By Claire Matthews
Brisbane residents can have their say on a draft Sandgate District Neighbourhood plan to shape redevelopment in Sandgate, Deagon, Shorncliffe and Brighton.
The Sandgate District Neighbourhood plan has been informed by community consultation, with almost 700 responses. Locals have asked the council to preserve the character and heritage of their suburbs with the new development.
After listening to residents’ views, the plan has been adjusted. This includes reducing maximum building height from six to four storeys in Sandgate centre and five storeys in Lagoon street.
Low impact industry zoning around Connaught street will be retained to support local employment and business opportunities. The initial plan of three-storey developments around Deagon train station will no longer go ahead, following community feedback.
City Planning Chair Krista Adams said the changes to the plan would ensure any new development retains the current look and feel of the area.
“The North-Eastern bayside community has been incredibly passionate about protecting the character and heritage of their neighbourhood.
“We’re also strengthening character and heritage measures in the area with proposals to protect heritage, pre-1911 buildings, character properties and streetscapes in Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Deagon.”
Feedback on the draft plan will open from 10 May until midnight Monday 21 June 2021. Have your say by visiting brisbane.qld.gov.au and searching ‘Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan’.