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Caretaker mode

The Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act) provides for the circumstances where an interim land use plan (ILUP) may be due to expire during a caretaker mode. The Herston Quarter PDA ILUP was due to expire on 17 November 2017. A development scheme for a PDA cannot be made during the caretaker mode. The ED Act ensures that the ILUP remains in effect until the development scheme for the PDA can be made, providing continuity for development.

About the Priority Development Area

The Herston Quarter PDA was declared on 18 November 2016. It is approximately six hectares in size and located in the suburb of Herston, approximately two kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district.

The PDA is located on part of the broader Herston health precinct and is bordered by Herston Road to the south, Bramston Terrace to the west and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) to the east and north. The PDA is in close proximity to both the Herston and RBWH busway stations and adjacent to the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health and School of Dentistry buildings.

The purpose of the PDA is to facilitate the redevelopment of the Herston Quarter as a mixed-use precinct with a strong emphasis on health-related uses. The major catalyst for redevelopment was the transfer of children’s health services from the Royal Children’s Hospital to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in late 2014 which resulted in the vacancy of the majority of buildings in the PDA.

The PDA includes significant state-listed heritage places including the Lady Lamington Nurses Home, Edith Cavell and Lady Norman buildings which will be preserved and adaptively re-used.

Herston Quarter PDA Proposed Development Scheme and public notification

Public notification of the proposed development scheme for Herston Quarter PDA was held from 7 August to 18 September 2017 (the submission period). During the submission period, all interested parties, including the community, residents and business operators, were invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

All submissions received during the submission period will be considered by the MEDQ. A submissions report will be prepared summarising the submissions received and the merits of those submissions. In some cases amendments may be made to the proposed development scheme as a consequence of issues raised in submissions. Once approved by the MEDQ, a copy of the submission report and development scheme will be available online.

Download the Herston Quarter PDA Proposed Development Scheme (PDF icon 8.9 MB).

Download the Herston Quarter PDA Development Charges and Offset Plan (DCOP) (PDF icon 692 KB).

Aerial map of Herston Quarter


Herston Quarter PDA Interim Land Use Plan

Herston Quarter PDA boundary and regulatory map

Herston Quarter PDA FAQs

Why has this PDA been declared?

Who will prepare the Herston Quarter PDA development scheme?

Who is responsible for what elements of the development?

What is the vision for the Herston Quarter PDA?

Who will undertake the development assessment for the Herston Quarter PDA?

How will car parking and traffic be managed in the PDA?

What happens when a development application is made in the Herston Quarter PDA?

How does the ED Act development assessment process differ from the Planning Act 2016 development assessment process?

Will the heritage buildings within the Herston Quarter be preserved?

How will other construction impacts be managed including noise, vibration and dust

How have the community been involved in the project to date?