Queen's Wharf Brisbane was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) on 28 November 2014.
Declaring a PDA facilitates the planning and delivery of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development and establishes the necessary policy environment to support the intended development outcome for the site.
On 28 January 2016, the Queen's Wharf Brisbane (QWB) PDA development scheme was approved by the MEDQ. The final development scheme and submissions report are available on the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.
A Plan of Development (PoD) typically accompanies an application for a Material Change of Use and deals with any proposed use, and any associated Building Work or Operational Work. A PoD is prepared by an applicant and may include maps, graphics and text that collectively demonstrate how proposed uses and works will contribute towards the achievement of the Priority Development Area (PDA) vision which is stated in the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA development scheme.
A PoD is required to be consistent with the relevant PDA vision, structural elements and relevant PDA-wide criteria, and indicates the location and function of temporary and permanent uses and structures and how these uses and structures will relate to each other. A PoD also demonstrates impacts and connections to areas adjoining the subject land.
On Monday 16 November 2015 the Queensland Government reached contractual close with the Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC)—The Star Entertainment Group (formerly Echo Entertainment Group), Far East Consortium (Australia) and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises—to deliver the $3 billion Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development.
As part of the development assessment process, DBC has now prepared and submitted to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) a development application containing a PoD, which covers the majority of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area (PDA). EDQ will undertake an assessment of the development application, required public notification of the development application and then, after consideration of submissions and all other relevant material, issue a decision on the proposal.
The development application containing the PoD is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.
Where a PoD is approved, all conditions of approval must be complied with in order to carry out works or materially change uses onsite. Schedule 1 of the QWB PDA development scheme identifies that all aspects of development are exempt where consistent with an approved PoD. However some aspects of detailed design may be required to be submitted to EDQ at a later date for compliance endorsement against the conditions of approval and approved documents.
Queen's Wharf Brisbane was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) by the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) on 28 November 2014. As a result, development within the PDA is administered by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), and assessed through the legislative framework established under the Economic Development Act 2012.
The development application containing the PoD will be independently assessed by EDQ in accordance with the Economic Development Act 2012, against the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA development scheme, the Queen's Wharf Brisbane PDA public realm and movement network planning and design guideline and any other relevant documents and guidelines called up in the development scheme.
On 19 April 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Act 2016. This Act amended the Economic Development Act 2012 (the ED Act) to introduce the concept of PDA-associated development. These amendments came into effect on 27 May 2016.
On 12 March 2017 the Minister for Economic Development Queensland decided to declare three areas for PDA-associated development. This allows these proposed developments to be dealt with under the ED Act in a similar way to development within the PDA. Find further information on the three declarations for Queen's Wharf Brisbane.
The formal submission period was undertaken for 30 business days from 6 September 2017 to 19 October 2017 and is now closed.
During the submission period, interested parties and members of the public were invited to make written submissions to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) in response to the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Plan of Development (PoD) application.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has confirmed receipt of all submissions and considered the matters raised in each submission, as well as all other relevant material, in issuing the decision on the proposal.
The decision is now available on the on the EDQ website by searching DEV2017/846.