Have your say on neighbourhood plans
All development in Brisbane is directed by plans that show where new development can go and what can, and cannot, be built. Brisbane City Council does not change these plans without first consulting with the community. Residents can have a say on proposed development by attending workshops, making a submission to Council, or by being part of a community planning team.
Council usually starts by gathering ideas through community workshops and surveys. Council’s town planners will then analyse this information, combine it with technical research, and draft a plan. Often Council will set up a reference group of community members and specialists to help with this work.
Residents can view the draft plan when it is released for public display and consultation (which only lasts for a limited period). Any comments you make at this time will have maximum impact, especially if you write a formal submission and post it to Council within the specified timeframe.
Council is legally required to report to the Queensland Government on what submissions were made and how they were dealt with. After the display period, there are no more formal opportunities to influence the plan, unless it is reviewed or amended at a later date.
The planning legislation allows for submissions to be made electronically (online), as well as in writing.
Download the factsheet for detailed information about preparing neighbourhood planning submissions: