State to review draft Hemmant Lytton Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is set to submit the draft Hemmant Lytton Neighbourhood Plan to the Queensland Government for review by the end of this year; a plan that will shape the future development of the area.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Hemmant-Lytton formed a key part of the Australia TradeCoast – an area second only to the Brisbane CBD in its importance as an economic precinct – and the neighbourhood plan would support the area’s continued commercial growth while taking into account its natural environment and the community’s needs.

“The draft Hemmant Lytton Neighbourhood Plan maintains the economic importance of the Hemmant-Lytton industrial area, provides direction on future residential development in Hemmant and Tingalpa, safeguards the area’s ecological values and manages its risks and hazards including flooding and drainage concerns,” Cr Quirk said.

“Under the plan two precincts will be created, with a mixed-industry and business area near the Hemmant Rail station and the junction of Lytton and Hemmant and Tingalpa Roads that will also have a small centre retail area.

“The second precinct, Hemmant and Tingalpa Roads will be a low-density residential development area, extending from the Cleveland Rail corridor South to Fleming Road, Tingalpa.

“The plan is also designed to support improved cycling and pedestrian networks to enhance active transport options and connectivity with 14 bikeways and 17 new road upgrades proposed.”

Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Chairman, Cr Amanda Cooper said the plan was the result of an extensive program of community consultation carried out by Council between October 2013 and May 2014.

“The community played a major part in guiding the development of the draft Hemmant Lytton Neighbourhood Plan by providing valuable feedback on the draft neighbourhood plan strategy earlier this year,” she said.

“Following a review by the Queensland Government, Hemmant Lytton residents will have an opportunity to comment on the draft neighbourhood plan next year.

“We expect public consultation will occur in early to mid-2015 and Council will hold ‘Talk to a Planner’ sessions to ensure residents have the opportunity to discuss the draft plan one-on-one with Council officers.

“Council will then review public submissions and amend the draft plan as necessary before sending it to the State for its second review.

“We anticipate the Hemmant Lytton Neighbourhood Plan will be adopted in late 2015,” she said.

For more information on the Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 07 3403 8888.