Moreton Bay Regional Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Kallangur-Dakabin.

The area is projected to grow by 10,400 people by 2041 which will bring the population to 35,700 residents. Council is committed to guiding growth and development while considering the things that make this neighbourhood unique through a Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Plan.

A neighbourhood plan is a supplementary planning document that details a vision and strategies to help guide future development in an area or on particular matters. It will take about two years to develop and after it is finalised there will likely be changes made to the MBRC Planning Scheme to reflect relevant aspects of the neighbourhood plan and introduce more locally specific development assessment criteria. For more information about Neighbourhood Planning refer to the FAQs.

Project status - October 2021

We kicked off this project by asking the community what they love about the Kallangur-Dakabin area and what Council should focus on as the area grows and changes.

Between 12 July and 8 August 2021, people who live, work or visit the area were invited to participate by:

  • Completing the community survey
  • Dropping a pin on the map
  • Attending one of our pop-up displays
  • Nominating to be part of the Community Reference Group

We received more than 160 survey responses and 260 pins on our online map. We also interacted with over 300 people across eight pop-up displays. Thank you to everyone who got involved and took the time to share with us your views and ideas about your neighbourhood.

This was the first phase of community engagement to inform the Neighbourhood Plan. Information gathered during this step will help build our understanding of the area and ensure we develop a neighbourhood plan that considers the needs and interests of the community.

Before we move on to the next phase, we wanted to let you know what we heard from you during this first round of consultation. Please refer to our Engagement No. 1 Summary for this insight.

It is important to recognise the neighbourhood planning process as part of a broader suite of potential responses to community and development issues. Planning matters that require a consistent approach across the region will be considered through topic specific projects such as the Next Generation Neighbourhood Precinct Review. There are also a number of other Council projects that will aim to help address some of your concerns such as the Old Gympie Road upgrade project. Please refer to the related projects information sheet for some more examples.

While some other projects may be best suited to address some of the feedback received, we will continue to consider what you told us as the Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Plan project progresses.

Community input is an important part of the neighbourhood planning process. There will be more opportunities for you to have your say as the project progresses.

What’s next?

We will be using the insights from the first round of community engagement with the Community Reference Group to develop a vision for the area and strategies to help us get there. Stay tuned to the project webpage for the minutes from our CRG meetings.

We encourage you to stay updated on the project by clicking the "Follow" button in the top left hand corner of this page.

Community Reference Group

Expressions of interest to join the CRG were invited between 12 July and 8 August 2021.

A CRG is a group of people who have an interest in Kallangur-Dakabin, such as a business owner, property owner or someone who works or lives in the area. They will provide local knowledge and input on a range of matters in the Kallangur-Dakabin Neighbourhood Plan area to help Council set a vision for the area and strategies to help us get there.

Specifically, the CRG will:

  • receive briefings on the purpose and process of neighbourhood planning
  • advocate, promote and facilitate the flow of information between the local community and Council
  • work closely with Council to ensure community concerns and aspirations are understood and considered
  • provide advice and innovation to help formulate solutions to contribute to Council decisions
  • monitor and represent community views regarding local issues, impacts and benefits
  • provide information about the neighbourhood plan to other community members including how community input has influenced the vision, strategies and priorities for the neighbourhood

Members for the CRG have been appointed. For more information about the members, download the CRG members profile.

Three meetings have been scheduled with the CRG and minutes from the meetings will be made available on the website as they occur.

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