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Bowen Hills

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 (PDF icon 9.4 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 and 21 June 2019.

In 2018 a proposed amendment of the Bowen Hills PDA Development Scheme was publicly notified. View the submissions report (PDF icon 422 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: 21 Jul 2022