Brisbane council election: Car parks central in seven-point planning pledge The Labor lord mayoral candidate is pushing an anti-development agenda. Carparking numbers can often be the restricting factor in the number of units developed on low-medium development sites. Increasing the carparking requirements will lead to a reduction in the number of units/townhouses on a site which will increase prices of new units/townhouses. Brisbane is a capital city with decent levels of population growth, which we need to accommodate. All this NIMBY stuff needs to stop.