Creating healthy and active communities

Earlier this year the Queensland Government released the model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of healthier and more active communities across the state.

Many Queenslanders are living in established communities with few footpaths, unconnected street layouts and few street trees to provide shade and shelter. Modern subdivisions with a lack of walking infrastructure continues to reinforce our dependency on private motor vehicles.

Our planning system is about developing Queensland in ways that are good for communities. The design of our neighbourhoods can encourage increased daily physical activity by providing opportunities to make healthy and active choices.

We can create healthier communities by making sure new residential neighbourhoods are comfortable and safe for walking and cycling and include accessible and convenient parks and community spaces.

It is far more cost effective to provide the infrastructure upfront in new residential subdivisions than it is to retrofit existing suburbs.

Have your say

The Queensland Government is progressing mandatory provisions for neighbourhood design to enhance quality of life for all Queenslanders, regardless of where they live.

You can read a short overview document which explains the mandatory provisions being progressed.

You can provide feedback on how the mandatory provisions will be implemented before 31 January 2020:

Online: complete a short survey

Email: planningpolicy@dsdmip.qld.gov.au

Post: Policy and Statutory Planning, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, PO Box 15009, City East, Brisbane, QLD, 4002

Thank you to everyone who previously provided comments on how we can make Queensland communities more walkable. We received more than 20,000 pieces of feedback which were considered in amending the mandatory provisions. A consultation report has been prepared.

Use the 'register' button on the top right hand side of the page to stay up to date with the project.

Earlier this year the Queensland Government released the model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of healthier and more active communities across the state.

Many Queenslanders are living in established communities with few footpaths, unconnected street layouts and few street trees to provide shade and shelter. Modern subdivisions with a lack of walking infrastructure continues to reinforce our dependency on private motor vehicles.

Our planning system is about developing Queensland in ways that are good for communities. The design of our neighbourhoods can encourage increased daily physical activity by providing opportunities to make healthy and active choices.

We can create healthier communities by making sure new residential neighbourhoods are comfortable and safe for walking and cycling and include accessible and convenient parks and community spaces.

It is far more cost effective to provide the infrastructure upfront in new residential subdivisions than it is to retrofit existing suburbs.

Have your say

The Queensland Government is progressing mandatory provisions for neighbourhood design to enhance quality of life for all Queenslanders, regardless of where they live.

You can read a short overview document which explains the mandatory provisions being progressed.

You can provide feedback on how the mandatory provisions will be implemented before 31 January 2020:

Online: complete a short survey

Email: planningpolicy@dsdmip.qld.gov.au

Post: Policy and Statutory Planning, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, PO Box 15009, City East, Brisbane, QLD, 4002

Thank you to everyone who previously provided comments on how we can make Queensland communities more walkable. We received more than 20,000 pieces of feedback which were considered in amending the mandatory provisions. A consultation report has been prepared.

Use the 'register' button on the top right hand side of the page to stay up to date with the project.

  • Earlier this year the model code for neighbourhood design was released and consultation occurred on what elements of the code could be made mandatory.

    More than 20,000 responses were received from community, local government and industry across Queensland, demonstrating support for the policy principles and concepts of the proposed provisions. 

    We listened to all the feedback received and the proposed mandatory provisions have been revised. 

    We now want your feedback on how these proposed mandatory provisions will be implemented.

    Earlier this year the model code for neighbourhood design was released and consultation occurred on what elements of the code could be made mandatory.

    More than 20,000 responses were received from community, local government and industry across Queensland, demonstrating support for the policy principles and concepts of the proposed provisions. 

    We listened to all the feedback received and the proposed mandatory provisions have been revised. 

    We now want your feedback on how these proposed mandatory provisions will be implemented.

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  • CLOSED: This survey finished 1 September 2019. Register to stay up to date.

    The Queensland Government has released a new model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of heathier and more active communities across the state.

    Now we are proposing to make some elements of the code mandatory. This will set a minimum standard for new development to advance healthy and active communities for all Queenslanders. 

    You can read this short overview document for more details on the changes proposed.

    The Queensland Government has released a new model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of heathier and more active communities across the state.

    Now we are proposing to make some elements of the code mandatory. This will set a minimum standard for new development to advance healthy and active communities for all Queenslanders. 

    You can read this short overview document for more details on the changes proposed.

    Take Survey