The Gap Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a new neighbourhood plan for The Gap to guide development in the area as part of our vision for a well-planned, liveable and efficiently serviced city. Since 2016, the community has shared ideas and comments about how they think the area should grow and a neighbourhood plan draft strategy has been developed through a combination of community feedback and technical data.

We invited residents to have their say on the draft strategy from 27 October to 8 December 2017. The feedback provided will now be considered in the preparation of the draft neighbourhood plan. The community will have another opportunity to provide feedback before the draft plan is finalised.

A report about the issues raised through the submissions will be made available at the time of public notification of the draft plan.

The Gap neighbourhood plan draft strategy

The draft strategy was released in October and incorporates background reports and community input received from consultation. The draft strategy includes proposed land use directions, identifies future projects and actions that could help guide new development and investment.

The strategy, along with community responses, are now being considered as Council prepares the draft neighbourhood plan.  

The draft strategy focuses on four key themes:

  • housing for all
  • green and leafy spaces
  • centres for village life
  • community connections.

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The Gap is a unique area, not far from the city but close to areas of environmental significance, and Council will continue to work with the local community to consider important matters for its future.

Council is committed to facilitating economic growth and maintaining prosperity in Brisbane while maintaining suburban lifestyle in The Gap through a plan that achieves sustainable development. The goal of neighbourhood planning is to ensure that Brisbane remains a vibrant and liveable city.

The neighbourhood plan will aim to:

  • support and promote the suburban living (i.e. residential) character of the area including promoting housing options for older and younger residents
  • confirm the role of existing local business centres and opportunities to enhance these locations as hubs of community activity
  • manage the environment between the green spaces and residential areas
  • identify transport infrastructure (such as roads) and public and active transport networks (such as footpaths and bikeways) to ensure adequate access and connectivity for the area
  • identify services and facilities to meet the needs of the community.

The Gap Neighbourhood Plan Area

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From mid-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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The Gap Neighbourhood Plan newsletter - June 2016 (PDF - 2.76Mb)
The Gap Neighbourhood Plan newsletter - June 2016 (Word - 2.11Mb).

Community Planning Team 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

The Gap neighbourhood plan draft strategy release and community consultation

Council released a draft strategy that will set the direction for the neighbourhood plan. The community were invited to review it and provide feedback. 

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Early 2018

Draft neighbourhood plan statutory Brisbane City Plan 2014 amendment release

Following community feedback on the strategy, Council will prepare the draft neighbourhood plan, which will be publicly notified. There will also be a Queensland Government review of the plan.

Final strategy

Council will also release a final strategy which will provide an overview of the changes in response to community feedback, and focus on non-statutory ideas that the community can choose to progress.

 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.

Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood planning project is also underway for the adjacent Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron area.

To find out more, visit the Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan page.

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15 December 2017