Brisbane City Council: Proposed Amendments – Rooftop Gardens and Greenspace

Brisbane City Council have put a range of amendments regarding the provision of rooftop gardens and greenspace out for consultation.

Major amendment package G aims to support Council’s commitment to providing rooftop gardens and greenspace for Brisbane residents. The amendment includes changes across a range of citywide provisions to:

  • encourage the provision of rooftop gardens by allowing those that achieve required standards to be excluded from the calculation of maximum number of storeys in medium to high density locations supporting residential, commercial and mixed use multi-storey developments
  • ensure rooftop gardens are integrated in the overall design of buildings, support a green building appearance and enhance the presentation and visual amenity of rooftops and the skyline
  • ensure where landscaping is proposed in rooftop gardens and other artificial growing environments (such as green roofs and green walls on buildings), City Plan standards are appropriate to ensure the successful delivery, maintenance and performance of landscaping over the long term.

You can view details of the proposed amendment to City Plan on Council's website.

Brisbane City Council is encouraging submissions on the proposed amendments. Submissions are due by December 13, 2020. To have your say, please click here.