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Strategic and Local Planning Projects

JGPC has strength and experience in project managing multi disciplinary teams to achieve strategic planning, local planning and place making projects. JGPC believes in planning for people friendly places, applying logical planning processes, engaging expert sub-consultants and a client focus to deliver successful planning projects.

JGPC partners with leading firms in urban design, landscape architecture, economics, engineering and ecology to form high quality teams responsive to client’s needs. 

JGPC’s experience includes the preparation of more than 15 neighbourhood plans which includes land use planning advice to assist in determining how a neighbourhood plan changes to accommodate residential and economic growth.

Herston Quarter Planning Advisor


JGPC has provided extensive planning advice for the Herston Quarter since 2014. JGPC provided professional and timely advice for the then Queensland Treasury and Trade during the Request for Proposals phase, Expression of Interest phase and more recently the implementation phase with Metropolitan North Hospital and Health Services.

The Herston Quarter is an integral part of the Herston Health Precinct, which is located approximately three kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District and accommodates over 11,000 people daily including a mix of students, administrative staff, researchers and clinicians.

The Queensland Government has selected Australian Unity as the preferred tenderer for the estimated $1.1 billion redevelopment of the Herston Quarter for a new mixed use precinct for health, residential, commercial and recreational activity. 

Queensland Treasury
Metropolitan North Hospital
and Health Services

Key Issues
> Master planning
> Development intensity
> Building height 

Brisbane Metro Project Local Planning Input


JGPC was engaged by Brisbane City Council to assist with undertaking research, investigations and analysis, and providing recommendations and land use strategies around the proposed southern Brisbane Metro stations.

The project team worked together to clearly identify opportunities and constraints across the study area, develop options to address particular issues in focus areas, and develop detailed strategies.

The project team worked in collaboration with Council including two workshops to present the findings from the investigations and develop options for change and economic growth.      

Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Infrastructure provisions
> Building density
> Urban design

The Gap Neighbourhood Plan


JGPC, combined with urban designers, a commercial property specialists and a social planning firm, prepare background reports and a strategy for The Gap Neighbourhood Plan. The strategy required consideration of key commercial centres and their potential expansion and improvement, housing choice including housing for older people, potential redevelopment areas and the provision of community facilities. 

The Gap project was a successful process between consultants and Council in exploring strategies and actions for the study area prior to detailed consultation with The Gap community.

Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Consideration of growth options
> Waterways
> Ecological values
> Centres

Coorparoo and District Neighbourhood Plan


JGPC was engaged by Brisbane City Council to assist with undertaking research, investigations and analysis, and providing recommendations and strategies to address key challenges in the neighbourhood plan area.

The key challenges included balancing protection of traditional character housing with increasing residential densities, improving the economic viability of the centres, improving pedestrian accessibility and connectivity to centres and key destination points, supporting the Greenslopes Private Hospital, and increasing surveillance of and access to the Greenslopes busway station. The project team worked in collaboration with Council and the Community Planning Team to develop land use strategies and statutory recommendations to address the challenges. The project was within budget, to a high standard and to the satisfaction of the Council Project Manager. 

Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Character housing
> Viable and vital centres
> Traffic management
> Management of height and bulk of buildings

Norman Creek Catchment Master Plan


JGPC and a strong team of sub consultants prepared the Norman Creek Master Plan. The Master Plan proposes land use planning approaches to manage risk in the catchment areas.

JGPC was the project author and leader, project managing the sub consultants input into the project. The Master Plan provides a blueprint for major Council investment into the catchment over a long term period. It combines strategic and land use planning, flood plain management, water quality and quantity management, landscape planning, and urban design outcomes in a truly integrated planning framework to meet Council’s ‘water smart’ objectives for the catchment.

Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Queensland and local heritage
> Traffic
> Acoustics
> Ecology

Southbank Neighbourhood Plan


JGPC was engaged by Brisbane City Council to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for South Bank, following the Economic Development Act 2012 which handed back planning responsibilities from the South Bank Corporation to Brisbane City Council.

The preparation of the new South Bank Neighbourhood Plan relied on simplifying the complex South Bank Approved Development Plan, which requires considerable expertise to set the new Neighbourhood Plan in the Brisbane City Plan 2014 context.

Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Master Planning
> Preparing the Neighbourhood Plan within City Plan 2104

Cairncross Docks


JGPC (as part of a consultant team) provided Forgacs (the site owners) with a strategic planning report and urban design study that assessed potential land use and development outcomes. This 14.35 hectare site adjoins other redundant industrial land in this area and in the long term, provides a unique opportunity for a higher and better land use. It is one of the last major inner city Riverfront land holdings, and will have renewed interest once the nearby Bulimba Department of Defence development proceeds.


Key Issues
> Strategic Planning
> Local Planning
> Transition of redundant industrial uses to other uses

Newstead Riverpark


The Newstead Riverpark is an excellent example of a major redevelopment project requiring numerous heritage and planning approvals in a major, multi staged master planning environment. Covering 16 hectares the Newstead Riverpark project is one of Brisbane's largest urban renewal projects.

JGPC has been instrumental in the planning for this 16 hectare urban renewal project in Newstead. The master plan required consideration of heritage, riverfront issues, open space and road and drainage infrastructure in a staged development over 10 – 15 years. Waterfront Newstead (Mirvac component) comprises around 10 hectares of land and contains approximately 6 hectares of developable land and 4 hectares of open space.

For over 10 years JGPC has delivered preliminary approvals, subdivision approvals, and detailed development permits for major multi unit and mixed use buildings in the precinct, between 5 and 25 storeys in height. 


Key Issues
> Heritage
> Building form and design
> Integration of open space
> Contaminated land