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Woolloongabba PDA Submission Template

The Woolloongabba Priority Development Area (PDA) is a huge 106 hectare area across Woolloongabba, East Brisbane and Kangaroo PointThe area centres around the Gabba Stadium, and the new Cross River Rail station. 

The plan includes significant upzoning across the area, building heights up to 75 storeys. It also includes upgrades to the Gabba Stadium, some additional "open space", public land to be developed and no binding requirements for public and affordable housing. 

Residents have until 5 July to make a submission. After this, there will be limited opportunities for genuine community consultation.

If you'd like more information on the Woolloongabba PDA before making a submission, you can check out my page on it here. You can also read the documents and overview from the Department here


The state Labor governmentreleased their plans for the Woolloongabba PDA in May 2024.

Submissions are currently open for the community to provide feedback on the ‘Proposed Development Scheme’ and the ‘Draft Public Realm Guideline’. You can find these documents here

The Minister for Economic Development Queensland will then consider all the submissions made, and the Department will then write a submission report, that summarises submissions received, and details how plans have been amended in light of submissions. 

There are some requirements to make a submission. Submissions must:

  • Be in writing
  • Include the submitter’s name and contact details - so make sure you include your name and contact details!
  • Be received during the submission period, from 2 May 2024 to 5 July 2024
  • Need to "include a description of any aspects of the Proposed Development Scheme (The Woolloongabba Plan) and/or Draft Public Realm Guideline that you would like to provide feedback”.

If you’d like to make your own submission, you can:

Your submission will be more impactful if you can add your own ideas and reflections. We've put in some sections in our template where you could include your own reflections. Feel free to amend the submission to make it your own. You can also find a PDF of the submission here, if you'd like to borrow ideas for your own submission.