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.
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.
- The Gap Draft Neighbourhood Plan full document (PDF - 13.9Mb)
- The Gap Draft Neighbourhood Plan full document (Word - 11.7Mb)
- The Gap Draft Neighbourhood Plan submissions report (PDF - 3.5Mb)
- The Gap Draft Neighbourhood Plan submissions report (Word - 3.3Mb).
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:
Release of draft strategy document - in summary:
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.
30 July-10 September 2018
Release of the draft statutory neighbourhood plan for final community submissions.
|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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