Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/13
Protection of residential buildings constructed prior to 1911 (TLPI 01/13)
What is a Temporary Local Planning Instrument?
A Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) is a statutory instrument created under the provisions of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 which may suspend or otherwise affect the operation of a planning scheme (i.e. the Brisbane City Plan 2000) for a period of one (1) year from its effective date. The general purpose of a TLPI is to protect a specific local government area from adverse impacts.
What does Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/13: Protection of residential buildings constructed prior to 1911 do?
TLPI 01/13 provides for the assessment of the removal or demolition of any residential building constructed prior to 1911 which exist within the Demolition Control Precinct and Demolition Control Precinct (Local Character Significance), as well as those buildings identified within TLPI 01/13 as being residential buildings constructed prior to 1911 (see Appendix A) Schedule of Residential Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911).
TLPI 01/13 can be accessed and downloaded from the Planning and Building page on Council’s website.
How can I find out if my home is impacted?
TLPI 01/13 can be accessed and downloaded from the Planning and Building page on Council’s website, along with a range of supporting material and a FAQ fact sheet. Residents who are unsure if their property is impacted can call Council’s Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888.
Council has also recently released an interactive mapping tool as part of the draft new City Plan, which will allow residents to zoom in on their property to see if it is identified on the pre-1911 building overlay. Interactive mapping for the draft new City Plan can be found by going to Council’s website.
What is the difference between protection on pre-1946 homes and those constructed prior to 1911?
Under TLPI 01/13, residential buildings constructed prior to 1911 can only be demolished if they are found to be structurally unsound. This is in recognition of their architectural characteristics and the limited number of properties that remain in Brisbane.
The existing Demolition Control Precinct (DCP) is intended to retain Brisbane’s traditional housing stock in a variety of ways. It aims to protect those residential buildings that contribute to the traditional character and amenity within older suburbs of Brisbane. The demolition controls applied to houses constructed in and prior to 1946 are broader and allow greater flexibility in assessing applications for demolition.
Why has protection changed from pre-1900 to pre-1911?
Council is committed to preserving Brisbane’s heritage and character. Acting on feedback from residents seeking greater protection for pre-Federation housing styles within Brisbane, Council conducted a citywide survey to identify unprotected examples of these rare architectural typologies. This resulted in the identification of the houses contained in the list (Appendix A).
The survey revealed that a number of houses built after 1900 (post-Federation) displayed architectural characteristics which were representative of these pre-Federation houses. In addition, historic records which are used to identify the dates of construction of these early housing styles become more accurate in the immediate period following federation.
If I am a property owner who disputes that my property is pre-1911 what can I do?
Property owners can call Council’s Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888 and ask to speak to a Heritage Officer from Council’s City Architecture and Heritage Team.
If I am a property owner who has an existing demolition approval over my property how will I be affected?
Property owners who have an existing current development approval from Council which permits the demolition of residential buildings identified within TLPI 01/13 are not required to make a new application under the TLPI 01/13.
If I believe my property was built prior to 1911 and would like to include it on the list of identified properties what can I do?
Residents who believe that their property was constructed prior to 1911 should first check Appendix A of TLPI 01/13 to ensure that their property is not already included on the list of identified pre-1911 houses.
If your property isn’t included on this list and you believe your property was constructed prior to 1911, an officer from Council’s City Architecture and Heritage Team will be able to assist with your enquiry. Please contact Council on (07) 3403 8888.
Will these changes be reflected in the draft new City Plan?
The Council has included provisions in the draft new City Plan to protect houses that were constructed prior to 1911. The draft new City Plan is currently available on Council's website.
Council is inviting submissions from the public on the content of the draft new City Plan. The statutory notification period commenced on Monday 6 May and is open until midnight on Tuesday 30 July. People wishing to make submissions on any aspect of the draft new City Plan can do so by following the procedures outlined below:
How to make a formal submission
If you require any further information on the draft new City Plan please contact Council by calling the Brisbane City council Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be kept up-to-date on the progress of the draft new City Plan, complete the form on the website and tick the check box for regular updates. At least one contact method, phone or email, is required.