Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan Included in Brisbane City Plan

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Brisbane City Council has officially adopted an amendment to Brisbane City Plan 2014 to include the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan, which will take effect on 28 February 2020.

The Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan will serve to guide development and coordinate land use in the areas covered by the neighbourhood plan, including Banyo, Northgate, and parts of Nudgee, Nundah, Virginia and Hendra.

The boundaries of the Banyo-Northgate plan area include: Nundah Creek and the Virginia Golf Club to the north; the East-West Arterial Road to the south; Southern Cross Way and the Gateway Motorway to the east; and Sandgate Road and the Toombul-Nundah Neighbourhood Plan to the west.


 


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The amendment package includes a new neighbourhood plan code for the neighbourhood plan area, revised precinct, zone and overlay mapping, and consequential amendments to City Plan.

The six precincts under the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan:

  • Northgate Station precinct
  • Bindha Station precinct
    • Bindha Station north sub-precinct 
    • Bindha Station south sub-precinct 
  • Banyo Station precinct
  • Nudgee Station precinct
  • Nudgee north precinct
  • Blinzinger Road precinct

Key highlights of the Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan: 

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  • extending protections to 119 additional properties to maintain traditional building character
  • protecting five additional heritage, four additional pre-1911 and nine additional commercial character buildings
  • creating more space for businesses to expand and host up to 5,000 new jobs, and support two future employment precincts at Northgate and Virginia (around Bindha station)
  • ensuring that industrial activities important for Brisbane’s jobs and economy can continue to thrive in the area
  • allowing the Banyo centre to expand and provide more local services
  • increasing opportunities to provide housing diversity.

Timeline

In late 2016, the neighbourhood planning process commenced with the launch of an online survey, information kiosks, and the formation of a CPT, which met four times between April 2017 and October 2017.

The  Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan strategy was released for public consultation, from 27 October 2017 to 8 December 2017. The public consultation had nine submissions sent by email, letter, or submitted in person; 64 online survey responses including a mix of “ratings” and comments; and 18 survey responses including satisfaction ratings.   

In early mid-2018, the first draft of the neighbourhood plan was prepared which the Queensland Government reviewed and approved for public notification and final community submissions.

From 2 November to 17 December 208, the draft neighbourhood plan was released for final community submissions which had received 85 submissions. The community feedback were instrumental in the number of changes to the draft plan which was then submitted for a second review by the State Government.

Council adopted the amendments in late November, to take effect beginning 28 February 2020.