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3.6 Theme 4: Brisbane's highly effective transport and infrastructure

3.6.1 Strategic outcomes

(1) Brisbane is served by appropriate infrastructure—the land, facilities and services that support economic growth and meet environmental and social needs.
(2) Investment in Brisbane’s transport system supports economic and residential growth over the life of this plan.
(3) Council coordinates infrastructure planning and provision with other levels of government and relevant entities. Infrastructure providers deliver planned infrastructure in a timely manner to meet demand.
(4) The strategic outcomes for Brisbane's highly effective transport and infrastructure have been aligned to the themes of:
(a) Brisbane’s globally competitive economy;
(b) Brisbane's outstanding lifestyle;
(c) Brisbane's clean and green leading environmental performance.
Brisbane's globally competitive economy
Brisbane's outstanding lifestyle
Brisbane's clean and green leading environmental performance
Transport infrastructure network
The transport infrastructure network will achieve the outcome of the Transport Plan for Brisbane 2008-2026, where all residents have high-quality access to facilities and services, while the city's environmental quality and liveability are maintained.
Transport networks provide efficient and reliable travel options for:
(a) workers to access jobs;
(b) residents and visitors to access services;
(c) business and industry to operate effectively and productively.
Freight moves easily between industrial areas, major interstate routes and the seaport and airport.
The transport network delivers people to where they want to go.
Safe, accessible transport options meet the needs of users, specifically:
(a) satisfying resident demand for active transport;
(b) supporting needs of the aged, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
(c) The public transport network supports major events and access to key tourism destinations.
Emissions from transportation are reduced through increased walking and cycling, and use of public transport.
Water and sewerage infrastructure network
  • Potable and non-potable water supply is fit-for-purpose and meets the needs of a growing economy.
  • Non-potable water is utilised where appropriate.
  • Smart water management technologies are adopted in a majority of commercial and industrial applications.
  • Sustainable water design, including stormwater harvesting, is incorporated to all new significant infrastructure projects.
  • Water supply meets anticipated residential demand.
  • Brisbane's community demonstrates water smart behaviours.
  • There will be a targeted reduction in the number of houses affected by one-in-two-year flood events.
  • The health of natural waterways and rivers is maintained and protected.
  • The community values water and responds through changes in water consumption and acceptance of new technologies.
  • Water networks are resilient to increased rainfall levels and flooding.
  • Natural corridors are enhanced and ecological values are promoted.
  • The ecosystem health of the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay and local waterways will be maintained and improved.
Energy infrastructure network
  • Energy infrastructure delivers a reliable, high- quality supply of energy at a competitive cost.
  • Energy production, capacity, storage, management and distribution infrastructure is rapidly adapted to changing patterns of demand.
  • Energy supply meets anticipated increase in demand for electricity.
  • Reliable energy is available to all residents including in peak periods.
  • Energy supply supports sustainable community lifestyle choices.
  • Energy prices are affordable for residents.
  • Widespread use of energy sourced from renewable energy generation, such as solar, wind, tidal and hydro.
  • Increasingly, electricity used will be generated or redeployed through distributed energy resources and renewable energy resources.
  • Increased investment to deliver more sustainable energy technologies.
  • Brisbane businesses and residents use energy efficiently and use low carbon emission sources.
Telecommunications infrastructure network
  • Telecommunications networks allow business and industry to operate more efficiently with increased connectivity between offices, and with remote locations.
  • Business and industry throughout Brisbane embrace high-speed, bi-directional broadband networks, and use the technology to become more productive and innovative.
  • Reliable telecommunications networks provide access to learning and information opportunities in the home and workplace.
  • Community services are delivered using telecommunications technology.
  • High-speed internet access supports the use of smart-grid technologies encouraging energy efficiency.
  • Telecommunications networks facilitate telecommuting including teleconferencing and tele-meeting.
Waste-management infrastructure network
  • Appropriate waste collection and disposal services are provided to support business and industry.
  • Recovered resources are used as an input to production.
  • Infrastructure delivers solutions that reflect community values around waste minimisation such as a recycling solution.
  • Waste infrastructure and services contribute to a healthy population.
  • Recovery, re-use and recycling of resources and materials are maximised.
  • The volume of waste being disposed to landfill is minimised.
Social infrastructure network
  • Business activity areas are supported with appropriate community facilities and health and education facilities.
  • Major regional community infrastructure facilities contribute to the city economy by supporting world-class events and tourism.
  • Community facilities are accessible, high quality and meet community needs.
  • Communities are supported by facilities that provide for the diverse needs of the community.
  • Social infrastructure seeks to maintain or improve environmental quality and amenity.
Greenspace System
  • The Greenspace System contributes to the attractiveness and functionality of the city, providing recreational, transport and relaxation functions.
  • The Greenspace System provides appropriate buffers between business/industry uses and residential areas.
  • The Greenspace System caters for the recreational needs of residents, visitors and employees in high employment areas.
  • A linked Greenspace System provides for a range of active and passive sporting, cultural and recreational uses.
  • The community recognises and contributes to sustaining the natural environment.
  • The Greenspace System contributes to environmental and ecological sustainability as well as supporting future residential, commercial and industrial development.
  • Natural environment values are protected through a network of open space that protects natural habitats.
  • Brisbane is resilient to the impacts of natural disasters, with short recovery times and low recovery costs limiting economic losses from natural disaster events.
  • Brisbane is safe, confident and ready to respond to natural disasters.
  • The location and design of infrastructure and critical assets supports efficient disaster management and emergency response and minimises harm from natural disasters.
  • Essential community infrastructure functions effectively during and immediately after natural hazard events to ensure the wellbeing of the community.
Brisbane is protected against environmental harm through:
(a) design and location of infrastructure and networks enabling effective emergency response;
(b) location of uses with the potential to cause environmental harm in a natural disaster to avoid natural hazards;
(c) connection of critical assets in a hazard- resilient network.
(5) The strategic outcomes for Brisbane's highly effective transport and infrastructure comprise the following elements:
(a) Element 4.1—Brisbane’s transport infrastructure networks;
(b) Element 4.2—Brisbane's other infrastructure networks;
(c) Element 4.3—Brisbane's coordinated infrastructure planning and delivery;
(d) Strategic transport corridors, shown on the SFM-005 Brisbane Transport Strategic Framework Map.

3.6.2 Element 4.1 – Brisbane's transport infrastructure networks

Table 3.6.2.1—Specific outcomes and land use strategies
Specific outcomes
Land use strategies
Road network
SO1
People and goods can move safely on the road network by the most efficient modes and routes, and the impact of traffic on neighbourhoods and the environment is minimised.
L1.1
Development contributes to the safety and efficiency of the road network and seeks to minimise impacts of traffic on surrounding areas.
L1.2
Development layout and access minimises impacts on pedestrian, cyclists and public transport movement and streetscape while providing for safe site servicing.
SO2
Brisbane's road network is protected and enhanced.
L2.1
Development protects and enhances the existing and future road corridors, as identified in the Road hierarchy overlay.
L2.2
Development is sited to preserve road widening to provide additional corridor space, including additional space for pedestrians, cyclists and landscaping as identified in an overlay.
SO3
Brisbane's road network has improved connectivity and enhanced network design.
L3
Development provides roads or upgrades to:
(a) improve connectivity to, and support efficient growth in centres, Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors and other infill in established suburbs;
(b) provide connections in Future Suburban Living Areas;
(c) provide adequate connections to the Major Industry Areas.
SO4
Brisbane’s road network supports the city’s network of centres and Major Industry Areas.
L4
Road network functions do not compromise the viability of centres and Major Industry Areas.
SO5
Brisbane's development provides sufficient car parking to:
(a) protect the traffic functions and streetscape of the road network;
(b) encourage public and active transport.
L5
In the city core and city frame maximum parking rates apply to non-residential uses. In centres graduated car parking rates apply.
Public transport
SO6
Brisbane has a safe and efficient public transport network.
L6
Development does not compromise the safety or the efficiency of the public transport network.
SO7
All urban land in Brisbane is serviced by public transport.
L7
Development protects and enhances accessibility to the public transport network.
SO8
Public transport is the preferred mode of travel to the City Centre and the city's Major Centres and provides a high level of access to all facilities and services in Brisbane, reducing the need to use a car.
L8
Development enables access to and does not compromise existing and planned public transport within and connecting the City Centre, Major Centres, the Major Industry Areas and Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors.
Active transport
SO9
Brisbane has a safe and convenient, comfortable pedestrian and bicycle network to support development.
L9.1
Development protects and contributes to safe, direct and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists of all abilities within the site and throughout neighbourhoods, to and within centres, and to community facilities, schools, public transport and other highly frequented destinations as set out in the Bicycle network overlay and Streetscape hierarchy overlay.
L9.2
Development within Major Centres, Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors, and larger scale developments are designed to balance the needs of all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.
L9.3
Development provides for integration between public transport and active transport.
L9.4
Brisbane's active transport infrastructure is supported by end-of-trip facilities within development to make walking, cycling and multimodal trips a convenient travel option.
SO10
Brisbane's high-density employment nodes, particularly the City Centre, ensure safe and efficient movement for pedestrians.
L10
Development enhances pedestrian connectivity in the City Centre and other high-density employment centres.
Freight network
SO11
Brisbane's freight network ensures the efficient movement of freight to Major Industry Areas.
L11
Development protects and enhances the primary freight route that supports the Major Industry Areas, including Brisbane Airport and Port of Brisbane, as identified in the Road hierarchy overlay.
SO12
Brisbane's freight routes are protected in terms of their role and efficiency.
L12
Development supports the safety and efficiency of the primary freight routes and the primary freight access.
SO13
Brisbane's local neighbourhoods are not adversely impacted by heavy industrial transport movements.
L13
Development generating industrial transport is located on the freight route or provides a suitable connection to it.
SO14
Brisbane's intermodal freight terminals, including their expansion, are protected and enhanced.
L14
The potential for expansion of existing or the creation of new freight facilities at Fisherman Island and Acacia Ridge respectively is protected from incompatible development and is otherwise in accordance with neighbourhood plans.
SO15
Brisbane business efficiency and urban amenity is enhanced by reducing the number and length of road freight movements.
L15.1
Industrial land is allocated in concentrated rather than dispersed locations to support the co-location of suitable industries and enable ready access to the Australia TradeCoast and airports and seaports at Brisbane Airport and Port of Brisbane.
L15.2
Land is zoned to enable industries intending to export long distances to locate close to or along major freight routes and intermodal terminals.

3.6.3 Element 4.2 – Brisbane's other infrastructure networks

Table 3.6.3.1—Specific outcomes and land use strategies
Specific outcomes
Land use strategies
Water supply infrastructure
SO1
Brisbane's high water quality in water storages is protected.
L1
The water supply and emergency water supply catchments of Tingalpa Reservoir/Leslie Harrison Dam, Enoggera Reservoir, Gold Creek Dam and Lake Manchester are protected from incompatible development.
SO2
Brisbane's water supply network is facilitated, protected and augmented to service development.
L2
Development protects and facilitates the water supply network and contributes to the planned augmentation of the water supply network to provide reliable and quality water services for the development.
SO3
Brisbane's dependency on the water supply network is reduced.
L3
Development for large-scale commercial, industrial and recreational development implements integrated water-cycle management to collect, store and treat stormwater to provide an alternative source of water for purposes such as irrigation and toilet flushing.
Wastewater infrastructure
SO4
Brisbane's existing and planned wastewater infrastructure corridors and facilities are protected.
L4
Wastewater infrastructure corridors and facilities are provided for and are protected from incompatible development.
SO5
Brisbane's wastewater network is augmented to service development.
L5
Development contributes to the planned augmentation of the wastewater network to provide wastewater services for the development.
Stormwater
SO6
Development provides stormwater infrastructure to:
(a) protect water quality;
(b) reduce urban run-off and peak flows;
(c) improve waterway health and stormwater quality.
L6.1
Development incorporates best-practice erosion and sediment control.
L6.2
Development incorporates water sensitive urban design on site and in road, streetscape and stormwater infrastructure.
SO7
Brisbane's development provides for stormwater retention and harvesting.
L7.1
Development provides for stormwater retention for harvesting in new developments and infrastructure projects, particularly for large outdoor uses and other uses that do not require potable water.
L7.2
Development maximises surface water infiltration and minimises stormwater run-off and pollutants from urban areas.
L7.3
Development minimises changes to the natural hydrological or environmental flow regimes to minimise impacts on natural water cycles.
Energy infrastructure
SO8
Brisbane's existing and planned electricity and gas transmissions and distribution infrastructure corridors and facilities are protected.
L8
Electricity and gas transmission and distribution infrastructure corridors and facilities are protected from incompatible development.
SO9
Brisbane's electricity and gas transmission and distribution infrastructure corridors and facilities do not adversely impact on the community and the environment.
L9.1
Development for electricity and gas transmission and distribution infrastructure is safe and effective.
L9.2
Development for electricity and gas transmission and distribution infrastructure is sited and designed to minimise adverse impacts on community wellbeing, visual amenity and the environment through strategies such as the undergrounding of electricity infrastructure.
SO10
Brisbane's energy infrastructure is complemented by renewable, decentralised supply.
L10
Development contributes to alternative decentralised energy generation where amenity impacts are managed to best-practice standard.
Telecommunications infrastructure
SO11
Brisbane's existing and planned telecommunications infrastructure is protected.
L11
Telecommunications infrastructure corridors and facilities are protected from incompatible development.
SO12
Brisbane's development provides for fibre-ready conduit in new developments.
L12
Development provides for a future-proof system of conduits in the following:
(a) new developments so all premises can be readily connected to optic fibre;
(b) significant new infrastructure such as major roads and public transport routes.
SO13
Brisbane's development provides for fibre to the premises in new developments.
L13
Development provides for fibre to the premises in new developments where feasible having regard to the remoteness and scale of the development.
SO14
Brisbane's development provides for telecommunications conduit in all suitable infrastructure projects.
L14
Development provides for all suitable infrastructure projects to accommodate future conduit requirements such as the roll out of the fibre to the premises network.
SO15
Brisbane's telecommunications infrastructure does not adversely impact on the community and the environment.
L15.1
Development for telecommunications infrastructure is safe and effective.
L15.2
Development for telecommunications infrastructure is sited and designed to minimise adverse impacts on community wellbeing, visual amenity and the environment through strategies such as siting, co-use and co-location.
Waste management infrastructure – landfill and waste transfer facilities
SO16
Brisbane's existing and planned waste management infrastructure is protected.
L16
Waste management infrastructure is protected from incompatible development.
SO17
Brisbane's waste management infrastructure provides for waste-reduction strategies.
L17
Development for waste management infrastructure provides for resource recovery, green waste, recycling and alternative waste- breakdown networks.
SO18
Brisbane's waste management infrastructure provides for increased capture of recyclable waste.
L18
Development for waste management infrastructure includes on-site facilities for the storage of recyclable materials prior to collection.
SO19
Brisbane's waste management infrastructure provides for reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
L19
Development for a landfill facility:
(a) minimises fugitive greenhouse gas emissions;
(b) provides for landfill gas to be captured and re-used.
Social infrastructure
Health facilities
SO20
Brisbane has adequate health infrastructure to service population growth.
L20
Development for health precincts accommodates population growth, health needs and opportunities for service integration.
SO21
Brisbane has appropriate access to and from key health precincts.
L21
Development of health precincts and major facilities provides for affordable and suitable access solutions.
SO22
Brisbane's health infrastructure is refurbished and monitored.
L22
Development of the refurbishment and maintenance of health infrastructure ensures that these assets meet or exceed current service standards.
Education facilities
SO23
Brisbane's growth areas are provided with educational facilities.
L23
Development in major population growth areas makes provision for new schools.
SO24
Brisbane's education infrastructure is refurbished and monitored.
L24
Development for the refurbishment and maintenance of education infrastructure ensures that these assets meet or exceed current service standards.
Community facilities infrastructure – community centres, halls and library facilities
SO25
Brisbane's existing community facilities infrastructure is enhanced.
L25
Development improves the use of existing community facilities infrastructure to ensure accessibility and multi-use.
SO26
Brisbane's community facilities infrastructure is provided in Major Centres, Growth Nodes on selected Transport Corridors, Suburban Living Areas and Future Suburban Living Areas.
L26
Development makes provision for the expansion of existing community facilities infrastructure or new community facilities infrastructure where required to cater for community needs. This infrastructure is in part identified in the Priority Infrastructure Plan.
SO27
Brisbane's community service infrastructure is delivered by the Council, State Government and the private sector.
L27
Development of schools, tertiary institutions and business supports the co-delivery of community facilities infrastructure where appropriate.
Cultural and art facilities
SO28
Brisbane has adequate cultural and art facilities to support a diverse community.
L28
Development particularly in areas with a high proportion of young people, seniors, people with disabilities and people with ethnic cultural needs makes provision for adequate cultural and arts facilities to meet the needs of local communities.
SO29
Brisbane's cultural and arts facilities are delivered by the public and private sectors.
L29.1
Development contributes to planned arts and cultural precincts for some Major Centres to meet community needs and express local culture.
L29.2
Development of schools, tertiary institutions and business support the co-delivery of cultural and arts facilities where appropriate.
Sports and recreation facilities
SO30
Brisbane's Major Centres, Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors, Suburban Living Areas and Future Suburban Living Areas are provided with sports and recreation facilities.
L30.1
Development in Major Centres, Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors, Suburban Living Areas and Future Suburban Living Areas contributes to planned sport and recreation facilities outlined in part in the Priority infrastructure plan.
L30.2
Land for the development of sports and recreation facilities within emerging communities is identified in part in a neighbourhood plan or the Priority infrastructure plan.
SO31
Brisbane's existing sporting and recreational facilities are enhanced.
L31
Development maximises the use of existing sport and recreation facilities including through the development of compatible mixed uses.
SO32
Brisbane's sporting and recreation facilities are delivered by the Council and the private sector.
L32
Development of schools and tertiary institutions and business supports the co-delivery of community sport and recreation facilities where appropriate.
Greenspace System and public park infrastructure
SO33
Brisbane has a Greenspace System which is a functional, multipurpose and linked network of greenspaces.
L33
Development of larger scale development projects (infill and greenfield) provides greenspace for a functional multipurpose and linked network of Greenspace Systems.
SO34
Brisbane’s Greenspace System is subject to sustainable resource management and use.
L34.1
Development incorporates sustainable resource use such as stormwater capture and water and energy conservation measures in Greenspace Systems.
L34.2
Development of natural economic resources within the Greenspace System are designed and managed for sustainable outcomes.
SO35
Brisbane's public park infrastructure provides a diversity of recreation experiences.
L35
Public park infrastructure is planned in accordance with the Priority infrastructure plan to provide a diversity of experiences including:
(a) informal recreation and active transport at local, district and metropolitan scales;
(b) formal sports and community gathering spaces at the district and metropolitan scale.

3.6.4 Element 4.3 – Brisbane's coordinated infrastructure planning and delivery

Table 3.6.4.1—Specific outcomes and land use strategies
Specific outcomes
Land use strategies
Infrastructure planning
SO1
Brisbane's development provides the development infrastructure and other essential infrastructure required to service the development in accordance with the infrastructure planning provided for in the following:
(b) an infrastructure corridor plan in an overlay.
L1.1
Development has access to essential infrastructure that exists or can be provided at minimum cost to public sector agencies and the community as identified in the Brisbane infrastructure program.
L1.2
Development provides for the following developed infrastructure:
(a) the supply of non-trunk infrastructure for the following:
(i) networks internal to the premises;
(ii) connecting the premises to external infrastructure networks;
(iii) protecting or maintaining the safety or efficiency of the infrastructure network of which the non-trunk infrastructure is a component;
(b) the supply of trunk infrastructure specified in the Priority infrastructure plan which is necessary to service the premises;
(c) the payment of infrastructure charges for trunk infrastructure in accordance with the applicable infrastructure charging instrument;
(d) the payment of additional trunk infrastructure costs for development which is inconsistent with the planning assumptions or outside the priority infrastructure area in the Priority infrastructure plan.
L1.3
Development protects infrastructure corridors and facilities in accordance with an infrastructure corridor plan in an overlay.
Transport and land use integration
SO2
Transport and land uses are planned and managed to create a preferred urban form that increases accessibility and connectivity and supports sustainable travel behaviour.
L2.1
Strategic transport projects planned for Brisbane are delivered in a timely manner.
L2.2
Land use is planned in accordance with the principles of transit oriented development.
Infrastructure design, construction and operation
SO3
Brisbane's infrastructure is constructed and installed to not adversely impact on the community and the environment.
L3
Development ensures that:
(a) the provision of infrastructure is integrated and coordinated with neighbourhood planning and the provision of infrastructure by public sector agencies;
(b) infrastructure is designed and constructed to:
(i) minimise adverse impacts;
(ii) protect biodiversity and landscape character values including provision for the safe movement of wildlife;
(iii) use standard designs, components and materials unless specific circumstances determine an alternative is required.
Critical infrastructure resilience
Criticality of infrastructure
SO4
Brisbane's infrastructure which is critical to the ability to respond to a natural disaster is protected and enhanced.
L4.1
Development provides for the resilience of essential infrastructure to natural hazards to be upgraded.
L4.2
Development ensures the Port of Brisbane, including port and navigational facilities and essential road connections, is able to service Brisbane during a natural disaster event.
Continuity of critical infrastructure
SO5
Brisbane's infrastructure which is critical to the city’s wellbeing and essential ability to respond to a natural disaster remains functional during and immediately after a natural disaster event.
L5.1
Community infrastructure, critical assets and supporting networks such as roads and electricity which are critical for emergency or disaster response, are planned so that the essential components of those uses for responding to a natural disaster are able to function during and after disaster events.
L5.2
Essential community infrastructure is located, sited and designed to be resilient to the impacts of natural hazards.
L5.3
Development is designed and operated to withstand natural disasters in order to avoid or defer the need for emergency assistance.
Connectivity of infrastructure
SO6
Brisbane's key transport routes and critical assets which are required to mobilise equipment, personnel and supplies to affected communities, and evacuate persons, are connected in a hazard-resilient network.
L6.1
The identified critical infrastructure movement network as mapped in an overlay is progressively upgraded to improve resilience to natural hazards.
L6.2
Key transport routes and critical assets are identified for future improvement or augmentation where required.
L6.3
Transport assets identified as part of the critical infrastructure movement network are designed to provide for emergency services and public transport vehicle usage during disaster events.
L6.4
Critical assets are able to be efficiently accessed via a connected transport network.
L6.5
The design and progressive upgrade of the city’s critical assets and transport routes support evacuation operations.
L6.6
Evacuation strategies and routes for development throughout Brisbane are designed to access the critical infrastructure movement network.
SO7
Brisbane's development is located to avoid natural hazards, and ensure appropriate and efficient access to emergency and disaster response services.
L7.1
Development which is necessary for disaster response and emergency services has access to the critical infrastructure movement network or can operate effectively in place to serve its appropriate catchment.
L7.2
New development is located to be accessible to the critical infrastructure movement network and to avoid unreasonable burden on emergency and disaster response services in disaster events.
L7.3
Development with special network accessibility requirements in terms of providing emergency response, special evacuation needs, hazardous land uses or providing secondary networks (such as power or roads) develop facilities that:
(a) are critical infrastructure movement network adjacent; or
(b) have or achieve hazard-free access to the network; or
(c) manage issues which arise due to being detached from the network.
L7.4
Development which cannot be made network accessible and cannot be readily relocated elsewhere, provides an on-site management response appropriately addressing emergency services access, evacuation and essential supplies.
L7.5
Development ensures that vulnerable, hard-to-evacuate and assembly uses are located away from natural hazard-prone areas to maximise the efficiency of the city’s disaster response capability.
L7.6
New development is adequately supported with emergency services infrastructure.
SO8
Brisbane’s essential community infrastructure is located and designed to avoid the impacts of natural hazards and service the needs of the community during and immediately after a disaster event.
L8.1
Essential community infrastructure is located and designed with adequate protection and immunity from natural hazards to retain an appropriate level of function during and immediately after designated natural disaster events.
L8.2
Essential community infrastructure reliant on other infrastructure networks, such as roads or electricity, is located where these networks will be available during and immediately after disaster events, or is designed to be self-reliant.
L8.3
Essential community infrastructure is upgraded to improve resilience to natural disasters.
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