Newstead Precinct


The Growth of Newstead

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A further 18,232 people expected to move to the Broader Newstead Catchment Area by 2037.

With walking distance to cafes, restaurants, transport as well as proximity to the Brisbane River and City has seen Newstead's popularity continue to boom. As more people move to this area, Waterfront Newstead will be part of the vibrant community by providing homes for these residents. Source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office.


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An expected additional 386,800 people in Brisbane City Council by 2041.

In Brisbane City Council alone, the population is projected to increase by nearly 386,800 people by 2041. An additional 188,200 dwellings will be required in Brisbane by 2041 to respond to this population growth. Source: Queensland Government Shaping SEQ South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017.

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 Not only is Newstead evolving into a premier residential suburb, but the growth of office and retail space is seeing more and more businesses choose this pocket as an ideal working home.

Mirvac is responsible for some of Australia’s leading mixed use, urban renewal projects Australia, including Green Square, Harold Park and South Eveleigh in Sydney, Yarra’s Edge, Melbourne and  Waterfront Newstead, Brisbane.

Newstead Planning Overview

The two main planning documents from Brisbane City Council that apply to development in the Newstead area are:

1) Brisbane City Council's Brisbane City Plan

2) Newstead Teneriffe Waterfront Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan was introduced in 2011, superseding all plans for the area. Brisbane City Council continue to evolve the Brisbane City Plan and Neighbourhood Plan to meet the area's housing needs.

Since 2011, developments of the following type and scale listed have been allowable within the area and applies to Waterfront Newstead.


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25 storeys on a site greater than 4,000sqm


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15 storeys on a site 2,500 sqm to 4,000sqm


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8 storeys on a site less than 2,500 sqm


Mirvac acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we stand, the Turrbal Tribe of the Yuggera Ugarapul nation and we recognise their enduring connection to the land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.