Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is creating the Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan including parts of Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale, a key economic growth area for our city.

The new neighbourhood plan will be focused on the proposed Eight Mile Plains Metro station and nearby residential and commercial areas.

Council is committed to growing our city while maintaining the character of our suburbs and planning for the future.

This project is just one way Council is ensuring the local community has the opportunity to work together with Council to define their vision for the future of their local area and identify opportunities to manage how the area will change over the next 10 years and beyond.

This area of Brisbane is a thriving business precinct, underpinned by the Brisbane Technology Park and supporting more than 5000 jobs. Council is excited to work to identify opportunities for investment in transport infrastructure, advanced technology manufacturing, commercial and residential development, supported by Brisbane Metro.

Planning for this area will define the future of part of the Upper Mt Gravatt-Eight Mile Plains Global Precinct, which was identified as one of the priority projects in Brisbane Marketing's 2017 document Brisbane's Global Precincts: a shared vision for Australia’s New World CityIt will guide new commercial and residential opportunities in the area.

In particular, Council is working with the local community to:

  • confirm the potential for new employment and residential development
  • facilitate the transformation of the Eight Mile Plains Gateway to a global precinct, particularly for advanced manufacturing technology
  • make the best use of the significant infrastructure investment in the area
  • protect and enhance environmental and biodiversity values in the Bulimba Creek catchment
  • enhance way finding, streetscape and walkability between major employment hubs, residential areas and public transport options.

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Have your say

Do you live, work or relax in Eight Mile Plains or Rochedale? Have your say and shape the Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan.

The project is currently in the background research stage. Council is seeking input from the local community to understand the issues affecting local residents, businesses and community groups.

Council wants to ensure the local community is involved in planning for its future. There are a number of ways to get involved:

Complete our survey Complete the 10-minute online survey by Monday 17 June. Alternatively a hard copy can be posted to you. To request a hard copy, email the project team
Drop a pin Use the interactive map to drop a pin to share what you love about the area or have your say on a particular area and topic by Monday 17 June.
Be part of the Community Planning Team (CPT) Nominate to be a part of the CPT by Monday 17 June. As a member of the CPT you'll participate in a series of workshops between July and October 2019, to provide local knowledge and input to the plan. Watch our video to learn more about Council's Community Planning Team process and what a team does.
Visit us

Discuss planning and development in Brisbane, including this project at the Talk to a Planner event on 12 June at The Colmslie Hotel, Morningside. There are two sessions available:

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Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan study area

View the Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan study area as a larger map. 

You can also download the Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 389kb).

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 uses 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 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 (City Plan) to guide development in the area.

Project timeline

Early-mid 2019

Background research 

Council will conduct background research, technical studies and seek community input to understand the key issues and opportunities in the area.

Late 2019

Draft strategy

Council will seek community input on a draft strategy that will set the direction of the plan.

Late 2020

Draft neighbourhood plan

Council will prepare a draft neighbourhood plan including specific proposals such as changes to zones or overlays, which will be sent to the Queensland Government for review. Following Queensland Government review, the draft plan will be released for community feedback.

Mid 2021


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

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 Eight Mile Plains Gateway Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.

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Last updated:21 May 2019