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Bowen Hills

Notice of minor administrative amendment (Amendment 3) of the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme

Under section 69 of the Economic Development Act 2012 (Act) the Minister for Economic Development Queensland gives notice that the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area Development Scheme has been amended.

The scope of the amendment is explained in Schedule 5 of the development scheme and constitutes a minor administrative amendment under section 66 of the Act.

The amendment took effect on 9 December 2022.

PDA development applications over land in the Bowen Hills PDA are now assessed against the Bowen Hills PDA Development Scheme, Effective 3 July 2009, Last amended 9 December 2022.

Questions regarding the amended scheme can be directed to Economic Development Queensland via:

Phone: 07 3452 7880
Post: Economic Development Queensland, GPO Box 2202, Brisbane, 4001

Key details

The Bowen Hills Priority Development Area (PDA) facilitates the development of a regionally significant mixed use precinct that is well connected to public transport and the Brisbane CBD.

The PDA includes 108 hectares of land in the inner northern suburb of Bowen Hills, located three kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.

Landmark places, including the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Old Museum, Perry Park, Bowen Park, the Bowen Hills Railway Station and Exhibition Railway Station are located within the PDA.

The PDA was declared on 28 March 2008.

The Bowen Hills community has been consulted on future planning since 2016. Visit the Bowen Hills Have Your Say page for more information.

Development scheme

The Bowen Hills PDA Development Scheme ( 9.5 MB) is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling development within the PDA.

The development scheme came into effect on 3 July 2009 and was amended on 1 April 2010, 21 June 2019, and 9 December 2022.

In 2018 a proposed amendment of the Bowen Hills PDA Development Scheme ( 4.1 MB) was publicly notified. View the submissions report ( 421.8 KB) for public submissions and amendments.

Development assessment

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the Bowen Hills PDA development scheme.


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs.

The Bowen Hills PDA Development Charges and Offset Plan (DCOP) ( 3.6 MB) accompanies the PDA development scheme. It identifies relevant development charges, how these charges are calculated, levied and administered, and the trunk infrastructure required to service the PDA.

You can also view the Bowen Hills PDA Infrastructure Plan Background Report (IPBR) (PDF icon 35 MB).

To claim either a provisional or a final infrastructure offset use the online form. Please refer to the application checklist ( 179.5 KB) before completing the online form.

Bowen Hills PDA regulatory map

Download the Bowen Hills PDA regulatory map (PDF icon 1.1 MB).

Bowen Hills PDA boundary map

Last updated: 09 Dec 2022