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4.4 Desired standards of service

(1) This section states the key standards of performance for a trunk infrastructure network.
(2) Details of the standard of service for a trunk infrastructure network are identified in the extrinsic material.

Editor’s note—The desired standards of service provides a high level summary of the key planning and design standards of performance for a network of development infrastructure which comprises both non-trunk and trunk infrastructure. Non-trunk infrastructure must comply with the conversion criteria in the relevant charges resolution to be converted to trunk infrastructure.

4.4.1 Stormwater network

The desired standard of service for the stormwater network is as follows:

(a) to collect and convey stormwater flows during both major and minor flood events from existing and future land use, in a manner that minimises risk to property and life and reduces the cost of flood damage to the community;
(b) to achieve the appropriate level of flood immunity required by:
(i) Stormwater code;
(ii) Flood overlay code;
(iii) Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(iv) any other applicable code or standards in a local planning instrument.
(c) to achieve water quality objectives for receiving waters in accordance with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(d) to maximise or maintain the use of existing overland flow paths and waterway corridors as the major conveyance elements of the network;
(e) for items of stormwater infrastructure to be designed and delivered in accordance with the conveyance and design standards required by:
(i) the minimum desired capacity of minor and major drainage infrastructure is to be in accordance with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(ii) the maximum total depth of flow in a roadway is to be in accordance with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(iii) any other applicable codes and standards in a local planning instrument.

4.4.2 Transport network

4.4.2.1 Road network

The desired standard of service for the road network is as follows:

(a) provide a functional road hierarchy that supports the settlement pattern, commercial and economic activity and transport movement;
(b) support economic development through the efficient movement of transport and freight by maintaining and enhancing critical links and intersections connecting residential areas to employment areas, centres, education facilities and mixed use sites according to the Road hierarchy overlay code;
(c) district roads service a catchment of approximately 3,000 households for inner suburbs (within 5km of the CBD) and approximately 1,000 households for outer suburbs;
(d) plan, design and deliver the road network and associated infrastructure to comply with the following:
(i) the functional road hierarchy classification (as identified on the Road hierarchy overlay map), traffic flow, connectivity, safety and access in accordance with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy and the Road hierarchy overlay code;
(ii) Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(iii) Road hierarchy overlay code;
(iv) the off-peak operation of the road network provides a level of service C;
(v) the peak period operation of the road network provides a level of service C, except where the road network is highly constrained and the use of alternative modes of transport in these areas is anticipated in the mode share targets stated in Map C3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets;
(vi) the road network is planned to provide for future capacity needs in accordance with the Road hierarchy overlay map and Road hierarchy overlay code.

4.4.2.2 Pathway network

The desired standard of service for the pathway network is as follows:

(a) provide a safe, attractive and convenient pedestrian and cycle pathway network that links residential areas to employment areas, major activity nodes, education facilities and public transport interchanges, thereby encouraging walking and cycling as acceptable travel alternatives;
(b) plan, design and deliver the pathway network and associated infrastructure to comply with the following:
(i) the pathway network classification (as identified on the Bicycle network overlay map), connectivity, safety and access in accordance with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy and the Bicycle network overlay code;
(ii) Infrastructure design planning scheme policy (Chapters 1 and 4);
(iii) Bicycle network overlay code;
(iv) pathways are planned to provide for future demand needs in accordance with the Bicycle network overlay map and the Bicycle network overlay code.

4.4.2.3 Public transport (bus stops) network

The desired standard of service for bus stops is as follows:

(a) provide public transport infrastructure to support the future mode share targets stated in Map C3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets including bus stops and stations;
(b) provide a public transport stop within 400m of 90% of all urban dwellings (15 or more dwellings per hectare (existing or planned));
(c) the design of bus stops and associated infrastructure is to comply with the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(d) maintain or improve network coverage through provision, upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure.

4.4.2.4 Public transport (ferry terminals) network

The desired standard of service for ferry terminals is as follows:

(a) provide public transport infrastructure to support the future mode share targets stated in Map C3 Transport Network DSS Mode Share Targets including Ferry and CityCat terminals;
(b) maintain or improve network coverage through provision, upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure.

4.4.3 Public parks and land for community facilities network

4.4.3.1 Public parks network

The desired standard of service for the public parks network is as follows:

(a) provide a diverse, well-connected, accessible and equitable network that meets community needs across Brisbane in accordance with the following:
(i) the trunk infrastructure summary stated in Table 4.4.3.1.1 (and the Brisbane Park Classification System in the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy);
(ii) the desired rate of provision standards stated in Table 4.4.3.1.2;
(iii) the desired accessibility standards stated in Table 4.4.3.1.3;
(iv) the desired size standards stated in Table 4.4.3.1.4;
(v) the desired embellishment standards stated in Table 4.4.3.1.5;
(vi) flood and stormwater provisions in the Flood overlay code, Waterways corridors overlay code, Park planning and design code and Chapter 10 of the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(vii) provisions for acceptable gradients in the Park planning and design code and Chapter 10 of the Infrastructure design planning scheme policy;
(viii) any other applicable code or standards in a local planning instrument.

Note—The desired standard of service for Public Parks apply across either of two identified service areas, namely Brisbane-wide, which includes all mainland areas of the Brisbane Local Government Area, and the Local Recreation Need Area, which comprises an area consistent with Brisbane’s Centres, Suburban Living Area and Future Suburban Living Area defined in the  SFM-002 Brisbane CityShape 2031, Land Use Strategic Framework Map and includes the following zones – LDR, CR1, CR2, LMR1, LMR2, LMR3, MDR, HDR1, HDR2, NC, DC1, DC2, MC, PC1, PC2, PDA1, PDA2, PDA3, PDA4, SBCA, EC, MU1, MU2, MU3.

Note—It is assumed that residents living within the Local Recreation Need Area place an additional demand on the park network than those who live outside the Local Recreation Need Area. Those outside of the Local Recreation Need Area live in a more open, rural environment and would typically have ready access to private open space for their local recreation needs. Desired standard of service areas are identified in Map D2 - Public Parks Network DSS Areas.

Table 4.4.3.1.1—Public park trunk infrastructure summary
Trunk Type
Applicable Park Classification Categories
Park Type
Park Sub Type
Park Hierarchy
Sport
Sport
General Outdoor Sport
Local/District/Metro
Sport
Specialised Outdoor Sport
Local/District/Metro
Recreation (Urban)⁽¹⁾
Recreation
General Recreation
Local/District/Metro
Recreation
Botanic Garden/Arboretum
District/Metro
Recreation
Urban Common
District/Metro
Recreation (Natural) ⁽²⁾
Corridor
Access/Recreation Corridor
Local/District/Metro
Natural Area
Visitor Node
District/Metro
Natural Area
Nature Recreation
Local/District/Metro

Editor’s note—

(1) Recreation (Urban) parks provide for a range of formal and informal recreation opportunities in an urban setting and generally have a high level of infrastructure and high servicing/maintenance requirements.

(2) Recreation (Natural) parks provide for a range of formal and informal recreation opportunities in a mostly natural setting (e.g. waterway, bushland) and generally have a low level of infrastructure and low servicing/maintenance requirements.

Table 4.4.3.1.2—Provision standard for the public parks trunk infrastructure network
Trunk Type
Applicable Park Classification Categories
Service Area
Rate
Ha/1000 persons⁽¹⁾
Park Type/ Sub Type
Park Hierarchy
Population (residents)
Employees
Sport
Sport – General Outdoor Sport
Sport – Specialised Outdoor Sport
Local/ District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
1.2
NA
Recreation (Urban)
Recreation – General Recreation
Recreation – Botanic Garden/ Arboretum
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
0.8
0.1
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
0.8
0.2
Recreation – Urban Common⁽²⁾
District/
Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
0.006
0.006
Recreation (Natural)
Corridor – Access/ Recreation Corridor
Natural Area – Visitor Node
Natural Area – Nature Recreation
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
0.6
N/A
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
0.8
N/A

Note—

(1) The rate of land provision should be calculated based on either residents or employees (not the aggregate of both), whichever represents peak demand i.e. whichever requires the greater provision of park land.

(2) For network planning purposes the provision standard for Urban Commons is based on a desired number of parks per Principal, Major or District Centre because these parks are integral to a centre and service both residents within and visitors to a centre. The desired provision standard for urban commons is as follows: Up to 1 per District centre (District zone precinct or Corridor zone precinct) e.g. West End, 1 per Major centre or Principal centre (Regional centre zone precinct) e.g. Upper Mt Gravatt and 5+ per Principal centre (City Centre zone precinct) e.g. Post Office Square.

Table 4.4.3.1.3—Accessibility standard for the public parks trunk infrastructure network
Trunk Type
Applicable Park Classification Categories
Service Area
Distance to Park
(Desired Max.)
Park Type/ Sub Type
Park Hierarchy
Sport
Sport – General Outdoor Sport
Sport – Specialised Outdoor Sport
Local/District/ Metropolitan
Local Recreation Need Area
3km
Outside Local Rec’n Need Area
5km
Recreation (Urban)
Recreation – General Recreation
Recreation – Botanic Garden/ Arboretum
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
750m
District/ Metropolitan
Local Recreation Need Area
3km
Outside Local Rec’n Need Area
5km
Recreation – Urban Common
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
750m from Centre
Recreation (Natural)
Corridor – Access/ Recreation Corridor
Natural Area – Visitor Node
Natural Area – Nature Recreation
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
750m
District/ Metropolitan
Local Recreation Need Area
3km
Outside Local Rec’n Need Area
5km
Table 4.4.3.1.4—Size standard for the public parks trunk infrastructure network
Trunk Type
Applicable Park Classification Categories
Service Area
Size Ha
(Desired Min.)
Park Type/ Sub Type
Park Hierarchy
Sport
Sport – General Outdoor Sport
Sport – Specialised Outdoor Sport
Local
Brisbane-wide
1.0
District
Brisbane-wide
4.0
Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
7.0
Recreation (Urban)
Recreation – General Recreation
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
0.8
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
3.0
Recreation – Botanic Garden/ Arboretum
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
21.0
Recreation – Urban Common
District
Brisbane-wide
0.1
Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
0.6
Recreation (Natural)
Corridor – Access/ Recreation Corridor
Natural Area – Visitor Node
Natural Area – Nature Recreation
Local
Local Recreation Need Area
0.8
District/ Metropolitan
Brisbane-wide
3.0
Table 4.4.3.1.5—Embellishment standard for the public parks trunk infrastructure network
Trunk Type
Sport
Recreation (Urban)
Recreation (Natural)
Park Type/ Sub Type
Sport – General outdoor sport
Sport – Specialised outdoor sport
Recreation – General Recreation
Rec’n – Botanic Garden/ Arb’tm
Rec’n – Urban Common
Corridor – Access/ Recreation Corridor
Natural Area – Visitor Node
Natural Area – Nature Recreation
Park Hierarchy
Local
District
Metro
Local
District
Metro
All
All
Local
District
Metro
All
Local
District
Metro
Playground/ play space
     
B
B
B
B
         
B
   
Picnic facilities
     
B
B
B
B
       
B
     
Kick-around space
     
B
B
B
                 
Barbecues
       
B
B
         
B
     
Public toilets
 
B
B
 
B
B
B
       
B
     
Shade trees
 
B
B
B
B
B
 
B
B
B
B
       
Maintenance taps
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
   
Drinking fountains
A
B
A+B
B
B
B
A
B
 
B
B
B
B
   
Bins
 
A+B
B
B
B
A+B
A+B
A+B
 
B
B
B
B
   
Seating
 
B
A+B
B
B
B
B
A+B
 
B
B
       
Paths – pedestrian
 
B
B
B
B
B
 
A
A
A
A
B
     
Paths - bicycle
 
B
B
 
B
B
   
C
C
B
B
     
Bike racks
 
C
B
 
B
B
 
B
 
C
C
C
     
Dog off leash area
       
C
C
                 
Half court
       
C
C
                 
Rebound wall
       
C
C
                 
Skate facility
       
C
C
                 
Sports field/s
B
B
C
                       
Sports court/s
B
B
A + B
                       
Spectator seating
 
C
A + B
                       
Garden beds
       
B
B
 
B
             
Internal roads
 
A
A
 
A
A
         
A
 
A
A
Internal car parks
 
A
A
 
A
A
         
A
 
A
A
Fencing
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lighting – pathways
 
B
A
 
B
B
 
B
C
C
C
       
Signage
A
A+B
B
A
A+B
A+B
A
A+B
A
A+B
A+B
A+B
A+B
A+B
A+B
Fitness equipment
 
B
B
 
B
B
     
B
B
       
Irrigation
C
B
B
                       
Site preparation
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Vehicle access incl. gate
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Turfing
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
       
Bus parking
 
A
A
 
A
A
A
       
B
     
Utility – water to site boundary
A
A
 
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Utility – water to a proposed embellishment
B
B
A
B
B
B
A
B
B
B
A
B
 
B
B
Utility – electricity to site boundary
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Utility – electricity to a proposed embellishment
B
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
C
B
B
B
 
B
B
Utility – sewer to site boundary
A
A
B
 
A
A
A
B
 
C
C
A
A
A
A
Utility – sewer to a proposed embellishment
B
B
A
 
B
B
A
B
 
C
C
B
 
B
B
General power outlet (lockable)
B
B
B
 
B
B
A
B
 
B
B
B
B
B
B
Fire breaks
   
B
               
A
A
A
A
Bicycle training facility
       
C
C
     
C
C
       
BMX track
 
C
C
 
C
C
                 
Water play
         
C
                 
Water feature
         
C
                 
Horse/ bike riding path/ trail
                         
C
C
Camp ground
                           
C
Bush walking/ hiking path/ trail
                     
C
 
C
C
Stormwater harvesting & rainwater tanks
 
B
B
   
C
         
C
     
Shade structures – free standing
 
B
B
B
B
B
 
C
     
B
     
Park pavilion (large)
         
B
 
B
             
Lighting – security
 
B
B
 
B
B
A
B
 
B
B
B
     
Lighting – sports field/ court
 
C
B
                       

Note—

All listed embellishments are trunk infrastructure.

Type A embellishments are the initial essential embellishment conditioned as part of a development approval. Type B embellishments are the medium term embellishment and are intended to be delivered by Brisbane City Council capital projects. Type C embellishments are the ultimate embellishment and are intended to be delivered by Brisbane City Council capital projects.

Site preparation includes the following: site clearing; stripping, stockpiling and re-use of existing site topsoil; earthworks; site drainage; and vegetation management.

4.4.3.2 Land for community facilities network

The desired standard of service for the land for community facilities network is to provide an accessible network of land for community facilities that meets the needs of the population and employees in accordance with the following:

(a) the land provision standard for the land for community facilities network stated in Table 4.4.3.2.1 for the areas identified in Map D3 Land for Community Facilities Network DSS Areas;
(b) the accessibility standard for the land for community facilities network stated in Table 4.4.3.2.2 for the areas identified in Map D3 Land for Community Facilities Network DSS Areas;
(c) the service population standard for the land for community facilities network stated in Table 4.4.3.2.3 for the areas identified in Map D3 Land for Community Facilities Network DSS Areas;
(d) the minimum size standard for the land for community facilities network stated in Table 4.4.3.2.4 for the areas identified in Map D3 Land for Community Facilities Network DSS Areas;
(e) future trunk infrastructure for the land for community facilities network meets an acceptable level of flood immunity identified in the Flood overlay code and has a gradient equal to or less than 1V:20H.
Table 4.4.3.2.1—Land provision standard for the land for community facilities network
Land for community facilities network type
Service level
Land provision (m²/1,000 persons)⁽¹⁾
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Local⁽²⁾
360
60
360
60
0
60
Community service/leisure
District
550
N/A
550
N/A
550
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
83
N/A
83
N/A
83
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
11
N/A
11
N/A
11
N/A
Total for community service/leisure
 
1,004
60
1,004
60
644
60
Arts and culture
District
200
N/A
200
N/A
200
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
53
N/A
53
N/A
53
N/A
Total for arts and culture
 
253
0
253
0
253
0
Sport and recreation⁽³⁾
District
625
200
625
200
625
200
Sport and recreation
Principal
233
N/A
233
N/A
233
N/A
Total for sport and recreation
858
200
858
200
858
200
Total land for community facilities network
2,116
260
2,116
260
1,756
260

Note—

(1) The rate of land provision is based on the peak demand arising from the population or employees and therefore is not the aggregate of the population and employee demand.

(2) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

(3) For sports park refer to the desired standard of service for the public parks trunk infrastructure network

Table 4.4.3.2.2—Accessibility standard for the land for community facilities network
Land for community facilities network type
Service level
Distance (kilometres)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community service/leisure
Local⁽¹⁾
1
2
1
2
N/A
N/A
Community service/leisure
District
2
N/A
2
N/A
5
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arts and culture
Arts and culture
District
2
N/A
2
N/A
5
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A
Sport and recreation
Sport and recreation
District
3
3
3
3
5
5
Sport and recreation
Principal
5
N/A
5
N/A
10
N/A

Note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

(2) For sports park refer to the desired standard of service for the public parks trunk infrastructure network.

Table 4.4.3.2.3—Service population standard for the land for community facilities network
Land for community facilities network type
Service level
Persons
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community service/leisure
Local⁽¹⁾
5,000
20,000
5,000
20,000
N/A
N/A
Community service/leisure
District
20,000-30,000
N/A
20,000–30,000
N/A
20,000–30,000
N/A
Community service/leisure
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
Community service/leisure
Metro
1,200,000
N/A
1,200,000
N/A
1,200,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Arts and culture
District
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
Sport and recreation
District
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
40,000
Sport and recreation
Principal
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A
150,000
N/A

Note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees.

(2) For sports park refer to the desired standard of service for the public parks trunk infrastructure network.

Table 4.4.3.2.4—Minimum size standard for the land for community facilities network
Land for community facilities network
Land for community facilities network sub-type
Service level
Area (m²)
Area A Centres
Area B General urban
Area C Fringe
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Population
Employees
Community service/leisure
Community space
Local⁽¹⁾
1,200
1,200
1,200
1,200
N/A
N/A
Community space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Community service/group space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Community service/group space
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Libraries
District
3,000
N/A
3,000
N/A
3,000
N/A
Libraries
Principal
6,500
N/A
6,500
N/A
6,500
N/A
Libraries
Metro
13,000
N/A
13,000
N/A
13,000
N/A
Arts and culture
Visual arts space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Visual arts space
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Performance space
District
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
2,000
N/A
Performance space
Principal
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
4,000
N/A
Sport and recreation
Indoor sport and recreation facilities
District
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
8,000
Indoor sport and recreation facilities
Principal
15,000
N/A
15,000
N/A
15,000
N/A
Aquatic facilities/swimming pools
District
10,000
N/A
10,000
N/A
10,000
N/A
Aquatic facilities/swimming pools
Principal
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A
20,000
N/A

Note—

(1) A local community facility is to be provided if part of an industrial area servicing over 20,000 employees

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