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Queensland Children's Hospital State Development Area

Declared in 2008, the 15.6-hectare Queensland Children's Hospital State Development Area (SDA) located adjacent to Brisbane's existing Mater Children's Hospital was established to facilitate the delivery of a hospital and associated infrastructure.

The Queensland Children's Hospital SDA provided for the development of the Queensland Children's Hospital, opened in 2014, the Centre for Children's Health Research, associated infrastructure and the continuation of the existing schools within the SDA.

The Office of the Coordinator-General worked closely with Brisbane City Council, the Department of Health's Children's Hospital project team, other State government agencies, the adjacent schools and the local community to coordinate development in a timely manner while managing and reducing significant impacts on the precinct during construction.

Land use rearrangements within the Queensland Children's Hospital SDA, facilitated by the Coordinator-General, resulted in greater efficiency in the use of land and provided for expansion of education facilities at Somerville House and St Laurence's College.

SDA declaration revoked

The Queensland Children’s Hospital SDA has now fulfilled its original purpose to facilitate and manage development and operation of the area and associated infrastructure for health and education purposes.

In September 2023 the Coordinator-General revoked the declaration of the Queensland Children’s Hospital SDA.

Former development scheme and maps

Further information

For further information on the revoked Queensland Children's Hospital SDA contact the Office of the Coordinator-General on 1800 001 048 or via

Last updated: 21 Sep 2023