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.

Click here to download the 2006 St Lucia Site Development Plan.

Click here to download the 2006 St Lucia Site Development Plan Addendum.

The University is working on a new SDP to guide future development in support of the recently approved Master Plan, and looks forward to consulting with the community on the plan in early 2018.

St Lucia Campus Master Plan: UQ’s Senate endorsed the Master Plan on December 4, 2017, following significant community consultation. The plan sets out strategic planning and development intentions for the main campus. It articulates a long-term vision for with the flexibility to change and adapt as new trends in education and research emerge. The master planning process included a comprehensive stakeholder and community engagement program, which resulted in a number of key amendments to the plan to better reflect community sentiment.

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