Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan | Brisbane City Council

Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan

Brisbane City Council is updating the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan focusing on Sandgate, Deagon and Shorncliffe.

Council is committed to growing our city while maintaining the character of our suburbs and planning for the future.

This project is just one way Council is ensuring Brisbane is a city of neighbourhoods, where residents are close to the services they need and the lifestyle and leisure opportunities they want.

Council is working with residents to identify key issues in the area. In particular, Council aims to:

  • provide housing choices suitable for residents at all stages of life in their local community
  • enhance lifestyle and leisure opportunities, with a focus on Moreton Bay foreshore
  • protect neighbourhood character, and character housing valued by the community 
  • enhance the Sandgate district centre as a community hub
  • protect the local environment.

You can download the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan newsletter (PDF - 4.5Mb).

Have your say

Do you live, work or relax in Sandgate, Deagon or Shorncliffe? Have your say and shape the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan.

The project is currently in the background research stage. Council is seeking input from the local community to understand the issues affecting local residents, businesses and community groups.

Council wants to ensure the local community is involved in planning for its future. There are a number of ways to get involved:

Complete our survey Complete the 10-minute online survey by Tuesday 30 April. Alternatively a hard copy can be posted to you. To request a hard copy, email the project team
Drop a pin Use the interactive map to drop a pin to share what you love about the area or have your say on a particular area and topic by Tuesday 30 April.
Join the conversation Sign up for project update emails.

Community Planning Team (CPT)

Community Planning Team (CPT) nominations have now closed. Council will consider the nominations and advise the CPT members before the first workshop in May 2019.

Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area

View the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area as a larger map. 

You can also download the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan study area (PDF - 208kb).

Neighbourhood plan process

Community input is a vital part of the neighbourhood planning process, and there will be a number of face-to-face and online opportunities for you to have your say during the project.

Following initial background research, Council will develop a draft strategy. This will ensure the community has opportunities to have a say early in the process and help guide future planning for the area. This will include proposed land use and may identify future projects and actions that will help guide new development and investment.

Community responses on the draft strategy, together with technical reports, will inform the development of a statutory neighbourhood plan. This will include details of all proposed changes such as changes to zones, overlays or planned infrastructure, and accompanying technical maps. The draft will be reviewed by the Queensland Government before further community consultation.

Once complete, the plan will be adopted as part of Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) to guide development in the area.

Project timeline

Early-mid 2019

Background research 

Council will conduct background research, technical studies and seek community input to understand the key issues and opportunities in the area.

Late 2019

Draft strategy

Council will seek community input on a draft strategy that will set the direction of the plan.

Mid-late 2020

Draft neighbourhood plan

Council will prepare a draft neighbourhood plan including specific proposals such as changes to zones or overlays, which will be publicly notified for community feedback before Queensland Government review.

Late 2020


Adoption and gazettal of the neighbourhood plan, which will then form part of City Plan.

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 decisions for Brisbane. 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 Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan to help make this long-term vision a reality.

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More information

For more information:

16 April 2019