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 focus on the proposed Eight Mile Plains Metro station and nearby residential and commercial areas.

The Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale area forms a key part of the Upper Mount Gravatt/Eight Mile Plains Global Precinct, which was identified as one of the priority precincts in Council’s 2017 shared vision for Australia’s New World City.

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

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.

Have your say

Neighbourhood planning involves Council and the community working together. There will be a number of opportunities to have your say during the plan's development.

Online survey

From May to June community members had the opportunity to contribute ideas via an online survey about transport, services, environment, housing and local business and industry in the area. Council is now reviewing the survey responses, which will be considered as part of developing a neighbourhood plan strategy for the project.

Community Planning Team

A Community Planning Team will work with Council to provide local knowledge and input into the plan. Nominations closed on 17 June 2019 and are currently being reviewed by Council, with meetings planned for mid-2019.

    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

    Every day, Council works with residents and local communities to help make our city what it is today with a long-term vision for the future. Neighbourhood plans help guide future development and coordinate land use and infrastructure over a 10-year period and beyond.

    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 conducts background research, technical studies and seeks community input to understand the key issues and opportunities in the area.


    Public consultation 13 May-17 June 2019:

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    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 to amend Brisbane City Plan 2014 based on community input and further technical reviews of the area. The Queensland Government will then complete a state interest review and approve the draft plan for public notification and final community submissions.

    Following the 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

    Carefully planning for a growing city means stronger communities, more local jobs and affordable housing in a Brisbane that’s sustainable for future generations.

    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:19 June 2019