A new model planning code is being considered by the Queensland State Government which could not only see the removal of cul-de-sacs from future developments, but also introduce many key changes to future residential developments, with a focus on pedestrians and outdoor lifestyle, including:

  • Access  to parks should be within 5-minutes’ walk of a resident’s home
  • Footpaths widened, with walkable grid-like street layouts
  • No street blocks should be longer than 200m
  • Any block greater than 130m should have a pedestrian link

B+B will be submitting our recommendations to the State Government by September 1 for the new Model Code for Neighbourhood Design, and we invite your thoughts, comments and ideas.

Share your feedback on the proposed code with us for consideration in our submission:

Contact our Senior Urban Planner, Damian Reardon, with your feedback below for consideration in our submission or head directly to the State’s Have Your Say page. 

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