Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is preparing a neighbourhood plan that will help shape the future of the Newstead north area. Once complete, the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan will become part of Brisbane’s planning scheme, City Plan 2014, to guide new development and infrastructure in Newstead north.

The Newstead north plan area includes parts of Bowen Hills and Newstead and is approximately three kilometres north-east of the Brisbane CBD. The focus of the draft neighbourhood plan is on supporting the ongoing economic growth of Newstead north as a desirable inner-city precinct by balancing industrial, business and residential uses.

The draft Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan has been informed by the draft renewal strategy, together with feedback from the community. The draft plan was open for public consultation from 18 April to 6 June 2017. Council has considered all the submissions received and has made changes to the neighbourhood plan. You can read the submissions report to see how matters raised have been considered in the revised neighbourhood plan

The revised neighbourhood plan has now been sent to the Queensland Government for a final review before it is adopted by Council and included in City Plan 2014.

Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan area

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Highlights of the neighbourhood plan

The Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan seeks to promote economic development through low impact and creative industries and allow for targeted mixed use growth. It will achieve this by:

  • retaining industrial zoning to encourage industrial businesses that provide services for inner-city residents and businesses
  • encouraging creative industries such as artists, designers and local manufacturers. This includes allowing people to live at their workplace in some circumstances
  • supporting a range of different uses including shops, cafes and offices as well as apartments along Breakfast Creek Road and in Austin and Maud streets with increased building heights
  • protecting character houses and heritage places in the area, particularly on Montpelier hill through zoning changes
  • encouraging high-quality design that enhances the identity of Newstead North
  • delivering a well-designed urban environment and improving pedestrian connectivity through new development.

Renewal Strategy

The draft renewal strategy set out ideas for the future of the Newstead north area. Outcomes from the community survey, the Community Planning Team workshops and Council's technical investigations all directly contributed to the draft renewal strategy's recommendations.

The draft renewal strategy was made available for community feedback from Wednesday 15 June to Friday 29 July 2016. Council received 21 written submissions and 81 online survey responses on the draft renewal strategy. View the draft Renewal Strategy.

Community Planning Team

Early in the project, Council invited members of the community to nominate for the Newstead North Community Planning Team (CPT). 

When forming a CPT, Council aims to include a representative mix of people from across the community, normally with a membership of around 25-30 people. For the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan CPT 26 members were selected representing a mix of residents, workers, community groups, business and property owners.  

The Community Planning Team provided ideas and feedback that will help shape the future for the area. View the outcomes of the Community Planning Team meetings.


Mid - late 2015

Background research and community consultation.

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31 August-28 September 2015

Community Planning Team (CPT) nominations opened 31 August and closed 28 September 2015. 

Late 2015-mid 2016

The CPT met with Council to contribute to the neighbourhood planning process.

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15 June-29 July 2016

Draft renewal strategy release and community consultation.

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22 November 2016

Council endorsement of the draft Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan

November 2016-March 2017

Queensland Government review of the draft neighbourhood plan

18 April-6 June 2017

Public consultation of the draft neighbourhood plan

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June-August 2017

Council considered submissions and endorsed the revised neighbourhood plan.

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Late 2017 Final Queensland Government review of the draft neighbourhood plan
Early 2018 Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan

Register for updates

To keep up to date on the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan, 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 Planning and Development email updates or sign up to Council's Your City, Your Say.

More information

For more information about the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone 07 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Neighbourhood Planning and Urban Renewal (Newstead North)
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
09 March 2018