The Gap Neighbourhood Plan | Brisbane City Council

The Gap Neighbourhood Plan

Following input and feedback from residents, Brisbane City Council has prepared a draft neighbourhood plan for The Gap. The plan will form to part of Brisbane City Plan 2014 to guide future development in line with the local community's vision and priorities.

Project update

From 30 July to 10 September 2018, Council released the draft plan for community comment.

Key outcomes of community input reflected in the draft plan include:

  • maintaining The Gap’s traditional suburban, low-density character
  • protecting the environment and greenspace, including large trees
  • encouraging redevelopment of The Gap Village shopping centre to provide better walking connections with adjoining parks and residential areas
  • allowing for a limited area intended for diverse housing types (up to three storeys in height) near The Gap Village. This will allow for residents to continue to live in The Gap as their needs change over time. It is no longer proposed to rezone this area to allow up to five storeys
  • providing more guidance about what development may occur on sites already zoned for residential use. This will be done by outlining the type of housing suitable for the area and clearly mapping ecological values to be protected. 

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Council has now submitted the revised plan to the Queensland Government for final review, which may result in additional changes.

The Gap Neighbourhood Plan area

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Mid-2016 to 2017

Background research - in summary:

  • 900 online survey responses
  • Community Planning team (CPT) meetings
  • Information kiosks on 20 and 21 September 2016.


October 2017

Release of draft strategy document - in summary:

  • 47 submissions made by letter, email or in-person at kiosks
  • 173 comments via online form and interactive mapping tool
  • 642 votes via the interactive map
  • one Community Planning team (CPT) meeting
  • four information kiosks in November and December 2017.

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Early 2018

First draft of Neighbourhood Plan

Council prepared a to amend City Plan based on community input and further technical reviews of the area. The Queensland Government completed a state interest review and approved the draft plan for public notification and final community submissions.

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 The Gap draft Neighbourhood Plan – March 2018 (Word - 9.2Mb)

30 July-10 September 2018

Submissions period

Release of the draft statutory neighbourhood plan for final community submissions.

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Late 2018 Council will consider changes to the draft neighbourhood plan following a review of the submissions. The Queensland Government will then complete a second state interest review.
Late 2018 to early 2019

Adoption of the statutory neighbourhood plan and inclusion in Brisbane City Plan 2014.

Council will also release further information on other activities and opportunities that the community can get involved with to further progress the vision for The Gap's future.

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 Brisbane’s future growth. 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 Gap Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality. 

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