Yeerongpilly TOD

Urban Design & Masterplanning
Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Queensland Government

Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Development (TOD) occurs at a threshold in the City’s understanding of itself. After the growing pains of our confused teen years obsessing over cars, mega projects, and status anxiety, Brisbane is approaching a coming of age, a more intelligent, informed, conscious and confident interest in the making of an exemplar urban centre.


Archipelago was part of the team responsible for the current Concept Plan for Development for the Yeerongpilly Animal Research Institute (ARI) site.

This site sits in a context of river bend, golf courses, riverine open space and character suburbs but is heavily constrained by significant road and rail infrastructure that work to isolate the precinct. In addition, the state’s capital tennis stadia makes for idiosyncratic public realm pressures.

The masterplan reconciles the competing external forces to structure a place based urban centre that capitalises on its unique context through a responsive fabric of connecting and aligning streets, built form and open space strategies. The masterplan aspires to deliver TOD outcomes in the form of high quality residential accommodation, affordable housing, retail, commercial, entertainment facilities and green space.

Archipelago’s role was to provide urban design leadership, housing innovation and assist in stakeholder engagement.

Archipelago proposed the primary built form strategies for the masterplan and was key to the development of the plans primary parti.