Have your say on neighbourhood plans

All development in Brisbane is directed by plans that show where new development can go and what can and cannot be built. Brisbane City Council does not change these plans without consulting with the community. Residents can shape neighbourhood plans by:

  • participating in project engagement activities
  • responding to Council surveys
  • making a submission to Council on draft documents
  • nominating to be on the project community planning team.

Residents can also register to receive project email updates so they can stay informed of key milestones and opportunities to contribute, in addition to receiving project newsletters.

The draft neighbourhood plan is made available for public comment according to the legal requirements of the Planning Act 2016.

Any comments you make at this time will have maximum impact, especially if you write a formal submission and send it to Council within the specified timeframe.

Council is legally required to report to Queensland Government on submissions (including response to same). After the display period, there are no formal opportunities to influence the plan, unless it is reviewed or amended at a later date.

For information on community engagement for neighbourhood planning activities, you can download the:

Make an online submission

The planning legislation allows for electronic submissions (online), as well as in writing.

Download the factsheet for detailed information about preparing neighbourhood planning submissions:

Community Planning Teams

A Community Planning Team (CPT) is a group of people who live, work, run a business or own property in a local area where Brisbane City Council is developing a neighbourhood plan.

A CPT reflects the population of the area and members have a broad range of jobs, interests and experience. They provide local knowledge and feedback on specific proposals for their neighbourhood.

CPT meetings include presentations from Council officers about the neighbourhood plan, and there are also group activities to help members share their ideas with Council. CPT members help make a long-term difference in their local area.

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