Draft guidelines to help shape the Waterfront Priority Development Area

Date published: 11 May 2018

Draft guidelines for future developments in the Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) have been approved by Townsville City Council’s Planning and Development Committee today.

The guidelines provide clarity for future projects about design standards need to be used in buildings, walkways and public spaces throughout the PDA.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said that the introduction of the Draft Design Guideline would shape the Waterfront Priority Development Area.

“These guidelines give Council, developers and businesses a clear and consistent vision of what projects should be built where in the PDA,” Cr Hill said.

“Council has worked closely with the State Government to develop a set of guidelines that suit our city and the tropical climate in Townsville.”

The PDA has been important in securing major projects such as the $250 million North Queensland Stadium and the proposed Double Tree Hotel by Hilton.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the draft guidelines would ensure future developments were consistent with Townsville 2020 – which provides a clear vision for our city.

“Hundreds of millions of dollars are already being invested in the Waterfront Priority Development Area and that is only going to increase into the future,” Cr Hill said.

“These guidelines will ensure developers, businesses and governments know exactly what types of projects they can deliver in which areas of the PDA, with design standards that embrace our tropical climate and community enjoyment of these inner city areas.”

The community consultation period for the Draft Design Guidelines will be 20 business days – which will start after the document is endorsed by Full Council on May 22.