Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan | Brisbane City Council

Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan

Brisbane City Council has prepared a draft neighbourhood plan for the Banyo-Northgate area, which also includes parts of Nudgee, Nundah, Virginia and Hendra.

The project is part of Council's vision for a well-planned, liveable and efficiently serviced city and is an opportunity for Council and the community to work together to shape the future of the Banyo-Northgate area.

The Banyo-Northgate draft neighbourhood plan

In October 2017, Council released a neighbourhood plan draft strategy to the community for comment to make sure the plan was heading in the right direction. Council considered all comments and outcomes from further technical reviews when preparing the draft neighbourhood plan in early 2018.

Feedback received on the draft strategy includes:

  • 49 submissions made by email, physical letter or in-person
  • 64 survey responses which included a mix of ratings and comments (counted as submissions)
  • 18 survey responses which included satisfaction ratings. 

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The draft neighbourhood plan includes changes to the current planning provisions for the area such as land use zoning and overlays, development codes, and planning policies. The plan is divided into two parts. Part A provides an overview of the key changes and Part B provides the statutory plan (legal document required to amend Brisbane City Plan 2014).

Draft plan key outcomes

The draft neighbourhood plan has been prepared using the ideas and proposals expressed in the Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan draft strategy.

The key outcomes of the draft plan are to:

  • provide up-to-date guidance for Banyo, Northgate, Nudgee and parts of Nundah, Virginia and Hendra, which includes part of Brisbane's Northern Industrial Area
  • help meet the strong demand for industrial land across the city in accordance with the Brisbane Industrial Strategy 
  • establish two new high-quality employment precincts with access to high frequency public transport at Northgate and Bindha to cater for high value industries which work best in a mixed use (industry and business) environment
  • support the creation of up to 5000 new jobs and provide for housing to accommodate up to 2000 new residents over the next decade
  • show how Northgate should grow in the future, including where future business and industry should be, the scale of future residential development, and maintaining a balance to protect character and allow for some increase in density
  • keep the character of the surrounding areas, including adding:
    • 108 properties to the traditional building character overlay
    • 5 properties to the heritage overlay
    • 4 properties to the pre-1911 building overlay
    • 9 properties to the commercial character building overlay.
  • locate low-medium and medium density housing on selected sites near railway stations to increase housing options in the area
  • support the expansion of the Banyo district centre to better serve the area's increasing residents and workers and minimise need to travel outside the area
  • support a wide range of improvements to public spaces, including more local roads, plazas and pedestrian arcades, and improvements to parks.

Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan area

View the Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan area in a larger map.

The boundaries of the Banyo-Northgate plan area include:

  • Nundah Creek and the Virginia Golf Club to the north
  • the East-West Arterial Road to the south
  • Southern Cross Way and the Gateway Motorway to the east
  • Sandgate Road and the Toombul-Nundah Neighbourhood Plan to the west.

You can also download the Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan area (PDF - 438kb).

Next steps

Council has endorsed the draft neighbourhood plan and submitted it to the Queensland Government for a state interest review. Once this review is complete there will be a final opportunity for the community to have a say on the plan through a formal submission.

If you would like to receive an email when the submission period is open, register here.

If you would like to view a copy of the draft plan that has gone to the Queensland government for review, you can download:

Please note, this is a copy of the draft plan that is currently under review so may not be the version of the plan that is presented for comment later in the year.

Community engagement

Neighbourhood planning involves Council and the community working together and there are many opportunities to have your say during the plan's development. 

Below is a summary of how Council has engaged the community in the past.

Type of engagement Date

Community survey

28 November 2016 – 28 February 2017

Information kiosks at locations in the neighbourhood plan area

13 & 16 February 2017
9, 11, 22 & 24 November 2017

Community Planning Team (CPT) meetings

27 April 2017
8 June 2017
20 July 2017
25 October 2017

Draft strategy released for feedback, including online feedback form

27 October 2017 – 8 December 2017

E-burst (email updates)

1 February 2017
20 June 2017
20 July 2017
11 September 2017
15 August 2017
27 October 2017
1 December 2017


1 February 2017
2 October 2017


From late 2016 to 2017

Background research

Council undertook research and community consultation to understand the key issues and opportunities affecting the area's future.

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Community Planning Team (CPT) members participated in a series of workshops to help Council identify local issues and aspirations and provide feedback on draft options and proposals.

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October 2017

Neighbourhood plan draft strategy released: Council developed a draft strategy to set the direction for the neighbourhood plan and encourage community feedback which was available for public comment from 27 October until 8 December 2017.

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View the comments and ideas provided through the online form by the community as part of the submissions period..

Early 2018

The feedback provided by the community on the draft strategy was considered in the preparation of the draft neighbourhood plan and further technical reviews completed. Following community feedback on the draft strategy, Council prepared a draft neighbourhood plan. This has been endorsed by Council and is currently being reviewed for state interests by the Queensland Government. Once this review is complete, an opportunity for the public to review the draft plan and make a formal submission will be made available.

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Mid-late 2018

Draft neighbourhood plan preparation and public notification

Following the Queensland Government review, Council will release the draft neighbourhood plan for community consultation.

Late 2018

Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan statutory City Plan amendment

Once approved by the Queensland Government, the neighbourhood plan is adopted and will form part of City Plan.


Register for updates

If you would like to sign up for email updates for the Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan, you can register for updates.

Other City Plan amendments

To ensure City Plan stays up-to-date and effective, Council regularly provides new or amended information, including other neighbourhood plans or citywide updates. 

To stay informed about City Plan, register to receive email updates or sign up to Council's Your City, Your Say

More information

For more information about the Banyo-Northgate neighbourhood plan, you can:

04 April 2018