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Bowen Hills PDA Progress

The Institute has urged Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to explore more innovative solutions for carparking requirements, small site development and encouraging excellent design as part of its response to the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area (PDA).

The Institute analysed the proposed Bowen Hills PDA changes with input from a wide range of members. While there were many aspects of the proposal supported, members expressed concern over:

  • Increases in on site car parking without including encouragement of evolving technologies
  • 10 percent of all residential development as three-bedroom dwellings
  • Plot ratio restrictions for small and very large sites.

Bowen Hills will play a major role in accommodating population growth and infill development as Brisbane is anticipated to accommodate 176, 800 dwellings by 2041 as per ShapingSEQ.

EDQ has proposed changes to the existing Development Scheme of the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area (PDA) in order to prepare the area for the next stages of the development. Since the inception of the PDA, Bowen Hills has been a leader in urban renewal as a result of coordinated efforts by State government and developers.

Consultation on the draft development scheme concluded on the 7 December 2018. To view the Institute submission, please click here