Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan

On Tuesday 26 November 2019, Brisbane City Council adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) to incorporate the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan. The amendment came into effect on 28 February 2020.

Plan highlights

Brisbane City Council collaborated with the local communities in Banyo, Northgate, Nundah, Virginia, Nudgee and Hendra to prepare the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan since late 2016.

The plan will guide the area's future growth and change, in a way that complements its character while encouraging more local jobs, services and activities.

Highlights of the plan include:

  • extending protections to 119 additional properties to maintain traditional building character
  • protecting five additional heritage, four additional pre-1911 and nine additional commercial character buildings
  • creating more space for businesses to expand and host up to 5000 new jobs, and support two future employment precincts at Northgate and Virginia (around Bindha station)
  • ensuring that industrial activities important for Brisbane's jobs and economy can continue to thrive in the area
  • allowing the Banyo centre to expand and provide more local services
  • increasing opportunities to provide housing diversity.

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Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan area

View the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan area in a larger map.

The boundaries of the Banyo-Northgate plan area include:

  • Nundah Creek and the Virginia Golf Club to the north
  • the East-West Arterial Road to the south
  • Southern Cross Way and the Gateway Motorway to the east
  • Sandgate Road and the Toombul-Nundah Neighbourhood Plan to the west.

You can also download the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan area (PDF - 438kb).


A summary of community engagement activities in Banyo-Northgate.
Late 2016 to mid-2017

Background research - in summary:

  • 1109 online survey responses
  • 3 Community Planning Team meetings
  • 3 information kiosks.

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27 October to 8 December 2017

Release of draft strategy - in summary:

  • 49 submissions made by email, letter or in person
  • 64 online survey responses which included a mix of 'ratings' and comments
  • 18 survey responses which included satisfaction ratings
  • 4 information kiosks
  • 1 Community Planning Team meeting.

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Early-mid 2018

First draft of the neighbourhood plan:

Council prepared a draft neighbourhood plan to amend City Plan based on community input and further technical reviews of the area. The Queensland Government then completed a state interest review and approved the draft plan for public notification and final community submissions.

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2 November-17 December 2018

Submissions period:

Release of the draft neighbourhood plan for final community submissions. Council reviewed the 85 submissions received and made a number of changes in response.

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May 2019 Second Queensland Government review.
26 November 2019

Council adoption in Brisbane City Plan 2014. Download the:

28 February 2020 Inclusion in Brisbane City Plan 2014.

Brisbane's Future Blueprint

After input from more than 100,000 residents, in June 2018 Council released Brisbane's Future Blueprint with eight principles to guide decisions for Brisbane. One of these principles is creating a city of neighbourhoods where residents are close to the services they need and the lifestyle and leisure options they want.

Council creates plans like the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.

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Last updated: 31 August 2020

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