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Brisbane residents to have say on suburbs growth

Plans to help create more homes in Brisbane’s south-west alongside proposed protections for War Workers’ Housing Estate properties are now open for community consultation.

The five-week consultation period for both the Draft Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan and the Local Heritage Amendment starts today, Brisbane City Council has announced.

Council says the Plan considers character outcomes while proposing more homes around public transport and shopping hubs, with the potential for 2,500 additional homes and almost 12,500 jobs during construction.

The draft plan takes an anti-sprawl approach to deliver homes in parts of the suburb which are already well-connected by public transport and amenities. Most of the existing low-density residential zones are unchanged.

Six new sub-precincts are proposed along the Moorooka Magic Mile to help encourage the area’s transition to clean industries, education, healthcare and residential.

“We’re committed to making Brisbane even better by supporting the delivery of more homes, building better roads, improving public transport, and making our lifestyle even better,” said Civic Cabinet Chair of City Planning and Urban Renewal Councillor, Adam Allan.

“This consultation gives residents the chance to have their say on how our suburbs grow, while maintaining the look and feel of our neighbourhoods.

“We are supporting our growing city by exploring opportunities to transform old industrial and commercial precincts into well-connected communities where people want to live, work and visit.

“These proposals are a win for housing and a win for liveability in Brisbane and I encourage residents to have their say on the future of our suburbs,” he said.

The simultaneous consultation on the Local Heritage Amendment will consider the heritage values of 30 historically significant properties across Brisbane as well as 182 properties and a park in the former Moorooka War Workers’ Housing Estate.

The consultation will consider the balance between the practical requirements of modern living standards with conserving heritage values of the properties, Council said in a statement.

Consultation is open from today until Sunday 16 June.

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