Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is updating the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan focusing on Sandgate, Deagon and Shorncliffe.

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 Brisbane is a city of neighbourhoods, where residents are close to the services they need and the lifestyle and leisure opportunities they want.

Council is working with residents to identify key issues in the area. In particular, Council aims to:

  • provide housing choices suitable for residents at all stages of life in their local community
  • enhance lifestyle and leisure opportunities, with a focus on Moreton Bay foreshore
  • protect neighbourhood character, and character housing valued by the community 
  • enhance the Sandgate district centre as a community hub
  • protect the local environment.

Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area


View the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area as a larger map. 

You can also download the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 208kb).

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 use 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 or planned infrastructure, 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, 25 people were selected to represent the community’s views.  The Community Planning Team (CPT) will work with Council in May and June 2019.  Notes from these meetings will be published on this page when available. 

Learn more about community planning teams.

Project timeline

Table showing the project timeline
Early-mid 2019

Background research and strategy development.

CPT nominations opened 7 March and closed 5 April 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.

Mid-late 2020

Draft neighbourhood plan

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

Late 2020


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 Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.

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Last updated:19 September 2019
Topics: sandgate