's streamlined business unit for residential, urban and industrial development will manage the future divestment and infrastructure program for the Yeerongpilly TOD site. A competitive bid process for Stage 1 development under the Yeerongpilly Green brand has commenced. If you would like more information about the future divestment and infrastructure program for Yeerongpilly Green contact Economic Development Queensland:

  • phone 1300 130 215
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • visit www.yeerongpillygreen.com.au

Frequently asked questions

This site is susceptible to flooding, how has this been taken into account in the planning process?

How does the SPRP relate to the Brisbane City Council's City Plan?

Who will assess development applications for the site?

What is to happen with the existing heritage buildings on-site?

How will the new development address road and rail noise?

How many car parks will this development include?

What type of retail and services is the development expected to provide?

How will the impact of traffic on the local road network be managed?

Will there be any improvements to public transport as a result of this development?

Further information

A newsletter (PDF icon 543 KB) will be delivered to local residents to advise them of outcome of the project.

View the following technical reports:

If you would like to find out more information about the Yeerongpilly TOD:

  • phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.