QUEENSLAND Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Stirling Hinchliffe, last week announced that draft planning documents for early release sites at the Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Development (TOD) are available for public comment.
The draft Yeerongpilly TOD State Planning Regulatory Provision (SPRP) provides a framework for the development of land identified in the Yeerongpilly TOD area.
"The draft SPRP will guide development for new residential units and townhouses south of Ortive Street, as well as a commercial office on Fairfield Road near the pedestrian overpass," Mr Hinchliffe said.
"This document relates only to the early release sites and provides the statutory framework to allow the first development to begin in early 2011."
The purpose of the document is to:
- Implement TOD principles and outcomes for infill development under the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031
- Assist in the delivery of low-rise apartment residential development outcomes on identified early release sites
- Assist in the establishment of commercial activities
- Facilitate and manage interim outcomes, until the completion of a plan of development.
The public is invited to comment on the draft document, with submissions closing at 5pm on 3 January 2011. Development guidelines for the remainder of the site will be prepared later following further consultation.
TODs are a key initiative of the Queensland Government's Growth Management Summit held in March this year. The TODs aim to address issues including climate change, housing affordability, congestion, health and physical activity.
More information on the document, the draft Yeerongpilly TOD State Planning Regulatory Provision (SPRP), is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Planning website at <http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/tod-yeerongpilly>.