End-of-trip facilities

End-of-trip facilities are designated places that support people who:

  • cycle, jog or walk to work rather than driving or taking public transport
  • exercise during their lunch break.

End-of-trip facilities include:

  • secure bicycle parking
  • locker facilities
  • showers and change rooms.

Benefits of end-of-trip facilities

Providing end-of-trip facilities can:

  • encourage people to use non-motorised transport
  • promote a healthy, more active community
  • reduce reliance on cars.

Building owners and tenants can also get benefits from end-of-trip facilities, including:

  • a healthier workforce
  • increased staff wellbeing
  • higher productivity
  • an improved corporate image
  • reduced demand for car parking.

Requirements for end-of-trip facilities

Queensland Development Code (QDC) MP 4.1 – Sustainable buildings (PDF, 92KB) requires that end-of-trip facilities be designed and installed for all new major developments, and major additions to major developments, in designated local government areas.

New major developments are the following building types with a floor area greater than 2,000m2:

  • commercial office buildings
  • shopping centres
  • tertiary education facilities
  • hospitals.

Major additions to major developments, including any addition to an existing major development that results in additional floor area of at least 1,000m2, must also provide end-of-trip facilities.

End-of-trip facilities must be:

  • easy for users to access
  • located within the building or on-site within 100m of a main entrance to the building
  • provided in accordance with prescribed workforce or occupant ratios.

Flexibility for local government

To ensure the code is flexible and adapts to local conditions, local governments may also:

  • require additional bicycle parking and storage facilities, locker facilities and change rooms
  • expand the definition of 'major development' to cover a broader range of buildings.

Designated local government areas

Designated local government areas are the local governments listed in Schedule 1 of MP 4.1.

If a local government is not listed there, contact that local government for advice.

MP 4.1 may also be adopted through a local government planning scheme or via a council resolution process.

Some local governments have existing end-of-trip requirements in their planning scheme. These provisions may place additional requirements over those required by MP 4.1.

Check with the relevant local government for more information.

Existing buildings

Building owners don't need to incorporate end-of-trip facilities into existing major developments unless they carry out a major renovation that creates additional floor area of at least 1,000m2.

Exemptions

Sometimes it may not be appropriate for a major development to include end-of-trip facilities, such as when:

  • a major development is a significant distance from a population centre
  • road conditions are hazardous to cyclists.

In these instances, the building application would be referred to the local government to decide whether the major development should be exempt from the end-of-trip facilities standard under MP 4.1.

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)