Narangba Innovation Precinct TLPI

Council is working to better understand the environmental health impacts and economic value of the Narangba Innovation Precinct to guide future planning decisions about development in and around the precinct. This is in response to the Queensland Government’s Narangba Innovation Precinct (East) Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI), which was implemented by the Planning Minister in July 2020.
Find out more about the Narangba Innovation Precinct Study

About the Narangba Innovation Precinct

The Narangba Innovation Precinct is an industrial estate developed by the Queensland Government in the 1970s as an area to support a range of industrial land use types. The precinct is located adjacent to the Bruce Highway and Boundary Road at Narangba, with parts of the precinct on the west and east side of the highway. 

The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 (ShapingSEQ) identifies the area as a major enterprise and industrial precinct because it is a significant contributor to the regional economy. The precinct is also one of very few industrial estates that caters for large scale, hard-to-locate industries in SEQ.

The part of the precinct on the eastern side of the highway is where a number of existing higher impact or (traditionally referred to as) noxious and hazardous industrial land uses are located. These uses are defined as 'High Impact Industry(PDF, 481KB)' and 'Special Industry(PDF, 481KB)' respectively in the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Planning Scheme 2016.

The emergence of both industrial land-uses in the precinct and the proximity of residential land uses in the vicinity of the precinct have caused challenges for both the residential living environment and industrial business operating conditions. This is particularly relevant to the area east of the highway.

About the Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) and managing industry in the precinct

The Queensland Government has taken a step to support local industry in the eastern part of the Narangba Innovation Precinct, while ensuring nearby residential areas are protected from potential adverse amenity impacts. The Queensland Government did this through a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) that is in effect for two years from 3 July 2020.

A copy of the TLPI is available on the Queensland Government’s website.

Given the Queensland Government’s TLPI expires on 3 July 2022, Council recently took steps to remake the TLPI. The proposed new TLPI is a replica of the current instrument with only minor administrative changes. The proposed new TLPI is currently with the State Government for approval, and Council hopes to adopt it prior to the current one expiring.

The proposed new TLPI will continue to provide certainty to industry operators in conjunction with appropriately managing community health and safety, while a long-term policy position is prepared and implemented through a planning scheme amendment. The new TLPI will continue for another two years or until planning scheme amendments are completed, whichever comes sooner.

A TLPI is a statutory instrument which sets out planning and development assessment policies to protect all or part of a local government area from adverse impacts in urgent or emergent circumstances.

Refer Queensland Government website for more information on a TLPI.

View answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the TLPI. 

Next steps - developing a long-term policy position

As the TLPI is a temporary planning measure, Council must now develop a longer-term land use policy position that balances the protection and viability of industry activities in the precinct with the safety, health and amenity of surrounding areas. 

To help inform this policy position, Council has commenced the Narangba Innovation Precinct Study. This study will provide accurate, up-to-date data and information from a range of environmental health and economic value investigations.

These investigations will help Council to better understand any current and potential future off-site impacts generated by the precinct, as well as its economic value to the Moreton Bay region. This in turn will inform the policy position and any potential future amendment to the MBRC Planning Scheme. 

Find out more

Further updates and information will be provided as the project progresses throughout 2021 and 2022.

For any enquiries, contact the Narangba Innovation Precinct Study project team: