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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.

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?

How can I have my say on the future development of 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 Sustainable Planning Act 2009 development assessment process?

Will the heritage buildings within the Herston Quarter be preserved?