Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan Now Up for Community Feedback

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Did you know that the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan is currently being updated and community consultation will be open until June? Have your say!

The Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan, which encompasses suburbs such as Sandgate, Deagon, Shorncliffe and Brighton, is a project dedicated to ensuring that Brisbane residents are close to the services they need to live the lifestyle they want. 

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The plan, which is currently in the draft phase, was prepared by the Brisbane City Council based on community feedback and technical reviews of the area. Current comments and suggestions as of May 2021 have led to the following plans for improvement:

With the new draft plan, opportunities will be provided for mixed industry and business uses in Rainbow St, and attempts will be made to balance the protection of low-density character properties with providing housing choice close to the Sandgate railway station. 

The draft neighbourhood plan proposes modifications to city plan overlays to protect commercial character buildings, heritage buildings, pre-1911 buildings and traditional buildings — all to preserve character and heritage in the area.

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One Facebook post by Councillor Jared Cassidy beseeched the Sandgate community to have their say by emailing the project team or attending planner sessions to share their input. He also encouraged locals to make submissions via their website, City Plan Online. Feedback will be closed on Monday the 21st of June 2021. 

Those interested in making their submissions and having their voices heard can follow the instructions listed in the Facebook post above. For more information, read about the Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan via the Brisbane City Council’s website here.