About transit oriented developments (TOD)
What is a TOD?
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is responsible for the transit oriented development (TOD) projects across South East Queensland.
Transit-oriented development (TOD) promotes the creation of sustainable communities focussed around public transport infrastructure.
TOD is recognised by:
- effective land use and transport integration where a rapid and frequent transit service is available
- high accessibility to the public transport network
- public spaces where walkability and cycling are prioritised
- higher density residential, retail, commercial and community uses or ideally, a mix of these where appropriate. A successful TOD should achieve:
- increased patronage on the public transport network
- greater mobility choice
- improved safety and activation
- improved community inclusivity and access
- opportunities to revitalise urban areas
- increased localised business and economic activity
- reduced travel times to reach employment, goods and services
- a balanced mix of uses
- maintained legibility of the public transport system.
- actively promote or initiate development through land release, with contingent expectations of design excellence and integration
- review and co-create market-led proposals with early engagement that maximises benefits to the public and the developer through customer-centred design.
Where a TOD project interfaces with a rail station/ is within a railway (i.e. commercial corridor land), the railway manager, will be a key stakeholder, with additional standards to be adhered to and approvals required.
TMR can also facilitate the delivery of private sector TOD projects where a proponent may acquire adjacent departmental land and is actively seeking to integrate a development with the transit station. This includes projects such as Milton TOD, Buranda TOD and the Toowoomba Retail Link, constructed as part of the Grand Central Shopping Centre.
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