18.104.22.168 Medium density residential zone code
(2) The local government purpose of the code is to:
(i) Theme 2: Brisbane’s outstanding lifestyle and Element 2.2 – Brisbane’s housing and accommodation choices;
(ii) Theme 5: Brisbane’s CityShape, Element 5.3 – Brisbane’s Major Centres, Element 5.5 – Brisbane’s Suburban Living Areas and Element 5.8 – Brisbane’s Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors.
(b) Provide for well-designed, location-responsive, high density, medium rise multiple dwellings
of up to 5 storeys
, in well-located parts of the city to provide housing diversity and capitalise on the zones strategic location and amenity
and proximity to key destinations.
(c) Ensure development occurs on appropriately sized and configured lots and is of a form and scale that reinforces a distinctive subtropical character of medium rise buildings with a landscaped streetscape and recreation areas.
(d) Provide for complementary residential accommodation options that support nearby destinations.
(e) Provide for a mix of dwelling
types supported by compatible small-scale non-residential
uses that are positioned along identified active frontages or individually located.
Note—As neighbourhood planning is undertaken by the Council, if it is considered that greater housing diversity would assist in meeting resident housing needs, and where it is not intended for the Traditional building character overlay to apply, this zone may be applied to land in the inner city or within reasonable walking distance of public transport stops along growth corridors and surrounding significant centres and destinations, where it is intended that high density residential development should predominate.
Note—A dwelling house is not to be identified on the Traditional building character overlay in the Medium density residential zone (i.e. a dwelling house built in 1946 or before in this zone is not protected from removal or demolition). A dwelling house and other buildings in the Medium density residential zone are not protected from removal or demolition unless located on land within the Heritage overlay, Pre-1911 building overlay, Commercial character building overlay or where rooming accommodation.
(3) The purpose of the code will be achieved through overall outcomes for:
(a) development location and uses;
(b) development form.
(4) Development location and uses overall outcomes are:
(a) Development comprises a mix of medium rise and medium density residential development located on suitable sites, in well-located parts of the city, including the inner city and in close proximity to significant centres or along growth corridors or on the periphery of centres.
(b) Development allows for urban consolidation and better use of physical and social infrastructure.
(c) Development supports the creation of a walkable neighbourhood with the potential for residents to live within walking distance
of regular public transport, nearby centres, recreational opportunities and community facilities
, and reduces vehicle-based trips to work, shops
(i) meets amenity
expectations of residents;
(h) Development for a dwelling unit
may occur as part of a non-residential use.
(i) Development reflects and supports the level of comfort, quiet, privacy and safety (including impacts of glare, odour, light, noise, traffic, parking, servicing and hours of operation) reasonably expected within a medium density, but predominantly permanent residential environment.
(ii) serve local residents' day-to-day needs;
(iii) not undermine the viability of a nearby centre.
(5) Development form overall outcomes are:
(a) Development for a residential building is of a height, bulk, scale and form which is tailored to its specific location and to the characteristics of the site within the Medium density residential zone
(b) Development comprises medium rise, medium-high density residential buildings of predominantly apartment style multiple dwellings
, 3 to 5 storeys
(c) Development provides for a building to have a building height
and bulk that responds to:
(ii) site characteristics, including the shape, frontage, size, orientation and slope.
(d) Development responds to local characteristics, such as protection of view corridors, reinforces a green landscape character and responds to the surrounding character and architecture by having a lower height and/or smaller bulk than in the High density residential zone
, acknowledging this zone's role as a transition area between higher and lower rise/lower density zones.
(e) Development for a housing type other than a dwelling house
is of a scale and bulk that enables the buildings to co-exist comfortably with dwelling house
and dual occupancy
uses in adjoining lower density zones.
(f) Development provides for setbacks
which suitably buffer a residential use from an activity in an adjoining non-residential zone.
(g) Development supports a subtropical character by ensuring that:
(i) building form, spacing, orientation and design ensure dwellings
are well designed and sensitive to the city’s climate;
(ii) residents on the site, as well as residents of existing or future dwellings
on adjoining sites, have sufficient privacy and good access to daylight, sunlight and breezes to enable the intended use of indoor and outdoor spaces.
(h) Development provides quality private and public open spaces and landscaping, including deep planting, that softens the scale of the dwellings
, provides spaces for outdoor activity areas and encourages outdoor living.
(i) Development provides for a building design that interfaces with the street and other adjoining public spaces, including via habitable uses at ground level (with parking located below or behind buildings unless a dwelling house
or dual occupancy
) which provides surveillance and encourages activation of parks
(j) Development provides for a residential dwelling
that fronts a heavily trafficked road or other noise source to be:
(i) suitably located and orientated on the site;
(ii) designed and finished to minimise noise intrusion while maintaining some opportunities for interface with and surveillance of the street.
(k) Development responds to land constraints, mitigates any adverse impacts on environmental values and addresses other specific characteristics, as identified by overlays
affecting the site or in codes
applicable to the development.