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.

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 to ensure the plan meets community priorities.

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, community consultation and Community Planning Team meetings, Council has developed a draft strategy for consultation. This includes proposed land uses and actions that will help guide new development and investment.

Community responses on the draft strategy, together with technical studies, 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.

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 (late 2020)

Community engagement for the draft strategy 19 October – 16 November 2020. 

Draft neighbourhood plan (mid-late 2021)

Council prepares a draft neighbourhood plan to amend Brisbane City Plan 2014 based on community input and further technical reviews of the area.

The Queensland Government then completes a state interest review and approves the draft plan for public notification and final community feedback.

Adoption (late 2022) Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan, which will then form part of City Plan.

Other planning projects in the area 

Council is developing a business case to help reduce congestion on Brisbane’s north west transport network. Bridgeman Downs falls within the study area, which extends from Bald Hills to Toowong.

As the feedback you provide to our project team may be relevant to the north west transport network business case, we will share your ideas to be considered for that project as well as the Bridgeman Downs neighbourhood plan.

Find out more about the north west transport network business case

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.

Register for updates

You can register to receive regular email updates about this plan and you can also register to receive news about building, construction and planning across Brisbane. 

To receive information about Council's projects and programs, including invitations to have your say sign up to Council's Your City, Your Say.

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Last updated: 17 November 2020