Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan out for consultation

The State Government has approved the Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to public notification, meaning residents now have an opportunity to make further submissions.

Since 2013, Brisbane City Council has been working with the local community to plan for the future of Hemmant-Lytton, including parts of Hemmant, Lytton, Tingalpa, Murarrie and Wynnum West.

Council has developed a draft neighbourhood plan to manage growth in the area over the next 10 years and beyond.

Highlights of the draft plan include:

  • facilitating a mixed industry, business and retail services area between Murarrie and Lytton to meet the future needs of industry and local residents, based on the majority of submissions favouring changes to the area
  • facilitating industrial development, including marine industry, along the Brisbane River
  • protecting existing rural industry from urban encroachment by maintaining these areas as rural zoning
  • protecting community health and wellbeing by separating industrial uses from residential activity
  • providing a range of low to very low density housing opportunities south of the Cleveland railway line for the Hemmant and Tingalpa communities. This includes maintaining existing large rural lots and also allowing some low scale residential development to occur in rural residential and emerging community zones
  • delivering a well-ordered system of non-urban-zoned land that responds to the ecological values and the hydrology of the Bulimba Creek catchment and along the eastern portion of Hemmant and Tingalpa Road
  • managing risks and hazards such as flooding and legacy issues from historic activities
  • extending Bill Benham Park, a new park along Aquarium Avenue and upgrading Paul Conti Park
  • integrating and coordinating land use planning and infrastructure planning.

Make a submission

You now have the opportunity to comment on the draft neighbourhood plan before it is finalised later this year. Public notification opens on Monday 18 May 2015 and formal submissions must be received by 5pm, Monday 29 June 2015.

If you would like to comment on the draft neighbourhood plan, you must make a formal written submission.

Talk to a Planner

Come along and talk to a planner or technical specialist to find out what the draft plan means for you and how you can have your say.

  • Wednesday 10 June 2015, any time from 4-7pm at Hemmant Community Hall, Brand Street, Hemmant
  • Thursday 11 June 2015, any time from 4-7pm at Wynnum Manly Workers Sports Club, 35 Bognor Street, Tingalpa

Next Steps

Council will review and respond in writing to all submissions before finalising the draft plan. Once any changes have been made, Council will send the plan to the Queensland Government for approval and publish the draft plan and a summary of feedback online.

Once approved, the Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan will be formally adopted and included in Brisbane City Plan 2014 as a legal document that guides development in the area.

For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Hemmant-Lytton Neighbourhood Plan’ or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.