Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is updating the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan which includes the suburbs of Sandgate, Deagon, Shorncliffe and Brighton.

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.

Project update

Council released the draft neighbourhood plan from 10 May to 21 June 2021 for community consultation and 228 submissions were received. Following a review of submissions, Council endorsed the revised Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan on 7 June 2022.

Council reviewed all submissions and made a number of key changes in response, including:

  • changes to include additional uses in the Rainbow Street sub-precinct to meet the needs of local businesses, workers and residents
  • simplified maximum building height references in the Lagoon Street sub-precinct and the Brighton Road sub-precinct by referring to storeys only
  • change the maximum building height for the Rainbow Street sub-precinct to 15m (previously 16m) to ensure alignment with Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) industry building heights
  • changes to the Significant landscape trees overlay to ensure existing values are accurately represented
  • updates to the character and heritage maps to ensure existing values are accurately represented
  • other drafting changes in the neighbourhood plan code to ensure alignment with City Plan and to address submissions.

Submitters will receive an email (or letter) with their submitter number and can view how their submission has been addressed.

The revised neighbourhood plan is now with the Queensland Government for final review, which may result in additional changes.

Once these reviews are complete, the plan will be presented to Council and subsequently adopted as part of City Plan.

See below for the revised draft plan, maps and submissions report.

Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan area

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

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 2020-early 2021 

Council prepared the draft neighbourhood plan based on community feedback and further technical reviews of the area.

The draft neighbourhood plan was considered by Council in December 2020 and was reviewed by the Queensland Government with their requirements incorporated into the draft plan.

Mid 2021

Public notification of the draft neighbourhood plan from 10 May to 21 June 2021.

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Supplementary information:

Documents marked as superseded were used for consultation purposes and have been updated for Minister’s consideration. Updated documents can be found below.

Mid-late 2021-mid 2022 (current phase)

Review of draft neighbourhood plan community feedback. 

Changes made to respond to community feedback and revised plan endorsed by Council on 7 June 2022. The revised plan is now with the Queensland Government for Minister’s consideration, which may result in additional changes.

Late 2022

Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan, which will then form part of City Plan.

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Last updated: 24 June 2022
Topics: sandgate

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