6.2.3 Recreation zones category Sport and recreation zone code

(1) The purpose of the sport and recreation zone is to provide for:
(a) a variety of cultural, educational, recreation and sporting uses and activities that require built infrastructure, including, for example, clubhouses, gymnasiums, swimming pools or tennis courts; and
(b) facilities and infrastructure to support the uses and activities stated in paragraph (a).

Note—Land in the Sport and recreation zone is included in a zone precinct. Together the zone precincts reflect the hierarchy of the Council’s parks and the level of development that privately owned sites can sustain given their location, accessibility and proximity to sensitive land uses. Each zone precinct defines the level of use or scale of development that a park or privately owned site is intended to receive and is capable of sustaining. It includes consideration of the likely extent of user catchment, park size and capacity for sustained visitation. This is an important component in planning and managing the park or community facility network, as it describes the level to which a park or privately owned site can be developed without impacting on the integrity of the intended use and sustainability. The zone precincts are:

(2) The purpose of the zone will be achieved through overall outcomes for:
(a) zone role;
(b) development location and uses;
(c) development form;
(d) the following zone precincts:
(i) Metropolitan zone precinct;
(ii) District zone precinct;
(iii) Local zone precinct.
(3) Zone role overall outcomes are:
(a) Development in the zone supports the implementation of the policy direction set in the Strategic framework, in particular:
(i) Theme 2: Brisbane’s outstanding lifestyle and Element 2.4 – Brisbane’s community facilities, services, open space and recreation infrastructure;
(ii) Theme 3: Brisbane’s clean and green leading environmental performance and Element 3.1 – Brisbane’s environmental values;
(iii) Theme 4: Brisbane’s highly effective transport and infrastructure networks and Element 4.2 – Brisbane’s other infrastructure networks;
(iv) Theme 5: Brisbane’s CityShape, Element 5.5 – Brisbane’s Suburban Living Areas and Element 5.6 – Brisbane’s Greenspace System.
(4) Development location and uses overall outcomes are:
(a) Development protects land in the city for sport and recreation purposes, including Council parks that are generally accessible to the public, while recognising that accessibility may be limited at certain times due to club events and activities.
(b) Development maintains the important role of privately owned sport and recreation land as part of the network of community facilities and uses.
(c) Development provides for land in the Sport and recreation zone to make an important contribution to Brisbane’s liveability.
(d) Development provides for a wide range of organised sporting, recreational, community and cultural activities primarily park, environment facility and outdoor sport and recreation to be accommodated at local, district and metropolitan levels whether they are on publicly or privately owned land.
(e) Development accommodates areas for active sport and outdoor recreational pursuits such as playing fields, equestrian facilities, outdoor cultural facilities, educational activities, swimming pools, outdoor courts and skate facilities.
(f) Development accommodates a diverse range of vibrant activities including activities which may generate noise and light during evening hours, sometimes on a regular basis.
(g) Development for a compatible land use of club, community use, food and drink outlet, function facility, indoor sport and recreation, health care service, market or theatre (where an outdoor cinema) may be located in a district or metropolitan- scale facility where it complements the leisure and recreation experience of users.
(h) Development maximises opportunities for sporting clubs using outdoor recreation infrastructure to establish club facilities in multifunction facilities, rather than single-use facilities.
(i) Development for a building or structure such as a clubhouse, kiosk, shelter, stand, amenity facility, picnic table, playground or other outdoor recreation infrastructure is provided where necessary.
(j) Development provides for land in the Sport and recreation zone to be maintained or re-used for sport, recreation, cultural or community facilities or services should the current activity cease.
(5) Development form overall outcomes are:
(a) Development minimises any adverse impacts on the amenity of an adjacent area, particularly a residential area, through the sensitive design and siting of facilities.
(b) Development is designed to incorporate sustainable practices including climate responsiveness and water conservation.
(c) Development of high-patronage activities is supported by the necessary level of transport infrastructure to promote safe and efficient public transport use, walking and cycling.
(d) 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.
(6) Metropolitan zone precinct outcomes are:
(a) Development provides a park or sport or recreation setting that will attract and cater for users from across the Brisbane metropolitan area.
(7) District zone precinct overall outcomes are:
(a) Development provides a park or sport or recreation setting that will attract and cater for users from a district (i.e. 2 to 3 suburbs, area of approximately 2km radius).
(8) Local zone precinct overall outcomes are:
(a) Development provides a park or sport or recreation setting that will attract and cater for users from a local area (i.e. 1 suburb, area of approximately 500m radius).

Editor’s note—To meet community needs, land in the Sport and recreation zone will be actively programmed with events and activities, where appropriate.

^ Back to Top