UQ's Community Infrastructure Designation (CID) allows development on the main St Lucia campus (including new or extended buildings, landscaping and infrastructure works) to be assessed by the University Senate rather than by local or state government. This is a statutory town planning mechanism administered by the Queensland Government and common for education, health and other facilities throughout the state. The CID allows development in accordance with an approved Site Development Plan and requires public consultation for large projects that have the potential to affect the University’s neighbours.

The Queensland Government granted a Community Infrastructure Designation to The University of Queensland - St Lucia in April 2000.

Site Development Plan: The University’s 2006 St Lucia Campus Site Development Plan (as amended) currently provides the framework to guide development on the St Lucia campus under the conditions set out in the University’s CID.

St Lucia Campus Master Plan: UQ is preparing a new master plan for the St Lucia campus. The plan will set out strategic planning and development intentions for the main campus and related land holdings at the Long Pocket, Hawken Drive and Avalon Theatre precincts. It will articulate a long-term vision for with the flexibility to change and adapt as new trends in education and research emerge. The master planning process will include a comprehensive stakeholder and community engagement program.

Future view of St Lucia campus integrated into the cityFuture view of St Lucia campus integrated into the city