Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is creating a new neighbourhood plan for Nathan, Salisbury and Moorooka. 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 developed to ensure the area's future looks familiar, while planning for the needs of the existing and future community.

Council is working with the local community and businesses to:

  • review the development potential of industrial, commercial and residential areas to facilitate employment growth and enhance liveability
  • capitalise on the significant infrastructure investment, including the world class education and sporting facilities in the area
  • protect character residential areas in key locations
  • protect and enhance the environmental and biodiversity values of Toohey Forest and the area’s creek corridors
  • enhance streetscapes and walkability between major employment areas, residential areas and public transport infrastructure.

Council sought Queensland Government approval to proceed with public consultation on the draft Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka neighbourhood plan in December 2022. Council received the Minister’s conditions in November 2023, and must undertake additional planning changes in order to progress to public consultation.

Note, due to caretaker conventions in place ahead of the local government elections in March 2024, Council will seek to undertake public consultation from mid-2024.

Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan study area

View the Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan study area as a larger map.

You can also download the Nathan, Salisbury, Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 907kb).

Neighbourhood planning 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. For more information on Council's community engagement process, visit the Neighbourhood planning and urban renewal process page.

The draft strategy was available for community comment from 7 June to 26 July 2021. During this period the project team received surveys, emails, comments on the drop-a-pin map and spoke with residents, owners and businesses.

Community responses on the draft strategy, together with further technical studies, have informed the preparation of a draft neighbourhood plan. The draft neighbourhood plan includes proposed changes to zones, overlays, policies and accompanying technical maps. The draft neighbourhood plan is currently being reviewed to respond to conditions from the Queensland Government before further public consultation.

Once complete, the plan will be adopted as part of City Plan to guide development in the area.

Project timeline

Timeline of key project milestones
Mid-late 2019Background research and initial community engagement

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

Community Planning Team nominations closed on 16 September 2019.

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Early-mid-2021Draft strategy

Council sought community feedback on a draft strategy that would inform the direction of the plan. Consultation was open 7 June - 26 July 2021. You can view community thoughts and ideas on character housing protection on the interactive map.
Late 2021 - late 2023Draft neighbourhood plan and Queensland Government review

Council prepared the draft neighbourhood plan that included proposed changes to zones, overlays, policies and accompanying technical maps. The draft plan was submitted to the Queensland Government for review in December 2022. Conditions were received from the Minister in November 2023. These conditions will be addressed prior to public consultation.

Consultation on the draft neighbourhood plan

Following the local government elections scheduled in March 2024, there will be an opportunity to have your say on the draft neighbourhood plan before a final version is sent to the Queensland Government for the Minister’s consideration to adopt.
Late 2024Plan adoption

Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal.

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