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 Brisbane 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 and manufacturing industries, commercial and residential development, supported by Brisbane Metro.

Council is working with the local community to:

  • attract and retain advanced technology and manufacturing industries at key locations, to support employment growth within the study area
  • provide additional services and facilities for residents and workers
  • improve connections throughout the study area to facilitate walking and cycling between business, residences and public transport, particularly between the future Brisbane Metro station and Brisbane Technology Park
  • protect and enhance the environmental and habitat values of the Bulimba Creek corridor while improving access and recreational opportunities
  • provide diverse housing options for the local community.

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.

Community Planning Team

Following a review of the nominations, 20 people were selected to represent the community's views. The Community Planning Team (CPT) 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

Early-mid 2019

Background research and strategy development.

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

CPT nominations opened 13 May and closed on 17 June 2019.

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Late 2019

Draft strategy

Council sought community feedback on a draft strategy that will set the direction of the plan. Consultation was open 18 November – 16 December 2019.

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Early-mid 2021

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.

Early 2022


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: 9 September 2020