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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 will be conducted from 7 August to 18 September 2017 (the submission period).

All interested parties, including the community, residents and business operators, are invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission to the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ).

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

Submissions can be made to the MEDQ by:

Economic Development Queensland
GPO Box 2202
Brisbane QLD 4001
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Each submission should include the submitter’s name and contact details and a description of any issues of concern or support. Submissions must be received by close of business on 18 September 2017.

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.

Community information sessions

Information booths will be set up at locations within the RBWH during the course of the notification period to provide interested parties with an opportunity to talk to an EDQ planner about the proposed development scheme.

Dates and locations are:

Date: Saturday 19 August 2017
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Main Room, Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP), 17 Gould Road

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Time: 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Venue: Level 1, Ned Hanlon Building, via main RBWH entrance

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?