Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is creating a new neighbourhood plan for Bridgeman Downs. Neighbourhood plans help guide future development and coordinate land use and infrastructure over a 10-year period and beyond. Once complete, the neighbourhood plan will become part of Brisbane City Plan 2014.

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The neighbourhood plan is being developed to ensure Bridgeman Downs' future looks familiar, while planning for the needs of the existing and future community. Council is working with the local community to:

  • confirm future development potential within existing residential and rural areas
  • provide services and facilities to meet the needs of the existing and future community
  • protect and enhance the environment and biodiversity in the Albany Creek and Cabbage Tree Creek catchments
  • consider future infrastructure and services such as stormwater drainage, sewer, and other utilities.

Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan study area

View the Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan study area as a larger map.

You can also download the Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 3Mb).

Neighbourhood plan process

Community input is a vital part of the neighbourhood planning process, and there will be a number of face-to-face and online opportunities for you to have your say during the project.

Following initial background research, Council will develop a draft strategy. This will ensure the community has opportunities to have a say early in the process and help guide future planning for the area. This will include proposed land use and may identify future projects and actions that will help guide new development and investment.

Community responses on the draft strategy, together with technical reports, will inform the development of a statutory neighbourhood plan. This will include details of all proposed changes such as changes to zones, overlays or planned infrastructure, and accompanying technical maps. The draft will be reviewed by the Queensland Government before further community consultation.

Once complete, the plan will be adopted as part of Brisbane City Plan 2014 to guide development in the area.

Community Planning Team

The Community Planning Team will work with Council and notes from these meetings will be published on this page when available. Learn more about community planning teams.

Project timeline

timeline of key project milestones
Background research (mid-late 2019)

Council background research, technical studies and community input to understand the key issues and opportunities affecting the area.

Initial community engagement (mid-late 2019)

Initial community engagement 9 September-21 October 2019.

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You can view initial community thoughts and ideas on the interactive map.

Community Planning Team nominations closed on 29 September.

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Draft strategy (mid 2020) Council will seek community input on a draft strategy that will set the direction of the neighbourhood plan.
Draft neighbourhood plan (late 2020-early 2021) Council will prepare a draft neighbourhood plan including specific proposals such as changes to zones or overlays, which will be made public for community feedback before a second Queensland Government review.
Adoption (early 2022) Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan, which will then form part of 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 Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.

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Last updated:21 February 2020