Brisbane's draft new City Plan
Brisbane City Council is committed to facilitating economic growth and maintaining prosperity in Brisbane through sustainable development.
As part of this commitment, Council has released the draft new City Plan (ePlan). This draft new City Plan is Council’s plan for the future development of Brisbane. It guides how land in Brisbane can be used and developed. It also helps us plan for infrastructure to support growth and create a more diversified economy while continuing to protect our city’s enviable way of life.
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The draft new City Plan and Interactive mapping is Council's first full plan that is completely online.
You can access the:
The new City Plan timeline
You can have your say on the draft new City Plan. Council has scheduled a series of events across Brisbane, including ‘Talk to a Planner’ sessions where Council planning experts will be available to answer your questions on the draft new City Plan.
You can submit your feedback on the draft plan to Council at any time:
- by phoning Council on (07) 3403 8888
- by sending an online submission
- by emailing the new City Plan team
- via Council's Facebook or Twitter channels
This is about your city, your plan, your say.
This web page will be updated over the coming months to inform you of progress.
You can also register online for regular updates.
Council has created factsheets to help you better understand the draft new City Plan and what it means for you.
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Strategic Framework background
The Brisbane draft Strategic Framework (Part 3) has guided the creation of the draft new City Plan. This framework draws a range of Council documents and plans together including:
- Living in Brisbane 2026 - the broad vision for the city
- the draft Brisbane CityShape 2026
- numerous Neighbourhood Plans for local areas across the city
- the Brisbane Economic Development plan
- Brisbane's window of opportunity report
- How the Brisbane City Plan could change (full version) (PDF - 1.6MB)
The plan also responds to government policies and projects, including:
- the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031
- the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program
- draft Connecting SEQ 2031 - an Integrated Transport Plan for South East Queensland
In preparing the draft Strategic Framework, best practice in planning and urban design, detailed modelling of development, population and statistics have been considered. The framework also draws upon expert advice on topics ranging from traffic to design to air quality.
You can also watch this video on Council's You Tube channel.