Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan

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

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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:

  • enhance the Sandgate district centre as the primary community and economic hub
  • provide housing choices suitable for residents at all stages of life, so they can stay in their local community
  • enhance lifestyle and leisure opportunities with a focus on the Moreton Bay foreshore
  • protect the local environment to keep the area clean, green and sustainable
  • identify and protect neighbourhood character and character housing valued by the community.

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 developed a draft strategy, which was released on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Feedback on the draft strategy closed on Monday 4 November 2019. The draft strategy includes proposed land use and identifies potential 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. The plan 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.

Project timeline

Table showing the 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.

Community Planning Team nominations closed on 5 April 2019.

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Late 2019

Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan draft strategy released and community feedback received 8 October to 4 November 2019.

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Mid-late 2020

Draft neighbourhood plan

Council prepares a draft neighbourhood plan to amend City Plan 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:4 November 2019
Topics: sandgate