Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is working with residents and businesses to create 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 (City Plan).

The neighbourhood plan is being prepared to ensure Bridgeman Downs' future looks familiar, while planning for the needs of existing and future communities. Council is working to ensure the plan meets community priorities.

Project update - March 2022

Council prepared the draft Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan based on community feedback on the draft strategy and further technical reviews of the area (see process and timeline below for details).

The draft neighbourhood plan was considered by Council in June 2021, reviewed by the Queensland Government with their requirements incorporated into the draft plan, and was open for community feedback from Monday 14 February to Monday 28 March 2022.

Council is now reviewing the formal submissions received to determine if changes are required to the draft neighbourhood plan. The plan will then be sent to the Queensland Government for review. Once the Queensland Government has approved the finalised neighbourhood plan, it will be presented to Council and  adopted as part of City Plan.

Bridgeman Downs Neighbourhood Plan study area

Project timeline

Timeline of key project milestones
Mid-late 2019

Background research and initial community engagement

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

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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Late 2020

Draft strategy

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

Early-late 2021

Draft neighbourhood plan

Council prepared the draft neighbourhood plan based on community input and further technical reviews of the area.

The Queensland Government completed the state interest review and approved the draft neighbourhood plan for public consultation.

Early 2022

Consultation on the draft neighbourhood plan

The draft neighbourhood plan was published and open for community feedback from Monday 14 February to Monday 28 March 2022.

You can view the draft neighbourhood plan as a document or through City Plan online. There is also a summary of the proposed changes, which you can view as an interactive page or as a downloadable PDF.

In StoryMaps it is easy to search for your property directly in the interactive maps to compare current information with proposed changes.

View interactive maps and information on StoryMaps

Key information

Draft neighbourhood plan

You can also view the draft neighbourhood plan in City Plan online by visiting the page and clicking on the ‘News and Updates’ panel.


Public notices

Early 2022 – mid 2023 (current phase)

Review of draft neighbourhood plan community feedback. Council will make updates if required to the neighbourhood plan and send to the Queensland Government for its final review.

Mid 2023


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

Other planning projects in the area 

Council is preparing a business case to help reduce congestion on Brisbane’s north west transport network. Bridgeman Downs falls within the study area.

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.

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Last updated: 29 March 2022

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